Top Boy: How Drake went from watching the show to reviving it

By Imran Rahman-Jones & Kameron Virk Five years ago, an Instagram post from Drake started a series of events that will end on Friday with the release of a new Netflix series. The Canadian artist posted a picture of actor Ashley Walters in the east London crime drama Top Boy. He was a fan of … Continue reading Top Boy: How Drake went from watching the show to reviving it

Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’

The FA "has to modernise itself" to be "fit for purpose for the 21st century," says the chairman of its inclusion advisory board. Paul Elliott says the organisation was "reactive" in the past when it came to dealing with racism complaints, but will now be "proactive". "It can get better," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. … Continue reading Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’

Aladdin: Disney remakes and the power of nostalgia

Do you ever get that feeling, when you're a bit worse for wear, or just a bit down, that the only thing that will make you feel better is a really good kids' film? How often do you then turn to Disney to help pick you up? That feeling - of comfort, losing yourself in … Continue reading Aladdin: Disney remakes and the power of nostalgia

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor’s alleged attack and arrest

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has taken quite a few twists and turns since the Empire actor first claimed he was attacked by two men. Here's a full timeline of what's happened since January.

Seven questions about the seven #LabourSplitters

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Surviving R Kelly makers: ‘This isn’t where the story ends’

When the documentary Surviving R Kelly premiered in New York in December, the screening room had to be evacuated because of an anonymous gun threat. For Jesse Daniels, one of the documentary series' executive producers, that "was a big wake-up call... that this was very serious". Read more on BBC Newsbeat.

Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s

For the past few months, BBC Newsbeat and the BBC Data Visualisation unit have been working on a big project called Know Your Place. Its main aim is to let under-26s know what their local area is like for things such as rent prices, going out and mental health services. Users can also select their … Continue reading Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s

WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death

WWE stars John Cena and Daniel Bryan have pulled out of an event in Saudi Arabia which is happening on Friday. They haven't said why, but some are suggesting it's because of the way the Middle Eastern country has handled the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was a critic of the Saudi government who … Continue reading WWE stars pull out of Saudi Arabia show after Khashoggi death

Budget 2018: Wages, mental health support and universal credit

The day we've been waiting for all year has finally come around - the budget's been announced. Ok - that might be a stretch but the government has outlined what it's going to do with its money for the next few years. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stood in Parliament for more than an … Continue reading Budget 2018: Wages, mental health support and universal credit

Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn’t enough

Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised. That means their criminal record for cannabis possession is kept separate from other criminal records - but it doesn't erase the crime. It could still affect people in situations like job applications, travelling abroad and getting houses - and the … Continue reading Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn’t enough