‘Degrading strip search left me with PTSD’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“My most overwhelming memory is the physical pain of it,” said Koshka Duff A woman subjected to a “degrading” strip search by police in London is challenging…


Derbyshire bolving contestants mimic rutting deer

Competitors have been meeting in the Peak District to make bizarre bellowing calls across the moors in the hope of getting a call back from a rutting stag. The unusual contest happens every year on…


The parents of children who died fighting IS visit Syria

The parents of British men and women who died fighting against the Islamic State group have visited Syria. Among them was the father of Jac Holmes from Bournemouth who died last October. The 24-year-old was…


Why I hate meetings – and how to make them better

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pointless business meeting – we’ve all been there, says Stephanie Every time economists wonder why Britain’s productivity is so low, it takes all my strength to resist spitting…


Budget 2018: How does the government collect and spend our money?

Image copyright Getty Images The government raises and spends just under £800bn a year. Such a big number is hard to picture, but for that money you could buy Tesco 40 times over, or Manchester…


Beaver reintroduction positive example of ‘rewilding’ says study

Image copyright PA The reintroduction of beavers in parts of Scotland is a positive example of “rewilding”, according to a new study. Prof Nigel Willby has written about the re-establishment of populations of beavers for…


Linemen’s flags tribute at funeral of oldest referee

Image copyright Erewash Valley Referee Society Image caption William Hardy, 91, was better known to his friends and family as Harry A guard of honour has been created with linesmen’s flags at the funeral of…


Stephen Hawking’s personal items to be sold at auction

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Image caption Prof Stephen Hawking, the world-famous physicist, died earlier this year A signed copy of Prof Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis is expected to raise more than £100,000 at an auction…



Ronaldo says lawyers ‘confident’ over rape claim

I am always smiling, a happy man – Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo says his “lawyers are confident” and “the truth is always coming” as he answered questions at a Juventus news conference about a woman who…


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