The London choir for people affected by mental health

[ad_1] BBC Radio 5 Live has been to meet a London-based community choir for people affected by mental health issues.'More than just a choir' director, David Phelops, said the choir's purpose is to gather people who have "not just suffered mental illness" but also for those "affected by it, either carers, friends or family".He said you "don't have to be anything [you're not]" at the choir, as there are "no

People’s Vote march: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ attending London protest

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands arrived at the meeting point on London's Park Lane for the marchProtesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are marching in London for what organisers say will be the "biggest, loudest and most important" demonstration of its kind.They are heading to Parliament Square, where a rally will be held later.Young voters are leading the march, which organisers

How ITV’s Butterfly hopes to be a ‘game-changer’ for trans people

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption Max sees a mermaid at the aquarium in a nod to the trans charity who were consultants on the drama ITV has set itself a challenge with its latest drama Butterfly.It tells the story of a transgender child and a family struggling to know how best to deal with the transition. There are myriad pitfalls in turning such an emotive issue into primetime entertainment.

Lisa Stansfield: ‘If people want me, I’ll stick around’

[ad_1] Image copyright EarMusic Image caption Lisa Stansfield: "Everything that happens to me now is just completely beautiful." Lisa Stansfield is sipping a diet coke outside Television Centre; a building that was practically her second home at the start of her career.In the late 1980s and early 90s, she made almost weekly appearances on shows like Top of the Pops and Going Live, performing hits like All Around The World,

‘People don’t expect me to be able to draw’

[ad_1] Image caption Taylor McTaggart had her hands and feet amputated when she was a baby A teenager who lost her hands and feet to meningitis as a baby is now heading to art college with hopes of becoming an illustrator.Taylor McTaggart contracted the deadly infection when she was five months old and had to have her limbs amputated.Now, aged 17, she is starting a course at Glasgow Clyde College.Speaking
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People’s Vote campaign puts pressure on Labour leadership

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The People's Vote insists the campaign should not be used to attack Jeremy Corbyn personally The People's Vote campaign, which wants a new referendum on Brexit, is attempting to change Labour Party policy, according to a leaked memo.It wants MPs and activists to submit a motion at the Labour conference next month, committing the party to backing a new referendum on the final deal.It

Why people with autism love this hair stylist

[ad_1] A haircut can feel like a treat, but for people with autism it can be a very daunting experience. Stylist Jenine Dixon though has customers with the condition travelling across the country for an appointment.Eight-year-old Archie is one and, with his mum Caroline, he used to travel 170 miles to see her in Plymouth.They're locals now, but they used to drive from Portsmouth just so Archie could get a

Windrush generation: Formal apology for 18 people

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The government has reviewed 11,800 Windrush generation cases Eighteen members of the Windrush generation who could have been wrongfully removed or detained are to get a formal apology.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said a review of 11,800 cases had identified the 18 as those "most likely to have suffered detriment".They are among 164 people who may have been wrongfully deported or detained.Shadow home secretary Diane

‘People no longer go into antiques shops’

[ad_1] Image caption Buyers now prefer to "scroll through online", says Olivia Gerrish Traditionally antiques dealers have been used to dealing in objects from history in a style more in tune with tradition than cutting-edge technology, but no longer. The growth of online marketplaces and rising High Street rents are pushing many out of long-established shops. After 35 years selling antique jewellery from Grays, an antiques market in Mayfair, central