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MICHELLE SPEECH

Michelle Obama re­vealed all about her life in the White House at a spe­cial talk at Lon­don’s Royal Fes­ti­val Hall. The former First Lady said one of her big­gest fears was fall­ing over and be­com­ing a meme! She also spoke about the time she met the Queen and broke royal rules by touch­ing her.

FRENCH STRIKES

France has seen vi­o­lent protests across the coun­try, over plans to in­crease fuel prices and liv­ing costs. In re­sponse, the French Prime Min­is­ter Édouard Philippe has said the tax rises due in Jan­uary will be sus­pended.

VIN­TAGE TREE

A vin­tage Christ­mas tree from the 1930s is be­ing put up for auc­tion. The tree was bought in a pop­u­lar su­per­mar­ket chain known as Wool­worths and has been owned by the same fam­ily for 80 years. It’s ex­pected to fetch be­tween £200 and £300, along with some dec­o­ra­tions.

PADDING­TON’S PARCELS

Padding­ton Bear has teamed up with UNICEF to spread Christ­mas cheer this year! The Padding­ton Parcels cam­paign is hop­ing to de­liver presents to chil­dren all over the world, by creat­ing on­line shoe­boxes! Find out more at mar­ket.unicef.org.uk/ padding­ton-bear-parcels.

SUG­ARY DRINK CRACK­DOWN

Chil­dren in Scot­land are drink­ing al­most 4.4 mil­lion soft drinks a week, show new fig­ures from Can­cer Re­search UK. That’s roughly 600,000 a day! The char­ity is urg­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to change the laws on multi-buy deals in su­per­mar­kets to help tackle the prob­lem.

CHRIST­MAS CHAOS

A fam­ily’s Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions caused panic for one passer-by in Austin, Texas. The Heer­lein fam­ily de­cided to recre­ate a scene from one of their favourite fes­tive films, with a man dan­gling down from the roof. They put a man­nequin up, but some­one walk­ing past thought a real man had got stuck putting his Christ­mas lights up!

CHESS CHAM­PION

Mag­nus Carlsen (left) has won the World Chess Cham­pi­onship. He’s now held the ti­tle since 2013! The 28-yearold from Nor­way won €1m (£880,000).

POLL RE­SULTS

Lots of peo­ple are talk­ing about whether po­lice of­fi­cers should be al­lowed to knock sus­pects off their mopeds de­lib­er­ately while tack­ling crime. We asked you: Should po­lice ram sus­pects off their mopeds? 60% of you voted YES, while 40% of you voted NO.

BIG AN­NIVER­SARY

Top chil­dren’s book il­lus­tra­tors have helped to cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of The Snow­man, by creat­ing their own draw­ings of the iconic char­ac­ter. Here’s one by He­len Ox­en­bury.

LIGHTWAVES

A free in­ter­ac­tive light fes­ti­val opens in Manch­ester’s Sal­ford Quays tonight (Fri­day). Lightwaves 2018 will show­case light art un­til 16 De­cem­ber.

AN­TIQUE DIS­COV­ERY

A man’s tooth­brush holder has turned out to be a 4,000-year-old an­cient relic! Karl Mar­tin bought the pot at a car boot sale for just £4, but de­cided to get it checked out by his col­leagues at Han­sons Auc­tion­eers after see­ing some sim­i­lar ones ar­rive at the auc­tion house. One of the ex­perts con­firmed that the pot was ac­tu­ally an an­tique from Afghanistan, dat­ing back to 1900 BC!

WIN­NING WRITER

The win­ner of the 2018 Jacque­line Wil­son Cre­ative Writ­ing Prize has been re­vealed! Con­grat­u­la­tions to ten-yearold Harry Mayou from Ulver­ston in Cum­bria. Harry won with his story, A Fan­tas­tic Tail, about the stranded foot­ball team in Thai­land.

UN­USUAL RU­MOUR

Nige­rian Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has had to deny that he died and was re­placed by a looka­like! The un­usual ru­mour spread on so­cial me­dia, caus­ing lots of con­fu­sion.

TOY TESTER

A seven-year-old boy has been named the high­est earn­ing YouTube star, after mak­ing £17.2m by re­view­ing toys! Ryan ToysRe­view has 17m fol­low­ers.

RIS­ING POVERTY

In a typ­i­cal class­room of 30 chil­dren, nine are now liv­ing in poverty, says a new re­port. Fig­ures from the Joseph Rown­tree Foun­da­tion show that the num­ber of chil­dren liv­ing in poverty in the UK has risen by more than half a mil­lion in the last five years. The statis­tics show that more fam­i­lies are strug­gling to pay the bills and pro­vide food.

STAGE INVADER

A lit­tle boy gate­crashed the stage dur­ing Pope Fran­cis’ fam­ily day ad­dress at the Vat­i­can. Luck­ily the Pope saw the funny side and let the young­ster carry on play­ing.

CY­BER COMP

A com­pe­ti­tion is en­cour­ag­ing girls aged 12-13 across the UK to con­sider a ca­reer in cy­ber­se­cu­rity. The Cy­berFirst Girls Com­pe­ti­tion will ask teams to com­plete a se­ries of chal­lenges split into four cat­e­gories: cryp­tog­ra­phy, cy­ber­se­cu­rity, logic and cod­ing, and net­work­ing. Schools can find out more at www.cy­berfirst.ncsc.gov.uk/girlscom­pe­ti­tion.

BUSH FU­NERAL

The fu­neral of former Amer­i­can pres­i­dent Ge­orge HW Bush took place last week. Lots of lead­ers paid their re­spects. Bush was the 41st pres­i­dent of the United States and led the coun­try into the 1991 Gulf War. His son later fol­lowed in his foot­steps and be­came pres­i­dent, too.

MOUN­TAIN TRAGEDY

A Bri­tish man has died after fall­ing 24m while ab­seil­ing down Monte Ponoig in Spain. The rocky moun­tain on the Costa Blanca is very pop­u­lar with clim­bers. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched to find out what

MAGIC XMAS

It’s Christ­mas all day long at Magic Ra­dio! The sta­tion has re­placed its usual playlist with fes­tive tunes to get every­one in the mood for the hol­i­days.

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