BBC News - England

PC Gordon Semple: Murder accused 'may have cooked and eaten officer'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:38:12 GMT

A man may have cooked and eaten parts of a police officer after strangling him and dismembering his body, a court hears.

Counter terrorism arrest over North Greenwich Tube device

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:07:40 GMT

A 19-year old is arrested in relation to a suspicious device blown up in a controlled explosion at North Greenwich Tube station.

Man jailed for 'reckless joyride' in double-decker through Watford

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:09:51 GMT

A man who stole a double-decker bus while over the drink-drive limit, causing thousands of pounds of damage, is jailed.

Care home worker Karen Pedley given 14 life sentences

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:34:08 GMT

A "fire-obsessed" care home worker who killed a 96-year-old resident by setting fire to her room is given 14 life sentences.

Archie Darby dog attack: Baby 'snatched from mother's arms'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:38:24 GMT

A dog that mauled a four-month-old baby to death snatched the boy from his mother's arms, an inquest hears.

'Lunatic' driver jailed for double fatal Morley crash

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:29 GMT

A motorist who was driving "like a lunatic" when he caused a crash which killed two teenage passengers is jailed for seven and a half years.

Princess Diana's stepmother Raine Spencer dies at 87

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:19:15 GMT

Raine Spencer, stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died at 87 after a short illness, her family has announced.

West Midlands Police officer who assaulted children convicted

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:11:21 GMT

A police officer and scout leader who sexually abused boys and young men is convicted of 40 offences.

CCTV of fan struck by police horse should be re-examined, say family

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:24:00 GMT

Footage showing the moment a man was fatally struck by a police horse in Rotherham should have been shown at his inquest, his family have said.

Footballers' affordable housing goal for London

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:23:45 GMT

Ex-England captain Rio Ferdinand plans to build social and affordable housing in London to help combat the housing crisis.

May Brown: 'Overjoyed' after visa U-turn on leukaemia transplant donor

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:35:39 GMT

A woman undergoing treatment for leukaemia is "overjoyed" that her sister has been granted permission to travel from Nigeria to donate bone marrow.

Refugee who made Lily Allen cry reunited with Dad in Birmingham

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:36:38 GMT

A young refugee in Calais whose plight reduced singer Lily Allen to tears meets his father for the first time in 10 years after arriving in the UK.

Under-fire Nottingham Islamic girls' school appeals pupil ruling

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:25:41 GMT

An Islamic girls' school in Nottingham that is facing partial closure, appeals against moves to stop it taking boarding pupils.

IPCC to assess Sir Norman Bettison's Hillsborough book

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:05:56 GMT

A book by a former chief inspector on his involvement in the Hillsborough disaster will be assessed by the police watchdog and prosecutors.

London couple go to Isle of Man for UK's first civil partnership

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:10:23 GMT

A heterosexual couple from London fly to the Isle of Man to become the first in the UK to enter a civil partnership.

Thames Valley Police officer jailed for raping woman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:33:20 GMT

A police officer is sentenced to seven years in prison after raping a woman.

Osborne tells of Brexit campaign 'mistakes'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:44:08 GMT

George Osborne says he made "mistakes" in the EU referendum campaign and failed to understand the anger felt by many Leave voters.

Nissan to make Sunderland Qashqai decision 'next month'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:14:20 GMT

Nissan's chief executive says the company will make a decision next month on whether to produce the next Qashqai SUV at its Sunderland plant.

Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:15:17 GMT

A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.

Southern rail: Fears for health and safety on network

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:59:14 GMT

Dangerous overcrowding and "mass panic in crowds" on the Southern rail network are an unacceptable health and safety risk, commuters say.

Tribute to father-of-two killed after leaving crashed car on M3

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:22:14 GMT

A man who died after getting out of his car following a crash on the M3 was "one of the best", his family says.

Gillian Metcalf Brazil boat death: Firm admits liability

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:26:25 GMT

A travel firm admits full liability in the death of a Kent woman in a boating tragedy in Brazil.

Funeral for Chris Fensome who died on her honeymoon 'after eating fish'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:03:39 GMT

The funeral will be held later of a bride who died a week into her honeymoon after "a possible reaction to eating fish".

Victim of paedophile ex-policeman said people 'did nothing' over abuse

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:49:19 GMT

A man sexually abused by a former police officer when he was eight says people who 'had an idea' of what was happening 'did nothing'.

Drunken bus thief's 'reckless joyride' through Watford

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:34:28 GMT

A man who stole a double-decker bus while under the influence of alcohol has been jailed.

Coventry-built Massey Ferguson tractors return home after toil abroad

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:43:11 GMT

A bird's eye view of a tractor sale highlights the 'huge number' of vintage models returning home to England.

Steampunks: The 'splendid and faintly ridiculous' cult

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:05:00 GMT

Why some people indulge in Victorian escapism

‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:41:47 GMT

Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation has uncovered.

Essex train commuters make rail delay video diary

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:25:21 GMT

A father and daughter from Essex frustrated by rail delays have recorded a video diary.

New museum at Kimmeridge for Etches Collection of fossils

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:57:13 GMT

A new museum opens to house a collection of fossils up to 150 million years old found on Dorset's Jurassic Coast by an amateur collector.

North Norfolk fin whale: Finding is 'really unusual'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:21:59 GMT

An evolutionary biologist is puzzled as to why a fin whale has washed up on the coast of north Norfolk.

Deadly threshold

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:56:14 GMT

Two children have been killed by dogs in the past four months in Essex. One is subject to a criminal inquiry, the other is not. Why?

Football fortune

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:53:13 GMT

One of the film industry's most influential and important producers is being honoured in a new exhibition.

England's Big Picture: 17 - 23 October

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:05:19 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Big Bucks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:15:31 GMT

The American band remember their first ever UK gig, sharing their dressing room with lap dancers at the White Horse in High Wycombe.

On the buses

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:10:13 GMT

Bus usage across England has fallen to its lowest in a decade - with more than 100 million less journeys made in the last year, figures show.

On the John

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:28:44 GMT

Along with a terrible reputation, King John had a grim death but inadvertently laid the foundations for democracy and the rule of law.

Bangladesh v England: First Test evenly poised after late Ben Stokes wicket

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:36:55 GMT

Bangladesh close day two of the first Test with England in Chittagong 72 behind with five wickets intact at 221-5.

Kenny Jackett: Rotherham United appoint ex-Wolves boss as manager

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:21:00 GMT

Championship strugglers Rotherham United name Kenny Jackett as manager following the sacking of Alan Stubbs.

Kyle Edmund: David Ferrer is defeated by Briton in European Open second round

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:18:10 GMT

Britain's Kyle Edmund beats David Ferrer of Spain in the second round of the European Open in Antwep, Belgium.

Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero & Vincent Kompany have Man City future

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:13 GMT

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola rejects stories that he is trying to force Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany out of the club.