Stories about inspiring people and role models who have made a difference to the lives of others around England
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The £10-a-game poker player who won $2.6m
John Hesp sells caravans in Yorkshire for a living and plays poker once a month at his local casino - so it was a huge shock when he went to Las Vegas and won a small fortune. But perhaps it's just as surprising that his life hasn't changed a bit. He's still selling caravans, playing poker with a £10 stake, and going on holiday two hours' drive from his home.
Memories of a force-fed suffragette
It's 100 years since women were first given the right to vote in England. Hilda Burkitt joined the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Birmingham in 1907 and remained a militant suffragette till 1914. During her time in Winson Green Prison in Birmingham, she spoke out against treatment she considered inhumane. Her descendant Lauren Hall tells her story.
First birthday of baby who fronted £2m hospital appeal
A baby born at 25 weeks and chosen as the face of a £2m hospital campaign has turned one and is home for Christmas. Arlo Watson, of Broseley, Shropshire, was the size of his mother's hand when he was born on 14 December last year. Birmingham Children's Hospital warned the family he may not survive and he spent almost 200 days in hospitals. He is now set to spend his first Christmas at home and his family are planning a special thank you, making hampers for hospital staff and parents.
The people who changed careers and never looked back
There was once a time when you left school and got a job for life. These days, many of us move around from post to post in the same industry, while others change careers completely. Five people who took the plunge and tried something new share their stories.
University of Oxford displays new diverse portraits
Portraits to celebrate the diversity of ex-students and staff at the University of Oxford have gone on display. They are part of the Diversifying Portraiture project which aims to broaden the range of people shown on the university's walls. The university has been criticised for a lack of social and racial diversity among its students and academics. Find out who feature in the new display.
Jo Cox 'hero' Bernard Kenny receives George Medal posthumously
The widow of a man who tried to stop the murder of MP Jo Cox has received the George Medal on his behalf. Bernard Kenny was stabbed as he intervened when Thomas Mair attacked Mrs Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire in June 2016. The 79-year-old died of cancer in August, two months after he was honoured for his bravery.
Clive Sullivan: The man who broke rugby's racial barrier
Clive Sullivan captained Great Britain to win the Rugby League World Cup in 1972 - but he was much more than just a rugby player. As the first black sportsperson to captain a British national team he was a pioneer who helped break down racial barriers.
Teen quadruple amputee aims to inspire
A 14-year-old girl who lost her arms and legs to meningitis at the age of seven has launched a YouTube channel to help inspire others in similar situations. Isabelle Weall, from Derby, wears leg blades and became a national trampolining champion last year. She is currently using her channel to discuss trampolining, beauty and fashion.
Amputee racing driver, 18, walks again
Teenage racing driving amputee Billy Monger has completed a charity walk at Brands Hatch raising funds for the air ambulance which took him to hospital after his crash. The 18-year-old, from Charlwood in Surrey, crashed during a Formula 4 race in April and had both legs amputated.
Grenfell firefighters given seaside break
North Kensington Fire Station's blue watch attended Grenfell the morning after the devastating blaze, searching the building while it was still at risk of collapsing. Firefighters in Penzance arranged a trip to the coast to give them a break.