7 days quiz: What caused a titter before the Queen’s Speech?

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: PA, Reuters, Getty Images and Mattel. Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: [...]

The vicar, the imam and their life behind bars

Warren Fyfe

“We’re not here to convert you, don’t worry,” prison chaplain Matthew Tetley tells inmates at HMP Durham. He and his colleague, imam Syed Ahmed, explain how they help prisoners cope with life inside. Produced by Elise Wicker, Lee Johnson and India Rakusen. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39924956

Manhood Academy: Turning boys into men

Warren Fyfe

According to Davis Williams, other than athletes and rappers, young men don’t have enough positive male role models. At his ‘Manhood Academy,’ in North London, Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing. They offer “transformational” workshops that aim to support the boys’ [...]

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 [...]