BBC News - England

Ellie Butler murder: Father displayed 'pattern of impulsive violence'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:46:13 GMT

A man who murdered his six-year-old daughter was described as displaying a "pattern of impulsive violence" three months before she died, it is revealed.

Honeysuckle Weeks: Missing actress found 'safe'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:20:38 GMT

Missing Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, 36, is found "safe and well", following a search by Sussex Police

Plastic bag use plummets in England

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:11:34 GMT

Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p levy on them was introduced, government data suggests.

Father told by Apple to get court order for dead son's data

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:17:25 GMT

A father is told by Apple he must obtain a court order to access photos and memories from his murdered son's computer.

Rapper Grymey D jailed for sex with schoolgirls

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:49:59 GMT

A rapper who groomed schoolgirls on social media then filmed himself having sex with them is jailed.

Gaping hole left in Devon house after cob wall collapse

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:48:05 GMT

A gaping hole is left in a house built of cob after an outside wall collapsed.

Drop in little terns numbers concerns RSPB

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:19:22 GMT

The RSPB is concerned after the number of little terns nesting in the UK's biggest colony dropped by almost half.

Bramall Hall reopens after £2.2m makeover

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:17:01 GMT

Tickets sell out for the opening weekend at a Tudor hall following a two-year renovation.

Hinkley Point: EDF's UK boss 'confident' of go ahead

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:05:33 GMT

The boss of EDF in the UK says he is confident the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station will be built, despite the government delaying its approval.

Poppi father wants inquest sex ruling ban

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:19:56 GMT

A father who a judge concluded probably assaulted his 13-month-old daughter before she died wants the ruling excluded from her inquest.

Morley fatal crash motorist was 'driving like a lunatic'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:03:05 GMT

A motorist was driving "like a lunatic" when he caused a crash which killed two teenage passengers and severely injured two others, a court hears.

Noah Serra-Morrison murder: Hardeep Hunjan jailed for life

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:21:38 GMT

A man is sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 23 years for the murder of his partner's 13-month-old son.

Three men jailed in two cases of smuggling Albanians into the UK

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:25:21 GMT

Three British men are jailed for people smuggling after 18 Albanians were rescued from an inflatable off Kent and 17 others were found in Chichester Marina.

'Drunk' Jet2 plane diversion passenger pleads guilty

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:22:11 GMT

A passenger handed a lifetime ban by an airline after his drunken behaviour led to a plane being diverted pleads guilty.

Garrison sighting 'not linked' to RAF Marham kidnap bid

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:24:53 GMT

A sighting of a man near a barracks is not linked to an investigation into a kidnap bid at RAF Marham, police say.

India Chipchase trial: Hair 'displayed like halo' on dead body

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:47:43 GMT

The body of a woman found covered up on a mattress was "displayed" with her hair around her head "like a halo", police tell court.

Hinkley Point nuclear plant delay 'bonkers' says union

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:11:14 GMT

The government's surprise announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point has been described as "bonkers" by the GMB union and "chaos" by Labour.

Southern and RMT union to hold talks over rail strikes

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:32:30 GMT

Talks aimed at averting further strikes by Southern rail conductors are to be held next week, it is announced.

Funeral held on Isle of Wight for UK's oldest person

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:16:09 GMT

The funeral of a woman who was the UK's oldest person until her death at the age of 113 is held.

Five-year-old Harry competes in Transplant Games thanks to new liver from dad

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:03:46 GMT

A five-year-old boy who received part of his father's liver is 'competing' in the British Transplant Games - with dad.

Have you ever seen one of these?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:10:01 GMT

It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.

The hairdresser for the homeless

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:26:34 GMT

Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.

The Britwell Estate: A 60-year history of the London borough in Slough

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:44:02 GMT

Residents of Slough's Britwell Estate, including former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, talk about "the London borough in Berkshire".

Jo Milne invited to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:41:10 GMT

Two years ago footage of Jo Milne hearing for the first time went viral. Now she's travelled to Bangladesh to work with deaf children.

Cotswold Wildlife Park has 'booming' summer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:55:58 GMT

A wildlife park in Oxfordshire has had more than 150 new animals born over the summer.

Lost 1966 World Cup coverage found

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:25:58 GMT

Lost BBC radio commentary of England winning the World Cup is found - 50 years on from their triumph.

Pigeon champion investigated over cheating claims

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:59:11 GMT

A national pigeon racing association launches an investigation after allegations a former champion cheated to win a race from France.

Sun, sea, soccer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:35:21 GMT

As England's women head to the first ever European Championships, BBC Sport looks at the skilful sport of beach soccer.

Jailed for rape

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:15:02 GMT

A High Court judge has said a police force was wrong not to reinstate a former detective wrongly jailed for raping a woman in 2011. His wife told BBC News how her family won a five-year, £150,000 battle to clear his name.

England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 July

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:49:20 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

'Let's get on with it'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:14:24 GMT

Politicians, business leaders and residents react strongly to the government's announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point.

Cup capers

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:03:44 GMT

Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.

Listen up

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:06:10 GMT

Two years ago Jo Milne became an internet sensation when footage of her hearing for the first time appeared on YouTube. Since then she has rekindled a long-lost friendship, enlisted the support of 1970s pop group The Osmonds and travelled to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children.

Hull FC reach Challenge Cup final

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:50:52 GMT

Fetuli Talanoa pounces on a costly Wigan mistake to help Hull FC reach their second Challenge Cup final in four years.

T20 Blast: Yorkshire, Essex and Durham join Nottinghamshire in quarter-finals

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:50:18 GMT

Yorkshire, Essex and Durham claim the final three quarter-final spots in the last round of T20 Blast group games.

Kenny Jackett: Wolves sack head coach after three seasons in charge

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:54:08 GMT

Championship side Wolves sack head coach Kenny Jackett after three seasons in charge.

Lewis Hamilton trails Nico Rosberg as Jenson Button taken to hospital at German Grand Prix

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:37:15 GMT

Lewis Hamilton trails Nico Rosberg as Jenson Button is taken to hospital with eye "irritation" at second practice for the German GP.