BBC News - England

John 'Goldfinger' Palmer: Criminal was under surveillance for 16 years

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:04:52 GMT

A notorious conman who was shot dead last year was under surveillance for at least 16 years by a top secret team of intelligence officers, the BBC learns.

Ben Needham search: Kos dig starts for missing toddler

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:15:43 GMT

Excavations will begin on Monday at farmland on the Greek island of Kos in the hunt for Sheffield toddler Ben Needham who disappeared in 1991.

Apology sought over 'abuse' at Buddhist retreat

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:13:11 GMT

Ex-members of a Buddhist community claim they suffered years of abuse at a retreat in the 1970s and 80s.

London man 'training to cure autism' filmed abusing client

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:08:31 GMT

"Horrifying" practices are exposed that purport to cure people with autism, during which clients are subjected to shouting and intimidation.

'Heartbreak' over teenager's Stapleford river death

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:43:03 GMT

The sister of a 13-year-old boy who died in a river in Nottinghamshire says his death has left a "hole" in her life.

Charge over 'chicken shop row' death in Poplar

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:38:35 GMT

A man is charged with murdering a 31-year-old after an alleged disagreement at a chicken shop in east London.

Fire campaigner found dead in Heacham house blaze

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:07:11 GMT

A woman who successfully campaigned against the closure of her village fire station is found dead in a house blaze.

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:44:20 GMT

Health problems related to the way we live are costing the NHS in England alone around £11bn each year.

Duo Normand Cyclist Ian Bashford dies in France race crash

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:55:02 GMT

An amateur cyclist from London dies in a crash with a support vehicle during a road race in France.

Christopher Halliwell may be linked to Claudia Lawrence case, detective claims

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:51:23 GMT

Double-murderer Christopher Halliwell may be linked to the case of missing chef Claudia Lawrence, the detective who arrested him claims.

Girl, 15, raped in Canterbury children's playground

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:17:00 GMT

A 15-year-old girl is raped in the playground of a Canterbury park.

Russell Brand donates Trew Era cafe to charity

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:17:03 GMT

Russell Brand donates his cafe to a charity that helps former prisoners and those struggling with addiction.

Oakham RFC's Savanaca Kokoibulileka dies after collapsing during match

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:04:40 GMT

Rugby union player Savanaca Kokoibulileka dies after collapsing while playing for Midlands 2 East (South) club Oakham RFC.

Lincolnshire's chief constable criticises ambulance numbers

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:25:16 GMT

The chief constable of Lincolnshire criticises the lack of ambulances in the county.

Conman John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was under surveillance for 16 years

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:03:48 GMT

Notorious conman John "Goldfinger" Palmer, who was shot dead last year, had been under surveillance by secret intelligence officers for 16 years, the BBC has learned.

'Autism trainer' abuse caught on camera

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:07:57 GMT

"Horrifying" practices of a London-based man supposedly trying to "cure" people with autism have been caught on camera.

Why Jewish schools are using extra security

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:20:08 GMT

Ahead of Jewish New Year celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, BBC Inside Out visited King David High School in Manchester to see how it was responding to threats.

Victorian artist turned nun wins acclaim for glass work

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:02:25 GMT

More than 60 years after her death, a woman who created works of art found in churches around the world has been recognised for her achievements.

Kingsbury Water Park gnome massacre provokes public outcry

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:26:44 GMT

Members of the public have come to the rescue of a gnome village that was vandalised.

Plymouth councillor teaches people how to tie a turban

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:23:10 GMT

A Sikh councillor has taken to the streets of Plymouth to teach people how to tie a turban.

Olympics golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott marry in private

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:13:29 GMT

Cycling Olympic champions Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, who have 10 gold medals between them, announce they have tied the knot in a private ceremony.

Lost footage of Bath to be screened

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:24:04 GMT

Long-lost footage of Bath is receiving a special screening in the city at the cinema in which it was discovered.

Health fears

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:30:53 GMT

It has been a year since steel production ceased on Teesside. Promises were made that the former SSI site would be cleaned up, but what has actually happened to it over the past 12 months?

Refugee doctor

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:06:58 GMT

When 15-year-old Waheed Arian arrived in the UK from 1990s Afghanistan, he was told he would probably become a taxi driver. Some years later, he started a degree at the University of Cambridge and has now set up a scheme where British doctors advise medics in Kabul via Skype.

Year of celebration

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:23:59 GMT

A musical Humber Bridge, a 14th-Century masterpiece and the Spiders From Mars will be part of Hull's year as UK City of Culture in 2017.

England's Big Picture: 19 - 25 September

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:27:45 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

In pictures

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:03:11 GMT

A photographic exhibition tells the stories of migrants who have made Sheffield their home.

Follow BBC England on Pinterest

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 06:57:00 GMT

BBC England is now on Pinterest, bringing you the best of our content for pinning and viewing.

Champions League of Darts: Phil Taylor beats Michael van Gerwen in final

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:45:20 GMT

Phil Taylor overpowers world number one Michael van Gerwen to win the inaugural Champions League of Darts in Cardiff.

Manchester City Women clinch WSL title

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:58:33 GMT

Manchester City Women beat Chelsea Ladies 2-0 to win the Women's Super League title for the first time.

Saints send Hammers to fourth straight loss

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:57:55 GMT

Charlie Austin scores his fifth goal in four appearances as Southampton condemn West Ham to a fourth successive Premier League defeat.

Manu Tuilagi: Leicester centre set to miss England's autumn series

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:08:33 GMT

Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi is set to miss England's autumn internationals because of a groin injury.