Subscribe to BBC feed BBC
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 44 min 15 sec ago

Peers try to revive 'snooping law'

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:30
UK net firms have criticised attempts to revive a "snoopers' charter" by adding it into draft legislation currently before the House of Lords.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:27
Women are almost two thirds more likely to believe in God than men, and other nuggets.

Ebola victim on Reddit: 'Only me and my father survived'

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:15
Boy who recovered from Ebola tells all on Reddit

Bell 'deserves' England ODI record

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:53
Paul Collingwood says opener Ian Bell "thoroughly deserves" to overtake him to become England's highest ODI run-scorer.

Man 'told grave was for cat and dog'

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:52
A teenager accused of helping his brother bury his murdered ex-girlfriend was told they were burying "a cat and dog", a court hears.

VIDEO: 'Dogs barely recognisable after abuse'

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:50
The RSPCA has launched an inquiry after nine dogs were found abandoned on a roadside caked in mud and dirt.

In pictures: Saudi King Abdullah mourned

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:40
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death

Ofsted to inspect academy chains

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:33
Ofsted is to be allowed to inspect but not judge academy chains, Education Nicky Morgan has said.

Baby rape sailor jailed for 14 years

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:32
A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a baby.

Police station fire woman dies

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:05
A woman who apparently set herself on fire in the reception area of a Clydebank police station two weeks ago has died.

Why tyrants are afraid of art and beauty

Fri, 2015-01-23 08:02
Why tyrants are afraid of art and beauty

Syria air strike 'kills dozens'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:57
More than 30 people are killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes near the capital Damascus, activists say.

Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:51
News photos from around the world

Low flags for Saudi king 'sickening'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
An AM denounces as "sickening" a decision to lower flags on Welsh government buildings following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:39
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:37
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

VIDEO: Video of bystander tackling robber

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:34
Footage is released of the moment a bystander tackled a machete wielding robber after a smash-and-grab raid on a luxury City of London jewellers.

Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:13
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.

Carney: Tech firms' tax 'very small'

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:09
The amount of tax paid by some technology firms is "very small" relative to their returns, the governor of the Bank of England says.