England's Big Picture: 25 April - 1 May 2016

Each day we feature a photograph sent in from across England - the gallery will grow during the week.

If you have a picture you would like to share, please see below the images for details on how to submit yours.

Image copyright Sharon McSweeney
Image caption Sharon McSweeney took this photograph on her smartphone on 23 April in Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire
Image copyright Laura Macann
Image caption Laura Macann took this image of a lightning storm above Stockwell in London on 27 April
Image copyright Albert Duffy
Image caption Albert Duffy captured this view of stones stacked near to Dunstanburgh Castle in Alnwick, Northumberland. "We had all four seasons in one day... during the afternoon the skies did stay clear, for a while at least," says Albert

England's Big Picture

Image copyright Alan Conran
Image caption Alan Conran took this photo of "swans on holiday" on 27 April. He said: "The return of the sunshine has brought a couple of young swans to the beach on Clacton (Essex) this morning"
Image copyright Heather Ross
Image caption Heather Ross took this photo of her husband, Gordon, "putting the beds up" in preparation for potato planting in Botts Green, Nether Whitacre, Coleshill, north Warwickshire. She said it was taken "just as the Sun was going down" and there was a "really hazy sky, and it was freezing"
Image copyright Lynn Hobbs
Image caption Lynn Hobbs took this photo at 15:30 BST while surrounded by Herdwick sheep at Wast Water in the Lake District. She said: "I had to pull in to let the shepherd bring the huge flock along the road next to the lake"
Image copyright Cat Preen
Image caption Cat Preen took this photo of the "beautiful" Micheldever Wood in Winchester, Hampshire on 24 April, where bluebells are currently in bloom

How to submit a picture

If you have a picture you'd like to share, email us at england@bbc.co.uk, post it on Facebook or tweet it to @BBCEngland. You can also find us on Instagram - use #englandsbigpicture to share an image there.

When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information:

  • The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright);
  • Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs;
  • The location, date and time that the pictures were taken;
  • Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions;
  • Any other details about the pictures that may be useful for us to know.

Please note that whilst we welcome all your pictures, we are more likely to use those which have been taken in the past week.

Terms and conditions

If you submit a picture, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions.

In contributing to England's Big Picture you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to England's Big Picture, and that if your image is accepted, we will publish your name alongside.

The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws collecting any kind of media.