The extraordinary life of a 91-year-old beauty queen

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Brian Finke Krystyna Farley is a 91-year-old beauty pageant queen in the US state of Connecticut, but her life was not always this glamorous. Although she grew up in a loving home in rural Poland, her childhood was cut short by the outbreak of war. This is her story. “My skin is beautiful,” [...]

‘If skin goes over my trousers, I feel that’s fat’

Warren Fyfe

Eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental health illness and are estimated to affect 1.6 million people in the UK. Around 400,000 of these are thought to be men and boys. 25-year-old James has been struggling with anorexia for over five years. He had to put his studies on hold and move [...]

Norway: The country where no salaries are secret

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images This week the British papers revelled in news about how much the BBC’s on-air stars get paid, though the salaries of their counterparts in commercial TV remain under wraps. In Norway, there are no such secrets. Anyone can find out how much anyone else is paid – and it rarely causes [...]

Trying the Hadza hunter-gatherer berry and porcupine diet

Warren Fyfe

The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. It’s thought they’ve lived on the same land in northern Tanzania, eating berries, tubers and 30 different mammals for 40,000 years. The BBC’s Dan Saladino went to watch them foraging and hunting, and to ask whether their diet holds lessons for everyone. [...]

Suited and booted: Mods today

Warren Fyfe

London-based photographer Owen Harvey has been documenting the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene since 2012. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40660275

Watching Russia’s Syrian build-up from central Istanbul

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian corvette Mirazh passes through Istanbul en route for Syria The ship spotters of Istanbul have become a key resource for diplomats and intelligence experts, alerting the world to the scale of Russia’s campaign in Syria. It’s almost midnight. I’ve just got to sleep at the end of a [...]

The female psychologist running Risley men’s prison

Warren Fyfe

Running a men’s prison is a tough job, and if you don’t look like a stereotypical prison governor, part of your job is challenging people’s expectations. So how does Pia Sinha do it, asks the BBC’s Siobhann Tighe. “What are youse doing here? What youse doing here?” Over the din of HMP Risley, a prisoner [...]

India’s PM would like books instead of bouquets

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘A book… becomes part of the family,” Mr Modi has said. Politicians may be used to bouquets and brickbats, but India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging his state governments to lose the flowers presented to him when he visits. The Ministry of Home Affairs this week told states [...]

Lebanon detains men behind assault on Syrian refugee

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A video showing several Lebanese men attacking a Syrian refugee has sparked criticism Lebanese security forces have detained a group of men who physically and verbally assaulted a Syrian refugee. A video showing the attack – widely shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter – prompted a social media outcry. During [...]