BBC News - England

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:24 GMT

Nine days after the Grenfell Tower fire, five blocks with 800 homes in Camden, north London, are being evacuated due to concerns over their cladding.

Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah murder: Life sentence for stepfather

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:28:10 GMT

Chevaze McGregor left his two-year-old stepson with more than 100 injuries.

Grenfell Tower: Pupils share 'happy memories' of lost friends

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:50:52 GMT

Avondale Park Primary School pupils share happy memories of friends lost in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Isle of Wight term-time holiday dad Jon Platt guilty

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:13:20 GMT

Jon Platt's defence lawyers had argued that pursuing legal action against him was an "abuse of process".

Finsbury Park attack: Cardiff man Darren Osborne charged

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:28:14 GMT

Darren Osborne, 47, is charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

Sex game gas mask death: Kevin Adams guilty of manslaughter

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:26:24 GMT

Dohoon Kim was found dead on a bedroom floor in Swindon after "meeting for sex".

Exeter academy skirt boys win right to wear shorts

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:28 GMT

The school says it decided to change the uniform policy "as summers are getting hotter".

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge-freezer, say police

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:24:44 GMT

Police say outside cladding and insulation failed safety tests, and manslaughter charges will be considered.

Crewe crane collapse: Killed men identified

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:08:01 GMT

The two men had been working on the building site when the crane collapsed on Wednesday.

Andrew Dobson jailed for 'child-like' sex doll import bid

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:37 GMT

Police described the doll - ordered online from Hong Kong and intercepted at East Midlands Airport - as "obscene".

Porter heatwave dispute: Union 'will tell staff to wear dresses'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:17:57 GMT

The action could come after a hospital porter was suspended after rolling his trousers up in the hot weather.

Heckmondwike 'racist' robber knocks man unconscious

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:17:53 GMT

The man was attacked while doing DIY at his home and awoke to discover racist graffiti on the wall.

Hate arrests after 'pork' smeared on mosque in Sherwood

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:07:44 GMT

Two men were arrested and bailed over what police are calling a "hate crime".

Sally Hodkin murder: Failings led to killing by Nicola Edgington

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:58:14 GMT

Nicola Edgington attacked Sally Hodkin and another woman with a butcher's knife in Bexleyheath.

Nine Salford tower blocks to have aluminium composite cladding removed

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:02 GMT

More than 850 flats will be affected after a decision is made to remove aluminium composite cladding.

Girl, one, dies from Warwickshire fence crash injuries

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:18:40 GMT

Police appeal for witnesses to car crash which kills baby girl in Wolvey.

Grenfell Tower: Same cladding on Newcastle student flats

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:04:33 GMT

The building's developers say the cladding meets all fire safety regulations.

Manchester attack: Hundreds attend Alison Howe's funeral

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:04:57 GMT

Alison Howe was picking up her daughter from Manchester Arena when she died in the terror attack.

Addenbrooke's nurse 'could not speak any English'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:02:42 GMT

The hospital only realised the woman did not speak any English when she turned up for her first day.

Flash Day jailed for hiring hitman to kill stepfather

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:55:20 GMT

The victim was stabbed 11 times with a "Rambo-style hunting knife" but survived.

Dashcam captures drink-drive crash in Mepal

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:59:28 GMT

A drink-driver was jailed after causing a fatal five-vehicle crash.

How many Harry Potters does it take to set a world record?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:47:29 GMT

The record was set 20 years after the release of first novel.

East Midlands inventors cut from same cloth

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:34:25 GMT

The East Midlands is now seen as a world leader in creating new innovations in the textile industry.

Family witnessed Epsom Hospital chimney death fall

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:30:45 GMT

An NHS trust is fined £300k after patient Adam Withers fell 130ft (39m) to his death from a chimney.

Premier Inn urgently reviews cladding

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:02:57 GMT

The chain says three hotels are affected - but the cladding is 'less flammable' than Grenfell Tower.

The electric car driven to work by a Victorian inventor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:15 GMT

Thomas Parker is credited with inventing the first truly practical version of the electric car.

World Transplant Games: The teenage badminton player who netted a new liver

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:33:40 GMT

Kiera Jackson, 14, is the youngest member of the GB badminton team in the World Transplant Games.

Latest Serpentine Pavilion display unveiled

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:21:10 GMT

Architect Francis Kéré has brought a piece of Burkino Faso to this year's Serpentine Pavilion.

Dunstable punter's £1m Ascot bet falls on final furlong

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:14:16 GMT

The £40 accumulator was placed earlier in the week at Ladbrokes in Dunstable.

Hugh Grant offers £1,000 for return of WW2 veteran's medals

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:37 GMT

Hugh Grant offers £1,000 for the "safe return" of blind WW2 veteran Alfred Barlow's medals.

'In limbo'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:15:34 GMT

Theresa May's offer has raised concerns among people who have lived in the UK for less than five years.

Tower cladding

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:44:26 GMT

Residents of three Plymouth tower blocks react after learning the cladding on the structures has been given the lowest safety rating.

Raising the bar

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:08:12 GMT

Co-organiser Emily Eavis says she is trying to "raise the bar" every year at the festival.

Grenfell Tower

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:46:20 GMT

London has numerous high-rise towers but its current appliances can only reach up to 32m in height.

England's Big Picture: 19 - 25 June

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:50:59 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Equal billing

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:03:29 GMT

And how pop and hip hop megastars are threatening guitar music's monopoly.

'We're struggling'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:46:17 GMT

Losing everything in a house fire can be devastating. How do you rebuild your life?

South Africa level series with win over England

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:35:18 GMT

England's Twenty20 series with South Africa goes to a decider as the Proteas level the three-game contest with a dramatic three-run victory.

Dan Evans: Great Britain Davis Cup player tests positive for cocaine

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:25:36 GMT

British number three Dan Evans announces he tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test taken in April, saying: "I made a mistake."

Castleford beat Leeds to go seven points clear

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:20:50 GMT

Castleford move seven points clear at the top of Super League with a victory at Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos.

Grenfell Tower fire: Community Shield proceeds to be donated to affected

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:18:25 GMT

Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.