National & Local News
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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
- 'Time is right' for new terror powers
The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.
- RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
- Review into school sex ed rape case
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
- Recall powers approved by MPs
"Recall" powers, which could see MPs subject to a public vote on their future in cases of serious misconduct, are backed by the House of Commons.
- Teacher 'taped pupil to chair'
A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
- Sports Personality shortlist named
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
- Dying woman sues for diagnosis delay
A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.
- Teen dies in hospital after shooting
A murder investigation is launched after an 18-year-old man died of gunshot wounds in hospital.
- Llewelyn-Bowen vows action over park
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen vows to act after the Christmas attraction he helped to create was forced to close because of complaints.
- Over 40s 'frozen out' of home loans
Home buyers over the age of 40 are increasingly being "frozen out" of getting mortgages, the industry warns.
- BT in talks to buy O2 from Telefonica
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network in the UK from the Spanish firm.
- Google case over web abuse settled
The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is settled at the High Court.
- 'Abuse risk' for 132 city children
At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
- ID-theft equality boss found guilty
The former head of the Somerset Racial Equality Council is convicted of fraud after stealing another man's identity.
- Slow economic growth 'prolonged'
Many of the world's major economies face a prolonged period of slow growth, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC.
- Afghanistan: UK troops exit Kandahar
The final UK service personnel have left Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to return home, the Ministry of Defence says.
- Mitchell was unpleasant, says PC
A police officer who accompanied former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell on two foreign trips tells the High Court the MP was "unpleasant" if he did not get his way.
- Inquiry call after hospital death
Mental health charities call for an inquiry following the death of a woman at an East Yorkshire hospital where she had been a patient for seven years.
- C. diff inquiry blames health board
Scotland's largest health board is heavily criticised by an inquiry into the country's worst Clostridium difficile (C. diff) outbreak.
- AMs set to be given £10,000 pay rise
Members of the Welsh assembly could get a £10,000 pay rise after the 2016 election, the body which sets their salaries says.
- Argentina protests over Top Gear
Argentina has expressed discontent to the BBC over its "inadequate" handling of complaints about a Top Gear special filmed in the country.
- Dark sky status bid for South Downs
A campaign begins to reduce light pollution in South Downs National Park and give it dark skies special status.
- Wedding ceremony held underwater
Bride and groom hold a wedding ceremony in a 1.5 million litre seawater divers' training tank at Fort William.
- Names 'put through Adams' letterbox'
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says the names of alleged republican sex abusers were posted anonymously through his letterbox in Belfast.
- Assembly passes murder info motion
The Northern Ireland Assembly calls on republicans to provide more information to the police about the murder of County Armagh man Paul Quinn seven years ago.
- Club arsonist jailed for seven years
An arsonist who tried to torch a Swansea nightclub with 200 people inside is jailed for seven years.
- Clydach murderer bids for release
A man who beat a mother, her two children and their grandmother to death at their home near Swansea 15 years ago launches a fresh application to get his conviction overturned.
- Family fear murderer may kill again
The family of a bank manager shot dead on the doorstep of his home 10 years ago fear the murderer could kill again.
- Submarines to be decommissioned
Two submarines will stay at Devonport, Plymouth until being decommissioned while two others will move to Faslane, Clyde.
- Three guilty of estate axe killing
Three teenagers who killed a 46-year-old with an axe and a knife when he confronted them on a west London estate are convicted.
- Top officer 'didn't step up to plate'
The match commander at the Hillsborough disaster "did not step up to the plate", an inquest jury hears.
- Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton
England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for a disappointing Southampton side.
- Hamilton on way to greatness - Stewart
Double world champion Lewis Hamilton cannot be considered a great yet but he is on the right path, says Sir Jackie Stewart.
- VIDEO: Better than Beckham? Great NFL catches
After Odell Beckham Jr's incredible catch for the New York Giants, BBC Sport looks at the best efforts from the 2013 season to see how they compare.
- The resonance of Occupy
Activists from the Occupy movement held their latest protest in London this weekend. What impact has the global movement had?
- The battle for control of the cigarette packet
As cigarette packet health warnings grow ever bigger and gorier, tobacco companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel.
- The day the entire German fleet surrendered
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later.
- Labour's '£250m police savings' vow
Labour says it has identified £250m in cost savings in the police service, promising to use the cash to protect the front line.
- Ex-minister calls for UK's EU exit
Former minister Owen Paterson calls for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
- Clegg: I'd never join UKIP coalition
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says he would never join a coalition that included UKIP and suspects the "feeling is mutual".
- VIDEO: Liaison Committee
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.
- VIDEO: Pro-independence paper goes on sale
A new newspaper, claiming to represent those who voted for independence from Britain in last September's referendum, has been launched in Scotland.
- VIDEO: 'My daughter felt trapped in hospital'
A coroner has concluded the death of a 25-year-old woman in a hospital in East Yorkshire was "not a case of neglect".
- VIDEO: Over 40s 'frozen out' of home loans
Home buyers over the age of 40 are increasingly being "frozen out" of mortgages , the industry has warned.
- VIDEO: Boosting public awareness on terror
Police officers having been speaking to the public at Liverpool Street railway station to promote awareness of terrorism.
- VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers
Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.
- VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton's season in numbers
See Lewis Hamilton's season in stats as he becomes only the fourth British F1 driver to win multiple world championships.
- The couple who changed the way we shop
The couple who helped Tesco change the way many of us shop
- Have any prices fallen faster than singles?
Have any prices fallen faster than singles?
- 2014 was 'the making of Hamilton'
F1 world champion "discovered strengths through adversity"
- From battery factory to code cracker
The woman who helped break Nazi codes
- Born in Indonesia, murdered in Hong Kong
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
- Muslim girl speaks of grooming ordeal
A teenager who was groomed in Yorkshire tells her story
- Mary J Blige's London love affair
Mary J Blige adopts a new musical home
- Hamilton's second title in numbers
F1 world champion's second title in number and pop-rap lyrics
- Are food foragers unfairly maligned?
Are food foragers 'annoying' or unfairly maligned?
- Migration targets "scrapped" - the papers
A look at what is making the headlines in Monday's press