The week in audio: Sunday Feature; 1Xtra Talks With Richie Brave; Assignment

Sunday Feature: Regarding the Pain of Others (BBC Radio 3) | BBC Sounds 1Xtra Talks With Richie Brave (BBC 1Xtra) | BBC SoundsAssignment (BBC World


‘I’m still alive’: Gomorrah author hails court victory over mafia threats

The internationally renowned anti-mafia writer Roberto Saviano has declared that “journalism has been vindicated; words are vindicated – and so am I”, after a landmark


EU pledges €3bn funding for Belarus if it transitions to democracy

The EU has said it will provide Belarus with €3bn (£2.6bn) through grants and loans if the country “changes course”, as the bloc seeks to


Popularity of far-right topics on France’s CNews sparks election concern

CNews, the Paris-based news channel whose heated talkshows on crime and immigration has led critics to call it a “French Fox News”, this month hit


‘Persecuted, jailed, destroyed’: Belarus seeks to stifle dissent

Church bells rang in the city of Byarozawka as hundreds of mourners laid Vitold Ashurak to rest. They draped the white-red-white flag favoured by the

Health World

Lisa Shaw death: BBC presenter had blood clots after AstraZeneca jab, family says

The award-winning BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw died in hospital after suffering blood clots following her AstraZeneca vaccination, her family has said. The 44-year-old, who


British delegates to Cannes hit by new French quarantine rules

British participation in at the Cannes film festival is under threat after new quarantine regulations put into place by the French government as the country

Politics World

Dowden: BBC needs far-reaching change after Diana scandal

The UK culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has said the BBC needs far-reaching change, accusing the broadcaster of adopting a “we know best” attitude in the


Bob Dylan at 80 – a little Minnesota town celebrates its famous son

Bob Dylan’sdebut 1962 single began: “I got mixed-up confusion; man, it’s a-killin’ me”. It hasn’t yet – he turns 80 on Monday, and the pre-eminent