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1,600

tonnes of rub­bish is churned out by the UK’s big­gest fes­ti­vals. It in­cludes 5,000 aban­doned tents, 6,500 sleep­ing bags and 41 tonnes of card­board, say Only Lan­yards, who are en­cour­ag­ing every­one to think about the waste they’re leav­ing be­hind.

6,000

elec­tric­ity poles in the UK have been dam­aged by wood­peck­ers. Ap­par­ently, the birds are mis­tak­ing the poles for trees.

6

is the age of this year’s youngest GCSE can­di­date. Alexsha Mon­forte from Lon­don got a grade 5 in maths.

1.8

mil­lion pounds’ worth of jew­ellery was stolen from a shop in Ne­wham. A gang of rob­bers smashed a tiny hole in the wall of the jew­ellers to sneak in and steal neck­laces, bracelets and ear­rings.

90-year-old

Joy Gib­son from Strat­ford-up­onAvon is study­ing for her sixth de­gree. The exjour­nal­ist and drama teacher just loves learn­ing!

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