Finsbury Park attack: Roses for Ramadan worshippers

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Journalist Lipika Pelham lives close to the Finsbury Park mosque, is a member of the local synagogue, and is accustomed to seeing girls in hijabs acting in the Nativity Play at her children’s school. On Monday evening, nearly 24 hours after the van attack a few yards away, she was one [...]

Missing babies: Israel’s Yemenite children affair

Warren Fyfe

In the years after the creation of the Israeli state hundreds of babies went missing. Their parents, mostly Jewish immigrants from Yemen, were told their children had died, but suspicions linger that they were secretly given away to childless families – and newly released documents have revealed some disturbing evidence. When Leah Aharoni remembers losing [...]

When a big night out is two hours’ away

Warren Fyfe

What’s life like for young adults growing up far away from the urban sprawl? Meet three young women who live two hours’ drive from the nearest city – in Fort William at the foot of the Scottish Highlands. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40289796

All change

Warren Fyfe

Teenagers, students and graduates mostly favoured Labour over the Tories in 2017 – but not all of them did. Here four young people explain how they chose to vote Labour, Conservative and SNP, having begun as supporters of a different party. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40204360

Call for sex book ban at temples lined with erotic art

Warren Fyfe

Image caption The temples of Khajuraho feature a wide variety of erotic sculpture Some social media users in India are seething over a Hindu group’s demand to ban a famous ancient book on love and sex in temples which are widely known for their erotic sculptures. The leader of the little-known Bajrang Sena group was [...]

How Helen Fawkes filled her years with life

Warren Fyfe

A week ago, the BBC journalist Helen Fawkes died from ovarian cancer at the age of 45. In the last few years of her life she wrote a blog about living with the disease. It was warm, honest and often funny and included what she described as her “list for living” – her way of [...]

Nepal steps up to measure Mount Everest

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright AFP Image caption Everest’s “official” measured height has varied between 8,840 and 8,848 metres since 1856 Nepal is to spend two years measuring Mount Everest because its official height may have changed following the devastating April 2015 earthquake in the region. The country’s Department of Survey says the mountain, measuring 8,848 metres (29,029 [...]

Parents in the dog house after ‘Scooby Snacks’ mix-up

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ruh-roh! Scooby Snacks were a favourite of the popular cartoon dog Dozens of horrified New Zealand parents are not in their children’s good books after accidentally feeding them treats meant for dogs. The Wanganui Chronicle reports that the “Scooby Snack” brand treats – complete with pictures of Scooby Doo [...]

How quilting got ripped apart by American politics

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Eric Suszynski Image caption A traditional-style quilt made by the artist Eric Suszynski, who has found himself at the centre of a row between liberal and conservative quilters Social media has breathed life into many hobbies and skills that once might have seemed old-fashioned, and quilting is one prime example. But now, in [...]