UK News

Spot the difference: Fighting fashion rip-offs

[ad_1] BBC Stories meets five independent fashion designers who claim to have been ripped off by high street brands.Jo Tutchner-Sharp of Scamp & Dude, Jen Manning of Willows Call, Claire Pérez of Fable Heart, Jerri Cook of Dippy Cow Nails, and Alex Tullock of Alex Kate The Label say copying is rife among big brands - but now they plan to fight back.Filmed and produced by Ruth EvansEdit: Jemma Cox
UK News

Newborn baby found in Oxford hospital toilets

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The baby is being cared for by medics at the hospital. A newborn baby boy has been found in the toilets of a hospital in Oxford.The discovery at John Radcliffe Hospital on Monday has prompted an urgent appeal to find the child's mother.Concerns have been raised over the woman's health, and she has been urged to seek medical attention.The baby was believed to have
US & World

Christchurch shootings: Ardern vows never to say suspect’s name

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJacinda Ardern told parliament she would never use the Christchurch shooter's nameNew Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to never speak the name of the suspect in the Christchurch attacks."He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety - that is why you will never hear me mention his name," Ms Ardern told parliament.Last Friday's shootings
Education

Students at university who are inspiring younger siblings

[ad_1] "Why do you want to be an apprentice and be a car technician, when you can go to university and do motor-sport engineering?" asks Alison."Why fix cars when you can make cars?"The first in her family to go to university, Alison is now trying to inspire her three younger brothers, aged 16, 15 and seven, to follow in her footsteps. According to researchers from Brunel University London, first-generation students
Business

Christchurch shooting: Australia PM calls for social media crackdown

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for global restrictions on social media following the Christchurch mosque attacks. Facebook and other firms have been criticised for failing to block a live-stream of the attack. In a letter to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who chairs the G20, Mr Morrison asked for leaders to discuss the issue at the upcoming G20 meeting.On Friday, twin shootings at
US & World

Survivors rescued from cyclone floods

[ad_1] Rescue teams are working to recover survivors from the floods caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The death toll in the country could be as high as 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said.The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) described the damage as "massive and horrifying".A state of disaster has been declared in Zimbabwe where at least 98 people have died and 217 people are
Entertainment

Smack The Pony: Amanda Holden was first choice for show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is how the Smack The Pony line-up could have looked The groundbreaking female-led sketch show Smack the Pony burst onto screens exactly 20 years ago.It's hard now to imagine the Channel 4 show without the leading trio of Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips. But the show's creator, Victoria Pile, tells BBC News it could have looked very different.Britain's Got Talent's
Entertainment

Grime music is being ‘stifled’, MPs say

[ad_1] Image copyright DIY Gang Entertainment Image caption Croydon-born rapper ShaoDow told MPs he'd had difficulty staging gigs Grime music faces significant challenges because of discrimination against urban acts, MPs have said.Despite the success of Stormzy, Dave and Skepta, it is often difficult for grime acts to play live, they said.Licensing authorities and police have been known to cancel gigs at short notice, affecting musicians' ability to gain a following."Prejudices
Health

‘My egg freezing journey’ – BBC News

[ad_1] With more and more women around the world considering freezing their eggs, how does the process work?BBC Health reporter, Smitha Mundasad, has been behind the scenes of a fertility clinic to find out exactly how eggs are frozen, and has been speaking mum of two Ali about her own egg freezing journey.You can find out more on Beyond Today on BBC Radio 4 at 1700 GMT on Tuesday March