BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
UK aid leaves for Nepal on RAF plane
An RAF flight carrying UK aid and British army troops, including Gurkhas, is flying to Nepal - as a TV appeal for donations is to be broadcast in the UK.
Court orders libel payout for McCanns
A Portuguese court awards the parents of missing Madeleine McCann damages of £357,000 after a libel trial.
Entertainer Keith Harris dies
Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says.
US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'
A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
UK economic growth slows to 0.3%
The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths
The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.
EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.
Bank fines to 'fund apprenticeships'
The Conservatives will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron says.
Labour vows quick immigration action
Ed Miliband says Labour will set out a "credible" set of measures on immigration within 100 days of taking office but opponents say it cannot be trusted.
EU to install crash alert in cars
A new EU-wide alert system to deal with road accidents, called eCall, gets the go-ahead from Euro MPs.
'Honey trap' woman gets 16 years
The woman who set a "honey trap" for a professional gambler who was kicked to death for his winnings is jailed for 16 years.
Emergency services in telecoms fail
The telephone communication systems used by the police, fire and ambulance services in London failed earlier, it emerges.
British stars bolster Tony nominees
British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.
'Exotic' snake found in box of timber
An "exotic" snake is found 6,000 miles away from its home in Malaysia, in a box of timber in Ipswich.
Bomb warning 'inadequate' say police
Police say they were given an "inadequate" warning before a bomb exploded in Londonderry.