BBC News - England

Rescuers save 19 from inflatable boat

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:19:26 GMT

Nineteen people rescued from an inflatable boat off the Kent coast after it began taking on water are questioned by Border Force officers.

Ticking security tag sparks bomb scare

Sat, 28 May 2016 16:12:08 GMT

A city centre department store is evacuated after a faulty electronic security tag making a loud ticking sound was mistaken for a bomb.

Ducks and baby geese shot dead

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:14:08 GMT

Three ducks, a moorhen and two baby geese are shot dead at a village pond.

Man stabbed to death in north London

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:29:20 GMT

A murder investigation begins after a man is found with fatal stab wounds in north London.

Children's services is 'huge challenge'

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:28:02 GMT

Turning around Birmingham's failing children's services is the "biggest challenge in politics", the city's council leader has said.

Man charged with slavery offences

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:28:52 GMT

A man appears in court in Shropshire charged with slavery offences.

Officer dismissed for 'ignoring' stabbing

Sat, 28 May 2016 11:58:15 GMT

A Metropolitan Police sergeant is dismissed for failing to respond to a fatal attack in which a man was stabbed more than 200 times.

Medic urges mediation over care rows

Sun, 29 May 2016 06:46:09 GMT

The NHS could save millions of pounds if families and doctors were offered mediation when they disagreed on a treatment, a leading consultant says.

Firms 'should be flexible' during Euros

Sun, 29 May 2016 00:02:20 GMT

Firms should be flexible with staffing during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which begins on 10 June, the conciliation service Acas says.

Labour 'anti-Semitic' suspension lifted

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:03:09 GMT

A senior Labour activist who was suspended from the party over alleged anti-Semitic comments on Facebook is reinstated.

Rider dies in pre-TT race practice

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:31:03 GMT

A rider dies and another is seriously injured in a crash during the pre-TT races.

Tear gas prison smuggler caught

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:42:37 GMT

A visitor has been apprehended trying to smuggle tear gas into a category A prison, the BBC learns.

Ex-Pompey boss owes Latvian bank £65m

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:52:01 GMT

Vladimir Antonov, the Russian ex-Portsmouth FC owner, owes a collapsed Latvian bank £65m, a High Court judge rules.

Becket bone relic taken to Canterbury

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:48:01 GMT

An elbow bone fragment believed to have come from St Thomas Becket is carried into Canterbury Cathedral, 845 years after he was murdered there.

'World's biggest' bouncy castle arrives

Sat, 28 May 2016 11:12:48 GMT

The "world's biggest" bouncy castle is unveiled at the Common People music festival in Southampton.

Hull City 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Sat, 28 May 2016 18:21:41 GMT

Hull City defeat Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play-off final at Wembley to win promotion to the Premier League.

Saracens 28-20 Exeter

Sat, 28 May 2016 15:53:05 GMT

European champions Saracens beat Exeter Chiefs to win the Premiership final at Twickenham and complete the double.

Moeen and Woakes put England in control

Sat, 28 May 2016 18:48:16 GMT

Moeen Ali hits 155 not out and Chris Woakes takes 3-9 as Sri Lanka end day two on 91-8, still 407 runs behind in the second Test.

VIDEO: Osborne: Tax credits a 'judgement call'

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 15:36:15 GMT

The Chancellor tells the Treasury Select Committee he is 'comfortable' with his decision on tax credits

VIDEO: 'World's biggest' bouncy castle arrives

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:36:28 GMT

Festival-goers are invited to have a go on what is claimed to be the world's largest bouncy castle.

VIDEO: Bus engulfed by fire after 'explosion'

Fri, 27 May 2016 22:24:44 GMT

About 20 people escaped from a bus in Nottingham shortly before it was destroyed by fire.

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Sun, 29 May 2016 00:32:21 GMT

Who deserves to be remembered?

Elbows, skulls and holy hands

Sun, 29 May 2016 00:46:03 GMT

Venerating England's saintly relics

England's Big Picture

Sun, 29 May 2016 08:29:40 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Riot's legacy of shame and pride

Sat, 28 May 2016 00:02:14 GMT

The riot with a legacy of shame and pride

Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?

Sun, 29 May 2016 00:30:04 GMT

Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?