Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK's mental health services because of "institutional racism", it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it?When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe environment - usually a hospital - for a medical assessment.Instead,

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove's quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show - Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies' recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said.His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap.The environment secretary did not call directly for the cap to be lifted but said ministers should

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat JK Rowling said about first Harry Potter book in 1997 Can you believe it's 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester. She finished the manuscript in 1995, writing much of it in cafes in Edinburgh while her baby from her first

Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News
"What he did - it will never go away. When you go private, you think you've got the best." Ian Paterson: Surgeon was 'psychopathic like Shipman'Breast surgeon 'played God' with women's bodiesIan Paterson: 'He took a pound of flesh for money'Linda Millband, national lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson's former private patients.She said private policies have very stringent restrictions, which can be revoked in cases of criminal activity,

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRichard Sabin: "We actively use this data for marine conservation purposes now" It's a curious thing to see a group of early whale foetuses up close - to see beings so small that have the potential to become so big. But what really strikes you, especially in those initial developmental stages, is how familiar the forms look. How like an early human foetus, they appear. "This is something you see time

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me" Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years.The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the cause of the problem.Here, in her own words, she talks

EastEnders executive producer leaves programme after one year – BBC News

EastEnders executive producer leaves programme after one year – BBC News
Image caption Sean O'Connor, upper centre, intended to leave the show at the end of 2017 He added that he had intended to continue at Elstree - the Hertfordshire studios where EastEnders is filmed - until the end of 2017. But filming commitments with Camberwell Productions meant his departure came sooner. Along with other projects, O'Connor is moving to work with Sherlock co-creator and League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss. Gatiss is writing his first big screen feature on

Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart – BBC News

Visa refusal leaves mother and toddler 4,000 miles apart – BBC News
Image caption Suhail and Riza met on a holiday in Pakistan Irena said: "As he's growing up he's forgetting her so we have to remind him all the time on Skype or on email or WhatsApp - 'that is your mother'. He doesn't realise that at all."The family had to mark Umair's first birthday without his mother: "I cried my eyes out. I really, really cried because she wasn't there to have a look at his first birthday," said

‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News
Image copyright Gilli Davidson Image caption Niamh and her twin brother Zach aged five - a year before her diagnosis Niamh would remain at home for nearly three weeks, with her eyes closed."We try and slow things down for loved ones, to give time to digest the news of a death. We don't have a prescribed way of doing things," says Cara.In the days Niamh was at home, Gilli spent a lot of time with her."I was able to

Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News
Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was

London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News
Image copyright PA Image caption The Queen met local people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire during a visit to a temporary shelter Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to "get to the bottom" of the west London tower block fire amid mounting criticism of her response to the disaster.The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on FridayMrs May was criticised for not speaking to Grenfell Tower residents on her first visit following the blaze.

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News
Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May's election - the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May's former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: "If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn't like media interviews, then you

Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News
A spokesman for Mrs Merkel had previously refused to be drawn on the issue out of "politeness and respect" while the process of forming a new UK government was under way.Mrs May says she will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Can Theresa May stay as PM? May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks What the election result means for Brexit Brexit delays over UK hung parliament? Image copyright AFP

Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News
Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy "quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland". It may be worth remembering that the prime minister studied Geography at Oxford University.And while it's

Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park – BBC News

Aircraft crashes in Castlewellan Forest Park – BBC News
Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Two people were treated at the scene by paramedics The ambulance service said that the two people were discharged after being treated by paramedics.The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team said that the pair had walked away from the crash."The pilot and passenger managed to escape the wreckage and walk to a nearby forest road to meet with the attending ambulance and fire service," the team wrote on Facebook. Image copyright Press Eye Image caption Local