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Capturing East Harlem in the 80s

<b>The New York neighbourhood of East Harlem, or El Barrio, has long been the home of many of the city's Latino population.</b><p>Journalist Ed Morales describes it as the place "where hip-hop and salsa trumps classical, prime real estate gives way to inner city".<p>Joseph Rodriguez's photographs from the 1980s …

Black & White Photography

This is the story of 30 years of The Proclaimers

Craig and Charlie are celebrating 30 years since their first album was released<p><b>Edinburgh twins Craig and Charlie Reid turned the pop world upside down with the release of The Proclaimers' first album - This is the Story - in 1987.</b><p>At a time when image was king, they burst onto the scene in glasses …

Scotland

USA 1967: When American soccer's Summer of Love ended in tears

<b>The World Cup, the British Invasion, the Summer of Love, imported teams - and a bunch of US businessmen looking to make a buck - created a gleaming vision for professional football in 1960s America... only for it to quickly end in tears.</b><p>When Geoff Hurst smashed his third goal into the roof of the …

Los Angeles Kings

A sarcastic response to Syria's militants

<b>It takes a special kind of person to run a radio station in an area controlled by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Music is forbidden, so are women presenters. But Raed Fares - manager of Radio Fresh FM - has come up with a creative response to the militants' demands.</b><p>It is mid-day and almost …

Middle East

Tales from the bar - a tour of London's 'great pubs'

<b>Giant oak wine barrels sit above the bar of the Cittie of Yorke in Holborn - which is more reminiscent of a great hall in a Tudor mansion than than a traditional pub.</b><p>The jury is out as to whether or not the massive casks were ever used as genuine storage vessels - or simply part of the inn's Tudor …

England

The match that pitted white players against black players

<b>In 1979 West Bromwich Albion were looking for an idea for a benefit match for one of their longest serving players, Len Cantello. Somebody, we don't know who, came up with the idea of a match pitting black players against white players. Yes, really: blacks v whites, writes Adrian Chiles.</b><p><b>Warning:</b> …

Cyrille Regis

Tiny pub The Little Prince with room for six people opens in Margate

<b>A tiny pub in Margate with room for just six people standing up is preparing to open its doors for the first time on Friday.</b><p>Andy Barrett, 68, who wants to be known as the pub's creator rather than its landlord, said he was hoping for a "bumper weekend".<p>He believes The Little Prince, which measures …

England

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian Times reports that witnesses are now describing explosive events that may be connected to the appearance of these mysterious craters.<p>Reindeer herders …

Global Warming

The mystery of the 'legal name fraud' billboards

<b>Scores of posters have appeared around the UK warning of "legal name fraud". What does this mean and who is paying for the adverts?</b><p>The message is spelled out in bold capital letters. "LEGAL NAME FRAUD," it says. Then below: "THE TRUTH." And finally: "IT'S ILLEGAL TO USE A LEGAL NAME."<p>The first time …

Advertising Standards Authority

The first 'friendly fire' victim of World War One

<b>A visitors' book from a tea room in Peterborough has helped reveal the extraordinary story of probably the first soldier of World War One to be accidentally killed by one of his own men.</b><p>Cpl Arthur Cecil Rawson looks every bit the big, solid, square-jawed soldier in the F Company photo of the 1st …

Libraries

How an 11-year-old came to swim the Channel

<b>At the age of 11, Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the English Channel, driven on by an extraordinary coach. It's a little-heralded feat of endurance that won't be bettered.</b><p>It was 05:00 on 6 September 1988 and Tom Gregory stood on the tip of France. Behind him was his coach, John …

Swimming

Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online

The Fitzroy Tavern in central London was once frequented by George Orwell, who wrote about what characteristics a good pub should have in an Evening Standard article of February 1946<p><b>An "irreplaceable" archive of photographs of some of the country's most striking public houses that was nearly lost</b> …

Google Maps

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The lost rivers that lie beneath London

<b>Dozens of rivers and canals were buried beneath London's streets more than a century ago. How do they look today? To find traces of them you'll need to have a good ear, know where to look and visit some unlikely places.</b><p>Among the congested traffic of central London's St Pancras Road, around the …

England

A time when gigs were violent

<b>In the 1970s and 1980s rock concerts - like football matches - could be dangerous events to attend.</b><p>These days gig-going is a generally peaceable business. Dads go with lads, mums with their daughters, or vice versa - to quote Sly Stone, it's a family affair. But it wasn't always like that.<p>In the …

North London

The 'killer tiger shark' of Brighton beach

<b>Shark scares are a well-established source of press stories. Did they start on Brighton beach in 1785?</b><p>The British seaside is not known for being dangerous. But during most summers the same fear returns - might a killer be lurking beyond the surf?<p>The Steven Spielberg film Jaws, in which a …

Steven Spielberg

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

<b>At the start of 2015, Bhutan were officially ranked the worst football team in the world. But in the spring the small Himalayan mountain nation shocked the world when it won a World Cup qualifying match against Sri Lanka. Now they have high hopes.</b><p>Changlimithang football stadium is more like a …

Hong Kong

Are these England's most beautiful pubs?

<b>They may not have a historical pedigree stretching back centuries, but 20 pubs across England built between World War One and World War Two have just been deemed important enough to be granted listed status.</b><p>In his 1946 essay Moon Under Water, writer George Orwell described his ideal fictional …

England

Dolphin Square: The UK's most notorious address?

<b>Dolphin Square has long been a home to MPs, spies and other notables. It has been at the epicentre of a slew of scandals over the decades, writes Hannah Sander.</b><p>Two Union Jacks guard the entrance to a vast block of flats in central London. At the front, the giant 10-storey block looks out over the …

Charles de Gaulle

The troubleshooting teddies of Tirana

<b>The weather-beaten forms of cuddly toys hanging from buildings are a common sight in Albania. Who put them there, and why?</b><p>Suspended from the eaves of houses, they sway gently in the wind. The bodies are distorted, storm-drenched and smut-stained. Rabbits are hung by their ears, chubbier animals …

Monkeys

10 beautiful British walks that end in a pub

Just who exactly is going to the Bilderberg meeting?

<b>The Bilderberg meeting, an annual gathering of some of the most powerful and influential figures in the world, starts on Thursday. But who's on this year's guest list?</b><p>Critics call it a sinister conspiracy, reinforcing without accountability the dominance of a transatlantic capitalist cabal. Those …

David Petraeus

Have 1,200 World Cup workers really died in Qatar?

<b>The scandal surrounding corruption within world football's governing body, Fifa, has focused fresh attention on the workers who have died building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. The figure of 1,200 deaths is often cited - but how reliable is it?</b><p>Living and working conditions for some …

FIFA World Cup

Bureau 121: How good are Kim Jong-un's elite hackers?

<b>In the Moonshin-dong area of North Korean capital Pyongyang, near the weaving Taedong River, is where researchers believe Bureau 121's headquarters can be found.</b><p>Understood to be Pyongyang's cyber-attack elite unit, Bureau 121 is staffed by the best and brightest - although its exact size is not …

North Korea

Do you remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle?

<b>Almost more than they remember the man himself, many people still fondly reminisce over the toys based on stunt motorcyclist Evel Knievel. Simon Fry looks at a slice of childhood nostalgia.</b><p>A generation of children remember the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle.<p>The Stunt Cycle's rear wheel connected to an …

Motorcycles

How The UK's First Gothic Football Team Gained A Cult Following

It's safe to say Real Gothic FC are the country's premier gothic football side. And yes, they play in black.<p>The first match was a horribly drunken performance on our behalf. We lost 1-10, but once you've kicked lumps out of each other on the pitch, it's much easier to start a conversation.<p>The …

The element that made the 20th Century shine

<b>Chromium is the chemical element of modernity - the key to innumerable gleaming, spotless surfaces. Yet it also harbours a dark secret that featured in one Oscar-winning Hollywood film.</b><p>In the late 1920s, on either side of the Atlantic, two very different companies had the same idea - to play an …

Marlon Brando

Tiny robots carry up to 2,000 times their own weight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/cbbc/newsround/1163000/1163784_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522539037_010579a3d288b641098783d53a44b826<p><b>Tiny robots that can pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight have been developed at Stanford University.</b><p>The miniature robots - dubbed …

Robotics

The death and rebirth of Hyundai Trajet Y264 TKP

<b>A few miles short of Swindon my car, laden with four teenagers, my wife, one teenager's boyfriend, a dog, and attendant baggage comes to a sudden and it turns out, permanent, halt.</b><p>Two days later Hyundai Trajet Y264 TKP is shunted into a Cornish garage, and declared by the owner George to be …

European Union

Where on Earth is Umm al Qaiwain?

<b>Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become synonymous with the skyscrapers, glitz and glamour that have escaped much of the Arab world. Yet they are just two of the seven sheikdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates. So what about the other five? UAE-based writer Marcus George has been exploring.</b><p>Look at a …

Abu Dhabi