Form Time Videos

Current BBC News videos to watch and discuss with your tutor group.

Friday
14th May 2021

Around the world

Israel-Gaza violence: Rockets and shelling continue as people flee

Families in Gaza flee their homes and there is tension in Israel as groups clash in the streets of some towns.

Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata

Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, hasn't escaped the Covid-19 surge.

In the UK

Face masks in labour: 'I feared I would vomit'

Women giving birth are exempt from face masks rules - but not all maternity staff are aware.

Winchcombe meteorite goes on display in Natural History Museum

Watch as the family from Winchcombe who found fragments of it in their driveway visit the exhibition.

Politics

David Cameron answers questions about Greensill Capital

The former prime minister answers MPs' questions about his lobbying for Greensill Capital.

Tory MP Douglas Ross clashes with the SNP's Pete Wishart at committee hearing

An SNP committee chair tells a Conservative MP his personal attacks are “absolutely pathetic”.

Education

Sev Mokake: 'I faced deportation but now train footballers'

Sev Mokake faced leaving the UK as a child but now trains some of football's biggest names.

Recovering from lockdown: Five tips to boost your child's vocabulary

Research shows the lockdown has had an impact on young children's language skills. How can parents help?

Health

How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of £1 million to charity.

Ruthie Henshall: Lack of visits 'took her down so quickly' in care home

The actress pays tribute to her mother Gloria, who died in a care home on Tuesday.

Business

HS2 high-speed rail project begins underground tunnel

At 170m long, "Florence" is the largest ever tunnelling machine to be used on a UK rail project.

Rail disruption: Hitachi Rail CEO on cracks found in trains

Andrew Barr says cracks were found on a number of Hitachi 800 trains following an inspection.

Science

Sir David Attenborough: Problems that await greater than the epidemic

The broadcaster calls on nations to act in agreement as he is appointed People's Advocate at COP26.

A glimpse of Charles Darwin's 'paradise'

A new book explores the naturalist's lost childhood garden at The Mount in Shrewsbury.

Technology

Is Bitcoin bad for the environment?

The BBC's Ros Atkins looks into Bitcoin's affect on the environment after Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns.

Contest inspires next generation of female code breakers

More than 6,500 pupils from across the UK took part in the CyberFirst Girls competition.

Entertainment

How viral pianist with dementia is helping others

When Paul Harvey's piano playing went viral, it inspired a donation of £1 million to charity.

Brits 2021 winners: Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Taylor Swift win on a big night for female acts

Big winner Dua Lipa joined other stars including Little Mix and Arlo Parks for the in-person ceremony.