BBC News - England

Andrew and Kiera Broadhead fire deaths: Man charged with murders

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:32:04 GMT

A 28-year-old man is charged with killing a man and his daughter in a house fire in West Yorkshire.

Corrie Mckeague: Search widened for airman missing for a month

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:20:35 GMT

Specialist RAF officers are widening the search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague.

Homophobia in sport: Most fans 'would welcome gay players' - BBC survey

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:01:23 GMT

A BBC Radio 5 live survey finds that 82% of sports fans in England, Wales and Scotland would welcome an openly gay player at their club.

Fugitive rapist captured in Tenerife

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:19:37 GMT

A convicted rapist who has been on the run in Tenerife for six years has been arrested.

Father guilty of baby's murder

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:45:51 GMT

A father who admitted throwing his crying baby onto the sofa in a fit of temper is convicted of murder.

Fraudsters jailed over stolen identity scams

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:15:11 GMT

A fraudster who tried to sell his victims' £500,000 home after transferring the property deeds into his name is jailed.

Man convicted of shooting murder

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:39:08 GMT

A man is convicted of the "calculated, pre-meditated" murder of a teenager in Birmingham.

Agony aunt 'did not get help'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:04:27 GMT

Journalist Sally Brampton killed herself after "missed opportunities" to help her, an inquest hears.

Cancer vlogger Charlotte Eades' family sets up charity

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:02:19 GMT

The family of a teenage vlogger who died from a brain tumour launches a charity in her name.

Luke Rhoden death: Doctor warned police 'restraint could kill'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:41:00 GMT

A doctor warned police in Ibiza they could kill a British holidaymaker who died after being restrained, an inquest hears.

Bournemouth man who punched and killed girlfriend jailed

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:19:37 GMT

A man who punched and killed his girlfriend just days after he was overheard threatening to kill her has been jailed.

Zac Goldsmith quits as MP over Heathrow decision

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:14:32 GMT

Tory Zac Goldsmith resigns and forces a by-election in protest at government backing for Heathrow expansion.

'Lotto rapist' Iorworth Hoare guilty of resisting arrest

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:51:54 GMT

A convicted rapist who won £7m on the lottery refused to co-operate with police because he was a "multi-millionaire", a court hears.

Gatwick second runway refusal welcomed by residents

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:08:46 GMT

Campaigners against the expansion of Gatwick Airport express relief that a second runway will not be built.

Windmill garden ornament removed from puppy's stomach

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:35:58 GMT

A four-month-old puppy needs surgery after swallowing the metal pole from a garden "windmill" ornament.

Sheffield FC bid for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:52:28 GMT

The world's oldest football club, Sheffield FC, applies to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The history of London's Heathrow airport

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:52:45 GMT

A look back at how Heathrow grew from an airfield where passengers waited for flights in tents, to a major hub with about 75 million people passing through it each year.

Heathrow's tricky landing - in 60 seconds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:32:49 GMT

BBC News explains the bumpy ride that lasted over a decade, eventually leading to Heathrow airport getting approval for a third runway.

Should 'Essex girl' be in the dictionary?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:11:32 GMT

A group of women from Essex is campaigning to get the official dictionary definition of an "Essex girl" removed.

Carlisle Castle's secret dark past opened up to public

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:02:13 GMT

Carlisle Castle opens its doors to give visitors the chance to experience the darker side of the building's history.

Bishop of Gloucester launches self-esteem social media campaign

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:28:17 GMT

The Bishop of Gloucester has launched a social media campaign promoting self-esteem for young people.

Man who cut off own toes told he 'saved the foot'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:36:05 GMT

Paul Dibbins cut off two toes when they went gangrenous and a hospital operation was cancelled.

Cockle pickers filmed at Adur Estuary in West Sussex

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:07:53 GMT

Illegal cockle picking on a large scale is taking place at a protected site in West Sussex, the BBC finds.

The shoe shop with a dark diabetes message

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:13:14 GMT

How did customers react when they uncovered the dark diabetes message hidden in a shoe shop?

Attenborough backs new giant nature reserve

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:03:29 GMT

A campaign to raise £1m to create a giant nature reserve in the Suffolk Broads is being backed by Sir David Attenborough.

Marked grave for survivor of Charge of the Light Brigade

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:37:55 GMT

A relative of a soldier who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade says his ancestor's grave will be recognised with a headstone.

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.

England's Big Picture: 24 - 30 October

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:54:22 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Looking for a leader

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:24:12 GMT

A police force in a rural part of England is struggling to find a suitable chief constable, despite casting the net as wide as the US, Canada and Australia.

'Everyone was the enemy'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:55:03 GMT

The young men conscripted to fight in Egypt during the Suez Emergency recall their experiences.

Battling back?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:06:52 GMT

Birmingham's skyline appears to have risen out of the recession but has the city recovered?

Sturridge puts Liverpool in last eight

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:17:53 GMT

Daniel Sturridge scores twice as Liverpool overcome Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield to reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

India v England: Visitors named unchanged squad for series

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:00:03 GMT

England name an unchanged squad for next month's tour of India, where they will play five Tests in six weeks.

Oxlade-Chamberlain double sends Arsenal through

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:03:37 GMT

Arsenal maintain their unbeaten run as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's brace sees off Championship side Reading.

Wayne Rooney: England manager Gareth Southgate backs 'influential' captain

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:07:35 GMT

England caretaker boss Gareth Southgate backs his "hugely influential" captain Wayne Rooney, despite a poor run of form.