Lost dogs: The team reuniting pooches with their owners

From detecting the faint barking of pups stuck in quarries to finding spooked dogs who’ve bolted through fireworks, this team of dog rescuers rarely has a dull day. Missing Dogs Team Wales has helped hundreds of pets during the pandemic.Jill, who works in a team of about nine volunteers, said it can be a 24/7Continue reading “Lost dogs: The team reuniting pooches with their owners”

Singapore: Why these defiant ‘nail house’ owners refuse to sell

It is hard to miss the two little houses sitting defiantly in the middle of the Singapore building site. It’s instantly reminiscent of the award-winning cartoon Up, the Pixar film which tells the tale of an old man who refuses to move from his home as toweringblocks of flats rise around him. Indeed, the ownersContinue reading “Singapore: Why these defiant ‘nail house’ owners refuse to sell”

Disability and dating: ‘Why do people think I’m my boyfriend’s carer?

Hannah and ShaneThe couple, who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, tell BBC Three that the knee-jerk response reflects how misinformed many people still are towards disability and dating.“Our society tells us that disabled people aren’t worthy partners,” she says. “There’s almost no positive representation of disability or dating with a disability in our media, so manyContinue reading “Disability and dating: ‘Why do people think I’m my boyfriend’s carer?”

‘My new life with a stranger’s face

Eight years ago, Robert Chelsea sustained third-degree burns on more than half of his body when his car was hit by a drunk driver. In 2019, he became the first ever African American recipient of a full-face transplant.This is a story of his recovery, a remarkable test of faith, identity and character.Since the first partialContinue reading “‘My new life with a stranger’s face”

Making waves: the hit Indian island radio station leading climate conversations

Mari, 33, and her friends and family all unfailingly tune into Kadal Osaion 90.4FM, India’s first local radio station for a fishing community.With guests including from older people from the villages sharing their fishing wisdom or chatting about the climate crisis, the station has become anintegral part of local life, featuring gossip, jokes, old songsContinue reading “Making waves: the hit Indian island radio station leading climate conversations”

A new exhibition shines a light on the long-running collective of photographers who started documenting black culture in the 60s and haven’t stopped since

om-wean-yeh) collective all started in 1963, when a group of 14 black New York photographers came together to form a group, totrade skills and offer critiques to one another. They chose “Kamoinge,” as it means “a group of people acting together” in Kenya’s Gikuyu language. Theyworked to tell black stories by depicting black communities, fromContinue reading “A new exhibition shines a light on the long-running collective of photographers who started documenting black culture in the 60s and haven’t stopped since”

Motor neurone disease: The man losing his voice, but singing an opera

Paul Jameson was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) three years ago, and is quickly losing his voice.But with the help of professional baritone, Roderick ‘Roddy’ Williams, he’s performing his own opera, called Paul’s Aria. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-55552195

Stuck in Taiwan, a Brit spearheads campaign to clean up river

Covid-19 has trapped British national Peter Lowe in Taiwan for months. So, with time on his hands, he decided to get a boat.But what was meant to be a fun way to get to see the region’s nature and wildlife up close has turned into a quest to clear the water, river banks andmangrove forestsContinue reading “Stuck in Taiwan, a Brit spearheads campaign to clean up river”

US doctor forgives $650,000 in medical bills for cancer patients

A US oncologist has wiped out nearly $650,000 worth of debts for 200 cancer patients after realising that many of them were struggling to pay.Dr Omar Atiq closed his cancer treatment centre in Arkansas last year after nearly 30 years in business.He worked with a debt collection firm to gather outstanding payments, but then realisedContinue reading “US doctor forgives $650,000 in medical bills for cancer patients”

Conjoined twins ‘learning to stand’ for Cardiff school

When they were born Marieme and Ndeye Ndiaye were not expected to live for more than a few days.But the conjoined twins are now “learning to stand” and are settling into their new Cardiff school.Now four, the girls, who have separate hearts and spines but share a liver, bladder and digestive system, are being introducedContinue reading “Conjoined twins ‘learning to stand’ for Cardiff school”