The Big Ben ding-dong over bongs
Would you pay £500,000 for Big Ben to bong? Some people want the famous bells to sound as Britain leaves the EU on 31 January – but others see it as a ridiculous waste of money.
- Reading Band 14+
Man survives at -30C thanks to peanut butter
It was a real-life nightmare: a man’s hut in the Alaskan wilderness burnt down, and all his possessions were destroyed. But now, he has been rescued – after three weeks in the freezing snow.
- Reading Band 11
A new national anthem – for Mars!
Does Mars need a national anthem? An opera singer has just performed his latest musical piece, Rise to Mars! Will it inspire people to head to the Red Planet?
- Reading Band 5