BBC News - England

Men jailed for barbecue knife attack

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:36:45 GMT

Two men who repeatedly stabbed a man at a family barbecue in Coventry are jailed.

Missing sex offender 'sleeping rough'

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:36:23 GMT

A convicted child sex offender wanted by police is believed to have caught a train towards Norwich, where he could be sleeping in outbuildings, police say.

Stolen dog 'settling well' back home

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:48:15 GMT

A dog stolen outside a supermarket and found roaming the streets more than 130 miles (210km) away is settling in back home "like she's never been away".

Husband charged with teacher murder

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:45:10 GMT

A man is charged with the murder of his wife who was strangled to death at their home in Kent.

Witness appeal over crash near school

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:59:22 GMT

Specialist road investigators remain at the scene of a crash near a Liverpool school in which eight girls, aged between 11 and 16, were hurt.

Arrest over warehouse fatal shooting

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:36:28 GMT

A 26-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was killed during a raid at his warehouse.

First glimpse of Roman treasure hoards

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:42:19 GMT

Two recently-discovered hoards of Roman and Iron Age treasure are put on display for the first time in a Liverpool exhibition.

Street signs to remember pit disaster

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:49:56 GMT

The streets of a new housing estate in a Greater Manchester town are to be named after miners who died in a Victorian pit disaster.

Casino attack blinds man in one eye

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:32:08 GMT

A man is blinded in one eye after being kicked in the head during an attack outside a Reading casino.

Isles of Scilly declared 'rat free'

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:11:06 GMT

Two of the Isles of Scilly are declared "rat free" after a scheme to protect sea birds by killing more than 3,000 rodents was successful.

Abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:40:40 GMT

A whistle-blowing helpline for employees in England to raise concerns about child protection failures - run by the NSPCC with government funding - is to be launched.

Bellfield 'did not admit Milly murder'

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:34:06 GMT

Serial killer Levi Bellfield denied confessing to the abduction, rape and killing of 13-year-old Milly Dowler, his lawyer says.

Conman claimed to be Mercedes F1 boss

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:30:01 GMT

A man once jailed for pretending to be a police officer fails to appear in court for sentencing after claiming to be a Formula 1 racing boss.

Protesters set up camp at oil drill site

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:50:21 GMT

Anti-fracking protesters set up camp in Surrey near where an oil company is starting tests to see how much oil it can recover.

'Sea monster' taking shape at museum

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:44:56 GMT

A Jurassic sea beast found in a Cambridgeshire quarry takes shape as scientists carry out the painstaking task of putting the plesiosaur back together.

Anglo-Saxon gold mount 'mystery'

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:37:35 GMT

A "mystery" gold mount found in the Norfolk countryside offers further evidence of Anglo-Saxon settlements in the area, historians says.

'Quieter' chimes resolves bells row

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:41:32 GMT

A village's church bells are chiming overnight again for the first time in three years after a row is resolved by a volume reducing device.

Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle United

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:45:16 GMT

Newcastle drop into the relegation zone on goal difference after three early goals set Chelsea on their way to an easy win.

Sale 23-17 Exeter

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 16:26:43 GMT

Sale Sharks recorded their sixth win in a row to stun Premiership high-flyers Exeter Chiefs at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Catalans Dragons 10-38 Hull FC

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:57:16 GMT

Hull FC secure a second convincing Super League victory in a row, scoring seven tries in a stunning win at Catalans Dragons.

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: Footage shows skate park construction

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:39:05 GMT

Time-lapse footage reveals a fascinating insight into the creation of a "world Class" skate park in Hastings.

VIDEO: Drone films flood town bridge opening

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:32:37 GMT

A North Yorkshire town split in two by the Christmas floods has finally been reunited by a footbridge.

VIDEO: Sepsis baby's mum 'let down and angry'

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:28:09 GMT

A baby boy who died of sepsis fell victim to a sequence of healthcare failures in the short time he lived, a coroner has found.

VIDEO: Agonising two hour wait for ambulance

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:53:10 GMT

An amateur footballer has told of the agony he went through after he broke his leg in a game and then having to wait for two hours for an ambulance.

VIDEO: Greg James finishes his five triathlons

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:39:20 GMT

Radio 1 DJ Greg James finished five triathlons in five days in five cities.

VIDEO: Baby death grandma speaks of 'cruelty'

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:49:41 GMT

The grandmother of a baby killed in a revenge arson attack in Derbyshire says she cannot believe the cruelty of the men responsible.

VIDEO: Mystery Valentine's postcard discovered

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:06:56 GMT

A Valentine's postcard thought to have been sent to a woman in the Black Country more than 100 years ago has turned up at a Coventry market.

VIDEO: 'Oldest man' to toast 108th birthday

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:42:36 GMT

A man who is thought to be the oldest in the Midlands is about to celebrate his 108th birthday.

Why is St Valentine's finger in Coventry?

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:49:59 GMT

Why was St Valentine's finger sent to Coventry?

The city that funded the Pre-Raphaelites

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:58:16 GMT

How Liverpool's nouveau riche funded the Pre-Raphaelites

England's Big Picture

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:11:24 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

'Back door' council tax rises exposed

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:51:55 GMT

Parish councils warned over "excessive" hikes

Jimmy's 'heart belonged to Coventry'

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:48:26 GMT

Why was Jimmy Hill so loved in Coventry?

How The Beatles still grip Liverpool

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:19:36 GMT

The Fab Four fund 1% of Liverpool's jobs