BBC News - England

London Ambulance Service 'inadequate'

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:06:54 GMT

London's ambulance service is rated as inadequate and should be placed in special measures, England's chief inspector of hospitals says.

Toddler's eye sliced in half by drone

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:05:05 GMT

An 18-month-old boy loses an eye after it is sliced in half by the propeller of a drone flown by a family friend.

Duffy's former London house collapses

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:23:27 GMT

A Georgian house once owned by the singer Duffy collapses into a pile of rubble in south-west London.

Victim finds sex attacker on Facebook

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:57:51 GMT

A woman who tracked down a man who tried to rape her on Facebook sees him brought to justice.

Widow's 1975 murder reinvestigated

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:13:05 GMT

The unsolved murder of a 78-year-old woman in a Surrey village 40 years ago is to be reinvestigated by police.

Memorial to D-Day hero unveiled

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:48:58 GMT

A memorial honouring the only soldier to win the Victoria Cross on D-Day is unveiled in Middlesbrough.

Award for terror victim referee

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:28:15 GMT

A young referee killed in a terror attack in Tunisia is recognised with a BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Special Award.

Police CCTV of murdered man released

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:11:37 GMT

CCTV showing how officers dealt with a disabled man days before he was brutally murdered, is released.

Grandson killer jailed for drowning

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:22:45 GMT

A man who drowned his nine-year-old grandson in the bath is jailed for life for the boy's murder.

Top restaurant was 'infested with mice'

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:24:45 GMT

A Michelin-starred London restaurant, closed due to a mouse infestation, is one of 300 London food outlets to receive a zero food hygiene rating.

Lion put down after safari park attack

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:52:15 GMT

An elderly lion attacked by lionesses at a Merseyside safari park is put down due to his injuries.

'Worrying picture' over baby's death

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:39:24 GMT

The sudden, unexplained death of a 13-month-old girl who may have suffered a sexual assault presented a "very, very worrying picture," a court hears.

Man jailed for 'cold-blooded execution'

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:46:54 GMT

A drug dealer is jailed for life for "the cold-blooded execution" of a man sat in a car at traffic lights.

Suicide pilot nose-dived glider

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:53:19 GMT

A depressed pilot took his own life by nose-diving his glider into the ground at an airfield in the Cotswolds, an inquest hears.

Cult leader tells of 'warfare machine'

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:18:27 GMT

A communist accused of presiding over a cult in London tells a court he can initiate an "electronic satellite warfare machine" called Jackie.

Tower block cannabis farmers sentenced

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:31:19 GMT

Four men who ran a £13m cannabis farm across three floors of a Liverpool tower block are jailed.

Leader of gun dealing ring jailed

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:25:39 GMT

A "notorious gang member" is jailed for 16 and a half years after a firearms supply ring he led was smashed in an undercover sting, say police.

'Fawlty Towers' hotel to be demolished

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:33:34 GMT

The hotel that inspired the TV sitcom Fawlty Towers is to be knocked down and replaced with retirement flats.

Non-league club in transfer bonanza

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:24:47 GMT

A little non-league football club in Northumberland will receive a £100,000 share of the transfer fee for a former player.

Billings leads England to T20 win

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:40:03 GMT

Sam Billings' thrilling half-century leads England to a 14-run win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai.

Selby and Bingham through in York

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:11:35 GMT

World number one Mark Selby and world champion Stuart Bingham go through but Jimmy White loses 6-5 at the UK Championship.

Germany women 0-0 England women

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:27:03 GMT

England secure a hard-earned goalless draw in Germany before their Euro 2017 qualifier against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Sunday.

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: Will Black Friday chaos repeat itself?

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:26:01 GMT

As retailers around England prepare for Black Friday, will they see a repeat of last year's scenes?

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.

VIDEO: When Anwar met Malala

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:32:32 GMT

A terminally ill teenage boy from Pakistan has been flown to the UK to fulfil his dying wish to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.

VIDEO: Free cardboard beds for homeless

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:36:54 GMT

A primary school teacher from Wolverhampton has designed flat-pack cardboard beds for homeless people which he's giving away for free.

VIDEO: Teenager to get second family kidney

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:47:05 GMT

A teenager has been told he will receive a kidney from his father after one donated by his mother started to fail.

Black Friday: Keeping chaos at bay

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:25:57 GMT

How are retailers preparing to tackle shopper wars?

New home for the 'last Concorde'

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:08:24 GMT

'Last' Concorde joins other flying machines at museum

England's Big Picture

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:09:32 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Universities 'best' for business ideas

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:21:19 GMT

English universities take world lead in making science pay

Vintage prams go under the hammer

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:08:58 GMT

Baby carriages dating back to the 1860s to be auctioned

In Pictures: Remembering George Best

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:53:09 GMT

Remembering George Best 10 years on from his death