‘I’ve learnt to communicate through art’

After losing the ability to speak, Matthew Rutherford has learnt how to communicate his emotions through art.The 39-year-old, from Derby, crashed his car in 2010 and, following 10 years of rehabilitation, was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition where a person’s speech is affected by damage to the brain.Matthew’s friend, Natasha Earith, said: “He does a…

Your pictures on the theme of ‘minimalism’

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme “minimalism”. Here are some of the pictures we received from around the world.Image source, Mary Lee DereskeImage caption, Mary Lee Dereske: “After hearing a ruckus on the rooftop, I went outside to discover two large ravens dancing on the parapet. I went…

Norfolk sand: Has a colossal experiment worked?

By Rebecca MorelleGlobal science correspondent, BBC NewsMedia caption, Watch: Before and after footage of sand scheme in Norfolk, to prevent coastal erosionTwo years ago, a stretch of coastline in North Norfolk underwent a radical transformation. Millions of tonnes of sand were shifted there to hold back the encroaching sea. It’s the first time an experiment…

Gabby Petito: Fiancé Brian Laundrie’s remains found

Image source, Instagram/ Gabby PetitoImage caption, Gabby Petito (left) was found dead in WyomingHuman remains found in a Florida park on Wednesday are those of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of murdered blogger Gabby Petito, the FBI says.The body of Mr Laundrie, who had been missing for over a month, was identified using dental records. Mr…