BBC News - England

Yorkshire Ripper 'facing prison return'

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 01:21:46 GMT

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is no longer mentally ill and should be returned to jail, it has been reported.

'Fat shaming' cards handed out on Tube

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:20:02 GMT

Commuters on the Tube in London are being handed cards telling them they are a "fat, ugly human by a group that claims to "hate fat people".

Crane crash pilot in restricted area

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:56:47 GMT

A helicopter pilot who died when he hit a crane in central London was responsible for avoiding obstacles but was in a restricted area, an inquest hears.

Rail death mother 'upset' over safety

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:35:33 GMT

The mother of a teenager who was killed at a level crossing 10 years ago says she was upset to find a safety feature at the site was not working.

City baffled over horror film cameo

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:17:55 GMT

People in Nottingham are left baffled over why the city's annual Christmas market appears in a trailer for a Hollywood horror film.

Jewel heist raider 'used over-60s pass'

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:46:42 GMT

One of the Hatton Garden raiders used someone else's over-60s pass as he travelled to carry out the burglary, a court hears.

Man jailed for sex assaults on girl, 12

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:33:47 GMT

A man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl is jailed for eight years.

Cult leader's 'vindictive cruelty'

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:43:45 GMT

A cult leader "ran a nest of jealousy and vindictive cruelty" a court has been told by a prosecutor.

Neglected dog smelt like 'rotting flesh'

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:09:19 GMT

A primary school head teacher who neglected her pet dog so badly that it smelt like "rotting flesh" is given a suspended jail term.

Gusts fell trees and divert flights

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:37:59 GMT

Winds of up to 70mph blew off a roof, brought down trees and diverted flights within a three-hour period in Greater Manchester.

Shakespeare's town set for big wheel

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:43:39 GMT

Stratford-upon-Avon is set to get a big wheel next spring after councillors backed the plan in principle.

Panda onesie robbers target newsagents

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:13:39 GMT

Two men disguised in panda onesies rob a newsagents armed with what police believe is a handgun.

Triple mistake for street name signs

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:32:34 GMT

A bungling council spells a street name three different ways all in the space of a few yards.

Double yellow lines only 60cm long

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:32:41 GMT

A small section of double yellow lines, measuring only roughly 60cm (2ft), cost Leicester City Council about £1 to paint.

England win thrilling super over

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 20:06:22 GMT

England complete their UAE tour with a dramatic super-over win against Pakistan to seal a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash.

I am coming for Fury's titles - Wilder

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:02:27 GMT

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder wants to unify the division by fighting new WBA, IBF & WBO champion Tyson Fury.

Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Brentford

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:14:20 GMT

Neil Danns scores a second-half equaliser as the Championship's bottom side Bolton earn a draw with Brentford.

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: Plane aborts landing due to 70mph winds

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:35:29 GMT

A plane aborted its landing at Manchester Airport after winds of up to 70mph swept across the North West.

VIDEO: In the ring with 'white-collar' boxers

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:28:39 GMT

With renewed calls for so-called white-collar boxing to be banned, just why did this 42-year-old company director go into the ring?

VIDEO: City market appears in Hollywood film

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:17:13 GMT

People in Nottingham have been left baffled over why the city's annual Christmas market appears in a trailer for a Hollywood horror film.

VIDEO: Abandoned cats overwhelm charity

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:08:54 GMT

A Coventry cat rescue charity say they've had to close their doors after being inundated with abandoned cats and kittens.

VIDEO: Teenage Fury predicts boxing success

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:16:31 GMT

The BBC has uncovered footage of an 18-year-old Tyson Fury confidently predicting he would one day become a world champion.

VIDEO: Dog-abuse teenagers targeted online

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:28:30 GMT

Kent Police warns people posting abuse online to teenagers who tortured a dog that they could face prosecution.

Eyesores or sights for sore eyes?

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:19:41 GMT

Should power station cooling towers be protected?

The Soviet spy who grew up in England

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:44:36 GMT

The English-born KGB agent whose story inspired a movie

England's Big Picture

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:49:49 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Mervyn Peake collection for sale

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:07:11 GMT

Collector's Gormenghast author archive may fetch £100,000

Wasps rugby club buzzing again

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:01:03 GMT

Why Wasps rugby club is buzzing again

Met Police warn of online dating scams

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:41:47 GMT

Victim of online dating scam tells of her experience