BBC News - England

Teen inspired by serial killers detained

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:53:19 GMT

A teenager fascinated by serial killers is detained for 27 years for the murders of two strangers in Essex.

Head's doubts over mass academisation

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:26:25 GMT

A heads teachers' leader has expressed his doubts about government plans to force all schools in England to become academies.

Football director used 'Nazi' hashtags

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:46:10 GMT

A Leeds United director is criticised after using the hashtags 'ss' and 'gestapo' on social media while posting about a new haircut.

Towie star's sister in medal shame

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:02:30 GMT

James Argent's sister agrees to return her London Marathon finisher's medal after an inquiry into her race results.

Rail users face bank holiday disruption

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:45:13 GMT

Rail passengers using the Brighton Main Line face disruption over the bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

Mother and child die in lorry crash

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:12:21 GMT

A mother and her young daughter die after being struck by a lorry in Hull.

Blaze after roof struck by lightning

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:51:39 GMT

Lightning strikes the roof of a house in Wigan, blasting a huge hole in the roof and setting fire to the loft.

Boy, 2, found 'hanging from bed loop'

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:30:50 GMT

A two-year-old boy is found hanging and not breathing after he got his neck stuck in his parents' lift-up bed.

Paedophile's wife researched his victims

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:36:07 GMT

The wife of a convicted paedophile looked up social care records of his victims using council computers, a court hears.

Green Party MP 'monitored by police'

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:33:26 GMT

Green MP Caroline Lucas says a police anti-extremism unit has "monitored" her and a colleague.

Cancer man hits £400k treatment target

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:23:10 GMT

A campaign to save the life of a man with a rare type of leukaemia raises the £400,000 needed to send him to the USA for treatment.

Footballer says accuser 'wanted sex'

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:48:09 GMT

A former Premier League footballer accused of raping a woman he met in a nightclub tells a court she wanted to have sex with him.

Police tried to keep rapist's name secret

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:30:38 GMT

Police try to keep the identity of a Polish rapist secret in a town where there have been tensions over an influx of Eastern European migrants.

Scandal-hit trust probed for breaches

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:12:33 GMT

A hospital trust that ran a unit where a man drowned in the bath is to be investigated for safety breaches.

Police 'root and branch' review demanded

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:11:11 GMT

Lawyers for 20 of the Hillsborough families ask Home Secretary Theresa May to apply remedial measures to South Yorkshire Police.

Foxes turn Leicester landmarks blue

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:28:09 GMT

Landmarks, fans and even sausages are turning blue in Leicester as its football team get closer to winning an unexpected Premier League title.

'Micro-dramas' captured by bus snapper

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:59:43 GMT

A photographer who wanted to chronicle "mundane life" spends two weeks on a bus travelling around Ipswich.

Birmingham City 2-2 Middlesbrough

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:15:13 GMT

Middlesbrough edge a point clear at the Championship summit at least temporarily, despite being held by Birmingham City.

Banks demanded I stayed - Wenger

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:18:48 GMT

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims his commitment to the club helped secure the bank loans required to fund the Emirates Stadium.

Sale 11-12 Gloucester

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:38:36 GMT

Greig Laidlaw kicked Gloucester to a 12-11 victory over Sale to deliver a blow to the Sharks' Premiership top-six hopes.

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: Hillsborough QC on inquests' legacy

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:50:33 GMT

Michael Mansfield QC outlines his views on the legacy of the Hillsborough Inquests.

VIDEO: Cabbie sheds 13 stone to save life

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:44:53 GMT

A 30-stone (190kg) cabbie lost 13 stone (83kg) in a year after being warned he could die because he was so overweight.

VIDEO: 'Mother of witchcraft' exhibit revealed

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:08:13 GMT

Artefacts belonging to a history-making witch who lived in a Brighton council flat have gone on display in her home city.

VIDEO: Emma Thompson sprayed with manure

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:56:08 GMT

Double-Oscar winning actor Emma Thompson has had liquid manure sprayed at her while taking part in an anti-fracking demonstration.

A city gripped by football fever

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:33:33 GMT

How Leicester City convinced the doubters in their midst

Newmarket celebrates 350 years

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:50:36 GMT

Newmarket, the birthplace of modern racing, turns 350.

England's Big Picture

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:34:38 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Is Yorkshire still in love with cycling?

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:08:55 GMT

Yorkshire’s continuing love affair with cycling

Inquests' 'far-reaching consequences'

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:49:03 GMT

Families' barrister expects 'far-reaching consequences'