BBC News

The latest 25 UK stories from the BBC: (Timestamp = GMT*)

  • Tue, 26 May 2015 09:13:53 +0000: VIDEO: Do pre-pay meters hit the poorest? - BBC News - UK
    The energy watchdog Ofgem says it will investigate the installation of pre-payment energy meters in the homes of customers who have run up debt on their bills.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 09:10:55 +0000: Ofgem to investigate pre-pay meters - BBC News - UK
    Ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:49:49 +0000: SNP bullying Carmichael, says Bruce - BBC News - UK
    The SNP want to "extinguish all opposition" in Scotland by trying to force Alistair Carmichael out as an MP, a senior Lib Dem claims.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:33:02 +0000: First Libor trial starts in London - BBC News - UK
    The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:15:09 +0000: NI welfare reform debate to proceed - BBC News - UK
    Northern Ireland assembly members are due to debate the final stage of the controversial welfare reform bill later, despite NI first minister Peter Robinson's admission to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:13:13 +0000: Pipe bomb thrown into back garden - BBC News - UK
    Residents are moved out of homes while small pipe bomb is made safe in the back garden of a house in east Belfast.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:12:06 +0000: VIDEO: Ryanair: 'We've listened and improved' - BBC News - UK
    Budget airline Ryanair has reported a 66% rise in profits for the year to the end of March of €867m (£614m; $948m)
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:07:57 +0000: Sturgeon attacks UK spending cuts - BBC News - UK
    In her first major economic speech since the general election Nicola Sturgeon condemns the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 08:01:39 +0000: 'Ecstasy-type drug' boy, 17, dies - BBC News - UK
    A 17-year-old boy suspected of taking an ecstasy-type drug dies in hospital in Buckinghamshire.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 07:58:31 +0000: Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted - BBC News - UK
    Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 07:04:27 +0000: Reid's tale of triumph and tragedy - BBC News - UK
    Golfer Melissa Reid reveals how she has grown up, both on and off the course, since her mother's death in 2012.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:53:07 +0000: O2 network 'back to normal' - BBC News - UK
    Phone provider O2 says its service is "back to normal" after customers complained of problems with reception in several parts of the UK.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:50:49 +0000: 'No action' to follow F1 test crash - BBC News - UK
    No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:43:35 +0000: PM and EC president hold reform talks - BBC News - UK
    Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:42:19 +0000: Choir wins through to talent final - BBC News - UK
    Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy wins public vote to become the first act in the final of the Britain's Got Talent show.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:39:53 +0000: Missing diver search called off - BBC News - UK
    A search and rescue operation for a diver who went missing off the coast of Dorset will not be resumed, the coastguard says.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 06:05:32 +0000: VIDEO: Didcot murders: Police focus shifts - BBC News - UK
    Detectives looking for triple murder suspect Jed Allen will shift their attention to the circumstances of the killings after he was found dead in a wooded area of Oxford.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:46:57 +0000: VIDEO: Cameron asks Juncker for EU change - BBC News - UK
    David Cameron has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:38:12 +0000: Coastal farm sold to National Trust - BBC News - UK
    Parts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:32:15 +0000: VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go? - BBC News - UK
    The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:30:48 +0000: Tidal lagoon preferred bidder named - BBC News - UK
    The preferred bidder is named to carry out a £200m contract for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:20:56 +0000: NI first minister still in hospital - BBC News - UK
    Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson remains in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:16:06 +0000: Health faces 'financial challenge' - BBC News - UK
    The scale of financial difficulty facing Northern Ireland's five health trusts was so severe in 2013 and 2014 that despite receiving additional funding, four of them failed to break even.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 05:14:16 +0000: UK and Russia to resume Syria talks - BBC News - UK
    Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
  • Tue, 26 May 2015 04:44:28 +0000: Remembering Srebrenica - BBC News - UK
    British Muslim soldiers' moving journey to massacre site

*GMT = Greenwich Mean Time or UTC.

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