London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… Article 2 inquests are held where the state or a public body may have played a part in the death of a person, or failed to protect a life when it knew – or ought to have known – of a real and immediate risk to the life of that person. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Judge Frances Kirkham made clear recommendations after the 2009 Lakanal House fire The lack of legal force behind coroners’ recommendations was seen after the inquests in 2013 into the death of …


General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… combined with the repeated use of adverts with practical messages designed to increase youth voter turnout by giving instructions on how to register to vote and where to find local polling stations. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of Momentum’s videos show Jeremy Corbyn embracing his supporters Its Facebook and Twitter pages feature a mixture of content, from posts mocking Theresa May’s record to videos of Mr Corbyn hugging some of his supporters. Joe Todd, …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …


Remembering Jo Cox: Her family one year on – BBC News

June 13, 2017

… recover. So we didn’t know.” But he describes a police inspector breaking the news: “He doesn’t have to tell you, you can see by his expression.” Kim listens to her parents silently, but the pain is etched across her face. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Floral tributes and candles were left at a vigil for Jo Cox in Parliament Square Gordon adds: “It’s not, after one year it gets better. It doesn’t. It won’t go away. But we …


Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… Controversies Viewers this year will be hoping for a similar sort of scandal that last year’s series produced. Miss Great Britain Zara Holland lost her crown after scenes showing her performing a sex act with a fellow contestant were screened. Image copyright Getty Images Series one’s Jon Clark and series 2 winners Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey (pictured above) have appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, and fellow series contestant Rykard Jenkins moved on to Ibiza Weekender. …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… prospect of the Tories, Lib Dems and Greens having an impromptu Parliamentary debate out on a wind-swept hill somewhere. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don’t be distracted by that grin – George is actually great at conversation too A university friend of Theresa May’s has said they both loved watching comedy sketch show The Goodies. And Mrs May recently revealed she watches both Sherlock and Midsomer Murders, but not Broadchurch or Line of Duty. If Plaid …


What happened to Robert the smoking robot? – BBC News

June 1, 2017

“I won.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robert was popular with children and could also – apparently – direct traffic The only remaining evidence for his existence are a selection of photographs and Robert himself disappeared from view after World War Two. Mr Lawson’s son David, an 84-year-old retired farmer, remembers “wires and gears, a maze of chains and electronics” inside the robot’s 10ft-tall frame. He said his father …


USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

May 27, 2017

Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

… has also been a positive in Isla’s life. “I have blogged a lot about mental health and I’m quite open about it and have good conversations with people about it. “I find it gives me a platform to talk and talking with people is something I find imperative to my own health. “The online friends I made five or six years ago I’m still friends with to this day and have met many of them in person.” Image copyright Getty Images The report also recommends …

May 19, 2017