The homeless men building their homes from shipping containers

Warren Fyfe

Paul was homeless for 17 years. The number of people sleeping rough has risen for six years in a row in England. And until six months ago, Paul was among them. Then he met Jasper Thompson, the founder of Help Bristol’s Homeless. Since then, together with several other homeless men, they’ve been converting shipping containers [...]

The small-town drag queen

Warren Fyfe

Twenty-five-year-old Grant is trying to change perceptions in his part of Northern Ireland. He’s boldly bringing drag to the small seaside town of Portrush. Earlier this year he started a monthly drag show in a local bar and says he’s been really surprised by the support. Produced and filmed by: Rob Brown India Rakusen Video [...]

Gay in Northern Ireland: ‘He spat in my face’

Warren Fyfe

Josh is from Northern Ireland and has experienced homophobia throughout his life. A homophobic attack in 2014 was the final straw and Josh left Northern Ireland to move to Sweden. This year he moved back to his home country with his boyfriend Robin but neither of them plan to stay. Northern Ireland remains the only [...]

The woman helping Mongolians die with dignity

Warren Fyfe

Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care – care for the dying – in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to the efforts of one woman, who persuaded the country’s medical establishment that it was possible and worthwhile to prevent people dying in agony. Odontuya Davaasuren was 17 years old, studying paediatrics [...]

How the Beatles broadcast love to the world

Warren Fyfe

In June 1967, the Beatles starred in the first live global TV broadcast. In a show featuring key figures from art and music from around the world, the Beatles were chosen by the BBC to represent Britain. The band played a new song called All You Need Is Love, which captured the anti-war spirit of [...]

Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Journalist Lipika Pelham lives close to the Finsbury Park mosque, is a member of the local synagogue, and is accustomed to seeing girls in hijabs acting in the Nativity Play at her children’s school. On Monday evening, nearly 24 hours after the van attack a few yards away, she was one [...]

Missing babies: Israel’s Yemenite children affair

Warren Fyfe

In the years after the creation of the Israeli state hundreds of babies went missing. Their parents, mostly Jewish immigrants from Yemen, were told their children had died, but suspicions linger that they were secretly given away to childless families – and newly released documents have revealed some disturbing evidence. When Leah Aharoni remembers losing [...]

When a big night out is two hours’ away

Warren Fyfe

What’s life like for young adults growing up far away from the urban sprawl? Meet three young women who live two hours’ drive from the nearest city – in Fort William at the foot of the Scottish Highlands. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40289796