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1 Top judge

Baroness Hale has been ap­pointed as the UK’s first fe­male top judge. The 72-year-old will be­come the pres­i­dent of the Supreme Court. She’ll start her new job on 2 Oc­to­ber.

2 Drone regis­tra­tion

The UK Govern­ment is to in­tro­duce new rules for drone own­ers. Drones weigh­ing more than 250g will have to be reg­is­tered and the own­ers will have to pass a safety test. The Govern­ment also wants to ex­pand the use of ge­ofenc­ing, which would mean more drones are pre-pro­grammed with places where they can­not fly. This would in­clude air­ports and pris­ons.

3 The voice kids

Jess Fol­ley has only just been crowned the win­ner of this year’s The Voice Kids, but ap­pli­ca­tions are al­ready be­ing ac­cepted for the next se­ries! If you’re keen to show off your singing skills, find out more at www.itv.com/ thevoicekid­suk/ap­ply. The clos­ing date is Friday 1 Septem­ber 2017.

4 Bored of shop­ping?

The Global Har­bor mall in Shang­hai has in­stalled four glass pods, de­signed for bored part­ners or friends who don’t want to walk round the shops. In the pod, you can play retro com­puter games to pass the time.

5 Shrink­ing prod­ucts

More than 2,500 prod­ucts have shrunk in size over the past five years, but peo­ple are still be­ing charged the same amount for them. The Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics (ONS) said choco­late bars, toi­let rolls, cof­fee and fruit juice have all been shrunk.

6 Old­est man­a­tee

Snooty, the world’s old­est man­a­tee, has died in Florida. The South Florida Mu­seum, where he lived, said that Snooty had been in­volved in a heart­break­ing ac­ci­dent. They are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing what hap­pened.

7 Farewell, Pud­sey

Pud­sey the dog has sadly passed away, af­ter a short bat­tle with leukaemia. The cute pooch found fame with his owner Ash­leigh on Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent. Lots of peo­ple shared their sad­ness at the news, with David Wal­liams tweet­ing: “Farewell to a very spe­cial dog that the na­tion fell in love with.”

8 Poll re­sults

Last week’s poll was about Bri­tish ac­tress Jodie Whit­taker be­ing named the 13th Doc­tor. She’s the first woman to play the role, and the news split opin­ion. We asked you: Do you agree with the de­ci­sion to make the Doc­tor a woman? The votes are in and 77% of you said YES.

9 Cute drone

The Ja­pan Aerospace Ex­plo­ration Agency (JAXA) sent this adorable drone up to the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion to take photographs for astro­nauts. Check out the video on FN Live!

10 writ­ing comp

The Young Wal­ter Scott Prize is the UK’s only cre­ative writ­ing prize ded­i­cated to his­tor­i­cal fic­tion. If you are aged be­tween 11-19 and have a story to tell that is set in the past, this prize is for you! Find out more at www.ywsp.co.uk.

11 Bill is back!

As­sis­tant Bill Potts will be re­turn­ing for the Doc­tor Who Christ­mas spe­cial. The episode will be called Twice Upon A Time. We can’t wait!

12 Space maps

The In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion has been added to Google Maps’ Street View! You can now check out the sta­tion and its views down to Earth.

13 New agency

The UK’s first agency for dis­abled models has opened. Zebedee Man­age­ment was set up af­ter the own­ers no­ticed an ab­sence of dis­abled models in ad­ver­tis­ing.

14 Great race

Amer­i­can swim­mer Michael Phelps was chal­lenged to ‘race’ a great white shark, al­though it turned out to be a com­puter sim­u­la­tion! The shark won the 100m in 36.1 sec­onds, com­pared to Phelps’ 38.1.

15 Mis­chievous mum

The Duke of Cam­bridge and Prince Harry have said that their mum, Princess Diana, was very mis­chievous. In a doc­u­men­tary mark­ing the 20th anniversary of the Princess’ death, Prince Harry re­vealed: “One of her mot­tos to me was: ‘Harry, you can be as naughty as you want, just don’t get caught!’”

16 Bieber banned

Justin Bieber has been banned from per­form­ing in China for “bad be­hav­iours”. A state­ment on the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Bureau of Cul­ture site said that he “is a gifted singer, but he is also a con­tro­ver­sial young for­eign singer.” Ear­lier this week, Bieber can­celled the rest of his world tour.

17 Cold wed­ding

A cou­ple have made his­tory by be­com­ing the first to get mar­ried in the Bri­tish Antarc­tic Ter­ri­tory. Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester, who are both sci­en­tists, wed at the Rothera Re­search Sta­tion. Con­grats!

18 Net­flix fig­ures

More than 100 mil­lion peo­ple world­wide now sub­scribe to Net­flix! Half of those cus­tomers are from out­side the US. The news shows that more and more peo­ple are now watch­ing TV via stream­ing ser­vices.

19 ‘Doofy’ teen

A teenager from New York had rather a night­mare when he lost his car for three days! Nine­teen-year-old Gavin Strick­land drove to Toronto to see a band play, but for­got where he parked his car! Af­ter search­ing for hours, his par­ents de­cided to post an ap­peal on­line. Thank­fully, some­one even­tu­ally spot­ted the car and got in touch, so Gavin could drive it home.

20 Cas­tle re­opened

Ch­ester Cas­tle has re­opened to the pub­lic for the first time in years. It was built by Wil­liam the Con­queror.

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