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700,000

LEGO bricks were used to cre­ate the gi­ant LEGO sleigh fea­tur­ing Fa­ther Christ­mas and his eight life-sized rein­deer for LEGOLAND Wind­sor Re­sort.

1

in ten teenage girls in Eng­land have been re­ferred to men­tal health and learn­ing dis­abil­ity ser­vices in the past year, ac­cord­ing to the NHS. The fig­ures are the first sta­tis­tics to be pub­lished about chil­dren re­ferred to men­tal health ser­vices, and raises con­cerns about the pres­sures teenage girls face, par­tic­u­larly on­line.

23,000

pri­vate prop­er­ties are thought to be empty in Wales. The Welsh Gov­ern­ment said it was work­ing with coun­cils to bring homes back into use.

2,500

pounds is how much a col­lec­tion of orig­i­nal Star Wars fig­ures has sold for at auc­tion in Sh­effield. The 99-piece set was orig­i­nally sold be­tween 1978 and 1983, with each in­di­vid­ual fig­ure cost­ing as lit­tle as £1.59.

15%

brighter and about 7% larger is how much the moon seemed on 2 De­cem­ber. The ‘su­per­moon’ hap­pens when the moon reaches its clos­est point to the Earth (see p5).

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