Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books

Warren Fyfe

In 1977 Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in America’s foremost track event, the Indianapolis 500. She spoke to Witness about what it took to reach the top of a male-dominated sport. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40417286

Unleashing the power of moss to clean cities

Warren Fyfe

A team of German designers has reinvented the tree to clean up urban air pollution. A smartphone film by Dougal Shaw and Jo Mathys for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage. Moss lab footage courtesy of Chivas Venture, Entrepreneur Competition Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40433931

Terry Gobanga: ‘I was gang-raped on my wedding day’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Josse Josse When Terry Gobanga – then Terry Apudo – didn’t show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a [...]

‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Gilli Davidson When nine-year-old Niamh died, her mother, Gilli Davidson, knew how she wanted to say goodbye – and her local funeral director made it possible. Niamh Storey Davidson was diagnosed with a Wilms tumour – a rare kidney cancer affecting children – when she was six. For nearly three years she endured [...]

The secret photo stash of a young IS fighter

Warren Fyfe

The bodies of three young IS militants lay dead on the banks of the river Tigris. They left behind photos and documents which reveal the extraordinary story of their private lives. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39818556

How I saved big cats by introducing ‘magic dogs’

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Image copyright John Cairns Amy Dickman has had a number of narrow escapes during her years working with big cats, but her closest shave came when tackling lion-killing warriors. It was late evening and Amy Dickman was walking through the bush to a household she suspected was celebrating a lion kill. “It was dark but [...]

7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen’s Speech?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: PA, Reuters, Getty Images and Mattel. Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: [...]

The vicar, the imam and their life behind bars

Warren Fyfe

“We’re not here to convert you, don’t worry,” prison chaplain Matthew Tetley tells inmates at HMP Durham. He and his colleague, imam Syed Ahmed, explain how they help prisoners cope with life inside. Produced by Elise Wicker, Lee Johnson and India Rakusen. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39924956

Manhood Academy: Turning boys into men

Warren Fyfe

According to Davis Williams, other than athletes and rappers, young men don’t have enough positive male role models. At his ‘Manhood Academy,’ in North London, Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing. They offer “transformational” workshops that aim to support the boys’ [...]