Teenage fix: the London council spending big on youth services

Despite its location in the heart of Tower Hamlets, Haileybury youth centre in Stepney Green was abandoned for 25 years. A decade ago, the council invested in regenerating the building, but with a limited programme of activities and enduring stigma around youth clubs, local teens weren’t really interested. Now, Tower Hamlets council hopes to persuade … Read more

Croydon: This part of London was a teenage murder hotspot – then something remarkable happened

Three days have now passed since Croydon was dragged into the country’s spotlight, once again, for the wrong reasons. The unimaginable murder of 15-year-old schoolgirl Elianne Andam was too brutal and cruel for anyone to ignore. And so it became the focus of a nation. Read more:The teenagers killed in London so far in 2023 … Read more

Aled Jones to duet with recordings from his teenage days on new album

A led Jones to duet with unreleased recordings from his teenage days on a new album which celebrates his 40-year music career. The Welsh singer, 52, uncovered the tracks while going through memorabilia his parents had collected over the years, which led him to find multi-coloured shirts and bow ties which were handmade for him … Read more

Woman and Teenage Girl Killed in Stabbing at Brooklyn Apartment, Police Say

A woman and a 14-year-old girl were found dead inside a Brooklyn apartment on Monday, the authorities said, prompting an investigation into the killings that are the latest to unsettle New York City. The woman, 37, was found dead in the living room with multiple stab wounds, including on her face, according to a law … Read more

Teenage maths prodigy rejected by Oxford Uni after exam board ‘lost’ paper

A maths prodigy has been rejected from Oxford University, after an exam board apparently ‘lost’ his test paper meaning he did not make the grade to get in. Maths whizz Jack Graham, 18, had been given a conditional offer to study mathematics at Lincoln College at Oxford University this year. But after sitting his maths … Read more

Trans teenage scandal: New scientific findings highlight huge mental health impact of puberty blockers

A third of transgender teenagers on puberty blockers suffer with mental health problems, according to new analysis. The study found that 34 per cent of children “reliably deteriorated” in regards to their mental health while undergoing treatment over 12 months. A team from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service … Read more

Chance encounter transforms girl from Mumbai slum into teenage model, internet influencer

[1/5] MUMBAI, Sept 18 – Three years ago an inquisitive American tourist wandered into a waterfront slum in Mumbai and met a tiny, smiley girl. Maleesha Kharwa is now 15, still tiny, and with the same winning smile, and her family still has hutment on a shoreline strewn with garbage, but they now also rent … Read more

Teenage boy dies after north Manchester stabbing

A 14-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in north Manchester, Greater Manchester police have said. Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at 6.05pm on Tavistock Square in Harpurhey. The boy was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. Another 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in … Read more

Drug driver who killed teenage girl in crash has ‘unduly lenient’ sentence increased

A drink and drug driver who killed a girl in a car crash just hours after meeting her in a nightclub has had his sentence increased after it was found to be “unduly lenient”. Keilan Roberts admitted four offences relating to the death of Chloe Hayman, 17, who was a passenger in his car when … Read more

David Jason’s caring act for Nicholas Lyndhurst after teenage son’s tragic death

David Jason reportedly “did all he can” to comfort his Only Fools and Horses co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst following the devastating death of his 19-year-old son to leukaemia. Archie Lyndhurst sadly died in his sleep from a brain haemorrhage caused by Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia back in 2020, leaving a “catastrophic effect” on his family. It is … Read more

Snap to Introduce These Safety Features to Protect Teen Users

Social media app maker Snap on Thursday said it will roll out in-app warnings and other safeguards globally to offer enhanced protection to users between the age group of 13-17 years against online risks.  The safeguards will enable safer communications and search, and show teenage users age-appropriate content. It will also launch a new Strike … Read more

Snap to Introduce These Safety Features to Protect Teen Users

Social media app maker Snap on Thursday said it will roll out in-app warnings and other safeguards globally to offer enhanced protection to users between the age group of 13-17 years against online risks.  The safeguards will enable safer communications and search, and show teenage users age-appropriate content. It will also launch a new Strike … Read more