News in numbers
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.
electricity poles in the UK have been damaged by woodpeckers. Apparently, the birds are mistaking the poles for trees.
is the age of this year’s youngest GCSE candidate. Alexsha Monforte from London got a grade 5 in maths.
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.
Joy Gibson from Stratford-uponAvon is studying for her sixth degree. The exjournalist and drama teacher just loves learning!