BBC News - England

Camber Sands deaths: Lifeguards to patrol over bank holiday

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:02:53 GMT

Lifeguards are to be deployed over the bank holiday weekend at Camber Sands, where five friends died during a day trip to the coast.

NHS cuts 'planned across England'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:49:55 GMT

Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England, including ward closures, according to draft documents seen by the BBC.

Two people dead after Hooe Lake car plunge

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:58:57 GMT

Two people who were pulled from a submerged car after it plunged into a lake have died, police say.

Police helicopter hunts for boy 'seen taken into van'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:55:07 GMT

A report of a boy being taken in a black VW van in Surrey is being treated with "utmost urgency", say police, who are using a helicopter in the search.

British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung murder case in Australia adjourned

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:39:19 GMT

A man accused of murdering British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel in Australia did not appear in court as "he had caused a disturbance".

Stranger saves boy from drowning in Southend Lagoon

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:57:52 GMT

A six-year-old boy was saved from drowning in a seafront lagoon by a stranger, police say.

Sacked kayak theft officer represented UK at world championships

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:20:19 GMT

A police officer who admitted stealing a kayak and set of paddles before selling them on eBay recently represented the UK at the canoeing world championships, it emerges.

Sussex PCC Katy Bourne investigated over expenses post

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:37:55 GMT

A complaint that the electorate was misled over the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner's expenses is being investigated by the police watchdog.

Bank holiday weekend to see millions travel in UK and abroad

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:02:53 GMT

About 5.1 million people will head off on holiday within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, the tourism agency VisitEngland says.

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:25:58 GMT

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, says a think tank.

Firefighter Paul Wilkens found dead at fire station

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:49:59 GMT

A firefighter is found dead while on duty at a fire station in what his employer described as a "sudden and tragic loss".

'Bond' swingers party man drowned

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:06:02 GMT

A man drowned after going into a swimming pool with a woman he had been dancing with at a James Bond-themed swingers' party, an inquest hears.

Wednesbury children's activities contract axed over crime checks

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:03:49 GMT

A contract to provide summer activities for children is cancelled as staff do not have the proper criminal records checks, a council says.

Life-support to be turned off for 'no smile' baby girl

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:21:27 GMT

A judge rules that medics can stop giving life-support treatment to a seriously ill baby unable to smile.

Boy, 12, convicted of raping younger sister

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:21:47 GMT

A 12-year-old boy is convicted of raping his younger sister twice at their home when he was 11 years old.

Calais people-smugglers block route with tree

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:52:13 GMT

BBC shows armed people-smugglers blocking the motorway into Calais with a felled tree in their bid to get migrants across the Channel to Kent.

Molly-Mae Wotherspoon: Clashes outside court ahead of sentencing

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:39:19 GMT

There are clashes outside Northampton Crown Court ahead of the sentencing of a mother and grandmother over the death of a baby.

Calais people-smugglers use tree to board lorries

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:46:02 GMT

Footage has been recorded by the BBC showing the extreme lengths a group of armed people-smugglers were prepared to go to to get migrants in Calais across the Channel to Kent.

Man proposes to girlfriend with film starring Lego version of himself

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:05:10 GMT

A man has asked his girlfriend to marry him in a film using Lego that was screened to cinema goers before the main attraction.

What is the point of UKIP now?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:59:04 GMT

What is the point of UKIP now the UK has voted to leave the EU? Chris Mason reports from Broadstairs in Kent, where UKIP run the local council.

Australian police on backpacker death

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:30:52 GMT

A British woman has been stabbed to death during an attack at a hostel in Australia.

Australia backpacker stabbing: Family tribute to Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:06:13 GMT

The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia have paid tribute to an "amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit".

Diver Chris Mears visits fake gold postbox in Burghfield Common

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:30:31 GMT

Olympic gold medallist Chris Mears returns to his home village of Burghfield Common to visit a fake golden postbox installed in his honour.

Darth raiders: Star Wars shed vandalised

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:34:31 GMT

A shed replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars is vandalised during a raid on a charity-run farm.

Epic telly

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:26:16 GMT

It is 20 years since Our Friends in the North first aired, but the programme's journey to the TV screen was as tangled as the lives of the four friends it tracked across the decades.

Spitfires of the seas

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:45:21 GMT

One hundred years ago an arm of the Royal Navy was formed to run "suicide missions" against the German naval forces.

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 August

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:13:54 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Rita King care home shooting: Dementia, delusions and desperation

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:37:23 GMT

As a "devoted" husband is sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his 81-year-old wife dead in her care home, BBC News looks at the couple's struggles with mental health issues.

Springing to success

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 GMT

Bronze-winning gymnast Amy Tinkler is given the welcome home of a sporting hero.

Champions League: Europe's top four leagues to each get four group-stage spots

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:37:21 GMT

Europe's top four domestic leagues are to be guaranteed four places each in the group stages of the Champions League from 2018-19.

England's tour of Bangladesh to go ahead despite security concerns

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:37:55 GMT

England will tour Bangladesh in October despite security concerns, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.

US Open 2016: Britain's Laura Robson one match from qualification

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:41:14 GMT

Britain's Laura Robson moves closer to US Open qualification but compatriot Tara Moore is knocked out.

Leicestershire: Pierre de Bruyn to replace Andrew McDonald

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:37:52 GMT

Leicestershire name Pierre de Bruyn as their new head coach, with elite performance director Andrew McDonald set to leave.