US & World

Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands took part in anti-government protests on Saturday French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed at a prominent intellectual by a group of “yellow vest” protesters in Paris. Police stepped in to protect the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut after he was bombarded with insults and anti-Jewish taunts […]

UK News

How Lidl learnt to be less German in the UK

Image copyright Lidl Image caption Lidl opened its first store in the UK in 1994 Lidl, along with its fellow German discounter Aldi, might be growing strongly in the UK right now but it wasn’t always that way. Its former UK boss, Ronny Gottschlich, says that in the early years the discounters were really small […]

Entertainment

The soldier with a secret talent – ballet

Image copyright Rosie Kay Dance Company Twenty-two-year-old Alex Smith is a serving soldier in the British Army who nearly went into a very different profession – ballet. For two years he kept his talents a secret from his fellow soldiers. Trooper Alex Smith of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards is wearing his uniform and he’s ready […]

Education

The boy who taught himself to play

Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn’t read music or own a piano. He practised on an old keyboard until it broke. But even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can. Produced and filmed by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. Source link