UK News • England

Main headlines:
Grace Millane: Police in search for long-handled shovel

A body believed to be that of British backpacker Grace Millane was found on the outskirts of Auckland.

Cruise couple held over suitcase cocaine

About 10kg of the drug was found in their cabin on the Marco Polo, Portuguese police say.

Six suspected migrants rescued from Dover shipping lane

A lifeboat crew was called to a boat six miles off the Kent coast, in the in the Dover Strait.

Birstall blast widower 'gets flashbacks of wife's cries for help'

Janet Jasper died after a gas blast a year ago at the home she shared with husband John for 56 years.

Selly Oak stabbings: Boy, 13, arrested after teens attacked

The boys were taken to hospital after being stabbed outside a school in Selly Oak.

St Dennis incinerator: 'Ridiculous' lorry trips to shredder criticised

Cornwall's only incinerator has to send any items larger than a bin bag 23 miles away to be shredded.

Rochdale bongs replace Big Ben on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas

The Rochdale town hall chimes are being used as a special "festive replacement", says BBC Radio 4.

Man and teenage girl charged over death in Kettering

The victim died in hospital a day after being found in a street with serious head injuries.

Driver clocked at 151mph on road

Linas Gedminas recorded speeds of 151mph, 145mph and 78mph in his Audi S8 in the space of a week.

Man caught on CCTV jumping on Hull rough sleepers' tent

Police say two men in the tent, which was pitched in a Hull shop doorway, were unhurt.

Russell Bishop: Paedophile guilty of 1986 Babes in the Wood murders

"Evil monster" Russell Bishop is found guilty of murdering two nine-year-old girls in 1986.

Wellingborough evacuated after 'suicide vest' dumped

A man gets a police caution after his "highly irresponsible" behaviour shut down a town centre.

MP tells mayor 'calm down, calm down'

The quip by minister Jake Berry was a nod to Harry Enfield's "Scousers in the pub" sketch.

'Utter shock' after men beaten by pensioner with walking stick

An inquest hears a mentally ill man attacked the hospital patients after his medication was altered.

Ally Law and Ryan Taylor: YouTubers broke into Big Brother house

One of the YouTubers dropped his trousers then jumped into a hot tub used by housemates.

Birmingham church stab accused 'died of insulin overdose'

John Delahaye was due to stand trial for attacking a church elder and two other men with a knife.

Website blunder 'shows council contempt' for Newhaven

A test page on a county council planning website talks of "building something nasty that nobody likes".

'Stansted 15': Protesters who locked themselves to plane guilty

The protesters broke into the airport and locked themselves to a plane set to deport people to Africa.

'Babes in Wood' murders: Timeline of Brighton killings

More than 30 years after Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway were murdered, their killer is convicted.

Cornwall cliff collapse caught on camera

A woman out walking captured part of a cliff falling on to rocks below near Bude.

Maidstone schoolgirls take to weightlifting

Weightlifting proves popular with girls at a school in Maidstone, Kent.

Turning childhood abuse into force for children's rights

Lydia Taiwo, who was beaten by her parents, is raising awareness of children's rights.

'Keep Frank's Bethnal Green coffee stand open'

Frank Wang had to stop selling coffee to his customers after his electricity supply was cut off.

The former soldier who's now a blind boxer

Watch as Paul Jacobs, who was blinded in Afghanistan, takes on a sighted man in his first bout.

Christmas lights 'magical' at Bude supermarket tunnel

The tunnel at Sainsbury's in Bude, Cornwall, was voted the county's top attraction on Trip Advisor.

The coach getting more Muslim girls into football

Asha Ali Rage coaches Muslim girls in her community in a bid to get more of them into football.

Toilet charges at Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds stations scrapped

A £15m boost means charges to use facilities at three stations will be dropped, Network Rail says.

WW2 Colossus tools donated by Bletchley Park engineer's family

A Bletchley Park veteran's family donate his bag and tools to the National Museum of Computing.

Going solo

Three women who have travelled the world share their experiences of solo backpacking.

The 'cowardly' killer

How justice finally caught up with "Babes in the Wood" killer Russell Bishop after more than 30 years of deceit.

England's Big Picture: 10 - 16 December

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

Living in a box

As more single homeless people fall between the cracks, could micro-homes offer a solution?

The last man standing

Daniel Woollard spent eight months living on one of the British Isles' most isolated islands - what was it like?

Christmas wonder

What questions do you have about Christmas? Use our form and we could be in touch.

Lady of the Hills

Fourteen years after a woman's body was found in Yorkshire, will the mystery of her death be solved?

Starving for success

Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.

Stem cell search

Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

Raheem Sterling: Chelsea fans suspended for alleged abuse of Man City forward

Chelsea suspend four people from attending matches while an investigation into the alleged abuse of Raheem Sterling takes place.

Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua's team are 'begging' for fight, says WBC champion

Anthony Joshua's team are "begging" for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Everton 2-2 Watford: Lucas Digne's late free-kick rescues point for hosts

Lucas Digne's 96th-minute free-kick rescues a draw for Everton in a fiercely fought Premier League contest with Watford.

Raheem Sterling told Gary Neville about abuse concerns in 2016

Ex-Man United defender Gary Neville says Raheem Sterling came to him for help after what he felt were "vicious" attacks during Euro 2016.

Sending Data...