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Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government

Security company G4S will not be allowed to run HMP Birmingham again for at least six months.

Kirsty Maxwell balcony death: Family plead with men for answers

Kirsty Maxwell's family want five men from Nottingham to give them "answers" over her death.

Beards galore at British championships

Hirsute competitors were judged in 21 categories of facial hair.

Northamptonshire County Council 'bought rugby hospitality box'

Public money was also spent by councillors on hiring a vintage plane.

Man 'broke every bone' in his face

Tom Locke is one of 1,600 people alive today thanks to a change in the way the NHS works, a study suggests.

Flat collapse-risk residents 'living in fear'

Checks after the Grenfell Tower fire found parts of a block on Broadwater Farm estate could fall if there was a gas explosion.

Stolen car hits pedestrian during Old Swan police chase

A person was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Merseyside Police say.

Mum and daughter hurt in 'horrific' hammer attack

A 27-year-old man, who lives locally. has been arrested in connection with the "horrific" attack.

Homes evacuated after fire leads to explosions

A huge plume of black smoke has seen services halted on the Midland Mainline.

Police and council sorry for 'victim-blaming' tweet

Merseyside Police and Liverpool Council advised women not to become vulnerable to a sex attack.

'Hero' British paraglider killed in Macedonia mid-air crash

Innes Powell and another pilot were fatally injured during a competition in Macedonia.

Stoke fans' Preston 'pepper spray' claim to be investigated by police

Police say they will investigate claims some Stoke fans were pepper sprayed during Saturday's 2-2 draw at Preston.

Boy, 13, arrested after stabbing in Southend

A 16-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed in the shoulder and back.

'Driver asleep' crash on Aston Expressway prompts warning

Police say the collision on the A38M in Birmingham "could have been a lot worse".

Holt memorial marks 50th anniversary of mid-air plane crash

Seven RAF crewmen were killed 50 years ago when their planes crashed in mid-air over Norfolk.

Man dies in crash on pedestrian crossing in Bolton

The 65-year-old was struck on a pedestrian crossing in Topp Way, Bolton.

Men held after firearms found on Hailsham estate

Two guns were found by National Crime Agency officers at a site off the Hailsham bypass.

Student run over and killed in New Malden named

Charlotte Staplehurst, 21, died at the scene of the crash.

Manchester stabbing: Teenagers bailed after three men hurt

The victims were attacked in Piccadilly Gardens in the early hours of Saturday.

Man faces attempted murder charge over play area attack

The 24-year-old has also been charged with rape over the assault in Leicester.

'I feel scared in my collapse-risk flat'

Families living in a north London block of flats judged to be at risk of collapse say they are living in fear.

The artist who is turning plastic waste into sculptures

Czech artist Veronika Richterova is teaching children how to reuse plastic bottles.

The Paralympic wheelchair maker

Vince Ross' Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business.

The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS

Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.

Take a trip on the historic Southend cliff lift

A cliff lift built in 1912 that takes tourists from the clifftop to the seafront has reopened.

Bury St Edmunds WWI trail honours fallen heroes

An art trail inspired by items linked to World War One has been set up in a Suffolk town.

London Euston station closed for three weekends in a row

Network Rail is urging people not to travel on the West Coast Main Line for the next three weekends.

Birmingham: Bringing a 'segregated' city back together

Birmingham City Council has told the BBC segregation in the city must be addressed so that communities are no longer living in isolation.

Tanfield Railways volunteers restore carriage once used as home

Sisters Sally and Linda Clarke who lived in the carriage were guests as it returned to the track.

Record set at stone skimming event

Hundreds gathered to watch the competition, which raises cash for the South Cumbria Rivers Trust.

Holiday hunger

How one town is filling the gap when free school meals are off the menu.

Summer buzz

Search interest in the word "wasp" in the UK was the highest in five years between 5 and 11 August.

England's Big Picture: 13 - 19 August

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

'Fearsome reputation'

Anne Seymour had a "fearsome" reputation, but was respected for her compassion, museum bosses say.

'Everyone was screaming'

A UK family has told of their terror after being caught up in the collapse of a Genoa motorway bridge.

Lost prehistoric sites

Neolithic monuments, Iron Age settlements and a Roman farm have all been made visible in crop marks.

Tate Liverpool

How the "risky" gallery became the driver for the economic regeneration of a city in the doldrums.

England v India: Michael Vaughan criticises 'fragility' of hosts' batting

Michael Vaughan criticises England's batsmen as they lose all 10 wickets in the afternoon session against India at Trent Bridge.

England v India: Hardik Pandya stars as tourists take control

India end the second day of the third Test with a lead of 292 after England collapse to 161 all out in their first innings at Trent Bridge.

Brighton 3-2 Man Utd: Brighton score three first-half goals to stun visitors

Manchester United did not show the right attitude in their surprise Premier League defeat at Brighton, says captain Paul Pogba.

Man City 6-1 Huddersfield: Sergio Aguero hat-trick as champions go top

Sergio Aguero scores a hat-trick as Manchester City put six past Huddersfield to go top of the Premier League.

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