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1 Wed­ding cake

A slice of Prince Wil­liam and Kate Mid­dle­ton’s wed­ding cake is up for sale! The tasty fruit­cake from their big day is to be auc­tioned off at Chiswick Auc­tions, where ex­perts hope it will make thou­sands of pounds. Mmm!

2 cy­cling rules

Did you know it is il­le­gal to ride a bike with no front brakes on the road? The rule has been high­lighted in the news, af­ter a pedes­trian was killed by a cy­clist who had no front brakes on his rac­ing bike. Twenty-year-old cy­clist Char­lie Al­lis­ton claimed he did not know about this rule. He was found guilty of caus­ing bod­ily harm.

3 cool place

Toot­ing in Lon­don has been named as one of the top ten coolest neigh­bour­hoods in the world, by the travel com­pany Lonely Planet. Other places on the list in­clude Busi­ness Bay in Dubai and Sun­set Park in New York.

4 Pam­pered pres­i­dent

French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron spent €26,000 (£23,900) on makeup and beauty costs in his first three months in power! The pres­i­dent re­quires hair and make-up for tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances.

5 BAFTA young pre­sen­ter

BAFTA is on the hunt for a young pre­sen­ter – and it could be you! There’s still time to en­ter this year’s com­pe­ti­tion. The win­ner gets to present at the BAFTA Chil­dren’s Awards! Find out more at www.baf­takids.org/ com­pe­ti­tions.

6 Preg­nant panda

The UK’s only fe­male panda, Tian Tian, is thought to be preg­nant! Tian Tian, who lives at Ed­in­burgh Zoo in Scot­land, is be­ing closely mon­i­tored by vets.

7 mu­sic Awards

A host of stars were hon­oured at this year’s MTV Video Mu­sic Awards. Ed Sheeran scooped Artist Of The Year, Zayn Ma­lik and Tay­lor Swift won Best Col­lab­o­ra­tion for I Don’t Wanna Live For­ever and Best Vis­ual Ef­fects video went to Katy Perry feat. Skip Mar­ley for Chained To The Rhythm.

8 Poll re­sults

Some of the world’s big­gest ro­bot com­pa­nies have joined to­gether to ask the United Na­tions to “pro­tect us all” from the dan­gers of ro­botic ma­chines be­ing used to fight wars. We asked you: Are you wor­ried about ro­bots in the fu­ture? 82% of you voted YES.

9 mon­goose pups

Five tiny dwarf mon­goose pups born at Ch­ester Zoo have emerged from their den for the first time. Nick Davis, deputy cu­ra­tor of mam­mals at the zoo, said: “Dwarf mon­gooses are cu­ri­ous char­ac­ters and are in­cred­i­bly ad­ven­tur­ous and play­ful.”

10 Real alice

Who did in­spire the real Alice in Won­der­land? A new ex­hi­bi­tion at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery is set to show vis­i­tors ex­actly who! Photos of lit­tle Alice Lid­dell taken by au­thor Lewis Car­roll will go on dis­play next year.

11 Macarena dance

A 14-year-old boy was ar­rested in Saudi Ara­bia af­ter a video emerged of him per­form­ing the Macarena dance in a busy street. The boy was ques­tioned about his “im­proper pub­lic be­hav­iour” but later re­leased with­out charge.

12 Drink­ing foun­tains

Bor­ough Mar­ket in Lon­don is to set up free drink­ing wa­ter foun­tains for vis­i­tors. It’s part of a new scheme to re­duce the sale of sin­gle-use plas­tic bot­tles over the next six months.

13 Bond is back

Ac­tor Daniel Craig has con­firmed he will be back to play James Bond in the next movie. He’s said this will be his last out­ing as the fa­mous spy, although he said that last time, too!

14 Bee in­va­sion

A huge bee­hive had to be re­moved from a house in Le­ices­ter­shire, af­ter the own­ers spot­ted honey drip­ping from their loft!

15 Voices from the Sec­ond World War

The Sec­ond World War is one of the most fa­mous wars in his­tory. First News teamed up with Walker Books to hear the amaz­ing sto­ries of some of those who ex­pe­ri­enced it first-hand. Voices From The Sec­ond World War sees RAF pi­lots, evac­uees, land-girls, US navy sailors and sur­vivors of the Holo­caust re­count their sto­ries to young peo­ple. The book will be re­leased in pa­per­back on 7 Septem­ber. Or­der a copy from Ama­zon.

16 sport suc­cess

Phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity in schools helps with exam suc­cess, says the Youth Sport Trust. Ali­son Oliver, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the chil­dren’s char­ity, said: “We know that young peo­ple who are aer­o­bi­cally fit achieve higher aca­demic scores, par­tic­u­larly in maths and read­ing.”

17 Strictly trib­ute

Strictly Come Danc­ing will air a spe­cial trib­ute to the show’s for­mer host, Sir Bruce Forsyth, when it re­turns soon.

18 Dar­ing divers

Olympic gold medal­list Chris Mears teamed up with Bridge­stone UK’s Chase Your Dream, No Matter What cam­paign to en­cour­age peo­ple to over­come their ob­sta­cles. The diver set a group of peo­ple the chal­lenge of jump­ing off a 10m div­ing tower! Check out the video at first.news/chris­mears.

19 Top ac­tor

Mark Wahlberg has been named the world’s high­est-paid ac­tor. He knocked The Rock off the top spot, earn­ing a whop­ping $68m (£53m) over the past 12 months.

20 New cub

An en­dan­gered Su­ma­tran tiger cub has been born at Flamingo Land zoo.

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