Friday, 14 March 2014

UK News - Scott Assemakis

The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.

Labour stalwart Tony Benn dies at 88
Friday, March 14, 2014 3:21 PM
Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn has died at home at the age of 88, his family says.

NI peer among helicopter crash dead
Friday, March 14, 2014 3:00 PM
Northern Ireland peer and industrialist Lord Ballyedmond is confirmed as one of four people who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.

Tory grandees warn over 40p tax rate
Friday, March 14, 2014 10:02 AM
Former Conservative Chancellors Lord Lawson and Lord Lamont warn too many people are paying the 40p tax rate and urge George Osborne to act.

Man held after snooker club siege
Friday, March 14, 2014 9:06 AM
A 10-hour armed siege at a Nottinghamshire snooker club comes to an end with a 20-year-old man arrested.

WW1 dead are reburied 100 years on
Friday, March 14, 2014 2:58 PM
Twenty British soldiers are reinterred in Northern France, almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the Battle of Loos.

US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks
Friday, March 14, 2014 3:42 PM
US and Russian envoys prepare for key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.

Credit checks to fight benefit fraud: Scott Assemakis
Friday, March 14, 2014 11:14 AM
Benefit cheats will be credit checked to see if they have any valuable assets which can be seized, ministers say, in a bid to recoup cash lost to fraud.

'Early access' drugs scheme launched

Friday, March 14, 2014 6:04 AM
Severely ill patients and those with rare debilitating conditions could be given new medicines years before they are licensed.

Energy bills 'still confusing': Scott Assemakis
Friday, March 14, 2014 2:23 PM
New simplified energy bills brought in by the regulator Ofgem are still too confusing, says the consumer group Which?

Call for 'urgent' outsourcing reform
Friday, March 14, 2014 2:44 PM
The chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge calls on the government to "urgently get its house in order" after outsourcing scandals.

PM urged to help jailed Britons
Friday, March 14, 2014 6:34 AM
Relatives of six former British soldiers jailed in India are urging the prime minister to help free them.

Dizzee Rascal to headline Wickerman
Friday, March 14, 2014 9:05 AM
Rapper Dizzee Rascal is announced as one of the headline acts at this year's Wickerman Festival in south west Scotland.

UK astronaut's mission needs a name
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:24 PM
The European Space Agency asks people to choose a name for British astronaut Major Tim Peake's next mission.

Keeley Hawes to star in Doctor Who
Friday, March 14, 2014 6:06 AM
Actress Keeley Hawes is to take on a villainous role in Peter Capaldi's first series of Doctor Who - playing a banker.

Stress having big impact on teachers
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:22 PM
Increasing workloads and stress levels severely affecting the work and life balance of Northern Ireland teachers, a union conference will hear.

Homes evacuated in security alert
Friday, March 14, 2014 2:30 PM
A number of homes in south Belfast are evacuated in a security alert.

Support for sacked Elis-Thomas
Friday, March 14, 2014 2:44 PM
Dafydd Elis-Thomas wins support from members of the assembly committee from which he was sacked as chairman by his party.

Row over cross-border NHS treatment
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:39 PM
An NHS patient in Wales with a life-threatening condition writes to the UK health secretary asking for treatment in England claiming she is being forced to wait too long.

PM: Referendum a 'life decision'
Friday, March 14, 2014 8:26 AM
The Prime Minister will open the Scottish Conservative conference with a warning that independence would tear apart the UK "family of nations".

Report backs Scottish film studio
Friday, March 14, 2014 8:28 AM
Scotland should have its own film studio to cope with increasing demand, a report commissioned by Scottish Enterprise says.

DNA matches to dead baby's father
Friday, March 14, 2014 1:47 PM
Police find partial genetic matches to the father of a newborn girl found dead in a country lane in Greater Manchester one year ago.

Face shooting accused due in court

Friday, March 14, 2014 3:05 PM
A 22-year-old man is charged with attempted murder after a shooting in a village near Coventry.

Van Persie 'wants to sign new deal'

Friday, March 14, 2014 3:16 AM
Robin van Persie is keen to stay at Manchester United beyond the end of his current contract and is fully behind David Moyes.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Benfica
Friday, March 14, 2014 3:47 AM
Tottenham will need to turn around a two-goal deficit after losing to Benfica in the first leg of the Europa League last-16 tie.

Jordan inspires England to victory : Scott Assemakis
Friday, March 14, 2014 4:02 AM
Chris Jordan inspires England to a five-run win over West Indies in their final match before the World Twenty20.

Is macho culture causing young men to take their own lives?
Thursday, March 13, 2014 3:50 PM
Suicide is the leading cause of death in the UK for men under the age of 50. Is a culture of masculinity behind the worrying figures?

Should charm be taught in schools?
Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:49 AM
If "charm" helps people get on in business and in their personal lives, is there a case for teaching it in school, asks Stephen Bayley.

The Moomins in love and war
Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:28 AM
She was an upper-middle-class Finnish lesbian bohemian - but Tove Jansson speaks directly to children and adults all over the world.

UK ready for a gay PM, say leaders
Friday, March 14, 2014 8:03 AM
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband tell Gay Times magazine they believe the UK is ready for a gay prime minister.

Balls 'daunted' by chancellor task

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:30 PM
Labour's Ed Balls says he is "daunted" at the prospect of becoming chancellor if his party wins the next election.

Man admits Farage placard assault
Friday, March 14, 2014 7:09 AM
A man pleads guilty to assaulting UKIP leader Nigel Farage by hitting him on the head with a placard as he entered a hotel in Kent.