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…
Student Loans: Here’s what you should know about student debt
Is student debt as bad as it sounds? Radio 1 Newsbeat’s teamed up with BBC Reality Check to look into how much of an impact student loans have on life after university. Read the full article here.
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…
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.…
UK weather: Is hot February down to climate change?
By Tyler Anderson and Imran Rahman-Jones We’re getting weirdly warm weather for February – which has everyone asking the same question. How much of this is due to a warming climate? Or is this just a freak few days? Read the full article at BBC Newsbeat.
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…
Brexit: The five questions everyone’s asking Google
We all do it – we don’t quite understand something, so we reach for our phones and Google it. And Brexit is no different. Here we answer the five most-googled questions to do with Brexit over the past 24 hours. Don’t worry, we promise to keep it simple. Read the full article at BBC Newsbeat.
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…
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…