BBC News - England

'Lethal' DNP diet pills still on sale despite crackdown, BBC finds

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:29 GMT

A BBC investigation finds sites on the dark web selling diet products containing the deadly DNP chemical, despite a Food Standards Agency crackdown.

West Ham: MP says club should play behind closed doors if violence is repeated

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:12:28 GMT

West Ham should be forced to play behind closed doors if the violence of Wednesday's derby with Chelsea is repeated, an MP has said.

Battersea Dogs Home's 'loneliest' resident adopted

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:41 GMT

Britain's "loneliest" dog is adopted after spending more than 1,000 days at a branch of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Drunk skipper of 2,500-tonne ship jailed in Truro

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:12:27 GMT

A skipper is jailed for eight weeks for being drunk in charge of a 2,500-tonne ship in UK waters.

Firework thrown at man in homophobic attack in Southampton

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:33:19 GMT

A man is treated in hospital for burns after a firework was thrown at him in what the police have described as a homophobic attack.

MP's plea to Lindsay Lohan in Kettering Christmas lights silence

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:42:17 GMT

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan is urged to "get on a train to Kettering" and "fulfil her promise" to switch on the town's Christmas lights.

NHS set to miss target on foreign patient costs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:04:33 GMT

The NHS is set to miss a target in England of recovering £500m in costs from overseas patients.

Hammersmith Margravine Cemetery: 'Ghoulish' reception protected

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:20:34 GMT

A Victorian reception house in a London cemetery used to store coffins to stop poor people keeping dead bodies in their homes is given Grade II listing.

Bridge fall death a 'wake-up call' for Southern Health

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:58:54 GMT

A coroner criticises an NHS trust for failing a woman who fell to her death from a motorway bridge after suffering a mental breakdown.

Alleged serial killer Stephen Port describes 'hyper high' sex

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:28:11 GMT

A chef accused of murdering four men by giving them fatal doses of GHB tells a jury that the drug gave him a "hyper high" during sex.

Pizza Hut delivery driver Ali Qasemi's killer found guilty

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:39:27 GMT

A man is found guilty of killing a takeaway delivery driver in a "snatch and grab" robbery for three pizzas.

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Cornwall

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:27:42 GMT

A 2.3-magnitude earthquake is felt in Cornwall during the early hours of the morning.

PC Gordon Semple murder accused 'had no intention to harm'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:17:13 GMT

A man accused of murdering a police officer at his south London home tells an Old Bailey jury that he had no intention of hurting him.

Natalie Hemming murder trial: Partner 'made rape claim to police'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:02:54 GMT

A man accused of killing his partner told police she had been raped and had gone away to "clear her head" in order to explain her disappearance, a court hears.

Spalding shootings: Man's killing of wife and daughter 'calculated'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:05:01 GMT

The fatal shooting by a man of his wife and daughter was "cold and chilling", a coroner says.

Nissan to build new models in UK

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:31:11 GMT

Nissan says it will build two new models at its Sunderland plant after government "support and assurances".

Huge whale carcass removed from beach

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:05:21 GMT

The carcass of a fin whale that washed up on a beach in Norfolk is cut up and taken to a rendering plant.

Syd Barrett: Cambridge artwork unveiled

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:28:30 GMT

An artwork commemorating the life and work of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett has been unveiled.

Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock wows crowds on hometown return

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:48:05 GMT

Olympic double gold medallist Max Whitlock has returned to his hometown of Hemel Hempstead to celebrate his success at the Rio Games.

Cancer patients to benefit from hospital's new wig salon

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:11:32 GMT

A new hair and wig salon for people with cancer has opened at Stafford's County Hospital.

Hillsborough journalist posthumous award for organ donation

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:31 GMT

An investigative journalist who was on the Hillsborough Independent Panel is given a posthumous award for saving lives in her death.

Liverpool children give 'Penny-for-the-Guy' cash to homeless man

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:28:14 GMT

A photograph of children giving their "Penny-for-the-Guy" money to a homeless man has gone viral.

Swindon dance school still going strong after seven decades

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:05:08 GMT

A dance teacher from Swindon is celebrating seven decades running her own dance school.

'Emoldjis': Gran's call for older people's lives to be reflected

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:08:52 GMT

False teeth and bad back emojis, the brainchild of a frustrated grandmother, could soon be in use after being sent off for official approval.

Aylesbury's David Bowie statue 'will sing on the hour'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:34:39 GMT

A planned statue of singer David Bowie as his Ziggy Stardust character will sing "on the hour every hour", its supporters claim.

Black beauties

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:17:00 GMT

Black cats are being neglected when it comes to people choosing to adopt a cat from rehoming shelters, according to a charity.

Crazy Diamond

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:13:05 GMT

As Cambridge celebrates the life and work of one its most famous musical sons, BBC News looks at the legacy Syd Barrett left in the city and beyond.

England's Big Picture: 24 - 30 October

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:57:23 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

Salcombe Bar

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:19:17 GMT

The notorious Salcombe Bar which caused the loss of 13 life boatmen's lives 100 years ago, is still a danger to the boats of the Devon town.

‘Why not Gatwick?’

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:26:33 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May once told constituents she opposed a third runway, but her government has now approved expansion at Heathrow. Does this put her at loggerheads with the people of Maidenhead?

Death sentence

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:58:48 GMT

The construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport will lead to one village being flattened and others partly demolished. Now that the decision has finally been made, how are people coping?

Bangladesh v England: Zafar Ansari and Steven Finn picked for second Test

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:17:21 GMT

England spinner Zafar Ansari will make his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, with Steven Finn replacing Stuart Broad.

Rugby League World Cup 2021: England chosen as hosts ahead of US & Canada

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:22:53 GMT

England will host the 2021 World Cup after being selected ahead of a rival joint bid from the United States and Canada.

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United boss charged over pre-Liverpool referee comments

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:48:10 GMT

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is charged for claiming it would be "difficult" for Anthony Taylor to officiate the match with Liverpool.

London Welsh rugby club faces new winding-up order

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:08:10 GMT

London Welsh rugby club face a winding-up petition issued by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.