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Here's What You Need To Know About A New Podcast Discussing British Politics From A Black Woman's Perspective

Seven black and mixed-race women are putting aside party politics to create Consensus, a new podcast which they hope will put an end to voter apathy.

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

Six People Suspected Of Belonging To A Banned Far-Right Group Have Been Arrested On Suspicion Of Terrorism Offences

The suspects are believed to be part of National Action, a far-right group that was proscribed as a terrorist organisation in 2016.

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

"Good Morning Britain" Was The Most Complained-About TV Programme Of 2017

The ITV show was roundly criticised at the time for giving a platform to views that have been discredited, including by the Department of Health.

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

This Is What It's Like To Have Lost Your School Friends In The Grenfell Tower Fire

"There’s so much stuff to deal with. Just coming back to school and seeing that someone is not there, someone is not in the line, or there’s an empty chair. Just the everyday reality of going to school…everything comes back to you."

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

People Are Very Moved By This Footage Of Grenfell Survivors Hugging Firefighters

Thousands of people gathered outside Grenfell Tower on Thursday night to mark six months since the fire that killed 71 people.

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

The Chancellor Suggested Disabled Workers Had Lowered UK Productivity And These Disabled People Are Very Pissed Off

"This is part of a bigger story, a war against disabled people, and comments like this will keep appearing until the government starts treating us like human beings."

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

Grenfell Survivors Want To Know Just How This £28 Million The Government's Put Aside For Them Will Be Spent

One local told BuzzFeed News the situation for those who are still waiting to be placed into permanent accommodation remained one of "total despair".

Fiona Rutherford One year ago

These Tories Asked Local People To Rate The Importance Of The Grenfell Fire On A Scale Of 1 To 10

"The Conservatives have shown just how out of touch they really are with how our community feels," one local resident told BuzzFeed News.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

This MP Is Pointing Out Just How Ridiculous Inequality Is In One Of London's Richest Boroughs

In light of her new report on housing and inequality, Labour MP for Kensington Emma Dent Coad told BuzzFeed News: "I've been in some people's houses and you'd think, This is Dickensian. It's appalling, and people should not have to live like that."

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

Police In London Have Decided To Scrap A Form Accused Of Unfairly Discriminating Against Black Music

London mayor Sadiq Khan had called for a review of Form 696 over concerns raised by promoters and artists that the process was unfairly affecting black communities and music genres.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

This Is What It's Like When Your Only Child Dies In Police Custody

James Herbert died after being restrained by officers and left naked in a cell. As a bill calls for changes when force is used with people with mental illness, his father said: "We're not going to get accountability, so let's focus on making the world better for people who are vulnerable."

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

This Doctor Says He's Seen A Huge Rise In Young Women With Botched Lip Fillers

For several years medical professionals have described the lack of regulation as a “crisis waiting to happen”. Dr Tijion Esho, one of the resident doctors on E4's Body Fixer series, says there need to be legal age restrictions.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

The Telegraph Has Issued A Correction For A Story About Students “Decolonising” Their Curriculum

But a senior lecturer at Cambridge University's faculty of English told BuzzFeed News that the newspaper still "refuses to take responsibility for the fact that it unnecessarily and dangerously racialised the situation".

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

A Cambridge Lecturer Has Accused Two Newspapers Of "What Looks Like Incitement To Race War"

A senior lecturer at Cambridge told BuzzFeed News she felt media reports on potential syllabus changes took "a fairly innocent, responsible, letter from students to stir up a racial panic".

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

Stormzy Has Been Nominated For Five MOBO Awards

Stormzy dominates the nominations for this year's MOBOs.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

Meet The Women Who Want To End The Stigma And Shame Around Periods

"We’re in 2017 and periods aren’t a secret."

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

Facebook Says It Removed A Secret Safe Space For Women By Mistake

Maggy Hopson, a member of the unsearchable Just a Little Idea group, said she found Facebook's community standards confusing, and that many other people felt the same way.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

Students Around The Country Want To "Decolonise" Their "Whitewashed" Curriculums

A London university says it never had plans to remove paintings of white founders, and Rhodes Must Fall is dying down, but the "decolonisation" movement is far from over.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago

These Women Made Their Own Stock Images To Dispel Myths Around Domestic Violence

"There are a number of different controlling, humiliating, degrading tactics, and all of that can take place without a person raising a fist," Brenna Jessie, of the charity Scottish Women's Aid, told BuzzFeed News.

Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago
Fiona Rutherford 2 years ago