Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star ‘to train as therapist’

Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years. The ex-EastEnders star tells Victoria Derbyshire she is now looking to train as a therapist, and help open a treatment centre. Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two and BBC News Channel, 10:00 to 11:00 BST – and see more […]

Ranking college sports’ top football/basketball coaching combos – Sporting News

Some major college athletic programs are football schools. Others are basketball schools. A select few, however, are built for success in both sports. When looking at the current men’s coaches from NCAA Division I FBS and hoops, Sporting News thought it a question worth asking: Which universities boast the most impressive and accomplished coaching combinations? […]

Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline – BBC News

Tory leadership race: Rivals in BBC debate clash over Brexit deadline – BBC News

Image caption The candidates answered questions set by members of the public Tory leadership rivals have clashed in a live BBC TV debate on whether the UK can leave the EU, no matter what, by the 31 October deadline. Asked for a guarantee he would do this, Boris Johnson described the deadline as “eminently feasible”. […]

Gender stereotypes in advertising have been banned in the UK – Vox.com

Gender stereotypes in advertising have been banned in the UK – Vox.com

Playing off gender stereotypes to sell stuff is now explicitly against the law for advertisers in the UK. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority announced the ban in December, with a six-month buffer period before it went into effect. And that announcement came shortly after the ASA published a 64-page report on how gender stereotypes in ads […]

‘My father, the rapist’: Hidden victims of Rwanda’s genocide

‘My father, the rapist’: Hidden victims of Rwanda’s genocide

Image caption Carine and her son Jean-Pierre, one of thousands born as a result of rape during the genocide A 24-year-old Rwandan whose mother was raped in the genocide tells the BBC how he came to learn of the circumstances of his birth. Their names have been changed because of the shame surrounding rape, which […]

Sperm donor is child’s legal father, Australian court rules

Sperm donor is child’s legal father, Australian court rules

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The girl refers to the man as “Daddy”, the court heard An Australian sperm donor is the legal father of an 11-year-old girl after being actively involved in her life, Australia’s top court has found. The man had fought to stop the girl’s biological mother and her wife from […]

Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project

Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Steel pipe to be used for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project at a stockpile site in British Columbia Canada has approved the Trans Mountain expansion project after a federal court sent it back for review last summer. The decision could pose a challenge for PM Justin Trudeau as he heads […]

Trump: ‘A nation must care for its own citizens first’

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‘Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we’re friends’

Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations. Through an organisation called Coming To The Table, she found her linked descendant Betty Kilby, and asked if they could meet. This video is part of Crossing Divides, a BBC season bringing people together in a fragmented world. For more stories go […]

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