BBC News - England

Pool party shooting: Victim named as Ricardo Hunter

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:04:05 GMT

A man fatally shot at a pool party in Surrey is identified as Ricardo Hunter from south London.

Samia Shahid death: Pakistan police probe 'honour killing'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:06:30 GMT

Police in Pakistan launch a murder investigation into the death of a woman whose husband says she was the victim of a so-called honour killing.

Rare Diana monkey born at Twycross Zoo after 29 years

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:21:29 GMT

A rare baby Diana monkey is born at Twycross Zoo nearly 30 years after the last birth.

Courier staff 'lost work' over seriously ill son, MP Frank Field claims

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:26:02 GMT

A couple are told to leave their six-year-old son's life support sickbed or lose their courier work, an MP claims.

Man hid veteran's body to set up cannabis factory

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:18:44 GMT

A man who hid the body of a Royal Navy veteran so a cannabis factory could be set up in his home is jailed.

Woman decapitated pet snakes 'with scissors and knife'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:59:42 GMT

A woman admits decapitating her pet snakes using scissors and a kitchen knife.

Landmatters eco-community in Devon wins fight to remain

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:51:58 GMT

An eco-community which produces its own power gets permanent planning permission after a 10 year battle.

India Chipchase 'put Edward Tennison's hands on her neck'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:22:21 GMT

A man accused of raping and murdering a barmaid told a court she placed his hands on her neck during "loving" sex at his house.

Racism case against three Met police officers collapses

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:51:07 GMT

A misconduct case against three police officers accused of racially abusing a black firefighter collapses after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) offers no evidence.

Spalding shootings: Dad killed daughter and wife 'with shotgun'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:57:11 GMT

A father shot his daughter and wife with a single-barrelled shotgun before turning the weapon on himself, an inquest hears.

Police fairground sex warning newsletter 'incredibly unfair'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:30:49 GMT

A police newsletter warning children could be at risk of sexual exploitation by fairground workers is branded "incredibly unfair".

RAF Marham abduction attempt: E-fits released of suspects

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:36:38 GMT

Police investigating the attempted abduction of an RAF serviceman release e-fits of the men they suspect were involved.

Luciana Berger: Man admits sending Labour MP death threats

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:18:28 GMT

A man pleads guilty to sending Labour MP Luciana Berger death threats.

Lorry smashes into house by field near Hinstock

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:59:59 GMT

A lorry which smashed into the side of a house is embedded in the brickwork, blocking a road, police say.

Rape row man loses libel action against grieving father

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:58:03 GMT

A man accused of raping a woman who subsequently committed suicide has lost his High Court libel action against her father.

Allen Green canal lock death an 'accident waiting to happen'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:25:57 GMT

The mother of a man who died after saving her from a sinking canal boat says a gap in the lock gate was "an accident waiting to happen".

Olympics: Fears over London 2012 site factory plans

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:54:56 GMT

A planned concrete factory near the former Olympic Stadium in east London could damage residents' health, campaigners say.

Unmarked cars warning to Essex drivers after vans stolen

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:32:58 GMT

A police force warns drivers not to pull over if asked to do so by unmarked cars after thieves pretending to be officers steal a number of vehicles.

Calls for Coventry race row councillor Glenn Williams to resign

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:35:52 GMT

A councillor who said non-English speakers were "taking over" the country and should "go home" will be asked to step down.

Leeds 'body in bin' murder: Three men jailed for life

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:47:15 GMT

Three men who murdered a man before dumping his body in a bin and setting it alight near a church in Leeds are jailed.

Flood-hit Staveley firms hit with illegal signs fine threat

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:42:16 GMT

Traders in a flood-hit village say they have been threatened with fines of up to £2,500 unless they remove temporary signs declaring they are open for business.

Hyde Park water fight: Attempted murder arrest over stabbing

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:21:45 GMT

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a triple stabbing during a night of disorder in London's Hyde Park, and two further arrests are made.

London City Airport: Ministers back £344m expansion

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:33:38 GMT

A £344 million expansion programme at London City Airport is given the go-ahead by ministers.

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:01:35 GMT

Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals increasingly to rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.

RMT calls strike ballot of Govia Thameslink station staff

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:08:40 GMT

The RMT rail union has called a strike ballot of station staff on the troubled Govia Thameslink franchise in a new dispute about ticket office closures.

Kentish Town restaurant diners struck by unmarked police car

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:35:17 GMT

An unmarked police car on an emergency call out crashes into customers sitting outside a restaurant in London, leaving two injured.

Man given panic buttons ahead of stalker's release

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:40:19 GMT

A bus driver stalked by a woman for three years is having panic buttons fitted in his home ahead of her release from prison.

Twycross Zoo welcomes rare Diana monkey arrival

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:19:02 GMT

A baby Diana monkey is born at Twycross Zoo for the first time in 29 years

Missing London cat found in Paris after eight years

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:07:11 GMT

A cat that went missing eight years ago in London has been found in Paris.

Hunting for Harry Styles

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:07:59 GMT

Crews have been preparing a Dorset harbour ahead of filming for a 1940s war film, Dunkirk.

The doctor who has become a stand-up comedian

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:40:11 GMT

A doctor is in the final stages of preparation for his debut at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Champion lumberjack shows off speed chopping skills

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:24:07 GMT

The Supreme British Champion in lumberjack sports shows of his skills ahead of competing at the BBC Countryfile Live show at the weekend.

Scout jamboree death: Head teacher pays tribute to Charlie Girling

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:50:14 GMT

A 12-year-old scout who died at an international jamboree in Finland is described by his head teacher as "well-liked".

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:10:40 GMT

An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

Churchill painting of Miami Beach sold for £192k at auction

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:37:35 GMT

A picture painted by Sir Winston Churchill on his first holiday after World War Two is sold for £192,000 at auction.

Out of pocket

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:30:35 GMT

Workers in England have seen pay rise over the last five years but data reveals parts of the country where wages have declined.

Games makers

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:24:40 GMT

Behind-the-scenes photos reveal the making of Danny Boyle's London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Ear bashing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:25:33 GMT

The shooting this week at a house in Surrey took place at a house hired out for a pool party. But what is the law surrounding party houses?

England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 July

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:45:02 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Friendly giant inspiration

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:45:52 GMT

A giant sculpture of Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington pops up in the Serpentine lake to help spur team GB athletes to victory at Rio 2016.

Hello my name is...

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:44:31 GMT

In the five years between being diagnosed with cancer and her death on Saturday, Dr Kate Granger changed the face of doctor-patient relations and raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

20-year mystery

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:10:10 GMT

Twenty years after a 16-year-old boy vanished on a night out in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the BBC has spent months reinvestigating the case.

Care or close?

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:47:01 GMT

Could Foxhill Manor in Northamptonshire have been saved from closure?

'EFL Trophy group won't capture imagination' - Jez George

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:32:37 GMT

Cambridge United say Premier League under-21 participation should have been confirmed before a vote on EFL Trophy changes.

Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss third Test against Pakistan with calf injury

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:48:49 GMT

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of next week's third Test against Pakistan with a calf injury.

Per Mertesacker: Arsenal defender to miss start of Premier League

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:44:05 GMT

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the Premier League season with a knee injury, says Arsene Wenger.

Pep Guardiola: Man City boss bans unfit players from training

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:00:03 GMT

Man City boss Pep Guardiola excludes some of his players from first-team training until they meet certain weight targets.