BBC News - England

Camber Sands deaths: Family anger over safety measures

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:42:32 GMT

The family of one of the men who died at Camber Sands speak of their anger that the beach was not shut after a death last month.

Firefighter Paul Wilkens found dead at fire station

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:49:59 GMT

A firefighter is found dead while on duty at a fire station in what his employer described as a "sudden and tragic loss".

Two people dead after Hooe Lake car plunge

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:58:57 GMT

Two people who were pulled from a submerged car after it plunged into a lake have died, police say.

Surrey police hunt after boy 'seen taken into van'

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:16:49 GMT

A police investigation is under way after a member of the public said they saw a boy being taken into a black VW van in Redhill, Surrey.

'Bond' swingers party man drowned

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:06:02 GMT

A man drowned after going into a swimming pool with a woman he had been dancing with at a James Bond-themed swingers' party, an inquest hears.

Head teacher Ashley Yates jailed for filming pupils in toilets

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:55:38 GMT

A primary school head teacher who used a spy pen to film pupils in the toilets at his school is jailed.

Life-support to be turned off for 'no smile' baby girl

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:21:27 GMT

A judge rules that medics can stop giving life-support treatment to a seriously ill baby unable to smile.

Boy, 12, convicted of raping younger sister

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:21:47 GMT

A 12-year-old boy is convicted of raping his younger sister twice at their home when he was 11 years old.

Calais people-smugglers block route with tree

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:52:13 GMT

BBC shows armed people-smugglers blocking the motorway into Calais with a felled tree in their bid to get migrants across the Channel to Kent.

Breastfeeding mother told to use pub toilet

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:44:12 GMT

A breastfeeding mother says she was asked to "cover up" and feed her nine-week-old son in a pub's disabled toilet.

Two RMT strikes hit Southern rail network on same day

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:28:23 GMT

A strike over ticket office closures will take place on Southern rail on the same day as industrial action over guards' roles.

Chef Gordon Ramsay fined £500 for speeding in Cornwall

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:43:18 GMT

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is fined £500 for driving at 70mph in a 40mph zone.

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:55:31 GMT

Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe - known as the Yorkshire Ripper - is transferred to prison after more than 30 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital.

Matthew Wooby, 12, found dead after being bullied

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:19:09 GMT

A "kind, loving, and funny" 12-year-old boy was found dead after being bullied at school, an inquest hears.

Drunk man jailed for plane's diversion

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:36:15 GMT

A man is jailed for six months after his drunken behaviour led to a plane being diverted.

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft hit power cable before nosediving

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:25:36 GMT

The world's longest aircraft came into contact with "high voltage power cables" before nosediving on landing, UK Power Networks says.

'Moist' leads poll for least favourite English word

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:59:01 GMT

Oxford Dictionaries begins a global online search to find the least favourite word in the English language, with 'moist' topping the poll of 10,000 submissions so far.

Australia backpacker murder: Man charged over Mia Ayliffe-Chung death

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:03:53 GMT

A 29-year-old Frenchman is charged with the murder of 21-year-old British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung at a hostel in Australia.

Migrants rescued from sandbank off Kent coast

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:46:57 GMT

Six migrants who were trying to reach the Kent coast in a small boat are rescued from a sandbank in the English Channel.

Healthcare assistant 'posed as doctor' at Willow Medical Centre

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:09:21 GMT

A healthcare assistant posed as a doctor and carried out internal examinations at a surgery without being qualified to do so, a report reveals.

'Unsafe' Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:59:00 GMT

Children's accident and emergency services at a troubled hospital are suspended after senior staff said it was "not clinically safe".

Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:00:52 GMT

The first almost complete skeleton of a dodo to come up for sale in nearly 100 years is expected to fetch a six-figure sum at auction.

Calais people-smugglers use tree to board lorries

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:46:02 GMT

Footage has been recorded by the BBC showing the extreme lengths a group of armed people-smugglers were prepared to go to to get migrants in Calais across the Channel to Kent.

Man proposes to girlfriend with film starring Lego version of himself

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:05:10 GMT

A man has asked his girlfriend to marry him in a film using Lego that was screened to cinema goers before the main attraction.

What is the point of UKIP now?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:59:04 GMT

What is the point of UKIP now the UK has voted to leave the EU? Chris Mason reports from Broadstairs in Kent, where UKIP run the local council.

Australian police on backpacker death

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:30:52 GMT

A British woman has been stabbed to death during an attack at a hostel in Australia.

Australia backpacker stabbing: Family tribute to Mia Ayliffe-Chung

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:06:13 GMT

The family of a British backpacker stabbed to death in Australia have paid tribute to an "amazing young woman with an adventurous spirit".

Buses battle it out on test track

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:14:10 GMT

BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.

Darth raiders: Star Wars shed vandalised

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:34:31 GMT

A shed replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars is vandalised during a raid on a charity-run farm.

Huddersfield Station cat Felix finishes charity 'run'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:14:31 GMT

A railway station cat completes a 5km fun "run", raising more than £5,200 for a children's charity.

Spitfires of the seas

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:45:21 GMT

One hundred years ago an arm of the Royal Navy was formed to run "suicide missions" against the German naval forces.

Rita King care home shooting: Dementia, delusions and desperation

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:37:23 GMT

As a "devoted" husband is sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his 81-year-old wife dead in her care home, BBC News looks at the couple's struggles with mental health issues.

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 August

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:33:35 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Springing to success

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 GMT

Bronze-winning gymnast Amy Tinkler is given the welcome home of a sporting hero.

'Respect the water'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:36:51 GMT

Twelve people have died in less than a week following a series of incidents around the UK and Channel Islands coastline - so how can people stay safe at the coast?

Champions League: Manchester City and Celtic to meet Barcelona

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:37:11 GMT

Manchester City will meet Scottish champions Celtic and new manager Pep Guardiola's former club Barcelona in the Champions League.

West Ham United 0-1 Astra Giurgiu (agg 1-2)

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:58:29 GMT

West Ham fail to reach the Europa League group stage as Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu beat them in qualifying for the second season in a row.

Belgian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton confirms Spa grid penalty

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:59:05 GMT

Lewis Hamilton prioritises damage limitation after confirming he will take a grid penalty in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Arsenal agree £17m Lucas Perez fee, with £35m Shkodran Mustafi deal close

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:03:56 GMT

Arsenal agree a £17m deal for Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez and are close to signing Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi for £35m.