I met a homeless addict and recognised my childhood friend

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Wanja Mwaura A chance meeting between two childhood friends helped one begin a journey back from drug addiction after many years living on the street. It was early October and Wanja Mwaura, 32, was on her way to the market in Lower Kabaete, not far from Nairobi, when she heard someone shout out [...]

Nives Meroi and Romano Benet: A life in the death zone

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Nives Meroi Husband-and-wife mountaineering team Romano Benet and Nives Meroi were attempting a winter ascent of the world’s fifth-highest mountain, Makalu, when things went badly wrong. It was the first of two serious challenges that could have brought their climbing careers, and even their lives, to an end. The biggest problem on Makalu [...]

The football club with no gender pay gap

Warren Fyfe

Lewes FC in East Sussex have become the first professional (or semi-professional) team to completely eliminate any gender wage gap between their male and female teams, as part of their new scheme Equality FC. But could this be possible for even bigger clubs? BBC Stories asked England’s most capped player, Fara Williams. Produced by Alex [...]

Bird hunters risk steep cliffs to catch gannets

Warren Fyfe

The Faroe Islands are home to an impressive array of seabirds but there is only one colony of gannets, located on the most westerly island, Mykines. The young birds are considered a delicacy by the islanders. So, once a year, hunters abseil down the cliffs to catch the birds. It takes eight fit men to [...]

When I realised a homeless addict was my childhood friend

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Wanja Mwaura A chance meeting between two childhood friends helped one begin a journey back from drug addiction after many years living on the street. It was early October and Wanja Mwaura, 32, was on her way to the market in Lower Kabaete, not far from Nairobi, when she heard someone shout out [...]

Feeling isolated as an asexual in a sexualised society

Warren Fyfe

When Stacey wrote about her experience of not wanting to sleep with anyone, even her husband, dozens of readers sent emails saying that they too were asexual. Many described feeling isolated in a sexualised society. Here is a selection of their stories – and a response from an asexual activist about the importance of joining [...]

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Radio New Zealand Image caption “Fill her up please, and wipe the flies off the blinkers while you’re at it” A remote New Zealand township has funded its own petrol station because residents were fed up with their four-hour round trip to buy fuel. The nearest petrol station for people living in Pongaroa [...]

Publisher apologises for ‘racist’ text in medical book

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Onyx Moore The publishers of a textbook for nurses that has been criticised by social media users for containing racist material, have apologised for the offence caused and removed the offending passages. Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, contains advice for nurses when administering pain relief to people from different ethnic backgrounds. It [...]

The good dog who is bad at sniffing out bombs

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright CIA Image caption Lulu’s experience training as a sniffer dog was tweeted by the CIA This is Lulu, the Labrador who joined the CIA as one of their newest recruits. Her mission: to sniff out explosives. But weeks into her training programme Lulu just wasn’t making the grade. A life at the United [...]

Old banger v diesel: Which is more toxic?

Warren Fyfe

Reporter Tom de Castella and his dad each bet that the other’s car was more harmful to the environment. It was a petrol-fuelled old banger up against a 2009 diesel. But when Tom found someone to do the test, he also discovered that some brand new cars were dirtier than either, in one crucial respect. [...]