BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'
All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
Man scattering ashes swept into sea
A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.
Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne
British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.
Death row Briton appeals for UK help
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
Maude to stand down at election
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announces he is to stand down at the next election after 32 years as a Conservative MP.
Phoenix Nights' Robbins 'doing well'
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, his wife says.
Morgan: I'm in charge, not Gove
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan rejects claims her predecessor Michael Gove is "backseat driving" her department as "complete nonsense".
Fundraiser to meet mugging victim
A woman who set up a fund-raising page for a man who was mugged outside his home is to meet the victim later as donations top the £200k mark.
Falsely-accused sex offender 'hell'
A taxi driver who was wrongly convicted of being a sex offender has spoken of his torment.
Climber dies in Highlands avalanche
A climber from Suffolk dies after two men are caught in an avalanche on Coireag Dubh Mor in the western Highlands.
Jesus stickers cause insurance row
An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.
Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
Labour makes Cameron billboard vow
The Labour Party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election, saying it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.
'Missing mum' body had head injuries
The body of a woman - believed to be missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson - found in a Dorset lake, had injuries showing she was violently attacked around the head and neck, police say.
New Jersey governor begins UK visit
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.