BBC News - England

Backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung stabbed to death at Australian hostel

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:57:20 GMT

A 21-year-old Derbyshire woman dies after she was attacked with a knife at an Australian backpackers' hostel.

Hillsborough appeal for Leppings Lane Gate C witnesses

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:15:28 GMT

Detectives leading a criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster release CCTV images of 19 men they want to speak to.

Trump suspect Michael Sandford allowed to meet mother

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:15:06 GMT

The mother of Michael Sandford, accused of trying to shoot Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, will be allowed to visit him at a US detention centre.

Bus strike plans to 'disrupt' Notting Hill Carnival

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:51:35 GMT

More than 1,000 bus drivers and engineers are set to strike "disrupting Notting Hill Carnival" in a row over rosters.

Dalian Atkinson: Tasered footballer inquest opened

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:03:55 GMT

An inquest has opened into the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson, who was Tasered by police.

Postal workers walk out in dispute in Wiltshire

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:01 GMT

Several hundred postal workers have walked out of sorting offices and post offices in Wiltshire in a dispute over bullying claims.

'Legal high' ambulance callouts double in London

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:54:58 GMT

The number of people needing help from paramedics after taking so-called legal highs has more than doubled each year since 2013, figures show.

Whistleblower claims Bradford school pupils left 'at risk'

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:42:32 GMT

A whistleblower warns vulnerable pupils will be left exposed to abuse without increased child protection at a Bradford school.

Birmingham mosque murder victim's family 'racially abused'

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMT

Relatives of a Muslim man murdered by a racist say they have been recent victims of race hate abuse.

Met Police to pay damages over holidaying officer probe

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:11:01 GMT

A former Met Police officer who sued the force for wrongly using its powers to investigate her after she went on holiday while on sick leave wins her case.

Ambulance staff body-cams 'to tackle paramedic attacks'

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:36:07 GMT

A 46% rise in assaults on ambulance staff could see paramedics wearing cameras, South East Coast Ambulance Service says.

Tributes to 'hero' dad who died in Spain saving daughter

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:58:04 GMT

Tributes are paid to a "hero" father who died saving his daughter from drowning during a holiday in Spain.

Grenade attack Birmingham boy Yuusuf Warsame 'died cradled in mother's arms'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:11:37 GMT

An eight-year-old boy killed by a grenade while on holiday in Sweden was cradled in his mother's arms as he died, his father says.

'No refunds' over washed out Kaiser Chiefs Bournemouth gig

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:21:51 GMT

Concert-goers will not be refunded after a beachside gig featuring the Kaiser Chiefs had to be abandoned when the high tide inundated the arena, organisers say.

Soldier shot dead in live firing exercise in Northumberland

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:42:19 GMT

A soldier serving with the Royal Regiment of Scotland is shot dead in an exercise at a military training area in Northumberland.

MP Ben Bradshaw death threat man spared jail

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:45:17 GMT

A man who admitted leaving a "venomous" death threat message on the answerphone of Labour MP Ben Bradshaw is spared jail.

Heatwave alerts for south-east England as temperatures hit 30C

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:41:27 GMT

The Met Office issues heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.

Man charged over Hunts Cross Shopping Park assault

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:30:23 GMT

A man is charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a 36-year-old was stabbed in a retail centre car park.

Cecil Jones Academy: Fire breaks out at Southend school

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:15:07 GMT

Firefighters use water from a nearby swimming pool to bring a blaze at a school in Essex under control.

Man, 87, in care home murder probe

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:44:46 GMT

Detectives arrest an 87-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a woman's body is found at a care home.

Southern rail 48-hour strike planned

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:57:19 GMT

Workers on Southern trains are to stage a 48-hour strike on 7 and 8 September, the RMT union announces.

Jalal Uddin: Imam 'murdered by IS supporters' over 'black magic' healing

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:41:18 GMT

Two supporters of the so-called Islamic State group murdered an imam because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as "black magic", a jury hears.

FA ban goalkeeper for racial abuse

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:38:19 GMT

The FA ban York City keeper Scott Flinders for five matches for racial abuse during a match against AFC Wimbledon.

Ofsted boss in Isle of Wight row quits

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:20:30 GMT

Ofsted chairman David Hoare, who apologised after controversial remarks describing the Isle of Wight as a "ghetto", resigns.

Ex-BHS boss Dominic Chappell loses licence over speeding

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:59:49 GMT

Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.

Ferrari farm crash kills boy, 13

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:37:52 GMT

A 13-year-old boy died when a Ferrari F50 sports car he was in crashed on a farm road in Hampshire, police say.

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.

Sweden grenade attack: Birmingham boy killed in front of mother

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:42:32 GMT

The father of an eight-year-old boy killed by a grenade while on holiday in Sweden has spoken of his wife's grief.

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.

Richard III's 'death' captured in Battle of Bosworth re-enactment

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:54:45 GMT

The death of King Richard III is re-enacted and captured on camera from the point of view of the man who killed him.

Rain sparks fears for flood-hit Glenridding

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:28:50 GMT

Heavy rain led to fears of more flooding in a Lake District village badly damaged by this year's winter storms.

Leeds stone paving to be marked to deter thieves

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:58 GMT

Paving stones are to be invisibly marked by a council to deter thieves from stealing them.

Opera theatre plan at Carphone Warehouse founder's estate

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:48:31 GMT

Plans are submitted to build the first new permanent opera theatre in England in 20 years by Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross.

Olympic contenders

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:01:23 GMT

Who might shine at Tokyo 2020? Contenders include a cyclist who had a team-mate in tears and a sprinter out to match Usain Bolt.

Coping with cutbacks

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:13:35 GMT

Panorama's Richard Bilton meets the people stepping in to keep services running in his local town of Selby after deep cuts in spending.

'Respect the water'

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:00:28 GMT

Six people died around the UK and Channel Islands coastline in a series of incidents at the weekend - so can people stay safe at the coast?

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 August

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:23:57 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Rio in numbers

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:44:46 GMT

Notable firsts, a raft of gold medals and second place in the medal table - the stats behind Great Britain's Rio 2016 Olympics.

Liverpool thrash Burton in EFL Cup

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:48:41 GMT

A strong Liverpool side overwhelm Championship outfit Burton Albion to reach the EFL Cup third round.

League One Northampton shock West Brom

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:04:23 GMT

League One Northampton Town come from behind to beat Premier League side West Brom on penalties in the EFL Cup.

Andre Gray: FA charges Burnley striker with misconduct over tweets

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:26:05 GMT

The Football Association charges Burnley's Andre Gray with misconduct over posts made by the striker on social media.