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 […]

Cassette sales double in a year with Lady Gaga best-selling album on tape

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 […]

Ms Marvel on TV: A ‘bold move for Marvel to diversify their characters’

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 […]

Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s

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 […]