Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 30 min 58 sec ago

Woman jailed over charity fund scam

Tue, 2015-02-10 04:01
A secretary who embezzled £55,000 from a charity fund at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital is jailed for 16 months.

Warnings over smart device privacy

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:53
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

No central record of school governors

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:48
Despite heightened scrutiny of school governors after the Trojan Horse scandal, it emerges that the education department has no central list of governors' identities.

Requests for Twitter user data surge

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:43
Twitter's latest transparency report reveals a surge in government requests for data and the removal of certain posts.

VIDEO: Fatberg found blocking Cardiff sewer

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:42
A 3ft wide deposit of fat is found blocking a sewer beneath the streets of Cardiff.

Ofsted 'lacked focus' to spot abuse

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:40
Ofsted inspectors lacked the focus to target child abuse in Rotherham because they did not understand the scale of the problem, a former watchdog director tells MPs.

Foxes boss Pearson avoids FA charge

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:30
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson avoids an FA charge over a clash with James McArthur but is reminded of his responsibilities.

Damages for France baby mix-up

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:25
The families of two French girls accidentally switched at birth 20 years ago are awarded nearly €2m (£1.5m) in damages.

City watchdog not told about HSBC

Tue, 2015-02-10 03:10
Martin Wheatley, head of the Financial Conduct Authority, says his organisation was not told about the HSBC tax allegations before they emerged in the media.

Head injuries could get TV replays

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:57
Video replays could be expanded throughout the game to include head injuries after George North's suspected concussion.

Public 'in dark' on police changes

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:56
The public are being "left in the dark" when massive changes are made to the way police in Scotland work, the Scottish Conservatives say.

Man remanded over pensioner attack

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:54
A 25-year-old man appears in court charged with assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes outside his Gateshead home.

Panama bans construction on wetlands

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:41
A new law comes into effect in Panama which will protect a key area of wetlands in the Bay of Panama, home to migratory shorebirds

Picasso's handyman accused of theft

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:25
Pablo Picasso's electrician and his wife go on trial accused of having £50m worth of the artist's work, which they claim was a gift by the late artist's wife.

Three Welsh men killed in Bath crash

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:20
Three men from south Wales are killed, along with a four-year-old girl, after a truck crash in Bath, Somerset.

Tories auction shoe shopping with May

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:10
Shoe shopping with Home Secretary Theresa May and tea with London Mayor Boris Johnson are among the lots auctioned at a Conservative Party fundraiser.

Australia in 'extinction calamity'

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:02
The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.

Briton in court over 'fatal punch'

Tue, 2015-02-10 02:02
A British man appears in court in Spain on suspicion of killing a man who had allegedly been filming his daughter, the Foreign Office confirms.

'Don't arm Kiev' Russia warns US

Tue, 2015-02-10 01:59
A close ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin warns the European Parliament that US arms supplies to Ukraine could trigger "all-out war".

Greece 'may go elsewhere for deal'

Tue, 2015-02-10 01:52
Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone, its defence minister says.