BBC News - England

Camber Sands deaths: Five men 'on day trip from London'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:07:41 GMT

Five men who died in the sea at Camber Sands on the hottest day of the year were on a day trip from London, police say.

Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:00:52 GMT

The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.

Breastfeeding mother told to use pub toilet

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:44:12 GMT

A breastfeeding mother says she was asked to "cover up" and feed her nine-week-old son in a pub's disabled toilet.

Migrants rescued from sandbank off Kent coast

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:55:04 GMT

Six migrants who were trying to reach the Kent coast in a small boat are rescued from a sandbank in the English Channel.

Willow Medical Centre 'let unqualified staff examine patients'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:06:31 GMT

A healthcare assistant diagnosed patients and undertook internal examinations without being qualified to do so at a surgery, a report reveals.

'Moist' leads poll for least favourite English word

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:59:01 GMT

Oxford Dictionaries begins a global online search to find the least favourite word in the English language, with 'moist' topping the poll of 10,000 submissions so far.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival bans 'blackface' Morris dancers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:53:54 GMT

A folk festival has banned Morris dancers in black face make-up after receiving complaints they could cause racial offence.

'Unsafe' Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:28 GMT

Children's accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital are suspended after senior staff said it was "not clinically safe".

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:55:31 GMT

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - is transferred to prison after more than 30 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

Fire rips through Wall Heath Hickory's Smokehouse restaurant

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:28:38 GMT

A "severe" fire rips through the thatched roof of a Black Country restaurant.

Greater Manchester Police 'fails to record 38,000 crimes each year'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:56:00 GMT

Greater Manchester Police failed to record over 38,000 reported crimes each year, a report estimates.

Australia backpacker murder: Man charged over Mia Ayliffe-Chung death

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:03:53 GMT

A 29-year-old Frenchman is charged with the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel in Australia.

Huddersfield waste site 'causing nausea and headaches'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:35:41 GMT

A week-long fire at a waste disposal site is causing nausea and headaches, nearby residents say.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls for greater Paris ties

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:24:55 GMT

Sadiq Khan calls for greater ties between London and Paris as he arrives in the French capital for his first official foreign trip as mayor.

CCTV of Headley pool party shooting victim released

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:18:12 GMT

CCTV images are released of Ricardo Hunter, who was found shot dead at a private pool party as police appeal for more information from party-goers.

Virtual reality version of pioneering pilot Amy Johnson

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:58:26 GMT

Amy Johnson the first woman pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia is brought back to life in virtual reality form.

Sports Direct investors press for review of its practices

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:34:12 GMT

A group of some of influential investors are urging Sports Direct to overhaul the way it is run after illegal working practices were exposed.

Australian police on backpacker death

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:30:52 GMT

A British woman has been stabbed to death during an attack at a hostel in Australia.

Australia backpacker stabbing: Family tribute to Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:06:13 GMT

The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia have paid tribute to an "amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit".

Buses battle it out on test track

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:14:10 GMT

BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Great Britain's first Paralympic gold medallist

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:02:59 GMT

In September 1960, Margaret Maughan won Great Britain's first ever Paralympics medal.

'Life-like' Bill Shankly augmented image launched at hotel

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:40:02 GMT

A 'life-like' augmented reality image of Liverpool manager Bill Shankly is unveiled at a hotel.

Team GB return from Olympics: Poet Pam Ayres pays tribute

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:23:18 GMT

The poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres has written a specially-commissioned piece to mark the return of Team GB from the Rio Olympics.

Drone gives bird's eye view of Black Country aqueduct

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:42:10 GMT

A 200-year-old aqueduct that has undergone extensive repairs has been filmed from the air, offering a fresh look at the engineering ingenuity behind a historic canal network.

Judge Dredd publisher buys Roy of the Rovers and classic comics archive

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:04:17 GMT

The publisher of cult comic 2000 AD announces it has bought Roy of the Rovers and dozens of other out-of-print 1970s and 1980s titles.

Boy, 11, achieves GCSE maths A* grade

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:02:27 GMT

An 11-year-old boy achieves an A* grade in GCSE maths - five years ahead of his peers

Spitfires of the seas

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:45:21 GMT

One hundred years ago an arm of the Royal Navy was formed to run "suicide missions" against the German naval forces.

Rita King care home shooting: Dementia, delusions and desperation

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:37:23 GMT

As a "devoted" husband is sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his 81-year-old wife dead in her care home, BBC News looks at the couple's struggles with mental health issues.

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 August

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:33:35 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Springing to success

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 GMT

Bronze-winning gymnast Amy Tinkler is given the welcome home of a sporting hero.

'Respect the water'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:36:51 GMT

Twelve people have died in less than a week following a series of incidents around the UK and Channel Islands coastline - so how can people stay safe at the coast?

Leicester City: Premier League winners await first ever Champions League draw

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:30:12 GMT

Leicester City will find out who their first ever Champions League opponents will be when the draw for the group stage takes place on Thursday.

Challenge Cup final: Warrington captain Chris Hill on plumbing and Wembley

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:40:43 GMT

Chris Hill will lead Warrington Wolves in a Challenge Cup final, but spends his spare time fixing bathrooms and kitchens.

US Open: Laura Robson and Tara Moore reach second round of qualifying

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:09:28 GMT

Britain's Tara Moore and Laura Robson reach the second round of qualifying for the US Open.