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Cromer sword-wielding suspect held as armed police called

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:04:12 GMT

Officers responded to reports the suspect was being aggressive with a sword towards people.

Firefighters tackle Poundland blaze in Chingford

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:01:05 GMT

Fifteen fire engines and nearly 100 firefighters are at the fire at Poundland in Chingford.

Sussex man held in Turkey for smuggling ancient coins

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:17:23 GMT

Ambulance driver Toby Robyns was arrested as he prepared to fly home with his family.

Cyclist Charlie Alliston guilty over pedestrian's death

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:39:09 GMT

Charlie Alliston was cleared of manslaughter but found guilty of "wanton and furious driving".

Manchester Airport pipe bomb plotter Nadeem Muhammad jailed

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:49:55 GMT

The judge called for a review of Manchester Airport security "at the highest level" after the incident.

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:32:43 GMT

The feud between the Birmingham rivals has plagued the streets with murders, shootings and stabbings.

Cars and keys stolen from car park near Manchester Airport

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:07:51 GMT

About 130 keys and five cars were stolen from a meet-and-greet firm near Manchester Airport.

Derby North MP Chris Williamson mocked over women-only carriages

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:48:03 GMT

The sign appeared on Chris Williamson's door mocking his women-only train carriages proposal.

Norfolk defends Nelson in 'white supremacist' row

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:05:53 GMT

Writer Afua Hirsch described Admiral Horatio Nelson as a "white supremacist".

Wayne Rooney: England striker retires from international football

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:02:23 GMT

Everton striker Wayne Rooney, England's all-time record goalscorer, announces his retirement from international football.

Gate crushes boy, 4, to death on holiday in Anzio

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:17:16 GMT

The death of Angelo Quirino from Manchester has "shocked the community".

West Midlands Police officers guilty of drugs offences

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:45:48 GMT

Birmingham officers Wahid Husman and Tahsib Majid plotted to steal and sell drugs for profit.

Cromer disorder: Norfolk Police to review response

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:03:25 GMT

Suffolk Constabulary said it told Norfolk Police about a group of travellers ahead of trouble in Cromer.

'Teletubby Hills' to be made smaller after flattening protest

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:29:41 GMT

The grassy mounds in the gardens of Lincoln's Carlton estate were due to be levelled.

Andy Burnham: North 'needs transport investment now'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:22:53 GMT

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham made the comment as leaders gather at a summit in Leeds.

Rescued piglets served up as sausages to firefighters

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:43:32 GMT

Farmer Rachel Rivers says thank you with sausages but firefighters later apologise

Nelson newborn baby death prompts murder probe

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:48:25 GMT

A man and woman, believed to be her parents, are arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed.

London Euston HS2 exhumation plan prompts memorial service

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:35:34 GMT

Up to 60,000 people are buried in St James' Gardens, which is close to London Euston station.

Grenfell Tower management to be removed - Theresa May

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:53:39 GMT

Theresa May says survivors and local residents were "pleased" to hear the body is to lose its powers.

East Anglia scientists find solution to tackle toxic algae

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:39:03 GMT

Scientists say a household chemical could protect millions of fish and the angling economy.

Abuse whistleblower case 'examined'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:02:02 GMT

Jayne Senior, who first exposed the child sex abuse scandal, has been investigated by Rotherham Council.

Woman paralysed in a car crash walks in bionic suit

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:03:45 GMT

Emily Storer has bought her own bionic suit with the help of friends' fundraising.

Grime pioneers Ruff Sqwad try to find next music star

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:45:10 GMT

The success of stars Stormzy and Skepta has seen sales of grime music double in the last year.

Wedding dress shop owner tells brides 'we haven't got a penny left'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:35:57 GMT

Miriam Connolly who part-owns the boutique which closed says women might not get their money back.

Reversing car rams into Bradford police vehicle

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:48:29 GMT

Bradford police have released video of the shocking moment a driver reversed into one of the force's patrol cars.

Leeds Carnival: Two regulars give their personal highlights

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:49:17 GMT

Two regular Leeds Carnival attendees describe why the event is the best of its kind in Britain.

Ex Birmingham gang member says injunctions are pointless

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:05:54 GMT

Nathan Chin questions how orders banning gang members from the city will be enforced.

Creamfields ravers party with the elderly

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:47:19 GMT

Young festival-goers organised an afternoon tea and dance to alleviate loneliness among the elderly.

Scarborough flash flood turns streets into rivers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:40:28 GMT

Flash flooding in Scarborough caused drains to overflow and roads turn to rivers.

Lewis Carroll's pictures of the real Alice to go on display

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:04:11 GMT

The author's photos of his young neighbour will appear alongside pictures of her as an adult.

Kitten rescued from hotel in a 'hole' lot of trouble

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:21:46 GMT

The kitten is thought to have been born to a stray cat which gave birth in the hotel loft.

Murder of a goth

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:31:30 GMT

Ten years after Sophie Lancaster was killed for being different, we talk to the alternative community.

Poisoning the streets

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:27:54 GMT

What is the history to the bloody rivalry between Birmingham's Johnson Crew and Burger Bar Boys?

England's Big Picture: 21 - 27 August

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:30:31 GMT

Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England

'I felt awful'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:45:45 GMT

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Sites for sore eyes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:45:17 GMT

From the Angel of the North to Didcot Power Station, BBC News takes a tour of some the landmarks that signify journey's end.

Fallen idol

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:37:47 GMT

As entertainer Michael Barrymore is awarded damages for unlawful arrest, BBC News examines his rise and fall.

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim to reach Champions League group stage

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:31:39 GMT

Liverpool produce a stunning attacking display against Hoffenheim to ensure a record five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage.

Wolves shock 2017 finalists Southampton in EFL Cup

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:17:27 GMT

Last year's runners-up Southampton exit the EFL Cup at the second round as Championship side Wolves secure a deserved victory at St Mary's.

Davinson Sanchez: Tottenham complete signing of Ajax defender on six-year deal

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:31:55 GMT

Tottenham complete the signing of centre-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a reported club record £42m deal.

Glamorgan beat Leics to reach T20 Finals Day

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:05:54 GMT

Glamorgan reach their first T20 Finals Day since 2004 with a comprehensive nine-wicket win against Leicestershire.