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Birmingham family budgets to become debt-free in a year

A family from Birmingham has become debt-free in a year after sticking to a carefully planned budget.<p>They've been supported by Christians Against Poverty, a charity which sends advisors to people's homes and deals directly with their creditors.<p>After paying off around £10,000, the family can now …

Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'

<b>The extent to which young people are locked out of the British housing market has been revealed in new figures from economists.</b><p>The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said.<p>In 1995-96, 65% of this …

This church has survived a fire that started back in 1962

<b>The town of Centralia has been left to die - but</b> <b>its</b> <b>last remaining church</b> <b>is thriving.</b><p>In Pennsylvania's coal-mining mountains, there's an empty grid where a town once lived.<p>Once, there were homes and gardens. Now there are weeds.<p>Before Centralia started burning from below, more than a thousand people …

Millennials to secure 'inheritance boom'

<b>Millennials will benefit from the biggest "inheritance boom" of any post-war generation, but it will be too late to solve housing struggles and wealth inequality, a report says.</b><p>Those who have parents and grandparents in the "baby boomer" generation will be left record sums of wealth, the Resolution …

The country where 70% of millennials are homeowners

<b>If you're aged 19-36 and don't own your home, you're probably not reading this in China.</b><p>While young people around the world are struggling to get on the property ladder, an HSBC study found that 70% of Chinese millennials have achieved the milestone.<p>A sizeable 91% also plan to buy a house in the …

'Costau ychwanegol' cynnig gwasanaeth Cymraeg

Mae dyn busnes sydd yn un o gyfarwyddwyr cwmni tai gwyliau yn dweud bod cynnal busnes yn ddwyieithog yn heriol am fod yna gostau ychwanegol.<p>Mae'r cwmni Y Gorau o Gymru yn gweithredu yn Gymraeg, gyda'r wefan yn ddwyieithog a'r staff i gyd yn siarad Cymraeg<p>Ond fe fyddai Gareth Mahoney yn hoffi mwy o …

Renting in retirement: How feasible is it?

<b>Home ownership can be a thing of beauty. Just as you don a pair of fur-lined slippers and spend more time on the golf course, you find you have paid off your mortgage.</b><p>For the rest of your life, accommodation is effectively free.<p>But this utopian model is becoming the exception. High house prices …

Gweddïo 1

Mae’n ddiddorol gweld beth yn union mae’r Beibl yn ei ddweud am weddïo.<p>Mae ‘na gymaint, wrth gwrs: mae’r Beibl yn llawn enghreifftiau o bobl oedd yn …

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'It's very hard' to step into atheism, says Dan Brown

Dan Brown, one of the biggest selling authors of all time, has told BBC Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur that although he no longer believes in the Christian faith in which he was raised, he cannot quite give up on the idea of a higher power either.<p>Mr Brown said that research for his latest book had led …

Charity helps drug addicts set up their own businesses

<b>Former drug addicts in Gwynedd and Anglesey are being encouraged to become entrepreneurs to help them beat their habits.</b><p>Some residents at Penrhyn House - a rehabilitation centre in Bangor - have set up a carpet cleaning business while others are making jams and chutneys or cosmetics from …

How are smartphones affecting teenagers?

A generation who have spent their entire adolescence with smartphones are feeling the effects, including negative impacts on their mental health, says author Jean Twenge.<p>So what can children and parents do?<p><i>Video by Olivia Lace-Evans.</i>

Oes angen gwella gwasanaethau cydaddoli mewn ysgolion?

<b>Mae pobl ifanc yn ymbellhau o gydaddoli mewn ysgolion "am nad yw'n cael ei wneud yn dda iawn", medd yr Eglwys yng Nghymru.</b><p>Roedd yr Eglwys yn ymateb i benderfyniad un o bwyllgorau'r Cynulliad i ofyn i'r Ysgrifennydd Addysg Kirsty Williams i adolygu'r arfer mewn ysgolion.<p>Mae'n ofyniad cyfreithiol ar …

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If the current, endless stream of depressing news is getting you down, there could be a quick lift: get yourself down to your local barber shop.<p>An illuminating new study has found that some restorative man-time at the barber’s not only cheers us up, but could actually be good for our mental …

Mental Health

Can a mile a day improve your health?

Come rain or shine these pupils from Lancashire run a daily mile, and doctors say it's making a difference to their school work and health.

Election 2017: How can you pop your filter bubble?

It might be the defining feature of politics in the social media age. So how can you pop your own "filter bubble"?<p><i>Video journalist: Natalia Zuo, Written by: Mike Wendling</i><p>Read more from BBC Trending's special election series, Filter Bubbles of Britain:<p>DIY campaign ads: Meet the 'micro-Pacs'<p>Inside …

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, who himself took part in seminal research in the connections between neuroscience and contentment, is often called the ‘happiest man on earth'.

Inside the Iraqi Christian ghost town

The BBC's Paul Adams visits Qaraqosh, a once-thriving town of 50,000. It's still a shell, months after so-called Islamic State was pushed out.

Seven reasons it helps to have rich parents

<b>From unattainable house prices to disappointing pay rises, the financial challenges faced by young adults can seem daunting.</b><p>How much wealth your parents have is likely to matter more than it did for older generations. Here's why.<p>1. Income growth has stalled<p>It used to be the case that young adults …

'Memories for Mummy' - how Rio is helping his kids grieve

Since Rio Ferdinand's wife died of breast cancer in 2015, he's worried about how it has affected their children.<p>Now the former England football captain has found a way to help them express their emotions.<p><b>Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad</b> <i>was broadcast on BBC One - you can catch up online</i> here - <i>this</i> …

What New Yorkers make of this photo

A picture of a Muslim woman wearing a niqab sitting alongside a drag queen on the New York subway has gone viral on Twitter.<p>While some celebrated the photo as a symbol of New York’s diversity, others have criticised it.<p>Nada Tawfik spoke to New Yorkers about their reaction to the viral photo.<p><i>Video</i> …

Banksy hotel, The Walled Off, opens in Bethlehem

The hotel has the "worst view of any hotel in the world", the street artist says, as it is next to Israel's controversial wall.

New homes 'unaffordable for eight out of 10 locally'

<b>Nearly eight out of 10 families across England are unable to afford newly built homes in their local area, a report by housing charity Shelter says.</b><p>Its research shows rising house prices hitting all parts of the country, not just London and the south-east.<p>A new style of building, modelled on that …

The mysterious power of children’s play

A new book features photos showing games played in war zones, refugee camps and inner cities. Fiona Macdonald finds out what it tells us about a universal impulse.

One act of kindness that changed a homeless man's life

How many times have you walked past a homeless person without a second thought?<p>Former soldier Phil Webb hit rock bottom after he lost his job and his marriage fell apart. He started drinking and ended up on the streets.<p>One day as he sat on the streets in Carlisle, a chance meeting with a fellow …

Ffydd yn yr economi

<b>Oes gan gapeli ac eglwysi Cymru ran i'w chwarae wrth ddenu rhagor o ymwelwyr i Gymru?</b><p>Dyna gwestiwn gafodd ei ofyn yn ddiweddar gan Mike Hedges, Aelod Cynulliad Dwyrain Abertawe.<p>Awgrymodd Mr Hedges fod gan Gymru etifeddiaeth grefyddol "gyfoethog a dylanwadol".<p>Cafodd Cymru Fyw olwg ar ambell i …

Ex-homeless woman lived in Southport toilet for a year

A homeless woman who slept in a public toilet for more than a year has returned to her former abode.<p>Karen Wallis from Southport said she felt safe there after she was assaulted sleeping in a doorway.<p>Seven years on she has turned her life round and has her own home, a job and is married.<p>Ms Wallis …

Terrific Scientific: BBC Breakfast's fizzy bottle rocket flop

The BBC's new Terrific Scientific campaign, which aims to inspire primary school pupils to discover their inner scientist, is encouraging families to take part in DIY science experiments together.<p>Louise Minchin and Dan Walker from BBC Breakfast have been getting involved, with some not-so-terrific …

Bethlehem shepherds giving up watching flocks

As thousands of Christians attend services in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the shepherds in the town have a very different life from that featured in the Nativity.<p>Israeli security restrictions have made getting sheep to their pastures is increasingly difficult, and the shepherds are thought …

DJ Khaled: The making of a Snapchat superstar

DJ Khaled is known as the King of Snapchat.<p>In a short space of time he's gone from being a mildly successful DJ and record producer to becoming a superstar.<p>His new-found fame on social media propelled his music career and he's now one of hip hop music's most influential figures.<p><b>You can follow BBC</b> …

The problems facing children in Mosul

<b>Iraq is a country in the Middle East that has been in the news for many years because of fighting there.</b><p>Now it is being talked about a lot again, because there is a battle taking place over a city called Mosul.<p>Charity worker, Ruairidh Villar, explains the problems facing children caught in the …