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Inverness woman breaks record for cycling around world

Image copyright Jenny Graham Image caption Jenny Graham has set a new world record A Scottish adventurer has become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Jenny Graham, from Inverness, circumnavigated the globe by…

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Sex slave ‘passed around England for a decade’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Salvation Army says the number of British slaves has nearly doubled A victim of modern slavery says she was passed around England for a decade by…


‘Oscar buzz’ around Glenn Close film shot in Scotland

Image copyright Picturehouse Image caption Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in The Wife which has just been released in the UK A film shot in Scotland and just released in the UK is generating…


Will these bats hang around after HS2 construction?

Bats regularly take to the night skies in parts of London but now a very rare species is thought to have flown in from Latvia. HS2 is going to be built through the Nathusius’ pipistrelle’s…


Busting the myths around sex virus HPV

Image copyright Laura Flaherty Image caption “I thought my partner was cheating when I was diagnosed with HPV” High levels of shame and ignorance are associated with HPV, the sexually-transmitted virus which affects 80% of…


Lisa Stansfield: ‘If people want me, I’ll stick around’

Image copyright EarMusic Image caption Lisa Stansfield: “Everything that happens to me now is just completely beautiful.” Lisa Stansfield is sipping a diet coke outside Television Centre; a building that was practically her second home…



The secret pavement code that helps me get around

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe seemingly random bumps and grooves on pavements? They matter Imagine walking down a busy street when you can only see a few steps ahead of you….


Winter Hill fire: Fire trench dug around family home

A family have had to leave their home as a major blaze continues to burn on a Lancashire moorland. Mike Sewell said he was “overwhelmed” by the efforts of fire crews and the United Utilities…



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