BBC News - England

Former Devon Royal Marine Duncan Potts dies in Alps fall

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:19:54 GMT

A recently engaged ex-Royal Marine described as "a fine young man" is killed in a climbing accident in the French Alps.

Trump accused 'shackled and cuffed'

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:38:00 GMT

The mother of Michael Sandford, accused of trying to shoot Donald Trump, says he is being held "shackled and handcuffed" in a US prison.

House in Wantage gutted by tumble dryer fire

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:08:20 GMT

A fire that started in tumble dryer destroys a semi-detached house in Oxfordshire.

1966 World Cup: Special event marks 50 years since England's football win

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:50:49 GMT

Thousands of people attend a special Wembley event exactly 50 years since England's football team won the World Cup.

Tap water drinking ban continues

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:59:06 GMT

Disruption is expected to continue all weekend for villagers in South Yorkshire who have been told not to drink tap water after bacteria was found.

Pool party shooting: Arrested man released on bail

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:06:05 GMT

A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a shooting at a pool party in Surrey is released on bail.

RAF Marham abduction attempt: Nationwide sightings 'unconfirmed'

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:20:39 GMT

Police investigating the attempted kidnap of an RAF serviceman say reports of nationwide sightings of the suspects are unconfirmed.

Experts blow up WW2 grenade on Gunton Cliff beach

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:25:51 GMT

A World War II unexploded hand grenade has been detonated in a controlled explosion, police confirm.

Hairless chimp dies suddenly

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:31:32 GMT

Twycross Zoo's hairless chimpanzee that became an internet hit after an online film of a "fight" was viewed millions of times dies suddenly.

Pokemon Go teens robbed at gunpoint in Islington park

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:44:42 GMT

Three teenagers playing Pokemon Go are robbed at gunpoint of their mobile phones in a north London park, Metropolitan Police has said.

X-runner diarrhoea outbreak 'caused by open water swimming'

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:58:45 GMT

An outbreak of diarrhoea among competitors in an obstacle race was probably caused by open water swimming, Public Health England says.

Man, 31, set alight in Waltham Abbey Gardens attack

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:53:07 GMT

A man suffers serious burns after being covered in an unknown substance and set alight while walking through church gardens, police say.

Ashton-under-Lyne murder suspect, 16, arrested

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:09:32 GMT

A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of murder after a man dies in an attack outside a fast food restaurant in Greater Manchester.

Man stabbed near Bethnal Green Tube station after boxing event

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:12:59 GMT

A man has died after being stabbed near Bethnal Green Tube station in east London, the Met Police say.

Norovirus outbreak forces Royal Bolton Hospital ward closure

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:33:16 GMT

A hospital ward is closed after an outbreak of norovirus, with people suffering symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea asked to stay away.

Reward offered after 'vile' racist attack in Bristol

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:03:08 GMT

A reward of £1,000 is being offered for information about a series of "vile" racist attacks in Bristol.

Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:41:43 GMT

Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.

Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 20:44:40 GMT

Pregnant women are being advised by Public Health England to consider postponing non-essential trips to the US state of Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus.

Clipper Round the World yacht crews welcomed in London

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:31:02 GMT

Crews taking part in the biennial Clipper Round the World yacht race have returned to London after their 11-month journey.

Five-year-old Harry competes in Transplant Games thanks to new liver from dad

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:03:46 GMT

A five-year-old boy who received part of his father's liver is 'competing' in the British Transplant Games - with dad.

Have you ever seen one of these?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:10:01 GMT

It's a rare albino squirrel, living in a garden in Sussex.

The hairdresser for the homeless

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:26:34 GMT

Josh Coombes gives free haircuts to homeless people and publishes their stories online.

The Britwell Estate: A 60-year history of the London borough in Slough

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:44:02 GMT

Residents of Slough's Britwell Estate, including former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, talk about "the London borough in Berkshire".

Jo Milne invited to Bangladesh to help hundreds of deaf children

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:41:10 GMT

Two years ago footage of Jo Milne hearing for the first time went viral. Now she's travelled to Bangladesh to work with deaf children.

Neck-break police dog Nero expected to recover

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:40:09 GMT

A police dog that broke its neck in two places while chasing suspected muggers is expected to make a full recovery, officers say.

Couple unaware of 1966 World Cup final on wedding day

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:35:38 GMT

A couple who married on the day England won the World Cup in 1966 said they were unaware the match was taking place until the vicar mentioned it.

On their bikes

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:55:54 GMT

Thousands of cyclists take to the city streets for the annual RideLondon event.

Sun, sea, soccer

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:35:21 GMT

As England's women head to the first ever European Championships, BBC Sport looks at the skilful sport of beach soccer.

England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 July

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:31:18 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Jailed for rape

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:15:02 GMT

A High Court judge has said a police force was wrong not to reinstate a former detective wrongly jailed for raping a woman in 2011. His wife told BBC News how her family won a five-year, £150,000 battle to clear his name.

'Let's get on with it'

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:14:24 GMT

Politicians, business leaders and residents react strongly to the government's announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point.

Cup capers

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:03:44 GMT

Fifty years ago the 1966 World Cup was taking place in England and a host of images of the competing teams' off-the-field activities show a football tournament happening in more innocent and relaxed times.

Warrington thrash Wakefield to reach final

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:30:18 GMT

Warrington Wolves will face Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final after thrashing Wakefield in their last-four tie at Leigh.

Super League: Loughborough Lightning beat Yorkshire Diamonds in opening game

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:05:13 GMT

Loughborough Lightning secure a bonus-point win over Yorkshire Diamonds in the first match of the inaugural Super League.

Walter Zenga: Wolves name former Italy international as head coach

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:33:02 GMT

Wolves name former Italy international Walter Zenga as their new head coach after Kenny Jackett's sacking.

Rogers Cup: Johanna Konta misses out on top 10 with defeat by Kristina Kucova

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:37:01 GMT

Johanna Konta misses a chance to become the first British woman to break into the world's top 10 since 1984 with defeat by Kristina Kucova.