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Actress's partner arrested over murders

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:59:28 GMT

The partner of Sian Blake is arrested by UK police on suspicion of murdering the ex-EastEnders actress and her two sons.

'Back door' council tax rises exposed

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:51:55 GMT

English parish councils have doubled their share of the council tax in some areas, prompting warnings they may be subject to the same referendum rules as larger authorities.

Dog survives being impaled on spike

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:33:50 GMT

A family say their dog is lucky to be alive after becoming impaled on a rusty metal spike that went right through his body.

Thousands expected at Hill tribute

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:50:24 GMT

A celebration of the life of former Coventry manager and club chairman Jimmy Hill is to be held in the city later.

Baby's body found in house garden drain

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:48:28 GMT

The body of a baby is found in a garden drain at a house in Grimsby.

Police chase 'trip' helper was soldier

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:46:56 GMT

A man who tripped up a suspected drug dealer running from police in south-west London is revealed as a soldier and bandsman from Derby.

We will fight contract imposition - BMA

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:13 GMT

Junior doctor leaders have promised to fight on after the government in England announced it will impose a new contract on the profession.

UK's first toll motorway for sale

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:28:36 GMT

The loss-making M6 Toll road is put up for sale for nearly £2bn, the BBC understands.

Minister blocks release of Poppi report

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:00:29 GMT

The government refuses to order the release of a critical report into how Cumbria Police investigated the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington.

Johnson sacked by Sunderland

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:52:31 GMT

Adam Johnson is sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one of grooming.

Toilet baby 'would have survived'

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:23:59 GMT

A baby who died of sepsis after being born in his parents' toilet "would have survived" in hospital, an infant health expert tells an inquest.

England star Anderson 'honoured' by OBE

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:19:58 GMT

Cricket star James Anderson is awarded his OBE medal by the Prince of Wales - and says being England's leading wicket-taker is still to sink in.

Pensioner murder suspect 'no DNA expert'

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:46:42 GMT

A man accused of beating a pensioner to death with a rolling pin says he cannot explain the presence of DNA said to link him to the crime.

Scaffolder's fall left him unable to talk

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:09:18 GMT

A scaffolding firm is fined after a worker fell 24ft on to a concrete floor, leaving him so badly injured he is unable to feed himself or talk.

Man jailed for killing unborn child

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:04:39 GMT

A man who killed his ex-girlfriend's unborn child in a "vile" attack in south-east London is jailed for life.

'Positive' talks to save hovercraft

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:34:38 GMT

A museum says it has held "positive" talks about saving one of two remaining cross-Channel hovercraft, which are under threat of being scrapped.

Disgust at 'doughnut mountain'

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:49:16 GMT

Doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is criticised for dumping a "mountain" of unwanted doughnuts outside a store.

Salford 44-10 St Helens

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:53:14 GMT

Salford Red Devils produce a stunning display to demolish St Helens with an eight-try hammering at the AJ Bell Stadium.

England bid to wrap up ODI series

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:17:59 GMT

England seek to win the one-day series in South Africa as they take a 2-1 lead into Friday's penultimate match in Johannesburg.

Sciver in England Twenty20 squad

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:07:35 GMT

All-rounder Natalie Sciver is included in England women's squad for the three-match T20 series against South Africa.

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: Mystery Valentine's postcard discovered

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:06:56 GMT

A Valentine's postcard thought to have been sent to a woman in the Black Country more than 100 years ago has turned up at a Coventry market.

VIDEO: Jail for driver who killed sisters

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:12:25 GMT

A man has been jailed for four years for causing the deaths of two young sisters in a crash in Birmingham.

VIDEO: 'Oldest man' to toast 108th birthday

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:42:36 GMT

A man who is thought to be the oldest in the Midlands is about to celebrate his 108th birthday.

VIDEO: School dog helps pupils with reading

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:58:36 GMT

A chocolate Labrador is helping pupils to hone their reading skills at a primary school in Somerset.

VIDEO: Cannonball display returns to Warwick Castle

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:24:19 GMT

A cannonball display show has returned to Warwick Castle today for the first time since its restoration.

VIDEO: Wheelie bin artist becomes online hit

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:17:56 GMT

The work of a former motor trader-turned-wheelie bin graffiti artist proves a hit online.

How The Beatles still grip Liverpool

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:19:36 GMT

The Fab Four fund 1% of Liverpool's jobs

What Jimmy Hill means to Coventry

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:48:26 GMT

Why was Jimmy Hill so loved in Coventry?

When Burton and Taylor starred in a student play

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:23:29 GMT

When Burton and Taylor took part in student play

Levi Bellfield: 'Heinous' serial killer

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:26:28 GMT

The criminal history of the serial killer Levi Bellfield

England's Big Picture

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:05:54 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Birmingham pub bombings inquests: What we know

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:44 GMT

Could inquests into 21 deaths be resumed 40 years on?