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1 PLANE WRONG

A ma­jor air­line spelt its name wrong on one of its own planes! Cathay Pa­cific had to send the plane back, af­ter the name read Cathay Paciic in­stead. Oops!

2 THEATRE RE­OPENS

Bris­tol Old Vic has re­opened af­ter un­der­go­ing a £25m re­fur­bish­ment. The theatre was built in 1766 and is one of the old­est in Europe! As part of the ren­o­va­tions, it now has a glass foyer, which means the orig­i­nal theatre can be seen from the street for the very first time.

3 SMOK­ING HABITS

Ex­perts pre­dict that smok­ing will be “erad­i­cated” in Eng­land by 2030. More than a mil­lion smok­ers have quit the habit since 2014, says Pub­lic Health Eng­land. The news comes as the Govern­ment launches its Stop­to­ber cam­paign to en­cour­age more peo­ple to give up.

4 DIS­NEY CHANGE

Dis­ney has de­cided to re­an­i­mate Princess Tiana in the new Wreck-It Ralph

2 movie. The de­ci­sion comes af­ter an anti-racism char­ity, Color Of Change, set up a pe­ti­tion fol­low­ing the re­lease of the film’s trailer. They said that Princess Tiana had lighter skin and straighter hair than she has in The Princess And The Frog, and that she had lost her iden­tity as a black char­ac­ter.

5 BIG YEAR FOR BUT­TER­FLIES

It’s been a boom­ing year for but­ter­flies! Around 100,000 peo­ple spot­ted nearly a mil­lion but­ter­flies in 2018’s Big But­ter­fly Count. It’s thought the hot, dry sum­mer could be the rea­son why 59 of Bri­tain’s na­tive but­ter­fly species have had a boost. Sadly, the small tor­toise­shell pop­u­la­tion con­tin­ues to de­cline.

6 LEGO MAS­TER

A Tesco worker from Manch­ester has just scored his dream job as a LEGO mas­ter builder. James Win­dle beat off lots of com­pe­ti­tion to get the job and he is now one of only 24 mas­ter model builders in the world! James’ new role will see him con­struct­ing mod­els for the LE­GOLAND Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre Manch­ester.

7 NEW AM­BAS­SADOR

Ri­hanna has been ap­pointed as an am­bas­sador for Bar­ba­dos, where she grew up. The pop star was named Am­bas­sador Ex­tra­or­di­nary and Plenipo­ten­tiary by the govern­ment there. Her role will in­volve pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion, tourism and in­vest­ment.

8 POLL RE­SULTS

Two thirds of Amer­i­can teens would pre­fer to hang out with their friends on­line, shows new re­search. Last week, we asked: Do you pre­fer to chat with your friends on­line or in per­son? Lots of you voted, with 82% say­ing they pre­fer to chat in per­son, and 18% say­ing they pre­fer to chat on­line.

9 DIS­NEY FIRE­WORKS

Dis­ney World Florida is get­ting rid of its fa­mous fire­works dis­play at Ep­cot theme park. The Il­lu­mi­Na­tions: Re­flec­tions Of The Earth dis­play has been run­ning for nearly 20 years. It’s not all bad news, though, as a new fire­works show is com­ing!

10 MIGHTY AWARDS

Have you en­tered The Mighty Nose Awards po­etry com­pe­ti­tion yet? You can win £50 of book to­kens for you and your school! Find out more at www.mar­tythemightynose.org.

11 DYSLEXIA AWARE­NESS

Did you know it’s Dyslexia Aware­ness Week from 1-7 Oc­to­ber? Dyslexia is a com­mon learn­ing dif­fi­culty that can cause prob­lems with read­ing, writ­ing and spell­ing. It’s es­ti­mated that up to one in ev­ery ten peo­ple in the UK has some de­gree of dyslexia.

12 ROYAL BAK­ING

The Duchess of Sus­sex has helped to launch a cook­book in sup­port of the Gren­fell fam­i­lies. It’s Meghan’s first solo project as a royal. The world’s old­est brew­ery is thought to have been dis­cov­ered in Is­rael. Ar­chae­ol­o­gists say they found the residue of 13,000-year-old beer at a cave burial site near Haifa.

14 HAPPY HOL­I­DAYS

A cleaner at the Univer­sity of Bris­tol has been on hol­i­day to Ja­maica, all thanks to a group of stu­dents! About 230 stu­dents from the uni helped to raise £1,500 so that Herman Gor­don and his wife Denise could go and visit their fam­ily.

15 SCHOOL STRUG­GLE

Refugee chil­dren are miss­ing out on an ed­u­ca­tion be­cause they’re strug­gling to find school places, says the chil­dren’s char­ity UNICEF. Re­search found that lots of schools in the UK are still not sure about of­fer­ing places to refugees or those seek­ing asy­lum, fear­ing they might get bad GCSE re­sults and af­fect school league ta­bles. Some young peo­ple can wait up to a year for a place in sec­ondary school or fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion.

16 MIL­I­TARY DAY

Lon­gleat is host­ing a Mil­i­tary Spec­tac­u­lar from 29-30 Septem­ber, to cel­e­brate all of our Armed Forces. The two-day event fea­tures a range of mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles along­side live demon­stra­tions, march­ing bands and para­chute dis­plays.

17 TIME TRAVEL

Call­ing all young writ­ers! The Young Wal­ter Scott Prize is now open for en­tries. This is the UK’s only cre­ative writ­ing prize specif­i­cally for bud­ding his­tor­i­cal fic­tion writ­ers. Any­one aged be­tween 11-19 is in­vited to write a piece of short fic­tion set in a time be­fore they were born. Find out more at www.ywsp.co.uk.

18 TA­LENTED TEEN

British teenager Court­ney Had­win fin­ished sixth in this year’s Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent. The 14-year-old be­came a hit in the US af­ter her first au­di­tion on the show. The video has been viewed more than 50 mil­lion times! Los An­ge­les is to be­come the largest city in the world to ban the sale of an­i­mal fur. The ban is ex­pected to be put in place in two years’ time.

20 FLY­ING FEAT

On 4 Oc­to­ber, it will be 60 years since the first transat­lantic pas­sen­ger jet ser­vice! In 1958, BOAC made his­tory by fly­ing a de Hav­il­land Comet be­tween Lon­don and New York.

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