BBC News - England

Stand-off with 'armed' Pagham man, 72, enters second night

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:03:26 GMT

A police standoff with a 72-year-old man believed to be armed with a gun at a house in West Sussex enters a second night.

Notting Hill Carnival marred by 440 arrests and four knife attacks

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:56:33 GMT

The annual event sees police make 440 arrests and four people wounded in suspected stabbings.

Twins conjoined at birth prepare to start school

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 03:52:02 GMT

Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born conjoined and had an operation to separate them, are preparing to start school.

Third 'given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis'

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:55:37 GMT

Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack - with women having a far higher chance of being affected, a study suggests.

Brother to appeal over Saima Ahmed golf course death

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:09:00 GMT

The brother of a woman from London whose body was found on an Edinburgh golf course earlier this year is to appeal for information about her death.

Road rage victim in pay-out 14 years after attack

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:00:57 GMT

A woman who was left for dead as a child in a road rage attack is awarded compensation for her injuries 14 years on.

Plane makes emergency landing after tyre bursts on take off

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:10:49 GMT

A plane flying from Amsterdam to Manchester makes an emergency landing at Birmingham Airport after a tyre burst in flight.

Man arrested in Redhill 'child abduction' report

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:52:31 GMT

A man is arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice following the reported abduction of a child in Surrey.

Oliver Dearlove named as Blackheath murder victim

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:27:41 GMT

A man who died following a "vicious assault" in south east London on Sunday is named.

Man in red dress and wig holds up Liverpool sex shop

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:17:18 GMT

A man in a red dress and wig is wanted by police after an armed robbery in a sex shop in Liverpool.

Leicester rail users 'most underserved' in Britain, survey suggests

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:21:48 GMT

Rail users in Leicester are the most underserved in Britain, according to research suggesting the city has the fewest number of stations per head of population.

Boys rejected for England football coach job meet Allardyce

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:38:30 GMT

Five schoolboys who applied to be the new managing team of the England football team meet the man who pipped them to the top job.

Hundreds of Pokemon Go incidents logged by police

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:37:43 GMT

Pokemon Go players have been involved in hundreds of police incidents since the gaming app phenomenon launched, the BBC learns.

Lift police visible tattoo bans, says federation

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:11:30 GMT

Police officers should be allowed to have tattoos on their hands, neck and even faces, the Police Federation of England and Wales says.

Collapsed M20 footbridge cleared

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:54:21 GMT

The M20 in Kent has fully reopened in both directions following a crash and collapse of a footbridge.

Boston Tesco evacuated after heavy rainfall

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:53:48 GMT

A supermarket is evacuated after a pipe in the ceiling overflows, causing water to pour into the store.

Student teacher runs 27 marathons in 27 days in Malawi

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:12:27 GMT

A student teacher from Manchester runs 27 marathons in 27 days in Malawi for charity.

Camels for sale due to 'too many babies'

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 11:38:04 GMT

Up to 10 camels are to be sold at a farm in Cornwall as the owner has a successful breeding season.

Notting Hill Carnival: Clary Salandy's guide to costume-making

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:36:35 GMT

Ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival, BBC News goes behind the scenes with Clary Salandy who has been making costumes for the event for 30 years.

World Gravy Wrestling Championship held in Lancashire

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:58:53 GMT

Wrestlers in fancy dress bid for a world title in 1,000 litres of gravy at a Lancashire pub.

Hen party rescued by RNLI after getting stuck on River Dart

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:24:22 GMT

A bride-to-be who wanted a "no-fuss and low-key" celebration is rescued by the RNLI after her hen party boat ran aground.

The legal hustle

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:55:14 GMT

Street skills are being translated into use in the corporate world with the help of a course teaching "the legal hustle".

A rum do

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:53:39 GMT

Joining the crowds for the Grand Finale parade during the 50th anniversary of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Punching its weight

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:30:16 GMT

Broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has called for the government to follow the model of Team GB's Olympic success and invest in the north of England. BBC News asks which of the regions' strengths it should focus on?

Itching for help

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:13:23 GMT

BBC presenter and eczema sufferer Steve Bailey explores the devastating effects of the condition and speaks to others affected by it.

England's Big Picture: 29 August - 4 September

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:56:29 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

The booze commute

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:37:15 GMT

Alongside the boisterous revellers on London's first regular all-night Tube service were a sprinkling of more introverted, nocturnal travellers.

Baby gap years

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:02:04 GMT

BBC News speaks to the new mums who swapped sleepless nights for long-haul flights.

In pictures

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:32:56 GMT

As Notting Hill Carnival marks its 50th anniversary, BBC News looks back at how the event became what organisers claim is the largest street party in Europe.

One-Day Cup: Warwickshire's Jeetan Patel bowls side to semi-final win over Somerset

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:49:22 GMT

Jeetan Patel takes five wickets to help Warwickshire beat Somerset by eight runs and set up a One-Day Cup final with Surrey.

US Open 2016: Kyle Edmund upsets Richard Gasquet, Johanna Konta goes through

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:11:31 GMT

Kyle Edmund upsets 13th seed Richard Gasquet and fellow Briton Johanna Konta beats Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the US Open.

Wayne Rooney stays as England captain under new manager Sam Allardyce

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:03:55 GMT

New England manager Sam Allardyce says retaining Manchester United's Wayne Rooney as captain was an "easy decision" to make.

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome third as Nairo Quintana wins stage 10

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:37:34 GMT

Chris Froome moves back into third in the Vuelta a Espana, 58 seconds behind Nairo Quintana, who wins stage 10 to regain the red jersey.