BBC News - UK
Ambulances 'face long delays at A&E'
Some patients are facing long waits in ambulances outside A&E departments, with one case involving a delay of more than six hours, figures show.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:14:54 GMT)
Parliament to pay tribute to Mandela
MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during the opening of business at the Houses of Parliament.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:08:50 GMT)
Northumberland wins dark sky status
The night sky above the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park is granted special protection.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:03:09 GMT)
Six questioned over football fix claims
Police are continuing to question six people arrested on Sunday after an ex-Portsmouth player told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing football matches.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:34:22 GMT)
MPs to probe welfare change delays
The way the government has gone about implementing a central pillar of its changes to the welfare system will be examined by MPs later.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:53:25 GMT)
Funerals for Clutha crash victims
The first funerals for the Clutha bar customers who died in the Glasgow helicopter crash are due to take place.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:38:10 GMT)
Fuel plan 'could bankrupt investors'
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:18 GMT)
Schools 'making gender bias worse'
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:37:37 GMT)
Middle-aged drink and drugs warning
People in their 40s have the highest rates of hospital admission for drug and alcohol abuse in England, a review says.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:28:08 GMT)
Cough campaign 'picks up cancers'
A campaign urging people with a persistent cough to get checked by their doctor has led to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses, campaigner say.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:31:07 GMT)
Job vacancy growth at '15-year high'
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:22 GMT)
Teenagers 'own six digital devices'
A survey suggests the average UK teenager owns six digital devices.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:34:48 GMT)
Lily Allen returns to number one
Lily Allen returns to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 19:01:17 GMT)
Manila crime caper is top indie film
Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 03:47:42 GMT)
Poots to reveal heart surgery plans
The health minister is expected to announce his plans for the future of children's heart surgery in Belfast to the assembly.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:16:05 GMT)
Haass back to chair more NI talks
US diplomat Dr Richard Haass is due to return to Northern Ireland to continue chairing talks about flags, parades and past.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:20:30 GMT)
Drug hope for leukaemia patients
A drug which is being trialled by doctors in Cardiff could give new hope to patients with the most common adult leukaemia.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:37:21 GMT)
Green scheme firms 'may break law'
Companies selling the UK government's flagship energy-saving scheme in Wales could be breaking the law, a BBC investigation finds.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:49:48 GMT)
Booze still kills '20 people a week'
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:07:34 GMT)
Benefits capped in 1,000 Scots homes
Almost 1,000 households have already had their benefits capped in Scotland since the introduction of benefit changes, official figures show.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:06:11 GMT)
TV psychic charged after car crash
Television psychic Derek Acorah is charged with careless driving following a car crash in Merseyside.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:26:33 GMT)
Surf reef 'set for April reopening'
Europe's first artificial surf reef is set to be reopened in April after a council receives two insurance payouts to fund repairs.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:44:26 GMT)
Australia thrash England in Adelaide
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:35:57 GMT)
Robertson beats Selby in UK final
Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win snooker's 'Triple Crown'.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:11:49 GMT)
Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu denies league leaders(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:43:35 GMT)
25 readers' designs for a new union jack
After our piece on possible alternatives to the union jack, many readers decided to design their own.(Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:23:19 GMT)
Quiz of the week's news
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.(Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:08:17 GMT)
The Loop: Brutal youth
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.(Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:42:19 GMT)
MPs' 11% pay rise 'inappropriate'
Plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise in 2015 are criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as "utterly incomprehensible".(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:01:37 GMT)
Tech firms seek surveillance reform
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:59:31 GMT)
Bring back 50% tax rate - Kinnock
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:03:05 GMT)
VIDEO: House of Commons
George Osborne updates MPs on the UK economy, and future tax and spending plans.(Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:24:49 GMT)
VIDEO: How to encourage girls into 'boy-biased' A-levels
A science teacher and her female students discuss how to break down the “gender bias” that seems to prevent many girls from studying science at A-level.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:08:18 GMT)
VIDEO: British films honoured at awards
Some of the year's cinematic highlights - from the touching story of Philomena to the graphic scenes in Filth - have been honoured at the British Independent Film Awards in London.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:05:54 GMT)
VIDEO: Ambulances 'face long delays at A&E'
Some patients taken by ambulance to NHS hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales face waiting in them outside A&E departments for much longer than the recommended 15 minutes, figures show.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:23:05 GMT)
VIDEO: Discounted food for people on benefits
A 'Community Shop' in Barnsley has started selling heavily discounted items donated by some of the big supermarkets to people on certain welfare benefits.(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:20:44 GMT)
VIDEO: Mandela thanksgiving service in London
A service of thanksgiving for the life of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela has been held in London.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:52:45 GMT)
VIDEO: Flight delays: What can you claim for?
Joe Lynam reports on air passengers' rights.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:19:24 GMT)
VIDEO: Most people in poverty 'in work'
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.(Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:47:22 GMT)
VIDEO: Tour of a tidal flood damaged home
Jane Knapp, from Walcott, has shared her shock at the devastation caused by the Norfolk tidal floods during a guided tour of her "contaminated" home.(Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:15:56 GMT)
Is piracy possible on any object?
Could everything from kids' toys to Aston Martins be pirated?(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:25:12 GMT)
'Turra coo' remembered 100 years on
The cow that caused rioting of the streets of an Aberdeenshire town(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:08:39 GMT)
In pictures: The Art of Building 2013
Pictures of shortlisted entries for top architecture competition(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:03:44 GMT)
Why don't French books sell abroad?
Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?(Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:03:03 GMT)
Your pictures: Pairs
Readers' photos on the theme of pairs(Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:05:14 GMT)
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