Comedy show welcomes screaming babies

Warren Fyfe

After suffering from post-natal depression following the birth of her daughter, comedian Alyssa Kyria decided to set up a comedy event with her best friend and fellow comedian Carly Smallman. The events, called Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) are according to Alyssa, a ‘judgement-free zone.’ Parents can listen to comedy in a space where breastfeeding [...]

I went driving and motorbiking in my sleep

Warren Fyfe

Sleepwalking can be risky when water, busy roads or cliffs are involved. But sleep-driving elevates the dangers to a whole new level. Consultant neurologist Guy Leschziner describes the case of one of his patients, Jackie, who has been driving in her sleep on both two wheels and four. Shortly after moving to the UK from [...]

Rescuing the lost children of IS

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright dubrovskaya Tens of thousands of foreign fighters joined so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – many of them from Russia. What has become of their families now the self-declared caliphate is crumbling? In the breakfast room of Baghdad’s grandest hotel, among the businessmen and official delegations, they look so out of place [...]

I was a mother to 2,000 people

Warren Fyfe

Image caption Lisa Campbell (centre) with residents of the Oinofyta camp When Lisa Campbell arrived in Greece in November 2015 to help care for the flood of refugees she planned on staying for just a few weeks. She ended up running a refugee camp – until it was suddenly closed last month. What made an [...]

The school for bullied and traumatised children

Warren Fyfe

A 2011 report estimated that over 77,000 children are absent from school where bullying is given as a reason. So what do you do if you’re so badly bullied you have to leave your school? Some children come to a place like this, the Red Balloon Centre in Cambridge. Produced and filmed by: Rob Brown [...]

The teachers who pay cash to keep their pupils in school

Warren Fyfe

One in ten pupils are persistently absent from school in England, and this school in south London is trying to do something about it. The teachers are donating money from their own pockets to keep their pupils in school. But does it work? Produced and filmed by Aaron Akinyemi and Andrew Efah Produced and edited [...]

‘School’s dead, it’s the same lessons every day’

Warren Fyfe

Why might a child or young person not attend school? Some of the reasons might not be what you expect. BBC Stories took to the streets to ask the question and speak directly to people who have skipped school. Produced and filmed by: Rob Brown, India Rakusen, Emily France, Bryony MacKenzie, Douglas Marshall. Edited by: [...]

‘We could have seen our son lying dead on the rugby pitch’

Warren Fyfe

Seventeen-year-old Frank Arentz has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him. He considers himself lucky as 600 people under the age of 35 die every year in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions. Frank found out through a screening ran at his school by the charity Cardiac Risk in [...]