BBC News - England

Hatton Garden accused 'was buying fish'

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:08:54 GMT

The alleged getaway driver in the Hatton Garden raid claims he could not have taken part in the plot because he had been buying fish for Good Friday.

Sinkhole security costs top £40k

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:07:45 GMT

More than £40,000 has been spent on round-the-clock security near the site of a sinkhole, a council says.

Nutmeg grinder gallery opens doors

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:11:36 GMT

Some 200 nutmeg graters, some dating from the 1690s, go on display at a Bristol jeweller's store.

Cyclist injured by dog lead gets £65k

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:39:35 GMT

A cyclist who suffered life-changing injuries when an "out of control" dog's lead caught in his wheel wins £65,000 in compensation.

Space rocket debris found off Scilly

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:49:17 GMT

A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.

Fake ambulance drugs smuggler convicted

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:29:46 GMT

A Dutch man is found guilty over a £1.6bn drugs smuggling operation involving a fleet of fake ambulances.

PC jailed for planning sex with runaway

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:50:01 GMT

A police officer is jailed for arranging to have sex with runaway teenage girl whose disappearance he was investigating.

Shakespeare's kitchen discovered in dig

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:46:05 GMT

Shakespeare's kitchen is discovered by archaeologists digging up the playwright's home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

'Grounded' storks take flight again

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:13:20 GMT

Injured storks, which were rescued in Poland and were not expected to fly again, make a "miraculous" recovery in the UK.

Guilty pleas in terror deportation case

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:09:26 GMT

Two Islamist militants admit breaching the terror act following their detention on a Hungarian train after leaving the UK illegally.

Body-in-suitcase killer jailed for life

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:12:06 GMT

A man who put the body of his girlfriend in a suitcase and then dumped it in the Grand Union Canal in London is sentenced to life imprisonment for her murder.

Ex-Hull FC player's funeral held

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:21:12 GMT

The funeral of an ex-Hull FC and England Youth rugby league player who was killed in a car crash in East Yorkshire is taking place.

Woman charged with 10-month-old's death

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:57:59 GMT

A woman is charged with manslaughter after a 10-month-old boy died at a London hospital last year, the Metropolitan Police says.

Sex abuse inquiry focuses on councils

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:29:48 GMT

The abuse of children in care in Nottinghamshire is to be investigated as part of a national inquiry into child sexual abuse.

Three women killed in car crash

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:39:44 GMT

Three women are killed when two cars and a van crash near Maltby Colliery in Rotherham.

VIDEO: Stormtroopers surf the Severn Bore

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:22:39 GMT

Star Wars stormtroopers have been spotted surfing the last big bore of the year on the River Severn in Gloucestershire.

Ninja Turtles collection an auction hit

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:19:14 GMT

A collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that lay in an attic for 35 years fetches more than £5,000 at auction.

England sneak win to take T20 series

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:11:17 GMT

England wrap up victory in the T20 series against Pakistan after a tight three-run victory in Dubai.

Northampton 15-3 Gloucester

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:02:26 GMT

Northampton Saints battle to a hard-fought victory over Gloucester in the wind and rain at Franklin's Gardens.

Hull City 0-2 Derby County

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:36:20 GMT

Derby go top of the Championship as two first-half goals from Jacob Butterfield see off previous leaders Hull.

VIDEO: Osborne: Tax credits a 'judgement call'

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:36:15 GMT

The Chancellor tells the Treasury Select Committee he is 'comfortable' with his decision on tax credits

VIDEO: Beached spacecraft clean up begins

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:50:34 GMT

A clean-up operation on a piece of an American space rocket has begun after it was found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.

VIDEO: World War II mine blown up in Solent

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:20:56 GMT

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts destroy a German mine found on the seabed in the Solent.

VIDEO: Eye cancer bravery of siblings

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:54:55 GMT

A brother and sister have been given a joint award for bravery for the way they have dealt with the news the boy had cancer of the eye.

VIDEO: Giant advent wreath at York Minster

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:46:32 GMT

One of the country's largest wreaths has been assembled by volunteers and hoisted high up in the air inside York Minster.

VIDEO: Father's relief over justice for son

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:22:33 GMT

The father of a nine-year-old boy who was drowned in a bathtub by his own grandfather has said he is glad to get justice.

Wasps rugby club buzzing again

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:01:03 GMT

Why Wasps rugby club is buzzing again

Met Police warn of online dating scams

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:41:47 GMT

Victim of online dating scam tells of her experience

England's Big Picture

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:06:53 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Black Friday spending moves online

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:50:40 GMT

Shopping frenzy stalls as bargain hunters move online

Vintage prams go under the hammer

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:12:39 GMT

Baby carriages dating back to the 1860s to be auctioned

Universities 'best' for business ideas

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:21:19 GMT

English universities take world lead in making science pay