BBC News - England

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:01:35 GMT

Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.

Some workers earning less than four years ago, figures show

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:30:35 GMT

Workers in England have seen pay rise over the last five years but data reveals parts of the country where wages have declined.

Droitwich narrowboat death man 'saved mum and dog'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:19:59 GMT

A man managed to save his mother and dog before dying when his narrowboat sank in a canal lock, friends say.

Kentish Town restaurant diners struck by unmarked police car

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:35:17 GMT

An unmarked police car on an emergency call out crashes into customers sitting outside a restaurant in London, leaving two injured.

Bradford woman Samia Shahid's Pakistan death 'was murder'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:14:41 GMT

The husband of a woman who died in Pakistan believes she was killed after being threatened for marrying against her family's wishes.

Pokemon Go: Network Rail has 'safety concerns' for gamers

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:52:41 GMT

Network Rail contacts Nintendo and app developers over "safety concerns" about Pokemon Go being playable close to live train tracks.

Headley pool party shooting 'frightening chaos'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:23:10 GMT

An organiser of a pool party where a man was shot dead describes the "frightening chaos" that unfolded.

Man given panic buttons ahead of stalker's release

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:40:19 GMT

A bus driver stalked by a woman for three years is having panic buttons fitted in his home ahead of her release from prison.

River Leadon ammonia leak kills 'thousands of fish'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:27:39 GMT

Several thousand fish are believed to have died in a Gloucestershire river after an ammonia leak, the Environment Agency confirms.

'Flare duel' starts fire at Bovington army base

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:36:47 GMT

A fire which damaged an army barracks was started by two officers duelling with flares to settle a disagreement, it is claimed.

Biggleswade teacher banned over emails to pupils

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:34:50 GMT

A teacher who bombarded female pupils with inappropriate messages, including one saying "nice pins", is banned from the profession.

Kelly Pearce death: Man jailed for 'sadistic' murder

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:19:16 GMT

A man is convicted of the murder of a woman who was stabbed multiple times and bludgeoned with a claw hammer in an attack "bordering on sadism".

Kent scout Charlie Girling, 12, dies at Finland jamboree

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:36:58 GMT

A 12-year-old scout from Kent collapses and dies at an international jamboree in Finland.

Star Wars firm admits charges over Harrison Ford leg break

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:31:47 GMT

A production company behind Star Wars pleads guilty to two criminal charges after Han Solo actor Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.

England's Bobby Moore awarded blue plaque on Barking home

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:01:05 GMT

Bobby Moore, the only England captain to ever win the World Cup, is honoured with a blue plaque.

Scout jamboree death: Headteacher pays tribute to Charlie Girling

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:50:14 GMT

A 12-year-old scout who died at an international jamboree in Finland is described by his headteacher as "well-liked".

How to shear a sheep in 44 seconds

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:40:39 GMT

A farmer has broken a world record by shearing 731 sheep in nine hours - that's one sheep every 44 seconds.

Lorry fire causes lane closures and delays on the M6 near Birmingham.

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:52:55 GMT

A lorry is destroyed by a fire on the M6 northbound carriageway near Birmingham.

Eyewitness to fatal narrowboat sinking in Worcestershire describes attempt to save man

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:10:04 GMT

A lock keeper who tried to rescue a man who died when his narrowboat sank in a canal has been describing the battle to save him.

Railway fire near Gatwick melted electric cables

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:56:58 GMT

Video has been posted on Twitter of a fire on the railway near Gatwick that melted electrical cables and the conductor rail causing delays to services around the airport.

Free bike scheme proves popular for Birmingham

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:35:08 GMT

A project to offer 3,500 bikes to residents has proved popular in its first year.

Sheep-shearing world record smashed

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:50:06 GMT

A sheep-shearing world record is broken with thousands of people watching around the world.

Bargain basmati lands Luton rice man in police pickle

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:17:54 GMT

Buying basmati rice at a bargain price turns out to be false economy for a motorist who is fined for a "dangerously overweight" car.

Ear bashing

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:25:33 GMT

The shooting this week at a house in Surrey took place at a house hired out for a pool party. But what is the law surrounding party houses?

Friendly giant inspiration

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:45:52 GMT

A giant sculpture of Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington pops up in the Serpentine lake to help spur team GB athletes to victory at Rio 2016.

England's Big Picture: 25 - 31 July

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:55:35 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Hello my name is...

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:44:31 GMT

In the five years between being diagnosed with cancer and her death on Saturday, Dr Kate Granger changed the face of doctor-patient relations and raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity.

20-year mystery

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:10:10 GMT

Twenty years after a 16-year-old boy vanished on a night out in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the BBC has spent months reinvestigating the case.

Care or close?

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:47:01 GMT

Could Foxhill Manor in Northamptonshire have been saved from closure?

Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon reject Arsenal offer for France forward

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:23:19 GMT

French side Lyon say they have rejected an offer from Premier League runners-up Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

England v Pakistan: Michael Vaughan praises hosts' flawless display

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:59:37 GMT

England produced a flawless performance to beat Pakistan by 330 runs in the second Test, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

Max Gradel: Bournemouth winger signs new four-year contract

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:01:35 GMT

Ivory Coast international Max Gradel signs a new four-year deal with Bournemouth, 12 months after joining the club.

Steven Pressley: Fleetwood Town manager resigns from League One club

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:54:46 GMT

Fleetwood Town confirm they have accepted the resignation of manager Steven Pressley after nine months in charge.