BBC News - England

Birmingham pub bombings: Government funding request rejected

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:27:12 GMT

The government refuses a request from relatives of the Birmingham pub bombings victims to pay their legal fees.

Alton Towers sentencing: 'Operator Merlin at fault'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:14:46 GMT

Alton Towers operator Merlin was at fault for a crash on the Smiler rollercoaster crash, a court hears.

'Colossal' wasp nest found in Corby attic

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:46:22 GMT

A "colossal" wasp nest the size of a "barrel" with a 1.4m tunnel attached is found in an attic.

Louise Wright cyclist death: Lorry driver Adam Haywood guilty

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:46 GMT

A lorry driver is banned from driving after being found guilty of causing the death of a cyclist.

Red Arrows pilot death: Ejector seat firm to be prosecuted

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:23:53 GMT

An ejector seat firm is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over the death of Red Arrows pilot in 2011.

'Painful erection' spiders found in family's fruit

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:13:21 GMT

A family home is fumigated due to an infestation of "deadly spiders" that arrived in a bunch of shop-bought bananas.

Man 'thrown from go-kart' dies at track near Beccles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:22:56 GMT

A man in his 60s dies after reportedly being thrown from a go-kart while on a track in Suffolk.

Zombies stopped by motorway police in Warrington

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:48:11 GMT

A couple dressed as zombies are pulled over by concerned motorway police responding to reports of a woman being assaulted in a car.

Ben Needham search: Police 'optimistic' as new Kos dig starts

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:32:11 GMT

Police teams searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos say they are "optimistic" about new excavation work.

Southampton 'Ratman' blamed for Highfield infestation

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:56:46 GMT

An anti-social individual - dubbed Ratman - is blamed for a suburban rodent infestation due to his "grudge against the community".

Christopher Halliwell 'may be linked to six other murders'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:05:44 GMT

A double murderer may be linked to six other murders, according to a former detective who arrested him.

Man jailed for causing son's brain damage in Blackpool

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:38:21 GMT

A man is jailed for a drunken attack on the mother of his son which left his newborn baby with severe brain damage.

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Criminal was under surveillance for 16 years

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:52 GMT

A notorious conman who was shot dead last year was under surveillance for at least 16 years by a top secret team of intelligence officers, the BBC learns.

Zdenek Makar: Appeal over killed man raises £10k

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:41:03 GMT

An appeal to raise funds to send home the body of a Czech man killed in east London exceeds its £10,000 target.

Southern Railway Seaford to Brighton services restart

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:34:23 GMT

Trains are running on a Sussex line for the fist time since operator Southern cut its timetable in July.

Ben Needham search: Police search resumes after new information

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:03 GMT

Police teams searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos start to excavate a new site after new information emerged.

Conman John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was under surveillance for 16 years

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:03:48 GMT

Notorious conman John "Goldfinger" Palmer, who was shot dead last year, had been under surveillance by secret intelligence officers for 16 years, the BBC has learned.

'Autism trainer' abuse caught on camera

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:07:57 GMT

"Horrifying" practices of a London-based man supposedly trying to "cure" people with autism have been caught on camera.

Why Jewish schools are using extra security

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:20:08 GMT

Ahead of Jewish New Year celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, BBC Inside Out visited King David High School in Manchester to see how it was responding to threats.

Kingsbury Water Park gnome massacre provokes public outcry

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:26:44 GMT

Members of the public have come to the rescue of a gnome village that was vandalised.

Plymouth councillor teaches people how to tie a turban

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:23:10 GMT

A Sikh councillor has taken to the streets of Plymouth to teach people how to tie a turban.

Kittens born inside tumble dryer in east London dry-cleaners

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:27:42 GMT

Four kittens are born inside a tumble dryer in a dry-cleaners - but are recovering after the machine is taken to pieces.

Victoria Wood fans to choose star's memorial statue

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:04:15 GMT

Fans of Victoria Wood will be able to choose the character for a planned memorial statue of the star in her home town of Bury.

Health fears

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:30:53 GMT

It has been a year since steel production ceased on Teesside. Promises were made that the former SSI site would be cleaned up, but what has actually happened to it over the past 12 months?

Refugee doctor

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:06:58 GMT

When 15-year-old Waheed Arian arrived in the UK from 1990s Afghanistan, he was told he would probably become a taxi driver. Some years later, he started a degree at the University of Cambridge and has now set up a scheme where British doctors advise medics in Kabul via Skype.

England's Big Picture: 26 September - 2 October

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:33:34 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Year of celebration

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:23:59 GMT

A musical Humber Bridge, a 14th-Century masterpiece and the Spiders From Mars will be part of Hull's year as UK City of Culture in 2017.

In pictures

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:03:11 GMT

A photographic exhibition tells the stories of migrants who have made Sheffield their home.

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.

Andy Hessenthaler: Leyton Orient part company with manager

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:06:26 GMT

Leyton Orient sack manager Andy Hessenthaler after just five months in charge of the League Two club.

Champions League of Darts: Phil Taylor beats Michael van Gerwen in final

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:45:20 GMT

Phil Taylor overpowers world number one Michael van Gerwen to win the inaugural Champions League of Darts in Cardiff.

Steph Houghton says joining Manchester City was a 'massive risk'

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:38:18 GMT

Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton admits she took a risk when joining the new WSL champions in 2014.

Tyson Fury: Eddie Hearn does not think heavyweight champion will fight again

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:30:10 GMT

Promoter Eddie Hearn does not think Tyson Fury will return to the ring after pulling out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.