Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter


Image copyright Abby Sams Image caption Abby Sams tweeted the difference between days in and out of her wheelchair Using the hashtag "#InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike", Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society's perceptions.Many people live with hidden disabilities - a physical, mental,...

Woman is only passenger on holiday jet


Image caption Karon Grieve was given the VIP treatment during her flight on Sunday A woman who paid just £46 for a flight to Crete has spoken of her amazement at being the only passenger on board.Karon Grieve, from Dunlop in Ayrshire, described her Jet2 flight from Glasgow to the...

Fine Arts & Exhibits: From Buffalo to San Antonio and Beyond, Museums Woo Members


That trend puts particular pressure on institutions to exploit their existing resources and to bond with other local arts organizations in original programs for the public. Whether these programs take place in the museum or outside, the strategy is to lure more visitors who may well become members. Continue reading...

Fine Arts & Exhibits: National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Celebrates Workers


Though the selections were made months before the election, several of the exhibition’s themes are essential to today’s politics: the role of the migrant worker, the lost glory of the coal miner, the devastation of the factory. What better time than now, Ms. Moss said, to think about ordinary life...

Brexit: UK can sign trade deal ‘nano second’ after leaving


The UK can agree a trade deal with the EU before it leaves in March 2019 but it will be a "high stress" process, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said.He told MPs that he "disagreed" with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier's recent remarks that a comprehensive agreement could take up...

Huddersfield Town: David Wagner on pre-season on an island without electricity

From left Scarlett, 5 Alex, Nathaniel, 6, Rena and Iris 23-months

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner discusses his players' togetherness and the pre-season trip to the Swedish wilderness that preceded their promotion to the Premier League.Watch more from David Wagner on The Premier League show - Thursday 10.00pm on BBC Two.

Blue Planet II: The secrets behind the BBC One series


Earlier this week, it was reported that some of the close-up shots in Blue Planet II, which returns on Sunday, were filmed in a lab, rather than in the wild.The Guardian said some crucial footage could only have been captured on film in "controlled laboratory conditions".Attenborough defended the use of...

Life (and Death and Dance) Lessons From ‘The Red Shoes’


What follows are edited excerpts from our interviews with dancers, ages 19 to 80. Cynthia Harvey, 60 Artistic director, Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School; former principal dancer, American Ballet Theater When Lermontov asks Vicky why she wants to dance, there’s a closeup on Moira Shearer’s gorgeous face, and she...

‘Alias Grace’: 20 Years in the Making, but on TV at the Right Time


“The Handmaid’s Tale,” now shooting its second season in Toronto, depicts a near-future dystopia where women are forced into surrogacy for a dictatorial elite. “Alias Grace,” meanwhile, is a six-part period piece based on the unsolvable mystery of a poor housemaid (Sarah Gadon) who either abetted the murders of her...

PSNI to hold recruitment events for LGBT community


Image copyright PSNI/Getty Creative Image caption Two events specifically aimed at members of the LGBT community will be held in Belfast and Newry The PSNI is to hold a number of recruitment events for members of the LGBT community for the first time.Three information evenings will be held early next...