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Charlie Gard: Judge to decide where baby's life will end

Baby's parents want him allowed home, but hospital bosses say a hospice would be a better place.

Manchester terror attack: Saffie Roussos funeral to be held

A service will be held later at Manchester Cathedral for eight-year-old Saffie Roussos.

Banksy's balloon girl chosen as nation's favourite artwork

The famed stencil image beat Constable's Hay Wain and Vettriano's Singing Butler in a poll.

Acid attack suspected as men targeted in Bethnal Green

The two teenagers flagged down police in east London after an unknown liquid was thrown at them.

Number of drivers aged over 90 tops 100,000 for first time

As the population ages, the number of older drivers is increasing, DVLA figures show.

Celine Dookhran killing: Tributes paid to 'beautiful girl'

Celine Dookhran, of Indian Muslim heritage, was allegedly killed over a relationship with an Arab Muslim.

Grenfell fire: Judge in second meeting with angry survivors

Sir Martin Moore-Bick promised to "get to the bottom" of last month's blaze at a meeting with residents.

Hull baby ashes inquiry: 57 parents not given ashes back

Hull City Council apologises after it publishes its inquiry into the handling of infant cremations.

Cities in England's north pressing for more money

Councils say they are concerned ministers have become less committed to the Northern Powerhouse.

Homeless get £2.5k fine threat over bags

Oxford City Council is threatening to fine or prosecute rough sleepers who leave bags in doorways.

Garden gnome kills Ipswich pet dog during break-in

The 10-year-old Pomeranian called Jenson had a "heart of a lion", his family say.

Marvyn Iheanacho jailed for killing boy over lost trainer

Jurors heard Marvyn Iheanacho battered his partner's five-year-old son with "brute force".

Eight zoo penguins killed by fox

Chessington World of Adventures said the fox broke into the penguins' water enclosure.

Cyclist caught riding 10 miles on Devon motorway

Balin Hobbs, 52, overtook a police car before being arrested at a service station.

Student Emily Hughes denied loan due to namesake

Emily Hughes was told someone with the same name, born on the same day in the same area has already applied.

'Traumatised' autistic man restrained for 11 hours

Adam Nasralla was restrained by as many as nine members of staff at a private hospital in Birmingham

Man shot with paintball at fly protest

A man on a quad bike shot a paintball gun at people protesting outside a recycling firm.

More than 86,000 NHS posts vacant, says report

An official report suggests the NHS in England is short of thousands of staff - particularly nurses and midwives.

Bosnian war child tracks down ex-soldier

Peter Millns cried when he found out the little girl he met when serving in war-torn Bosnia was alive.

Man thanks people who dragged him from water decades before

A businessman crosses the Atlantic to meet those who dragged him from water when he was three.

What it's like to use a food bank

Sarah is a teaching assistant and struggles to feed her nine-year-old boy during the school holidays.

Police dog chases suspect over two miles near Baldock

The man was eventually caught hiding in a bush and jailed for motoring offences.

Hexham florist wins powerlifting championship

Hexham florist Jo Foster is a European champion powerlifter in her age group.

Dozens of stolen bikes go up for auction

Bargains to be had as stolen bikes go under the hammer in one of the biggest auctions of its kind.

Street racers hit 134mph on Birmingham dual carriageway

Police dashcam video shows Golf and Mercedes cars racing at more than 130mph on a public road.

Wacky vehicles go on show at the National Motor Museum

A chance to see the world's fastest pram and a record-breaking mobility scooter.

RSPCA inspector called to catch toy tarantula in Alresford

An RSPCA inspector kitted out with gloves and nets discovers the arachnid is made of plastic.

Island ferry 'sounds like car crash'

The Cowes chain ferry sounds like a "car crash" when the prow hits the slipway, a resident says.

Back from the Front

The battlefields of WW1 were once marked by thousands of wooden crosses - but what happened to them?

'Who runs the world? Girls.'

The 2013 Women's World Cup barely registered with the public. England's glorious 2017 triumph could not be more different.

England's Big Picture: 24 - 30 July

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Fighter ace

James Lacey is thought to have downed at least 28 enemy planes during World War Two.

All aboard

Traditionally seen as the domain of the over 60s, cruise companies are seeing increasingly different groups of passengers on board.

The wettest summer

Victims of the 2007 summer floods share their memories a decade on.

Adam Peaty sets second 50m breaststroke world record in day

Britain's Adam Peaty sets a 50m breaststroke world record for the second time in a day, becoming the first person to break the 26-second mark.

Greg Rutherford: Long jump champion withdraws from 2017 World Championships

Reigning long jump champion Greg Rutherford pulls out of next month's World Championships because of an ankle injury.

T20 Blast: Derbyshire beat Lancashire, Durham suffer fifth defeat in a row

Derbyshire's Luis Reece hits 97 off 55 balls to help beat former side Lancashire, while Durham suffer a fifth straight defeat.

Women's Euro 2017: Lucy Bronze almost opted for Portugal over England

England's Lucy Bronze has revealed how close she came to playing for Portugal, as the two teams prepare to meet at Euro 2017.

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