How to swallow swords

"When you start puking blood... by that point it's too late." Here's why Heather Burns sticks swords down her throat for the titillation of strangers. 😭

Pop'n'Olly's Solution to Homophobia

"All we have to do is include story books that feature the characters." This is Pop'n'Olly's simple suggestion for teaching LGBT+ issues at primary level.

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Why Operation Yellowhammer

"Operation Yellowhammer" is the name for the government's action plan to deal with food, fuel and medicine shortages after a no-deal Brexit. Here's why the codename has nothing at all to do with a small yellow bird. 🐦📒🔨

Jilly Moss' daughter contracted measles

"They thought that she was a doll... That my husband was from a pharmaceutical company." After her baby contracted measles, this is Jilly Moss' passionate plea to ignore anti-vaccination claims online.

The Life of Alan Turing

Rejected, persecuted and chemically castrated by the country he helped to save. This is the tragic story of Alan Turing, the face of the new £50 note. 💻🏳️‍🌈

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Boris Johnson in 2013 #tbt

Boris Johnson on French TV in 2013: "There's a bigger chance that I get beheaded by a frisbee than becoming Prime Minister." 2019 : ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #tbt

She fights for fun, but also to live

"They always tell us to never give up because we represent the future." This is how a boxing club in one of Venezuela's most dangerous neighbourhoods is helping this teenage girl fight her way to a better life.

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The French queen of modular drones

She's an inspiration to electronic music producers- and all those determined to forge their own path. This is how Éliane Radigue became a sound revolutionary.

The rise of Boris Johnson

Hair like a haystack, a background in light entertainment television and a long history of controversy. It's not the US President but Boris Johnson. This is his story.

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Hoverboard man at Bastille Day

France revealed this eyepopping addition to its military on Bastille Day- but who is this hovering hero? 👀