BBC News

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

  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:14:58 +0000: Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry - BBC News - UK
    Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:28 +0000: Bodies found after fireworks blaze - BBC News - UK
    Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:37 +0000: Hammer robber steals mayor's chains - BBC News - UK
    A hammer-wielding robber takes the ceremonial chains of the mayor of Bury in a violent attack.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:37 +0000: Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails - BBC News - UK
    A last ditch bid to stop a pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones fails.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:19 +0000: Warmest UK Halloween on record - BBC News - UK
    This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:21:59 +0000: A&E targets breached as MIUs close - BBC News - UK
    Breaches of A&E waiting time targets in Northern Ireland increased "markedly" on the same day as health chiefs announced three minor injuries units (MIUs) are to shut.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:13 +0000: Man pleads guilty to pensioner death - BBC News - UK
    A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:02 +0000: Banks may be forced to boost reserves - BBC News - UK
    British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:06:28 +0000: Hamilton fastest in America practice - BBC News - UK
    Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:48 +0000: Wrong-way collision driver jailed - BBC News - UK
    A motorist who drove for eight miles in the wrong direction on the A1(M) motorway before colliding with a police car is jailed.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:54:06 +0000: Junior doctor admits child sex abuse - BBC News - UK
    A junior doctor working in paediatrics admits sexually abusing boys as young as 12 and possessing images of abuse.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:25 +0000: Rooney fit but Falcao out for derby - BBC News - UK
    Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:31:14 +0000: Man killed partner in fear of demons - BBC News - UK
    A man cut his partner's throat to save her from a "fate worse than death" because he thought demons were about to break into their home in Ceredigion, a court heard.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:05:33 +0000: Life term for puppy farm murders - BBC News - UK
    An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:59:40 +0000: Trauma of man who found family dead - BBC News - UK
    The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:03 +0000: Two missing after fireworks blaze - BBC News - UK
    Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:36 +0000: Double contest for Scottish Labour - BBC News - UK
    The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:46 +0000: VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the air - BBC News - UK
    Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:45 +0000: NHS Grampian chief to stand down - BBC News - UK
    The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:45 +0000: Labour win police commissioner poll - BBC News - UK
    Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:17 +0000: Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity - BBC News - UK
    Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:29 +0000: Harris loses conviction appeal bid - BBC News - UK
    Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000: Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt - BBC News - UK
    The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:41 +0000: VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks - BBC News - UK
    All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
  • Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:12 +0000: Miliband in English buses pledge - BBC News - UK
    Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

*GMT = Greenwich Mean Time or UTC.

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