By Imran Rahman-Jones and Ben Mundy "You're detached from the outside world. You're out of your comfort zone. You've got to occupy yourself." That's how Rio Ferdinand describes the England camp at a World Cup. It presents a challenge to the squad - how do they stay focused and motivated for a month without any … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How will social media affect the England squad?
So you've been hearing about the Iran nuclear deal and President Donald Trump. He has pulled the US out of a deal which was aimed at stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons - in return for allowing them to trade with other countries. Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
Various regions in England will go to the polls on Thursday as local elections take place. People will be voting for their local councillors, with about 150 different councils up for grabs this year. Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
Allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party continue to roll on. The party's leader Jeremy Corbyn met members of Jewish bodies on Tuesday, but they said the talks were a "disappointing, missed opportunity". Click here to read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
A poster telling people not to give change to rough sleepers has sparked a debate on how people treat them. It's after a housing campaigner posted a picture of a poster online which said: "You will be helping them to buy the drugs that could kill them." Read the full story at BBC Newsbeat.
By Will Chalk & Imran Rahman-Jones What's the right way to pronounce "grass"? It's the never-ending debate you have with your mates from other parts of the country. But a linguist says that trainee teachers with northern or Midlands accents are being told to change their accents and "adopt southern pronunciation". Click here to read … Continue reading Northern and Midlands trainee teachers ‘told to change their accents’
"We're not asking for the world here," says Stephen Donnan. "We're asking for a simple change in the law to let us be treated with dignity. I think once people realise that, then minds start to change." Stephen's talking about the campaign to introduce gay marriage into the only UK country where it's not allowed: … Continue reading Equal marriage in Northern Ireland: ‘We’re asking to be treated with dignity’
On Valentine's Day 2018, the lives of 3,300 teenagers in Florida changed forever. This is the story of how they started a political movement in just a month. They have a clear message: "Never Again". Click here to read the full story on BBC Newsbeat.
A man escaped from prison in Peru by drugging his twin brother and leaving him in his place - in a story that's straight out of US TV show Arrested Development. It's not the first time a TV show - or even just Arrested Development - have been imitated by real life. Read the full article at … Continue reading The strange times TV shows have ‘predicted’ the future
The dairy industry has launched a campaign to try to promote cow products in the UK. Februdairy was launched by an ex-vegan animal scientist in response to the Veganuary campaign. Read the full article at BBC Newsbeat.
There's a warning that workers in your local nail bar could be victims of human trafficking. It's not as simple as saying that all cheap nail bars exploit their staff, so it's important to be able to recognise those that do. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.
"They can be some of the best shows. You have everyone packed in... It's often the most intimate and standout experience on a tour." That's how artist Isaac Gracie describes playing small venues around the UK - and it's a feeling many in the audience recognise too. But the UK is at risk of losing … Continue reading Why music venue closures ‘make all of our lives poorer’