BBC News - England

Spalding shootings: Man's killing of wife and daughter 'calculated'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:28:13 GMT

The fatal shooting by a man of his wife and daughter outside a swimming pool was "cold and chilling", a coroner says.

Stabbed teenager Jamel Boyce's parents release intensive care picture

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:54:13 GMT

The parents of a boy left fighting for his life after being stabbed release a picture of him in intensive care in a bid to find his attackers.

'Drugs baron' surrenders over pressure of being 'most wanted'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:04:10 GMT

A suspected drugs baron hands himself in after complaining the pressure of being on the run "got too much".

Number of registered sex and violent offenders rises by 60%

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:34:53 GMT

The number of violent and sex offenders being monitored after leaving prison has risen by 60 per cent over the last seven years.

King's favourite fish to make comeback in River Severn project

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:16:00 GMT

A scheme that aims to re-establish one of King Henry III's favourite fish in the River Severn is given nearly £20m in funding.

MP's plea to Lindsay Lohan in Kettering Christmas lights silence

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:53:08 GMT

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan is urged to "get on a train to Kettering" and "fulfil her promise" to switch on the town's Christmas lights.

Relatives of Birmingham pub bomb victim granted legal aid

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:38:59 GMT

One of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombing victims' families have a legal aid request granted, days before inquest proceedings are due to begin.

'Make full Guildford Four files public'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:09 GMT

The sister of Guildford Four member Gerry Conlon calls for secret papers on his case to be made public after some were released to the BBC.

Nissan to build new models in Sunderland

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:27:38 GMT

Nissan says it will build the new Qashqai model - as well as the X-Trail SUV - at its Sunderland plant.

Northampton council leader's business owed HMRC thousands

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:18:58 GMT

A newly appointed council leader tasked with recovering a £10m loan saw his own company liquidated two years ago.

Natalie Hemming murder trial: Partner launched 'calculated attack'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:02:42 GMT

A man killed his partner in a "calculated, murderous attack", before dragging her body from their house and dumping it in woods, a court hears.

North Greenwich Tube device suspect charged

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:04:53 GMT

A 19-year-old man is charged after a suspicious device was blown up in a controlled explosion at a London Tube station.

Corrie Mckeague: Mother believes missing airman may have come to harm

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:11:45 GMT

The mother of an airman missing for more than a month says she is preparing for the possibility that he may have come to harm.

Stop and search: Police training aims to raise standards

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:49:21 GMT

Police using stop and search face new training and standards in a move to reform the controversial measure.

A-levels choice 'reduced by funding squeeze'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:10:52 GMT

Sixth-form colleges in England are offering fewer courses because of financial pressures, a study finds.

Arrests over West Ham crowd disorder

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:09:56 GMT

West Ham say they will issue life bans to any supporters involved in the crowd disturbances during their EFL Cup win over Chelsea.

Hillsborough journalist posthumous award for organ donation

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:31 GMT

An investigative journalist who was on the Hillsborough Independent Panel is given a posthumous award for saving lives in her death.

Liverpool boys give 'Penny-for-the-Guy' cash to homeless man

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:28:14 GMT

A photograph of children giving their "Penny-for-the-Guy" money to a homeless man has gone viral.

Swindon dance school still going strong after seven decades

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:05:08 GMT

A dance teacher from Swindon is celebrating seven decades running her own dance school.

Justin Bieber scores with Manchester Storm ice hockey team

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:07:33 GMT

Pop star Justin Bieber cooled down after heated shows in Manchester by making a surprise appearance at an ice hockey game.

104-year-old woman keeps fit with yoga

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:19:39 GMT

A woman from Norwich who is about to celebrate her 105th birthday is keeping active - doing yoga and driving a Mini.

Space wool products are 'out of this world'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:05:19 GMT

A Derbyshire firm makes merino wool products being used by astronauts in space.

Playing football as bombs and bullets fly in Syria

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:13:34 GMT

A footballer who fled Syria where some of his team-mates were killed describes how they kept playing despite the war.

RSPCA called to tortoise rescue find garden ornament

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:10:13 GMT

An RSPCA officer called out to rescue an escaped tortoise discovers a stone garden ornament instead.

Fire crew rescues kitten trapped for 10 miles in engine

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:00:00 GMT

A tiny kitten is rescued by firefighters from a car engine after being trapped inside it for 10 miles.

Crazy Diamond

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:19:08 GMT

As Cambridge celebrates the life and work of one its most famous musical sons, BBC News looks at the legacy Syd Barrett left in the city and beyond.

Salcombe Bar

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:19:17 GMT

The notorious Salcombe Bar which caused the loss of 13 life boatmen's lives 100 years ago, is still a danger to the boats of the Devon town.

England's Big Picture: 24 - 30 October

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:57:23 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

‘Why not Gatwick?’

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:26:33 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May once told constituents she opposed a third runway, but her government has now approved expansion at Heathrow. Does this put her at loggerheads with the people of Maidenhead?

Death sentence

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:58:48 GMT

The construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport will lead to one village being flattened and others partly demolished. Now that the decision has finally been made, how are people coping?

Game changer

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:18:10 GMT

A feminist icon, a virtual blow-up doll, the sixth Spice Girl, a cyberbabe, an ambassador for Britain, or a distorted male fantasy? Lara Croft has been described as all of these. BBC News looks at her legacy as Tomb Raider turns 20.

Bangladesh v England: Zafar Ansari and Steven Finn picked for second Test

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:27:59 GMT

England spinner Zafar Ansari will make his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, with Steven Finn replacing Stuart Broad.

Rugby League World Cup 2021: England chosen as hosts ahead of US & Canada

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:22:53 GMT

England will host the 2021 World Cup after being selected ahead of a rival joint bid from the United States and Canada.

Man Utd beat City in EFL Cup

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:12:25 GMT

Manchester United reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals as they beat holders and local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford.

England recall Northampton's Tom Wood for autumn Tests

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:39:45 GMT

Northampton flanker Tom Wood is recalled to the England squad for the autumn Tests - the first time he has featured since the World Cup.