BBC News - England

Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater speaks of 'new reality'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:09:15 GMT

Kim Leadbeater, the sister of the murdered MP, tells of the effect the killing has had on her family.

Train stopped by police when bagels flung in carriage

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:38:48 GMT

Police were called after passengers put bagels on fellow travellers' heads on a late-night train.

'Oldest' Iron Age gold work in Britain found in Staffordshire

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:16:56 GMT

A British Museum expert says the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are of international importance.

Camber Sands deaths: Council approves summer lifeguards

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:39:22 GMT

Camber Sands in East Sussex will be patrolled in the summer following seven deaths last year.

Chinatown fire deaths police offer £50,000 reward

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:33:31 GMT

The bodies of two homeless men were found after a fire in a disused building in Manchester.

Councillor apologises for Nazi salute during council debate

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:05:30 GMT

A Labour councillor "apologises unreservedly" saying he felt angry at the closing down of a council tax debate.

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's death 'isn't right', says sister in eulogy

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:11:11 GMT

Santa Montefiore shares the eulogy she wrote for her sister Tara Palmer-Tomkinson on social media.

'Shocking' standards found at Featherstone prison

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:15:07 GMT

Inspectors report violent attacks against staff have risen at HMP Featherstone, with drug use rife.

Garden Bridge Trust cleared of financial irregularities

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:13:54 GMT

Charity Commission clears the trust behind the River Thames Garden Bridge of financial irregularities.

Prison officers to withdraw from riot duty in pay dispute

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:07:50 GMT

The move is part of a fresh wave of industrial action announced by officers in England and Wales.

Judge convicts Leeds 'cash for crash' killers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:37:35 GMT

Trial jury at Leeds Crown Court discharged after attempts were made to bribe jurors.

PCs who visited McDonald's before 999 call will keep their jobs

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:08:29 GMT

The officers stopped to buy cups of tea before attending an emergency call to a suicidal woman.

Simon Cowell burglary: Man guilty of stealing £1m of gems

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:08:31 GMT

Simon Cowell had been asleep in the house with his family when it was broken into.

Burghley House fined £266k over butler lift-crush death

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:49:47 GMT

Butler was killed by a luggage lift at Burghley House while attempting to free an item of baggage.

Claudio Ranieri honoured in march organised by 11-year-old fan

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:28:21 GMT

Jack Stephens wanted to show his gratitude to Leicester City's "greatest ever manager".

BGT finalist Leeroy Bailey 'plied boy with alcohol'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:42:20 GMT

Kombat Breakers dancer Leeroy Bailey, 35, denies cruelty to a child by exposing him to alcohol in 2016.

HMP Woodhill prison officer charged over inmate death

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:25:06 GMT

A prison officer is charged with gross negligence manslaughter over a death at HMP Woodhill, in 2015.

Bollin Primary School shuts with immediate effect in teaching row

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:43:06 GMT

The closure follows a staff strike over an "oppressive" system of measuring teachers and pupils.

Jamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman 'scammed by agent'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:46:56 GMT

Postman Lee Chapman says he was left "broke" after his brush with fame as a Jamie Vardy double.

Norfolk landowner faces £250,000 excavation bill

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:45:17 GMT

Gary Boyce uncovered an 8th Century cemetery while carrying out work to build a fishing lake.

'Out of control' hunt accused of killing fox in Macclesfield garden

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:37:52 GMT

"Out of control" hounds left people in a suburban street "traumatised", a resident says.

Senior detective Supt Sean Memory in 'misconduct' inquiry

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:54:50 GMT

Detective investigating claims of historical child abuse against Sir Edward Heath is off work, force confirms.

Man dies after tree fell on car during Storm Doris

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:56:18 GMT

The man, in his 80s, died from injuries he sustained when a tree crushed a car during Storm Doris.

Babysitting aunt jailed for 'shaken baby' manslaughter

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:12:17 GMT

The baby suffered bleeding on the brain and died in hospital four days later.

Devon mud-hut woman 'allergic to modern life'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:13:22 GMT

She faces eviction from her mud-hut home but says living in a modern house makes her ill.

Hunt for the Melton £50k fiver with Jane Austen engraving

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:17:43 GMT

Three out of four fivers with a tiny engraved portrait of Jane Austen on have been found - but where is the one spent in Melton Mowbray?

Demolition of Nene Park stadium begins

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:11:52 GMT

Demolition work has begun at Nene Park, the former home of Rushden and Diamonds.

Lack of sites blamed by travellers who set up camp in school

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:28:19 GMT

The Birmingham school was forced to shut to most pupils after travellers camped in the grounds.

Ex-offender gets first job in 30 years

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:28:50 GMT

'You can get out of that life' says former heroin addict John Clarke who is now clean and working.

Pupils take part in national robotics competition.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:43:04 GMT

Teams of schoolchildren are tasked with solving a real world problem with the help of a Lego robot.

Birmingham chef Glynn Purnell dishes up mayoral election for voters 'in dark'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:23:49 GMT

"No one seemed to have a clue," says leading chef who has been gauging awareness in his home town of a forthcoming mayoral election.

Angry Southern commuter plans rival train firm launch

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:35:06 GMT

Steve Williams is sick of Southern's service and plans to go into business against them.

Vase sells for 'impossible' amount at Birmingham auctioneers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:38:41 GMT

Record-breaking item goes for 450 times its estimate.

Bradwell pupils hand out 'parking tickets' for parking offences

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:50 GMT

Children came up with the idea of issuing the parking notices after being worried about crossing roads.

Unexpected attack

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:55:58 GMT

Why women who are young, apparently healthy and often pregnant, suffer unexpected heart attacks.

Is it real?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:54:26 GMT

The phone auctioned last week has proven controversial: some say it did not belong to the Nazi leader.

England's Big Picture: 27 February - 5 March

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:50:06 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Sticks and hankies

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:39 GMT

Eccentric? Perhaps a little. Just don't expect a cast of Willy Wonka types.

Holding on

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:44:37 GMT

Labour's new MP for Stoke Central claims "the politics of hope" triumphed in the by-election, but is he right?

Accepting cruelty

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:36:41 GMT

High-profile cases of animal cruelty have provoked public outcry over apparent leniency. Is the law tough enough?

David Haye & Tony Bellew kept apart at Liverpool news conference

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:12:32 GMT

David Haye and Tony Bellew are kept apart by security guards but exchange insults at a heated Liverpool news conference.

Heather Watson beats Bethanie Mattek-Sands at Abierto Mexicano Telcel

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:11:10 GMT

Heather Watson advances to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a straight sets win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands.