When politicians fall foul of social media

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Image caption A defaced billboard of Mykhaylo Dobkin in Kiev in 2014 You’ve probably heard of Ed Balls Day. Back in 2011, the former Labour MP inadvertently inserted his name into the calendar by tweeting two famous words: Ed Balls. You might be less familiar with Mykhaylo Dobkin, unless you’re [...]

7 days quiz: Which keyboard command does Gates regret introducing?

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: Getty Images, PA, Alamy, Reuters Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41433276

Will my anorexia stop me going to university?

Warren Fyfe

For the past two years Maya has been in the grip of anorexia. Despite her illness, she wants to move on with her life, so this year she decided to sit her A-levels and try to enter university. The BBC’s Sarah Bowen followed her efforts in the months leading up to results day. Maya walks [...]

Muslim woman ‘touched’ by anonymous gift

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Sheza Hasan Image caption The handmade dolls were left outside Sheza Hasan’s house A Muslim woman from Ontario, Canada, has thanked the mystery person who gifted her 25 hijab-wearing dolls. Sheza Hasan was returning home when she discovered a box, with a note, by her doorstep. Inside the “super sweet package” she discovered [...]

Remembering anti-apartheid legend Steve Biko

Warren Fyfe

The funeral of South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko was held in September 1977. Peter Jones was arrested alongside Steve Biko, who then died in police custody. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41399783

It took me 20 years to talk about my childhood

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Claudio Yanez Claudio Yanez always preferred not to talk about his childhood. He kept his distance from people and threw himself into his education and career. But a government report published last year about abuses in the public child care system in Chile brought back terrible memories of being taken into care at [...]

‘Husband-proof’ shopping list goes viral

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Era Golwalkar An Indian woman left little to chance by creating an illustrated ‘dummy-proof’ shopping list to aid her husband for their weekly food shop – and it struck a chord with thousands of social media users on LinkedIn and Twitter. 29-year-old IT specialist Era Golwalkar told BBC Trending that the list was [...]

Saudi women driving reform: ‘We did it’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images Image caption Activist Manal Al Sharif, pictured, was arrested for driving in 2011 Discussion of King Salman’s decree permitting women to drive has flooded Saudi social media. The policy, which will see women legally allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia for the first time, takes effect in June 2018. The [...]

7 days quiz: Where did Elisabeth Moss hide a secret message?

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: Getty Images, iStock Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41339514

What’s so special about Eric?

Warren Fyfe

Eric is transforming lives in his community. As a therapy dog, he offers friendship and he is helping Karen recover after she had a stroke. Eric is one of 12 short films commissioned for Listen to Britain. Viewers in the UK can watch the programme at 21:00 on Sunday 24 September on BBC Four or [...]