BBC News - England

Actress's partner arrested over murders

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:59:28 GMT

The partner of Sian Blake is arrested by UK police on suspicion of murdering the ex-EastEnders actress and their two sons.

'Back door' council tax rises exposed

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:51:55 GMT

Parish councils across England have been warned over "excessive" tax rises.

Dog survives being impaled on spike

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:33:50 GMT

A family say their dog is lucky to be alive after becoming impaled on a rusty metal spike that went right through his body.

Thousands expected at Hill tribute

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:50:24 GMT

A celebration of the life of former Coventry manager and club chairman Jimmy Hill is to be held in the city later.

Baby's body found in house garden drain

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:48:28 GMT

The body of a baby is found in a garden drain at a house in Grimsby.

'Split' rail line to be reconnected

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:55:49 GMT

Work to reconnect two parts of a railway line which was divided into two over three decades ago is due to begin later.

Arrest over warehouse death killing

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:04:49 GMT

An 18-year-old man is arrested in connection with the death of Akhtar Javeed in Birmingham.

No charges over Tony Martin gun arrest

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:24:29 GMT

Farmer Tony Martin who was jailed after shooting a burglar dead will not face fresh charges over firearms offences.

Man 'on fire' as lorry hits power lines

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:28:48 GMT

A man is "set on fire" after a tipper truck strikes overhead power lines in Cambridgeshire.

Police chase 'trip' helper was soldier

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:46:56 GMT

A man who tripped up a suspected drug dealer running from police in south-west London is revealed as a soldier and bandsman from Derby.

UK's first toll motorway for sale

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:28:36 GMT

The loss-making M6 Toll road is put up for sale for nearly £2bn, the BBC understands.

Toilet baby 'would have survived'

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:23:59 GMT

A baby who died of sepsis after being born in his parents' toilet "would have survived" in hospital, an infant health expert tells an inquest.

Minister 'cannot release Poppi report'

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:00:29 GMT

The government says it cannot order the release of a critical report into how Cumbria Police investigated the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington.

Willow whales dive into new home

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:09:50 GMT

Two life-size whale sculptures made out of willow re-surface at a popular nature reserve.

'Positive' talks to save hovercraft

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:34:38 GMT

A museum says it has held "positive" talks about saving one of two remaining cross-Channel hovercraft, which are under threat of being scrapped.

Uncapped Itoje on bench for England

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:00:17 GMT

Saracens forward Maro Itoje is in line to make his England debut after he was named on the bench to play Italy.

I won't quit Blackpool, says Oyston

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:49:02 GMT

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston insists there is no desire to sell or for him to leave the League One club.

Johnson sacked by Sunderland

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:52:31 GMT

Adam Johnson is sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming.

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: 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: Jail for driver who killed sisters

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:12:25 GMT

A man has been jailed for four years for causing the deaths of two young sisters in a crash in Birmingham.

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.

VIDEO: School dog helps pupils with reading

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:58:36 GMT

A chocolate Labrador is helping pupils to hone their reading skills at a primary school in Somerset.

VIDEO: Cannonball display returns to Warwick Castle

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:24:19 GMT

A cannonball display show has returned to Warwick Castle today for the first time since its restoration.

VIDEO: Wheelie bin artist becomes online hit

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:17:56 GMT

The work of a former motor trader-turned-wheelie bin graffiti artist proves a hit online.

How The Beatles still grip Liverpool

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:19:36 GMT

The Fab Four fund 1% of Liverpool's jobs

What Jimmy Hill means to Coventry

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:48:26 GMT

Why was Jimmy Hill so loved in Coventry?

When Burton and Taylor starred in a student play

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:23:29 GMT

When Burton and Taylor took part in student play

Levi Bellfield: 'Heinous' serial killer

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:26:28 GMT

The criminal history of the serial killer Levi Bellfield

England's Big Picture

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:11:24 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Birmingham pub bombings inquests: What we know

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:44 GMT

Could inquests into 21 deaths be resumed 40 years on?