BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
Reunite Ashya with parents - Clegg
The deputy prime minister calls for the parents of five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King to be freed from custody and reunited with their son.
Abuse scandal force faces inquiry
South Yorkshire Police commissions an independent investigation into its handling of the Rotherham child abuse scandal, while Labour suspends four members in the town.
Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
Clacton by-election set for October
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
Clegg defends UK terror response
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
Referendum campaign focus on jobs
Both sides in the Scottish referendum debate focus on jobs, just a few weeks ahead of the vote on the nation's future.
NHS trust put into special measures
A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.
Abuse researcher 'faced hostility'
A Home Office researcher who wrote a report on sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham in 2002 tells BBC Panorama she faced 'hostility' from the council.
UK activist's Thailand trial begins
A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
Free meals served for infant pupils
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
Student hardship fund 'cut by £1.3m'
Money made available to the poorest students in Northern Ireland's further education colleges is cut by over a third - falling by £1.3m over the past five years, the BBC has learned.
Rapist driver crime details revealed
Details are revealed of an offence committed by a convicted rapist, who was later employed as a Milton Keynes taxi driver.
WW1 warhorse awarded bravery medal
A World War One warhorse is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.
Musician Watt makes non-fiction list
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Neighbour dies as house fire spreads
A 91-year-old man dies after a fire at his neighbour's house spread to the pensioner's property in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast