BBC News - England

Man dies after tree fell on car during Storm Doris

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:56:18 GMT

The man, in his 80s, died from injuries he sustained when a tree crushed a car during Storm Doris.

PCs who visited McDonald's before 999 call 'should be sacked'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:34:52 GMT

The officers stopped to buy cups of tea before attending an emergency call to a suicidal woman.

Bradwell pupils hand out 'parking tickets' for parking offences

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:50 GMT

Children came up with the idea of issuing the parking notices after being worried about crossing roads.

Keep Britain Tidy calls for simpler recycling bin collections

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:10:30 GMT

English councils run more than 300 schemes, it says, as figures show one authority recycles just 15% of waste.

Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton dies

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:53:40 GMT

Neil Fingleton, who at 7ft 7in was Britain's tallest man, was a basketball player before he became an actor.

Traveller camp forces Birmingham school partial closure

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:06:33 GMT

West Midlands Police said it had helped evict the group after the city council served an immediate eviction demand.

Drug dealer Brandon Bilsborough jailed for rival's murder

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:43:29 GMT

Brandon Bilsborough must serve a minimum of 25 years for shooting Mark Hillman in the back.

Lincoln school worker almost paid £1.5m after Serco blunder

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:58:30 GMT

Serco has previously left staff with no wages and failed to pay contractors.

Online child sex offences treble in East of England

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:17:59 GMT

More than 4,000 suspects have been identified in the past three years, figures show.

Body found in missing Bristol clubber search

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:24:45 GMT

Lewis Ball has not been seen for more than three weeks since leaving the Thekla nightclub in Bristol.

A34 fatal crash driver meets victim's girlfriend

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:14:45 GMT

Driver Lewis Stratford lost control of his car as he argued with his girlfriend on the phone.

Labour MP Gerald Kaufman dies at 86

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:49:19 GMT

Sir Gerald had been an MP since 1970 and became the oldest serving member of the Commons in 2015.

Stowmarket street sealed off after bodies found

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:30:20 GMT

Police were called to a street in Stowmarket on Sunday afternoon where they found the pair.

BBC Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter dies from cancer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:11:56 GMT

Radio Derby presenter Andy Potter, who joined the station in 1999, died on Sunday.

Woman sent back to Singapore despite 27-year marriage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:25:57 GMT

Irene Clennell has been sent back to Singapore, leaving behind her husband and sons in Britain.

MPs criticise Theresa May and NHS over 'bickering'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:13:27 GMT

The Public Accounts Committee criticises Theresa May and the NHS for "bickering" over funding.

Lack of sites blamed by travellers who set up camp in school

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:28:19 GMT

The Birmingham school was forced to shut to most pupils after travellers camped in the grounds.

Ex-offender gets first job in 30 years

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:28:50 GMT

'You can get out of that life' says former heroin addict John Clarke who is now clean and working.

'Sugar babies' turn to sex industry

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:33:36 GMT

A growing number of "sugar babies" are working in the sex industry to help fund their education.

Former Ernie building demolished in Blackpool

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:40:11 GMT

The former home of the original Ernie machine, which generated winning Premium Bond numbers, is demolished.

Pupils take part in national robotics competition.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:43:04 GMT

Teams of schoolchildren are tasked with solving a real world problem with the help of a Lego robot.

Birmingham chef Glynn Purnell dishes up mayoral election for voters 'in dark'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:23:49 GMT

"No one seemed to have a clue," says leading chef who has been gauging awareness in his home town of a forthcoming mayoral election.

Angry Southern commuter plans rival train firm launch

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:35:06 GMT

Steve Williams is sick of Southern's service and plans to go into business against them.

Tram driver's view of Manchester city centre

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:04:31 GMT

Footage shows the tram passing city landmarks like the town hall and the Corn Exchange.

Ed Sheeran has popped in to an Essex hockey club to watch his girlfriend play

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:35:42 GMT

Shape of You star, Ed Sheeran dropped in to an Essex hockey club to watch his girlfriend play and made fans very happy.

Name of woman WW1 volunteer added to war memorial

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:32:16 GMT

A group of women are fighting to have women's names included on war memorials across the UK.

Sticks and hankies

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:33:39 GMT

Eccentric? Perhaps a little. Just don't expect a cast of Willy Wonka types.

Holding on

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:44:37 GMT

Labour's new MP for Stoke Central claims "the politics of hope" triumphed in the by-election, but is he right?

England's Big Picture: 27 February - 5 March

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:50:06 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Accepting cruelty

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:36:41 GMT

High-profile cases of animal cruelty have provoked public outcry over apparent leniency. Is the law tough enough?

On the run

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:36:46 GMT

Beating up love rivals and trying to get a job are among the myriad reasons given by offenders for going "on the run".

'Lucky to meet her'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:28:22 GMT

Those who knew and loved the author share their memories of her.

Sir Ian Botham: Durham can overcome ECB points deduction for promotion success

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:47:30 GMT

Durham can overcome their Division Two points deduction and achieve success in 2017, says new chairman Sir Ian Botham.

Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will wait and see on his future at club

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:03:42 GMT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on how his kids - and Jose Mourinho - convinced him to join Manchester United, and whether he will be staying.

I believe in a clean sport - Farah's coach Salazar

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:46:32 GMT

The American coach of Olympic champion Mo Farah rejects claims he may have broken anti-doping rules.