BBC News - England

Northolt armed stand-off enters second night of talks

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:34:02 GMT

Armed police spend a second night locked in a stand-off with a man thought to be in possession of "dangerous items".

Tube alert: Police given more time to hold suspect

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:04:38 GMT

Counter-terror police investigating the discovery of a suspicious item on a Tube train are granted a warrant to hold a man for further questioning.

Driver smashes car through garage wall in Brownhills

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:09:17 GMT

A driver spurns the conventional route for entering a garage - by smashing right through the side of the brick structure.

Murder probe after woman's body found

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:24:25 GMT

Police launch a murder investigation after the body of a woman is found on waste ground under a flyover.

Calais children: Children without UK links among 70 new arrivals

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:04:28 GMT

Seventy migrant children from Calais, including the first group without relatives in Britain being brought to the UK under the so-called Dubs amendment, arrive in the country.

Didcot train death woman Deborah Yalcin 'failed by NHS'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:40:00 GMT

A woman who was killed by a train after absconding from hospital was failed by the NHS trust responsible for her care, a coroner rules.

Housing: Councils call for freedoms to build new homes

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:59:02 GMT

Town hall bosses call for urgent talks with the government on how they could rapidly build homes where they are needed.

Wolverhampton citizen's arrest: Bag snatch suspect dies in hospital

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:17:35 GMT

A man who was restrained by two members of the public who believed he had snatched a woman's bag has died in hospital, police say.

Boy's skull fractured in Oxford hammer attack

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:36:47 GMT

A 16-year-old boy sustains serious head injuries during an attack by a group of men - including one who used a hammer.

Bus hits bridge in Tottenham, injuring 26 people

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:43:47 GMT

Five people are taken to hospital and a further 21 injured after a bus hit a bridge in north London, ripping off the upper deck.

Elderly pedestrians killed in Dorking

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:24:56 GMT

Two elderly pedestrians have been run over and killed by a van in Surrey, say police.

West Bridgford rough sleeper plans: Petition bid to stop 'cruel' council

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:44:42 GMT

A petition criticising a Nottinghamshire council's plans to fine rough sleepers attracts thousands of signatures.

Wife pays tribute to man stabbed to death in Birmingham

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:36:48 GMT

The wife of a man who was driven to hospital in Birmingham with a fatal stab wound pays tribute to her "gentle giant".

Snowdonia walker Kenneth Hands 'fell like a rag doll'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:22:14 GMT

An inexperienced mountain walker died in a fall after abandoning a bid to reach the summit of Snowdon via an arduous route, an inquest hears.

Herbert Kilpin: Plaque for Nottingham-born AC Milan founder

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:18:12 GMT

A plaque celebrating the English founder of AC Milan is set to be unveiled in Nottingham on the centenary of his death.

Canister found after London City Airport evacuation

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:12:33 GMT

A suspected chemical incident that led to the evacuation of London City Airport may have been caused by a passenger accidentally discharging CS gas before check-in, police say.

North Yorkshire vicar suspended over abuse claim

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:01:18 GMT

A vicar arrested in connection with historical sexual abuse is suspended by the Church of England.

NHS trust 'relies' on crowdfunding to equip ward

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:17:08 GMT

An NHS trust launches a crowdfunding appeal to equip a London hospital unit, saying it "values donations" in a "capital constrained" NHS.

Skate park house owner takes it off the market to safeguard its future

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:21:28 GMT

The owner of a house which features its own skate park takes it off the market to safeguard its future.

'6p a minute' cafe thriving

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:48:59 GMT

The My Shop series visits Ziferblat in Manchester, a kind of cafe that charges you six pence a minute for the time you spend there.

How five British soldiers apprehended Heinrich Himmler

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:06:47 GMT

One man's research of his grandfather's exploits in World War Two led to an amazing discovery.

Fin whale found on Norfolk beach 'could have starved to death'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:49:55 GMT

A fin whale that washed up on the beach at Holkham could have died of starvation, an early diagnosis has indicated.

Corrie Mckeague: Police release new footage of missing RAF serviceman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:58:31 GMT

Suffolk Police has released new footage of missing RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague as the search for the 23-year-old continues.

Appeal to save Blackpool skate park full pipe from scrap heap

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:54:02 GMT

A Blackpool skateboarder is appealing to save a skate park full pipe from the scrap heap.

CCTV of Stefano Brizzi after alleged murder of PC Gordon Semple

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:34:33 GMT

Police have released CCTV of Stefano Brizzi who denies murdering Met PC Gordon Semple.

Refugee reunited with father gives thanks to singer

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:35:03 GMT

A teenage refugee has thanked pop star Lily Allen and the UK after he was reunited with his father in Birmingham.

Victim of paedophile ex-policeman said people 'did nothing' over abuse

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:49:19 GMT

A man sexually abused by a former police officer when he was eight says people who 'had an idea' of what was happening 'did nothing'.

Red Arrows touch down in China on world tour

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:57:03 GMT

The Red Arrows arrive in China for their first air display in the country.

Titanic locker key sold for £85,000 at auction

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:08:38 GMT

A key to a locker which held life-jackets on the Titanic sells for £85,000 at an auction in Devizes.

Saddest job?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:11:54 GMT

What is it like being a midwife specialising in baby deaths?

Deadly threshold

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:56:14 GMT

Two children have been killed by dogs in the past four months in Essex. One is subject to a criminal inquiry, the other is not. Why?

Football fortune

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:53:13 GMT

One of the film industry's most influential and important producers is being honoured in a new exhibition.

England's Big Picture: 17 - 23 October

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:14:30 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Big Bucks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:15:31 GMT

The American band remember their first ever UK gig, sharing their dressing room with lap dancers at the White Horse in High Wycombe.

On the buses

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:10:13 GMT

Bus usage across England has fallen to its lowest in a decade - with more than 100 million less journeys made in the last year, figures show.

On the John

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:28:44 GMT

Along with a terrible reputation, King John had a grim death but inadvertently laid the foundations for democracy and the rule of law.

Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg to United States GP pole

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:07:22 GMT

Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to pole position at the United States Grand Prix.

Bangladesh v England: Ben Stokes inspires resurgence

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:23:05 GMT

Ben Stokes takes 4-26 and hits 85 as England close day three of the first Test with Bangladesh with a lead of 273 at 228-8.

Four Nations warm-up: France 6-40 England

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:28:17 GMT

Coach Wayne Bennett's first game in charge of England ends in a Four Nations warm-up victory over France.

European Champions Cup: Saracens 44-26 Scarlets

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:33:59 GMT

Saracens produce a fine performance to beat a valiant Scarlets 44-26 in the European Champions Cup at Allianz Park.