Pop to power: Eight stories you may have missed

It’s been a week of powerful and heartwarming stories from people at the centre of the week’s news.

Here are eight of the week’s must-see stories covered by Sky News…

The human cost of the conflict

A ceasefire is now in place following 11 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas. There has been a heavy human cost, with hundreds killed, and thousands made homeless. It has brought fear to the streets of cities in Israel, but the worst damage – physically and psychologically – has been in Gaza.

One family’s story

Susu says she felt 'scared' during the airstrikes
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Susu says she felt ‘scared’ during the airstrikes

When amber means green… or red…. confused?

You would be forgiven for being a bit unclear on where you can – or can’t – go to on holiday after the latest easing of lockdown. Ministers were just as confused. But fear not – we cut through the noise to spell out the rules (before they change – again).

Read our holiday explainer

Amber-listed countries - teaser

How lockdown triggered a mental health crisis among children

There were a series of special reports this week examining the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of young people. Some have called the surge in cases a “second pandemic”.

The eating disorders services under ‘constant pressure’

The rise in children being treated for self harm

The young people waiting too long for treatment

Child NHS mental health services have seen a surge in self-harm, suicide attempts and anxiety.

Fred West: Inside café cellar being searched

Serial killer Fred West carried out his crimes between the late 1960s and 1980s. The police – who started a new search for the remains of suspected teenage victim Mary Bastholm – have released the first images of a café cellar being excavated. But what happens now?

The investigation explained

The basement where excavation work is being carried out

The boy who survived the tsunami and inspired Ronaldo

In the middle of the devastation of the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004, a Sky News camera crew discovered an eight-year-old boy. Their subsequent report was seen by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer, known to many as one of the greatest players of his generation, but not so well known is his role in this remarkable survival story. Listen below.

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‘Holy Grail’ of energy

Engineers have begun drilling three miles (4.8km) into the Earth’s crust in search of sustainable round-the-clock energy for the world-famous Eden Project. It’s hoped the geothermal energy could heat 4,000 local homes.

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What is geothermal energy?

Who do you think you are?

Ever heard of Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia? He was a man described as “the first modern engineer of India” – and was this week honoured with a blue plaque. But he’s got a colourful history.

Discover his story

Ardaseer Cursetjee, the first South Asian Fellow of the Royal Society, has been awarded a blue plaque from English Heritage

Eurovision

And finally – it’s back after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The final is on Saturday night, and will no doubt see more shameless tactical voting… so how do you win the coveted prize nowadays?

How to win douze points

The Eurovision stage is set in Rotterdam. Pic: EBU/Nathan Reinds
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The Eurovision stage is set in Rotterdam. Pic: EBU/Nathan Reinds

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