Injection spiking: How likely is it?
By Imran Rahman-Jones and Lindsay Brown Recent stories of women being spiked by injection on nights out have caused worry among students and politicians. Several UK police forces are investigating possible cases, and the home secretary has asked for an urgent update on the scale of the problem. Experts say it’s unlikely to be happening on a…
Home secretary wants police update on spiking by needles
By Imran Rahman-Jones and Marie Jackson Home Secretary Priti Patel has asked police forces for an update following a number of cases of women reporting being spiked by needles in nightclubs. Police chiefs have also been tasked by the Commons Home Affairs Committee to urgently assess the scale of the problem around the country. One…
Ronaldo Manchester United transfer: Why shirt sales won’t balance the books
Manchester United have spent £12.85m on signing Cristiano Ronaldo, but they’ll make that back in shirt sales as people rush to buy his kit, right? That might be what your mates in the pub are saying, but it’s not true. There’s a good chance the club will see a commercial benefit from the signing –…
Covid: What will mask makers do now?
While the easing of restrictions is great news for many small businesses, it means one group of people – those who have made and sold face masks in the past year – have to look for a new way to make money. Lockdown came with a new swell of community spirit and many people turned…
Euro 2020: Scotland v England at Euro 1996 and what life was like then
It was the summer of ’96. That was the last time England and Scotland men’s teams were drawn against each other at a major tournament – pretty much 25 years ago to the day. It was on home turf at the old Wembley stadium for England, as tournament hosts, and Scotland were out to spoil…
Euro 2020: England, Scotland and Wales players who wouldn’t have made it last year
When one door closes, another opens. That’s how some players in the England, Scotland and Wales squads must be seeing this year’s delayed Euros tournament. Because while we were all disappointed not to be watching our national teams last summer, some players were handed an extra 12 months to play their way into their managers’…
RADIO: Trump’s visit to the UK
US President Donald Trump is making his first state visit to the UK. We take a look at what he’ll get up to in the next few days.
RADIO: Jeremy Kyle gets cancelled
The Jeremy Kyle show has been axed after 15 years on air. It’s after a contestant died a week after being on the show.
RADIO: What are farmers doing about climate change?
We chat to a young farmer about farming’s impact on climate change.
RADIO: The issue with Huawei
The UK is controversially letting Huawei build some of the tech needed for 5G coverage in the UK. Some people think it might help the Chinese government spy in the UK.
RADIO: A quick history of the EU
A quick whizz through the history of the EU – via some of the number one songs of the past 60 years.
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.