BBC News - England

Kent M20 shut after crash and footbridge collapse

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:21:16 GMT

A footbridge collapses on a motorway following a crash on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Camber Sands deaths: Lifeguards to remain for summer season

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:56:24 GMT

Lifeguards are to remain for the rest of the summer at Camber Sands beach where five men drowned, the BBC learns.

Doll's house taken to Antiques Roadshow in Tewkesbury worth £150,000

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:54:01 GMT

An early 18th Century doll's house, described as "of national importance", is valued by the BBC Antiques Roadshow at more than £150,000.

Northampton Hospital: Bung left in gynaecological patient

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:39:25 GMT

Surgical staff left medical equipment in a patient undergoing a hysterectomy at a hospital in Northamptonshire, a report reveals.

Extradited Hong Kong rapist Joseph Tsang's jail term upheld

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:08:10 GMT

A convicted rapist, who was extradited to the UK from Hong Hong, fails to get his 15-year prison sentence reduced.

Woman 'drove wrong way on M6' near Kendal in dark

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:55:43 GMT

A woman admits a "catastrophic driving error" which saw her drive the wrong way along the M6 in Cumbria in the dark.

Boy aged two critical after being hit by a car in Brent

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:56:31 GMT

A two-year-old boy is critical after he was struck by a car when out walking with his grandfather in north-west London.

Wakefield Wildcats: Danny Kirmond among three players hurt in car accident

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:10:42 GMT

Wakefield Wildcats players Chris Annakin, Richard Owen and captain Danny Kirmond suffer injuries when their car hit a tree.

Shepherd's Bush tower block fire caused by faulty tumble dryer

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:23:46 GMT

A faulty tumble dryer sparked a fire that led to people evacuating an 18-storey tower block in west London, the fire brigade says.

Paul McCartney demo given to Cilla Black sells for £18K

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:23:33 GMT

A long-lost demo disc recorded by Paul McCartney that was given to Cilla Black sells for £18,000 at auction.

Traffic tailback warning for bank holiday weekend

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:58:50 GMT

Motorists are being warned to expect tailbacks as millions of Britons set out on breaks or day trips over the bank holiday weekend.

Man arrested over South Shields explosives alert

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:09:16 GMT

A man is arrested after police concerns about possible explosives in a Tyneside house led to neighbouring homes being evacuated.

Barnardo's archive photos reveal first foster children

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:18:23 GMT

Previously unseen photographs of some of England's first foster children - and the stories of what happened next - are released by the charity Barnardo's to mark its 150th birthday.

I Am Team GB: Sports clubs open doors for free

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:19:09 GMT

Sports clubs across the UK are welcoming visitors free of charge after Team GB's success at the Rio Olympic Games while ITV is switching off for an hour to encourage people to get active.

Leicester City: Artist completes Buddhist mural

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:05:03 GMT

A mural celebrating Leicester's title win and their links to Thailand and Buddhism goes on show to the public.

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.

London Bridge station to open after revamp

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:39:33 GMT

The newly renovated London Bridge station is nearly ready to open after three years of waiting.

'Cocaine test helped me deal with son's death'

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:40:57 GMT

Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore says his positive test for cocaine came as a relief and was the "get out of jail free card" he needed to start to come to terms with the death of his son.

Kingsley Burrell: Protestors hope to 'get answers' after CPS sit-in

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:45:59 GMT

Protestors who staged a sit-in in Birmingham have said they hope to "finally get answers" over the death of Kingsley Burrell.

Who are the RNLI's lifeguards?

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:19:49 GMT

Lifeguards are patrolling Camber Sands in East Sussex over the bank holiday weekend after a series of deaths, but what makes an RNLI lifeguard?

Sheffield 'bus surfing' video prompts vehicle refit

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:01:14 GMT

A bus company has begun fitting its vehicles with "anti surf" devices after footage emerged of two men clinging to the back of a moving bus in Sheffield.

Star Wars Millennium Falcon shed to be repaired following vandalism

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:07:50 GMT

A shed styled like the Millennium Falcon cockpit from the blockbuster movie Star Wars is set to be repaired after it was smashed by vandals.

Ipswich hedgehog officer appointed after global interest in job

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:26:05 GMT

A hedgehog officer is set to start work to improve animal numbers after an advert for the Ipswich-based job sparks worldwide interest.

Carnival kids

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:40:57 GMT

BBC News looks at five ways parents can keep their children entertained at what organisers claim is Europe's biggest street carnival.

Epic telly

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:26:16 GMT

It is 20 years since Our Friends in the North first aired, but the programme's journey to the TV screen was as tangled as the lives of the four friends it tracked across the decades.

England's Big Picture: 22 - 28 August

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:53:21 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

BBC England on Pinterest

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:21:28 GMT

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

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.

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.