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 […]

What is the Chequers plan?

🇮🇪 IRELAND One of the trickiest things to solve about Brexit is what happens with the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland #ChequersPlan More 👉 — BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) September 21, 2018 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 PEOPLE The UK wants to control immigration of people from the EU, which it currently can for […]

Moss Side: A history of the Manchester neighbourhood

A shooting in Manchester’s Moss Side area which injured 10 people is being investigated by the police as attempted murder. Moss Side has historically had a reputation for being a neighbourhood of gangs and gun crime – a characterisation historian Dr Charlotte Wildman describes as “unfair”. But it’s not always had that reputation and, in recent years, […]

Climate change: What could be wiped out by temperature rise

Scientists have described the serious concept of “Hothouse Earth”. An international team of researchers suggest that global warming will have severe consequences for the planet. They paint a picture of boiling hot climates and towering seas in years to come if temperatures rise by just 2C. That means it could turn some of the planet’s natural […]

World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions

It may still hurt if you’re an England fan who thought it should have been the Three Lions playing on Sunday night. But France ended up World Cup winners, beating Croatia 4-2, and celebrated in biblical rains. There were parties in the streets, parties in the parks and parties in the bars. And it didn’t take […]

World Cup 2018: How Three Lions is still the definitive England song after 22 years

“Football’s coming home!” It’s the chant that makes a resurgence every time England are in a major tournament. You would have heard it sung it in the streets, seen the memes, even Alan Shearer was chanting it on the BBC on Match of the Day after England’s penalty delighton Tuesday. For the past few years, the song Three […]

XXXTentacion and the problem of separating art from its artist

By Imran Rahman-Jones and Sinead Garvan XXXTentacion has scored his highest position in the UK’s Official Chart, with his track Sad climbing up to number five. The 20-year-old was shot dead in his car in Florida on 18 June. Radio 1 didn’t play XXXTentacion on its Official Chart Show, even though he currently has three songs in […]