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1 FOR­AG­ING WARN­ING

Peo­ple are be­ing warned against pick­ing wild fruit and veg­eta­bles in Lon­don’s eight royal parks. There is a ban on for­ag­ing in the parks, but po­lice still catch peo­ple do­ing it. The Royal Parks char­ity says it af­fects wildlife and could dam­age na­ture.

2 NEW JOB

Face­book has hired Nick Clegg to be its new vice pres­i­dent for global af­fairs. Clegg used to be the deputy prime min­is­ter of the UK. He will now move to Cal­i­for­nia to start work at the so­cial me­dia com­pany in

Jan­uary.

3 PETROL BAN

A group of MPs wants to bring for­ward a ban on the sales of new petrol and diesel cars. The Gov­ern­ment is aim­ing to put a ban in place by 2040, but MPs say it should be 2032 in­stead. The group wants to en­cour­age the wide­spread use of elec­tric ve­hi­cles.

4 RYANAIR IN­CI­DENT

Ryanair has been crit­i­cised for its han­dling of a racist in­ci­dent on board one of its flights. A pas­sen­ger trav­el­ling from Barcelona to Stansted Air­port was filmed shout­ing racist abuse at a woman in her 70s, be­fore the plane took off. Lots of peo­ple said the man should have been re­moved, rather than be­ing al­lowed to fly. Ryanair has since said it “will not tol­er­ate un­ruly be­hav­iour like this” and re­ferred the mat­ter to the po­lice.

5 MEN­TAL HEALTH

One in three young peo­ple are suf­fer­ing from men­tal health trou­bles, a new sur­vey has re­vealed. Some of the most com­mon is­sues were de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and rest­less sleep. More than 5,500 Bri­tish teenagers took part in the sur­vey by the char­ity Ac­tion For Chil­dren.

6 SHORT­EST FLIGHT

Did you know the world’s short­est flight is just 90 sec­onds?! The flight runs be­tween Westray and Papa Westray in Orkney. Lo­ganair now wants to make the route even more un­usual, by in­tro­duc­ing elec­tric planes. The air­line has pro­posed to do this within the next three years, beat­ing the likes of big­ger com­pa­nies such as Easy­Jet!

7 FLY­ING TOUR

The fa­mous Red Ar­rows are go­ing on tour! The dis­play team will com­plete a nine-week tour of North Amer­ica and Canada next year, to help pro­mote Bri­tain. The team will per­form, visit schools and chat to busi­ness lead­ers.

8 POLL RE­SULTS

Piz­zas and pies in restau­rants look set to shrink be­cause of plans to tackle child obe­sity. Last week, we asked you: Do you think piz­zas should be smaller? Lots of you voted, with 52% of you say­ing YES and 48% say­ing NO. Here are some of your com­ments:

YES!

“I think piz­zas should be made smaller be­cause I think that child­hood and adult­hood obe­sity is a big prob­lem that we need to tackle as soon as pos­si­ble,” said First News Live! user, caton­clan.

NO!

“I don’t think that piz­zas should be made smaller, be­cause it’s up to us to con­trol what we eat,” said First News

Live! user, dot­baker.

9 BANKSY STUNT

Banksy has re­vealed that a stunt that saw him shred his own art­work ac­tu­ally didn’t go to plan! The fa­mous artist in­tended to shred the en­tire pic­ture when it was sold at auc­tion, but only half of it shred­ded on the day.

10 LI­ON­ESS KILL

A li­on­ess has killed the fa­ther of her three cubs at In­di­anapo­lis Zoo in Amer­ica. Zookeep­ers said they tried to sep­a­rate Zuri and her male com­pan­ion Ny­ack, but had no luck. The lions were not thought to have shown any ag­gres­sion to­wards each other be­fore. The zoo is now re­view­ing what hap­pened.

11 FIND­ERS KEEP­ERS

Po­lice sta­tions are scrap­ping their lost prop­erty ser­vice in Eng­land and Wales, to help save money. Items that have data on them, such as phones and com­put­ers, can still be handed in, as well as cash and bank cards.

12 BABY JOY!

Pippa Mid­dle­ton and her hus­band James have wel­comed their first baby – a lit­tle boy! Pippa is the sis­ter of the Duchess of Cam­bridge.

13 YEEZY GIVE­AWAY

Kanye West has given dozens of kids in Uganda a pair of his Yeezy shoes. The rap­per de­lighted young peo­ple with the gifts dur­ing a trip to Africa with his wife, Kim Kar­dashian West.

14 TALK­ING TA­BLES

Sains­bury’s is test­ing out a new scheme to help tackle lone­li­ness. The Talk­ing Ta­bles ini­tia­tive en­cour­ages com­pa­nies to set up spe­cial ta­bles where peo­ple can talk to oth­ers. If any­one is feel­ing lonely, they can pull up a chair and en­joy a chat.

15 PLAS­TIC BAN

The Gov­ern­ment has launched a plan to ban plas­tic straws, cot­ton buds and drink stir­rers. It’s es­ti­mated that in Eng­land we use 4.7 bil­lion plas­tic straws ev­ery year! The Gov­ern­ment wants to crack down on sin­gle-use plas­tic items, as they take so long to break down and of­ten end up in our wa­ter­ways or oceans. The ban would come into ef­fect be­tween Oc­to­ber 2019 and Oc­to­ber 2020.

16 DIS­NEY DE­BATE

Ac­tress Keira Knight­ley has re­vealed that she’s banned her three-year-old daugh­ter from watch­ing some Dis­ney films, be­cause she doesn’t agree with the way women are por­trayed in them. Cin­derella and The Lit­tle Mer­maid are among the films, as the sto­ries both see the women wait­ing to be res­cued by men. Keira says the girls should be em­pow­ered to res­cue them­selves.

17 MOON PUZ­ZLE

An ex­tremely rare lu­nar me­te­orite, named the Moon Puz­zle, has sold for a whop­ping $612,500 (£468,500). The me­te­orite will go on dis­play at the Tam Chuc Pagoda Com­plex in Viet­nam.

18 WED­DING DO­NA­TION

A woman in Amer­ica has do­nated her dream wed­ding to a com­plete stranger! Kol­bie San­ders de­cided not to get mar­ried in the end, but had al­ready paid for a fancy venue. She didn’t want it to go to waste, so gave it to an­other cou­ple who might not have been able to af­ford it oth­er­wise.

19 UL­TRA RICH

Hun­dreds of peo­ple are now among the UK’s ul­tra-rich. There are now nearly 5,000 peo­ple with a wealth of more than £38m in Bri­tain.

20 SAFER CITY

For the first time in 25 years, there were no shoot­ings in New York City for a whole week­end (be­tween 12-14 Oc­to­ber). Mayor Bill de Bla­sio called it an “ex­tra­or­di­nary” achieve­ment for the city, which is home to 8.6 mil­lion peo­ple.

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