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‘First females’ offer their first class advice

Photographer Anita Corbin has spent the past 10 years taking pictures of 100 inspirational women. All of them are trailblazers, people who have been the first to do something previously only done by a man….

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Plan to teach all children first aid

Image copyright PA Schoolchildren in the UK will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing…


First black Miss Universe GB shows ‘diverse beauty’ of UK

The first black Miss Universe GB, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, says her win celebrates diverse beauty of the UK. The former heptathlete who recently passed the bar exam, says her message to young girls is that you…


The Open 2018: Ash Turner’s journey from cerebral palsy to his first golf major

Ash Turner is ranked 1,969 in the world The 147th Open Championship Venue: Carnoustie, Scotland Dates: 19-22 July Coverage: Live across BBC Radio, highlights on BBC TV and online, live text commentaries on BBC website….


Miss Universe GB: First black winner Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers on ‘great achievement’

Image copyright Kev Wise The first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in the pageant’s 66-year history has called it “a great achievement”. Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers has told Newsbeat competing was “the best…


First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

Image copyright PRONI Image caption Constance Markievicz died in 1927 aged 59, nine years after refusing to take her seat in Westminster One hundred years after winning a seat in the House of Commons, the…


Gurkhas to recruit women for first time from 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Applicants have to carry baskets of sand uphill for more than three miles in under 48 minutes The Gurkhas will recruit women for the first time from 2020, and…


Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Image copyright Perfect Circle Image caption Artwork: This is what a Scottish spaceport could look like in the early 2020s A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is likely to…


Everton hit 22 goals in Silva’s first game

Everton’s official Twitter account pointed to the score line not being a typo As managers’ first games go, this was not too shabby. A goal every four minutes or so, four players scoring hat-tricks –…



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