Smacking laws around the UK

Wales just banned it, Scotland is on its way... These are the laws on smacking children in the UK.

Homosexuality around the world

In Brunei, you can be stoned to death for being homosexual. Laws in other countries can be just as harsh. Here's a global overview.

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When fiction becomes real with Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones

Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones told Brut how their stories can sometimes leak out of the Black Mirror into the real world. 🌚🌝

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The life of Joanne Rowling, aka JK Rowling

She's one of the world's most successful authors today, but Harry Potter author Joanne Rowling (aka J.K. Rowling) didn't always live under the spell of fame. This is her life's story. 🧙‍♂

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Remembering Agnès Varda

A trailblazing feminist filmmaker who was central to French New Wave cinema: Everything you need to know about the late, great Agnès Varda.

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Lobster plastic

They've come up with a solution to the 8 billion tonnes of plastic plopped into our oceans every year, threatening global sealife. Drumroll: Turn the sealife into... plastic? 🦐🤔

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Extinction Rebellion protest in House of Commons

When activists stripped down and stormed the House of Commons to protest climate change, these MPs had a hard time focusing on the issue at hand: Brexit.

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She launched the biggest petition in UK history

Her petition to revoke Article 50 received more than 6 million signatures, making it the biggest to be put before UK Parliament. Here's our exclusive interview with the one-woman force behind it: Margaret Georgiadou.

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London schools taking action against pollution

Anti-pollution bags, blocked roads, plants... This is how London schools are tackling pollution.

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Freddie Highmore on being in the limelight

He became a star when he was just a child. Freddie Highmore explains how to manage being a celebrity while staying humble.

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