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Tom Bell death: Hundreds attend boxer‘s funeral

Tom Bell death: Hundreds attend boxer‘s funeral

Hundreds of people have paid their respects at the funeral of a boxer who was shot through a pub window. Tom Bell, 21, was shot at the Maple Tree pub in Balby on 17 January and died later in hospital. A horse-drawn hearse was followed by floral tributes to St […]

Woman arrested over Gwithian cliff death body

Woman arrested over Gwithian cliff death body

A 73-year-old woman has been arrested after a body was found at the bottom of the cliffs in Cornwall. Officers were called by a member of the public who had spotted a woman‘s body near Gwithian on Friday afternoon. The dead woman was believed to be a 74-year-old from Wiltshire, […]

Alpaca ‘Ed Sheeran‘ had eye gouged out in second animal killing

Alpaca ‘Ed Sheeran‘ had eye gouged out in second animal killing

Two pet alpacas have been killed in what their owner said were “hideous and targeted” attacks. Ginger alpaca Ed Sheeran died last week when its eye was gouged out after it was drugged in a garden in Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire. Its companion Hector was disembowelled in the compound three months ago. […]

Charters School Ascot ends day early on Fridays to save money

Charters School Ascot ends day early on Fridays to save money

A school is to end lessons 90 minutes early on Fridays in a bid to combat “significant financial pressure”. In a letter to parents, Charters School in Ascot, Berkshire, said the day will end at 13:30 instead of 15:00. Head teacher Richard Pilgrim said a reduction in funding and rising […]

England‘s Big Picture: 18 February – 24 February

England‘s Big Picture: 18 February – 24 February

Each day we feature an interesting photograph shared with us from across England. Find out how to submit your images below. For inspiration, from three of England‘s Big Picture photographers. How to submit a picture Email us at , post it on or tweet it to . You can also […]

Brighton Main Line improvement work ‘going well‘ amid closure

Brighton Main Line improvement work ‘going well‘ amid closure

Work to “improve reliability” on one of the busiest railway routes in the South East is going “well” amid a nine-day closure, according to rail bosses. Thousands of commuters are facing major disruption until Sunday during a £67m upgrade of the Brighton Main Line. There are between Three Bridges and […]

‘Abandoned shipwreck‘

‘Abandoned shipwreck‘

Ten years ago, historians hailed the discovery of HMS Victory, found on the seabed 50 miles (80km) southeast of Plymouth. Its sinking in 1744, which claimed the lives of 1,100 sailors, is considered the worst single British naval disaster in the English Channel. Why have efforts to raise the ship […]

Greener future

Greener future

As young people walk out of schools and colleges across England to protest over climate change they tell us why they are taking action. Clutching a sign showing a picture of David Attenborough with the words, “do it for David”, 17-year-old Masie was among hundreds of protesters at the Bristol […]

Tea girl to Oscars red carpet

Tea girl to Oscars red carpet

Dressing up in a grand gown, walking down the red carpet and enjoying lavish Los Angeles parties are experiences most commonly associated with A-listers. But what is it like for relatively unknown technical staff who are nominated for an Oscar? On 22 January, sound editor Nina Hartstone stared pensively at […]

Charge over ‘naked man defecating on train‘

Charge over ‘naked man defecating on train‘

A man has been charged over claims a naked person was seen defecating on a passenger train. Malcolm Hines, 57 of Bravington Road, west Kilburn in north-west London, has been charged with one count of outraging public decency. It relates to an incident on a Greater Anglia service running between […]