Rites of Passage, Portraits of Prom

Rites of Passage is a collaboration between Fiona Bailey and Fiona Yaron-Field, both photographers and mothers whose daughters have Down’s syndrome. Their daughters, Billie-Jo and Ophir attended Derwen College, a learning and living environment for young people with learning disabilities. The project aims to celebrate the unique individuality of the students as they move into…

Piracy in West Africa: The world’s most dangerous seas?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tankers carrying oil and gas provide rich pickings for pirates The seas off West Africa’s oil-rich coastline are now the most dangerous in the world for shipping, according to a new report. One Earth Future, which produces an annual State of Maritime Piracy, says that while attacks have been…

MPs call for end to ‘throwaway clothes’ era

Image copyright Getty Images A report by MPs has urged the UK government to end the era of throwaway clothes and poor working conditions in the fashion supply chain. The MPs’ proposals are designed to force the fashion industry to clean up its act. They made 18 recommendations covering environmental and labour practices and want…

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

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe first question to the five standing for who could be the Tory leader and PM was about a Brexit date guarantee. 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…

Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has announced his choice for defence secretary has withdrawn, shaking up the Pentagon at a time of rising Middle East tensions. He tweeted that Patrick Shanahan has pulled out of consideration “so that he can devote more time to his family”. Mr Shanahan, who will be replaced…

Sir James Dyson donates £19m to his old school in Holt

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Sir James Dyson said because of Logie Bruce-Lockhart’s (his old headmaster) “generosity” he was able to continue at the school Billionaire businessman Sir James Dyson has donated £18.75m to his former school, whose “generosity” helped pay for his education after his father died. The cash will fund the building…

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race as five proceed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDame Cheryl Gillan announces the result of Tuesday’s Tory leadership vote – with five going through the next round Dominic Raab has been knocked out of the Tory leadership race in the latest ballot of MPs, leaving five candidates in the battle to be the next PM….

Roma flee Russian village after mass brawl

Image copyright Sledcomru/vk.com Image caption Russian police have arrested 28 suspects over the Chemodanovka unrest (screenshot from SK video) Dozens of ethnic Roma (Gypsies) have fled from a village in southern Russia after a mass brawl with local Russians, in which one man died of a head wound. The brawl erupted in Chemodanovka on 13…

Boeing 737 Max: BA-owner IAG signs deal to buy 200 planes

Image copyright Getty Images Boeing has received a boost for its grounded 737 Max jet after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes. The airline group said it was confident that the Boeing planes would return to service in the coming months. Boeing is currently trying to develop…

Tory leadership: Voting under way in second ballot

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Tory MPs are voting again to choose a new leader as the process of deciding the UK’s next prime minister continues. The result of the second ballot of MPs is expected some time after 18:00 BST. Any of the six remaining candidates will be eliminated from the contest if they…

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