BBC News - England

Murder charges in London bus baby death case

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:50:04 GMT

A man and a woman are charged with the murder of a three-month-old girl who was found unresponsive on a bus in east London.

Nine hurt in Medway City Estate crash

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:24:33 GMT

A car ploughs into a crowd of of people amid reports of "nuisance vehicles" on an industrial estate, police have said.

CPS prosecutor jailed for stabbing his wife in the head

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:39:14 GMT

A senior court prosecutor who stabbed his wife in the head during a bout of work-induced depression is jailed for six years.

Five jailed over Bury St Edmunds shotgun murder plot

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:49:41 GMT

Five men are jailed over a plot to kill a man with a sawn-off shotgun.

Cheshire treasure hunter finds rare Roman pendant

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:20:14 GMT

An amateur treasure hunter finds a rare 2,000-year-old Roman pendant in a field in a Cheshire village.

Trader sold 'extinct' tiger skin rugs on eBay

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:40:03 GMT

A woman who tried to tiger skins rugs on eBay has been given a suspended prison term.

Driver jailed for shop crash which killed girl, 15

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:22:08 GMT

A driver who crashed into a shop, killing a teenage passenger, is jailed for eight years.

Cornwall holidaymaker and dog died in sea

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:03:16 GMT

A holidaymaker and his dog die after getting into difficulty in the sea.

Londoners launch anti-Tube Chat campaign

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:08:24 GMT

London commuters attempt to prove they are insular and unfriendly by wearing badges discouraging fellow passengers from talking to them.

Unclaimed £8.1m lottery ticket bought in Essex

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:07:17 GMT

An unclaimed National Lottery winning ticket worth £8.1m was bought in Colchester, Essex, it has been revealed.

Southern Health NHS Trust: Talent Works Ltd to pull out of contract

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:32:45 GMT

A company paid millions of pounds by the troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in controversial circumstances gives notice to pull out of a new contract.

Gang who hid drugs in 'secret' sections of cars jailed

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:35:41 GMT

Ringleaders of a drugs gang who used cars with "secret" compartments to hide cocaine and amphetamines are jailed.

Bradford Kings Science academy staff jailed for fraud

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:50:36 GMT

The founder of a flagship academy and two members of staff are jailed for defrauding the government out of £69,000.

Bristol child sex abuser, 81, jailed for 16 years

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:41:09 GMT

An 81-year-old man who was deported from Canada is jailed for sex offences against children in Bristol in the 1970s.

Ben Needham search: Archaeological finds delay dig

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:08:52 GMT

The search for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos is temporarily halted because of a dispute over archaeological remains.

Two-bus crash in Weymouth injures 18 people

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:06:40 GMT

A crash involving two buses in Dorset injures 18 people, with five taken to hospital.

Norwich gate crush death: Workman guilty of safety breach

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:43:23 GMT

A workman is found guilty of breaching a duty of care after a woman was crushed under a heavy metal gate he had fitted.

Sam Barlow sentenced for anti-doping official assault

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:07:25 GMT

A rugby league player is sentenced for assaulting an official from the UK Anti-Doping Agency.

Driver Joshua Dobby admits causing Penge deaths but denies manslaughter

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:13:31 GMT

A man who ran over and killed a child actor and his aunt during a police chase admits causing their deaths.

Devon and Cornwall police officers tasked with call centre work

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:12:33 GMT

Police and community support officers are taken off patrol in Devon and Cornwall to deal with a backlog of call centre work, the BBC learns.

Pinewood Studios celebrates 80 years of film

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:27:10 GMT

Pinewood Studios, which opened its gates in 1936 to compete with Hollywood, is celebrating 80 years of filmmaking.

Six babies in MRSA outbreak at Addenbrooke's Hospital

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:36:58 GMT

Six babies are affected by an outbreak of the "superbug" MRSA in a Cambridge hospital's neonatal maternity unit.

Andalusia Academy Muslim school: Ofsted says 'pupils not safe'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:40:27 GMT

A Muslim faith school where "pupils are not safe and are exposed to unnecessary risks" is rated "inadequate" by Ofsted.

'Unlikely' Sellafield link to cancer clusters

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:12:51 GMT

An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites finds they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure.

Lorries face London ban 'to protect cyclists'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:54:45 GMT

Thousands of lorries could be banned from London to make the roads safer for cyclists.

Oxford abduction: Hunt continues for schoolgirl's rapists

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:32:35 GMT

Police are following "a number of significant lines of inquiry" after a 14-year-old girl was abducted and raped on her way to school.

Birmingham joins 2026 Commonwealth Games bidding

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:09:50 GMT

Birmingham is bidding to be the host city of the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

The zoo where chimps 'learn to be chimps'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:06:18 GMT

How scientists are helping Twycross Zoo encourage chimps to behave as naturally as possible.

'Give me a job' plea to commuters lands graduate an interview

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 GMT

A job-seeking graduate is hoping to find work by handing out his CV to commuters at Birmingham's New Street station.

Wife and 'lover' in court over husband's murder

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:51:16 GMT

A British woman and her alleged lover have appeared before a court accused of plotting to murder her husband in India.

Botched ram-raid on Lincolnshire shop caught on CCTV

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:25:14 GMT

CCTV has been released showing the moment a tractor was driven into a village shop in Lincolnshire.

Abduction police: Send us dashcam footage

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:53:57 GMT

Police appealing for information after a teenage girl walking to school was abducted by two men and raped are asking people to check video footage for images of a silver car.

Virtual ride on new Blackpool Pleasure Beach rollercoaster

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:38:30 GMT

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has released a virtual preview of its new £16m rollercoaster which is set to open in 2018.

3D 'human' organs printed to train surgeons

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:56:59 GMT

A researcher at Nottingham Trent University has used 3D printing technology to create organs for a body to be used for training surgeons.

Sullivan's Ryder Cup debut a 'dream come true'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:17:53 GMT

Andy Sullivan's parents have described his debut at the Ryder Cup "a dream come true."

Huge response to granny-sitter ad

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:40:47 GMT

A couple from London are inundated with responses to their advert looking for help caring for their elderly grandmother in return for free accommodation in the capital.

Norwich City Murphy brothers bet pays out despite mix-up

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:28:17 GMT

A football fan who bet on a twin scoring a goal won £45 - despite betting on the wrong brother.

Wacky spaces

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:12:54 GMT

As tech giant Apple announces it is to set up home in Battersea Power Station, BBC News takes a look at some of England's trendiest offices.

'Gentlemanly massacre'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:04:42 GMT

One hundred years on, the wartime 'gentlemanly massacre' of a Yorkshire fishing fleet is remembered.

England's Big Picture: 26 September - 2 October

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:45:23 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Power struggle

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41:11 GMT

What do the letters sent between South Yorkshire's under-fire police chief and his boss reveal about their relationship?

Jam nitty gritty

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:53:51 GMT

For drivers commuting in and out of Birmingham during rush hour it can feel like there are 'always' roadworks. Is this the case?

Follow BBC England on Pinterest

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:57:00 GMT

BBC England is now on Pinterest, bringing you the best of our content for pinning and viewing.

Wigan beat Hull to book Grand Final place

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:30:47 GMT

Wigan Warriors book their Grand Final place as they edge a see-sawing Super League play-off semi-final against Hull FC.

Northampton come back to edge Exeter

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:09:31 GMT

Wales wing George North stars as Northampton Saints come back from 13-0 down to beat Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership.

Benteke earns Palace draw at Everton

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:13:42 GMT

Everton miss the chance to move second in the Premier League as Christian Benteke earns Crystal Palace a deserved draw.

Saracens ease to victory at Bristol

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:06:56 GMT

Premiership champions Saracens return to winning ways in emphatic fashion with five tries against winless Bristol.