BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed.
Downing Street rejects Barroso claims
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.
Fire at power station investigated
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
Untested drugs bill a step closer
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
Concern over new mums' mental health
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Equal parental pay for Civil Service
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
Strong winds and rain expected in UK
Strong winds and rain are expected in many parts of UK on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit, forecasters warn.
Prison officer cuts 'cause crisis'
Prison officer cuts have left the prison system in England and Wales "in crisis", says the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Carrier bag charge comes into effect
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.
Trust in MPs 'at crisis point'
Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them, but the overwhelming majority of politicians believe they are trusted, surveys suggest.
Switching sites 'hiding' best deals
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals
Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival
Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.
Scottish fish 'first to have sex'
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.