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1 TRAF­FIC FREE

Lon­don Mayor Sadiq Khan has an­nounced plans to turn part of Ox­ford Street into a pedes­tri­anised road by the end of next year. If the plans go ahead, cars, buses and black cabs will be banned from driv­ing down the busy shop­ping street.

2 TEEN AWARDS

In­spi­ra­tional teenagers El­lie and Char­lotte were hon­oured at BBC Ra­dio 1’s Teen Awards. The girls, both sup­ported by Barnardo’s, were recog­nised for their work sup­port­ing oth­ers. They at­tended the award cer­e­mony and a re­cep­tion at Kens­ing­ton Palace (be­low).

3 WWE ACADEMY

The first-ever WWE Academy has ar­rived at KidZa­nia Lon­don. It will give young peo­ple the chance to trans­form into a WWE Su­per­star! Finn Bálor, who we fea­tured in last week’s First News, helped to launch it.

4 LEGO HOUSE

How would you like to win an overnight stay at the newly opened LEGO House in Bil­lund, Den­mark? Well, now’s your chance! All you have to do is de­scribe one thing you would build to­gether with your fam­ily if you had an in­fi­nite sup­ply of LEGO bricks. Find out all the in­for­ma­tion and how you can en­ter at www.airbnb.com/ night-at/lego-house.

5 EQUAL­ITY SUR­VEY Have you taken part in our equal­ity sur­vey? Equal­ity is a big is­sue in the news at the mo­ment, so we want to know your thoughts. Do you think boys and girls are treated the same? Visit first.news/equal to share your views and sto­ries. 6 MINI BREAK

A hippo that tried to make a break for free­dom from Ra­mat Gan sa­fari park in Is­rael de­cided to change his mind and come back again! The hippo was spied on CCTV cam­eras walk­ing out of the front gates at night, but after a lit­tle wan­der he then turned back round and re­turned home.

7 TOOTH DE­CAY

Tooth de­cay is the most com­mon rea­son chil­dren aged be­tween five and nine need treat­ment in hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to anal­y­sis of NHS Dig­i­tal data. Den­tists say tooth de­cay is pre­ventable and can be re­duced by eat­ing less sugar and reg­u­larly brush­ing your teeth.

8 POLL RE­SULTS

A robot has been granted cit­i­zen­ship in Saudi Ara­bia. We asked you: Can a robot have the same rights as a per­son? Loads of you voted, with 76% of you say­ing NO.

Yes! “I think yes be­cause it is just a robot. What harm could it do? This tech­nol­ogy could help us in the fu­ture, so why stop this tech­nol­ogy from blos­som­ing and grow­ing?” says First News Live! user bin­gal­ing.

No! “I don’t think so. Ro­bots are just ma­chines, and I think we’re go­ing a bit too far, mak­ing ones that are like hu­mans,” says First News Live! user woof04.

9 ORANG­UTANS

Did you know this week is Orang­utan Aware­ness Week? From 12-18 Novem­ber, peo­ple across the world will take part in events to raise aware­ness about crit­i­cally-en­dan­gered orang­utans.

10 PARIS POEM

French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron has writ­ten a poem to a Bri­tish school­girl, after she sent her own poem to the Élysée Palace, the of­fi­cial pres­i­den­tial res­i­dence. The girl, So­phie, wrote about the Eif­fel Tower dur­ing a fam­ily hol­i­day to France. The Pres­i­dent wrote back with his own poem about the fa­mous tower.

11 BAD BROAD­BAND

Res­i­dents of Aus­tralia have some­thing rather un­usual to blame for their bad broad­band – cock­a­toos! The naughty birds have been found chew­ing through ex­pen­sive in­ter­net ca­bles!

12 MIS­TAKEN IDEN­TITY

A man in Ger­many rang the po­lice after be­liev­ing he’d found a Sec­ond World War bomb in his gar­den. But when of­fi­cers ar­rived, they dis­cov­ered that the un­usual ob­ject was in fact a gi­ant cour­gette!

13 BIG­GEST LIAR

The world’s big­gest liar com­pe­ti­tion takes place in San­ton Bridge on 16 Novem­ber. Each of the com­peti­tors has five min­utes to tell the big­gest and most con­vinc­ing lie they can!

14 NEW PHONE

The new iPhone X is now on sale. It doesn’t come cheap, though: fans will have to fork out a whop­ping £999!

15 THE PAR­ADISE PA­PERS

Se­cret pa­pers have been leaked, re­veal­ing where the Queen, big busi­nesses and wealthy fig­ures keep their cash. The pa­pers re­veal ac­counts in ‘tax havens’ abroad – places where peo­ple keep their money so that they can avoid pay­ing taxes. Taxes are im­por­tant, as they help to pay for things like health­care and ed­u­ca­tion. Ana Cais­tor Aren­dar, Ox­fam’s Head of In­equal­ity, says tax dodg­ing “de­prives poor coun­tries of bil­lions each year.”

16 SHOCK EXIT

Pop star As­ton Mer­ry­gold be­came the sixth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Danc­ing, leav­ing fans in shock! As­ton and his dance part­ner Janette Man­rara were among the favourites to win the show, be­fore be­ing voted off.

17 most pow­er­ful

Anna Win­tour has been named the most pow­er­ful woman in me­dia and en­ter­tain­ment, by Forbes mag­a­zine. Anna is the ed­i­tor in chief of Vogue mag­a­zine in Amer­ica. Bey­oncé, Tay­lor Swift and JK Rowl­ing are also fea­tured on the list.

18 BAKE OFF BLUN­DER

Prue Leith had a bit of a night­mare last week, after un­veil­ing the win­ner of Bake Off be­fore the show had aired! Prue re­vealed on Twit­ter that So­phie Faldo had scooped the top spot. She later apol­o­gised for the er­ror, ex­plain­ing she was in Bhutan, where there is a big time dif­fer­ence, and she thought view­ers al­ready knew!

19 HEDGE­HOG WATCH

The once fa­mil­iar hedge­hog has de­clined dra­mat­i­cally over the past few decades. Now, a Big Hedge­hog Watch Project has been set up to help. The Mam­mal So­ci­ety wants you to let them know if and when you last saw a hedge­hog. You can take part in the sur­vey at www.mam­mal.org.uk.

20 MILK PRICES

The cost of milk is go­ing up, as lots of dairies close and sup­plies are af­fected.

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