The stranger at my brother’s grave

Warren Fyfe

In a pretty Cotswold village, a mystery has been puzzling residents for decades. Following the death of local Boy Scout Karl Smith in 1947, mysterious gifts and messages began appearing on his grave in Prestbury. Despite his sister Ann Kear’s best efforts, the identity of the visitor has never been revealed. Journalist Camila Ruz joins [...]

7 days quiz: Why did the Japanese train leave the station early?

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 Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-42017084

The hardest goodbye: Why I left my kids

Warren Fyfe

Nazifa is pregnant – she and Lateef already have two young children and live in a migrant camp in Greece. The Afghan couple want their baby to be born in Germany but they only have enough money for one person to travel. So they decide that Nazifa must leave her family behind and go alone. [...]

Why I chose to donate my eggs

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Christopher Paul Csiszar Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? Elaine Chong explains her reasons. I first heard about egg donation when I was at university in the US. We studied the sociology, psychology and biology of sperm and egg donation, and I was really inspired by [...]

Return to Kashmir, where our parents were shot in front of us

Warren Fyfe

Seventy years ago, a young British couple was shot dead at a mission hospital in Kashmir, making orphans of their three sons – one only two weeks old. To mark the anniversary two of those sons, now white-haired, made a personal pilgrimage to the spot. “I feel very emotional to be here,” says Doug Dykes, [...]

The boss who only hires the disadvantaged or homeless

Warren Fyfe

Drew Goodall today may be a successful CEO of shoe-shining company but not long ago he was living rough on the streets of London. Drew was an aspiring actor appearing in films alongside Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant but a bad review destroyed his confidence and he ended up homeless. A chance meeting with a [...]

The 13-year-old boy who stole a bus to help his family

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Jacob Ryan When his mother became ill, Robert “RG” Williams was desperate to help get his family out of poverty. He dreamed of becoming a bus driver – to him, the bus represented a way out of the “hood”. The only problem, as he explains here, was that he was still a child. [...]

Dealing with my postnatal depression

Warren Fyfe

Becoming a dad has been much harder for John, Brad and Tony than they ever expected. We hear about their experiences on becoming fathers and the challenges they faced. Produced and Edited by Susannah Reid Filmed by Tony Day Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-41930167

Portuguese trawler nets ‘prehistoric shark’

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright SIC Noticias Image caption Nasty big pointy teeth Portuguese scientists have captured a “shark from the age of the dinosaurs” off the Algarve coast. Researchers caught the rare frilled shark aboard a trawler, where they were working on a European Union project to “minimise unwanted catches in commercial fishing”, Sic Noticias TV reports. [...]