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1 ROYAL WED­DING

The Queen’s grand­daugh­ter Princess Eu­ge­nie is get­ting mar­ried to Jack Brooks­bank to­day (Fri­day 12 Oc­to­ber), in St Ge­orge’s Chapel at Wind­sor Cas­tle. The cou­ple will cel­e­brate with a spe­cial ser­vice and a short car­riage pro­ces­sion. The royal fam­ily and many fa­mous friends will be there.

2 NEW WORDS

The Ox­ford English Dic­tio­nary has added al­most 350 new words. Among those are ‘fam’, which is reg­u­larly used as a slang word for fam­ily or friends, and ‘noth­ing­burger’ which is used in pol­i­tics to mean some­thing that ap­pears im­por­tant at first but isn’t of any sub­stance at all.

3 GLAS­TON­BURY

Tick­ets for the fa­mous Glas­ton­bury fes­ti­val next year sold out in just 36 min­utes! About 200,000 peo­ple are set to go to the fes­ti­val in Som­er­set.

4 TOP PO­ETS

Sylvia Plath, Maya An­gelou and Wil­liam Shake­speare have been named the top po­ets of all time, in a new sur­vey by The Po­etry So­ci­ety. Young writ­ers aged 11-17 voted. It comes at the same time as The Po­etry So­ci­ety an­nounced the Foyle Young Po­ets of the Year Award 2018 win­ners! The com­pe­ti­tion at­tracted nearly 11,000 en­tries from across the world. The top 15 po­ems will be pub­lished in a printed win­ners’ an­thol­ogy from March 2019, so keep your eyes peeled!

5 CRISPY SCHEME

Walk­ers has an­nounced the UK’s first re­cy­cling scheme for crisp pack­ets. The scheme will en­cour­age cus­tomers to drop off their pack­ets at col­lec­tion points, or post them for free in an en­ve­lope to re­cy­cling firm Ter­raCy­cle. The scheme will be up and run­ning in De­cem­ber.

6 COMIC RELIEF

A Wat­ford pri­mary school has been find­ing out how their Comic Relief fundrais­ing is help­ing kids in Malawi. Pupils from Knutsford Pri­mary and Nurs­ery School learned how two kids are go­ing to school thou­sands of miles away, thanks to their do­na­tions. Check out the videos over at first.news/comi­cre­lief­malawi.

7 HALF-TERM FUN

This Oc­to­ber half term, Kew Gar­dens in Lon­don is invit­ing peo­ple to ex­plore the Tem­per­ate House – the world’s largest sur­viv­ing Vic­to­rian glasshouse – and its thou­sands of plants. The story of the house will be brought to life through theatre, live mu­sic and pup­petry.

8 POLL RE­SULTS

Clap­ping has been banned at Univer­sity of Manch­ester Stu­dents’ Union events, to avoid caus­ing anx­i­ety for some stu­dents. Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to use jazz hands in­stead. We asked you: Should clap­ping be banned? 17% of you said YES, while 83% of you said NO.

YES!

“Ban it be­cause it can trig­ger anx­i­ety and stress, and might make spe­cial times un­bear­able for some peo­ple,” said First News Live! user, book_­girl.

NO!

“Clap­ping shows your ap­pre­ci­a­tion and cel­e­brates what peo­ple do. Clap­ping should not be banned!”, said First News

Live! user, uniquepika.

9 SELFIE STUDY

More than 250 peo­ple have died tak­ing self­ies in dan­ger­ous places, a new study shows. In­dia has had the most selfie-re­lated deaths, fol­lowed by Rus­sia and the USA.

10 GOT YA!

A French gang­ster who man­aged to make a movie-style es­cape from prison via a he­li­copter three months ago has now been found! Ré­doine Faïd is one of the coun­try’s most no­to­ri­ous gang­sters. He was ar­rested in the town of Creil, north of Paris, after po­lice woke the sleep­ing crook.

11 MOST VALU­ABLE

The world’s 100 most valu­able brands have been re­vealed. Top of the list is Ap­ple, then Google and Ama­zon. Also mak­ing the top ten are Face­book and McDon­ald’s. The list is pro­duced by busi­ness ex­perts In­ter­brand.

12 AD BANNED

A Costa Cof­fee ad­vert has been banned for crit­i­cis­ing avo­cado. The chain was urg­ing peo­ple to have ba­con rolls in­stead of avo­cado for break­fast.

13 TOP PRIZE

The No­bel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years! Donna Strick­land, from Canada, was given the award along­side two male coun­ter­parts for their work in the field of lasers.

14 SNAKE BITE

A Bri­tish man has died after be­ing bit­ten by a sea snake in Aus­tralia. The fish­er­man was work­ing on a trawler at sea, when he pulled in a net with the snake at­tached. He died hours later.

15 NEW LA­BELS

Pret A Manger will now list all of the in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing al­ler­gens, in its freshly-made prod­ucts. The an­nounce­ment comes after a teenager died from an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion to one of the chain’s baguettes, which didn’t have sesame seeds listed on the pack­ag­ing or la­belling in store.

16 SCREEN TIME

A new YouGov sur­vey has re­vealed that more than half of par­ents to­day are wor­ried that their chil­dren spend too much time in front of screens. It also found that nearly half be­lieve their chil­dren are spend­ing less time read­ing books than they did as chil­dren. The sur­vey was com­mis­sioned by Carl­ton Books, which is pub­lish­ing the first ever aug­mented re­al­ity novel, The Ghost­keeper’s Jour­nal & Field Guide by Japhet Asher.

17 ODD FLAVOUR

Ice­land su­per­mar­ket has brought out a unique new prod­uct for Christ­mas – Christ­mas-tree-flavoured crisps!

18 AN­I­MAL TEST­ING

The largest ever pe­ti­tion call­ing for an end to cos­metic an­i­mal test­ing glob­ally has been pre­sented to the UN. The pe­ti­tion, which gained a record-break­ing 8.3 mil­lion sig­na­tures, was pre­sented with a lit­tle help from some ca­nine pals! It was all part of a cam­paign by The Body Shop and Cru­elty Free In­ter­na­tional.

19 NEW EMO­JIS

Ap­ple has launched more than 70 new emo­jis, in­clud­ing grey-haired, curly­haired and bald avatars. There are also new an­i­mals and sport­ing icons.

20 BEACH CLOSES

Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh is­land in Thai­land has been closed to pro­tect it from tourists. The is­land’s pop­u­lar­ity has af­fected the en­vi­ron­ment and co­ral reefs. It had al­ready been closed for four months, but of­fi­cials say it needs more time.

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