Mulan: Disney remakes and the power of nostalgia during coronavirus

Has coronavirus made us more nostalgic? Can nostalgia help in these difficult times? And with another remake of a classic film - this time Mulan - being released, could Disney exploit that? Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.

Did Messi really send his Barcelona transfer request by fax?

When Barcelona and general football legend Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request on Tuesday, the reaction was huge. "Why?" "Where will he go? How much will he cost?" But it was the next line in the news story that really mattered: "The Argentina international, 33, sent a fax to the club on Tuesday saying he wishes … Continue reading Did Messi really send his Barcelona transfer request by fax?

Coronavirus and money: What if I can’t pay my bills?

The coronavirus outbreak has left many people in the UK unsure about their income and how they'll get money while we're in lockdown. So BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to experts at Citizens Advice England to find out what you can do if you're worried about paying your bills. Read the full story … Continue reading Coronavirus and money: What if I can’t pay my bills?

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’

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