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  • The story behind the viral #MeAt14 campaign

    Do you remember what you were like when you were 14? Plenty of women in the United States do and have been posting images of themselves and reminiscences of what they were like at that age under the twitter hashtag Me At 14. It was started by TV comedy producer Lizz Winstead who wanted to…

  • Published on 19 Nov 2017

    In recent years the Sunday before a Budget has given the chancellor a day to visit TV studios giving gentle hints about who is about to benefit from his generosity with our money. Instead, Philip Hammond found himself today accused of denying that there are any unemployed people. To be fair to him, he didn’t…

  • Investigations are continuing to try to find out the cause of death of a woman, believed to missing 19-year-old Gaia Pope. A body was found yesterday afternoon, near Swanage, close to where some of Gaia Pope’s clothes were found on Thursday. Members of her family say they are absolutely devastated.

  • Robert Mugabe has been sacked as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party but technically he remains president. For now at least. Mr Mugabe has been meeting military leaders to discuss his future and with even his former backers from the war veterans demanding he ends his 37-year rule, the termination of his presidency now seems…

  • Published on 18 Nov 2017

    Lindsey Hilsum discusses the latest Mugabe developments.

  • He started work in New York’s legendary nightclub Studio 54 as a 15-year-old bus boy and was taken under the wing of Andy Warhol only two years later as a photographer. David LaChapelle made his name with erotically-charged and meticulously-created, high-gloss magazine covers. Now he has published two books looking back at his glamorous career…

  • Should polystyrene takeaway boxes and other single-use plastic packaging be taxed? Charging people for using plastic bags has already dramatically slashed the number of those we throw away. In Wednesday’s budget the government says it will gather evidence on how more taxes could further reduce the amount we waste – saying we could fill a thousand…

  • Robert Mugabe has reportedly said he wants to spend his last days in Africa but he has had medical treatment in Singapore. He also is thought to have used Singapore’s secretive banking laws to hide his assets there. We followed the Mugabe trail.

  • Speculation is rife that Mr Mugabe might go to live in South Africa where there have also been protests against him today. Inigo Gilmore discusses the situation from Johannesberg.

  • Tens of thousands of people have taken to streets of the Zimbabwean capital, piling the pressure on President Robert Mugabe to stand down as leader. The day of protests was sanctioned by the army and even his own party. Tonight the military announced it will meet Mr Mugabe tomorrow to discuss his departure.

  • Published on 17 Nov 2017

    David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee and former foreign secretary, discusses the migrant crisis and Brexit.

  • Elliott Pfebve, an EU envoy for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, Acie Lumumba, co-ordinator of tomorrow’s Mugabe “send-off” march and a former Zanu PF politician, and Nick Mangwana, Zanu PF’s representative in the UK, discuss Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe’s future.

  • A funeral has been held in Salerno, Italy, for 26 young Nigerian women who died at sea, but only two of the women have so far been identified. They died when the boats they were travelling in sank off the coast of Libya. Salerno’s prosecutor’s office said that around 100 migrants died when the boats…

  • There has been a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft above dense woodland in Buckinghamshire. Emergency services were called to the crash site where both aircraft came down close to Upper Winchendon near Aylesbury. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating.

  • A system intent on “breaking” rather than “rehabilitating” the children in its care. That’s the damning conclusion of a report published today into youth detention centres in the north of Australia. It found widespread mistreatment by some staff – including the use of spit hoods, tear gas and solitary confinement – and called for the…