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 […]
Cassette tape sales are estimated to have doubled this year compared to 2019. The British Phonographic Industry, which represents record labels, projects 157,000 tapes will have been sold in the UK in 2020. That’s the highest number since 2003, when compilation Now 54 – featuring the likes of Busted, Girls Aloud and Oasis – was […]
Canadian newcomer Iman Vellani will play the superhero Ms Marvel in an upcoming Disney+ series, reports say. Deadline reported the news, adding the character will feature in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films too. Ms Marvel is the alter-ego of Pakistani-American teenager Kamala Khan, who idolises other superheroes such as Captain Marvel. Read the full article on BBC […]
A year ago today, a 19-year-old walked into his old school in Florida and killed 17 people with an assault rifle. Two survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school talk about what has happened since. Read more about the Never Again campaign and March For Our Lives.
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 […]
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 […]
Aidan Huddlestone lost his girlfriend and his sister on the same night. Now, he’s calling for what he thinks will stop that happening to more people: graduated driving licences. Read the full story on BBC Newsbeat. Listen to the radio piece here.
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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.
By Mike Williams, Woody Morris and Imran Rahman-Jones
By Lindsay Brown, Woody Morris and Imran Rahman-Jones