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.
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?
How do you stop your glasses from steaming up when you're wearing a face mask? This video gives you three ways to try and stop the mist. https://twitter.com/IRahmanJones/status/1286615335601397762?s=20
There have been lots of reported "quarantine raves" since the coronavirus lockdown - with legal, licensed venues no longer open. The history of illegal raves in the UK can be traced back to the "second summer of love" and "M25 raves" in the late 80s, which gave us bands like The Prodigy. But after one … Continue reading Illegal raves: The history from house music to lockdown
Why does coronavirus seem to disproportionately affect people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds? A Newsbeat special. Reporters: Imran Rahman-Jones and Gurvinder Gill https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-coronavirus-and-ethnic-minorities
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?
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.
What happened at the premiere for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-at-the-star-wars-premiere
As the first phase of the inquiry into what happened at Grenfell Tower, Newsbeat meets the boxers at Dale Youth Boxing Gym, which used to be in the basement of Grenfell Tower. Watch the video and listen to the radio piece below. https://twitter.com/BBCNewsbeat/status/1189150890550120449?s=20 https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-i-slept-in-the-gym-in-grenfell-tower
It's a quarter of a century since Friends first aired on TV. So why is it still so popular now - even with people who weren't born when it started? https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-friends-is-25
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
To some, he was a brave freedom fighter. To others, a ruthless dictator. Zimbabwe's ex-ruler Robert Mugabe has died aged 95. https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-robert-mugabe-dies