Top stories 

FA Cup: ‘He’s fluffed it’ – Mumford & Sons try football commentary

Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall give football commentary a go, describing Nat Knight-Percival’s bizarre goal for Bradford in the second round against Plymouth in December 2017. WATCH MORE: ‘Offside, what is this?’ – WWE stars try football commentary Watch live Chelsea v Manchester United on Monday, 18 February from 1900 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website. Source link

Read More
Top stories 

Cadet’s mum: ‘My son’s life was not in vain’

Image copyright Getty Images Cadet’s mum has urged his fans not to keep “pent up anger” inside them at a tribute event to his life. Fans gathered in Hyde Park in central London to release balloons to celebrate the 28-year-old on Sunday. The rapper was the passenger in a taxi when he died in a car crash on Saturday morning. His mum said her son’s life was “not in vain” and she was proud that he’d been able to influence so many people to achieve their goals. Speaking to the…

Read More
Top stories 

The stay-at-home sons and daughters of the housing crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moving in or moving out? A million more young adults in the UK are living with their parents than were two decades ago, research suggests. A quarter of 20- to 34-year-olds do so, the study, by think tank Civitas, says. This rises to 41% in London, where housing is most expensive, but falls where it is cheapest – north-east England (14%) and Yorkshire and the Humber (17%). And for 23-year-olds across the UK, the proportion living with parents has risen from 37% in 1998…

Read More
Top stories 

Son’s 200-mile London-Devon journey beats ambulance

Image caption Mark Clements’ mother was left on a “cold conservatory floor” after breaking her hip A man who travelled nearly 200 miles to reach his injured mother arrived before an ambulance reached her. Mark Clements caught a bus, tube and two trains from London to Exmouth, Devon on Saturday after his 77-year-old mother fell and broke her hip. The initial 999 call was made at 09:00 GMT but paramedics did not arrive until seven hours later. South Western Ambulance Service apologised and said it was experiencing “an unprecedented rise…

Read More
Top stories 

Tyson Fury: Boxer’s father on his son’s lifetime of battles before Wilder fight

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles Date: Saturday, 1 December (local) Time: From 04:00 GMT on Sunday, 2 December Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app “When I put my hand on his small frame, I could feel the life in him. I said to the doctor ‘he will make it’.” John Fury – father of British fighter Tyson Fury – recalls the day he cradled his newborn son, weighing just 1lb. Born three…

Read More
Top stories 

Rachael Bland: Husband of BBC presenter reveals son’s words after her death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRachael Bland’s husband on how their son has reacted to his mum’s death. The husband of BBC presenter Rachael Bland has told how their three-year-old son Freddie reassured him in the days after her death from breast cancer. The 40-year-old BBC Radio 5 Live broadcaster, who co-hosted podcast You, Me and the Big C, died in September. In his first interview since her death, Steve Bland said on one occasion he started crying because he was upset he had lost his temper…

Read More
Top stories 

Suicide in Northern Ireland: ‘I have no sons left’

Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate in the UK. The latest available figures show that the rate there is nearly double that in England. Since the Good Friday Peace Agreement in 1998, more people have died from suicide in Northern Ireland than were killed by violence during the Troubles. Patricia Ferrin says her family has been “destroyed” after each of her three sons took their own lives. Produced by James Stewart and Rob Brown If you have been affected by any of the issues in this film, there is…

Read More
Top stories 

Will Quince MP on marking stillborn son’s birthday

An MP told the Commons he would be marking what would have been the fourth birthday of his son, Robert, who was stillborn. Will Quince, who campaigns for better care for bereaved parents, said baby loss remained a “massive taboo” that needed to be broken. “We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of just talking about baby loss,” he said. The Conservative MP for Colchester was speaking in a special debate to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. Source link

Read More
Top stories 

Mumford & Sons: Behind the scenes of their fourth album, Delta

Image copyright Marcus Haney Image caption Marcus Mumford: “I’ve been closer to death in the last year than I’ve ever been.” It’s crunch time in Crouch End. Mumford and Sons have just seven days to finish their fourth album, so they’re squirreled away in a converted church, revising, reviewing and perfecting their new songs. The day before, a string orchestra dropped in to add cinematic flourishes to a track called If I Say. Today, the band’s publicist gets locked out of the studio because no-one can hear the door bell…

Read More
Top stories 

US mum’s anguish over nine-year-old son’s suicide

Image copyright Leia Rochelle Pierce Image caption Leia Pierce says her son Jamel was “magic” The mother of a US nine-year-old, who she says killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying, says she “should have seen the pain in his eyes”. Leia Rochelle Pierce from Denver, Colorado, said her son, Jamel Myles, had been proud to tell people he was gay when he returned to school. She told Victoria Derbyshire some fellow pupils told him to kill himself. Denver Public Schools (DPS) said crisis counsellors had been made available to students…

Read More