BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
Scottish Labour leader to stand down
Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.
Cost of driving licence to be cut
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Body of UK-born student identified
Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Used car buyers 'need more support'
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
Card firms 'fail' on rights advice
Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.
Jade coroner calls for dog licences
A coroner criticises dangerous dog laws and calls for dog licences to be reintroduced after 14-year-old Jade Anderson was savaged to death.
Asda faces mass action on equal pay
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.
Female bishop 'expected next year'
The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior Church official says.
Hen party death lorry driver cleared
A lorry driver is cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman on a hen party in West Yorkshire.
Suicide mother gave girls acid drink
A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.
US golf boss sacked in Poulter row
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
The Queen sends her first tweet
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
Ice maiden sculpture tops Snowdon
An ice sculpture is placed on the top of Snowdon to celebrate working women.
Man injured in west Belfast shooting
Police are investigating a shooting incident in west Belfast.