Stars fight for the future of live music
Do we need live music? Concerts and festivals were cancelled during the lockdown and fans fear gigs could stop forever. Now, 1,500 artists have signed a letter calling to save the industry.
Footballer fights for free school meals
Do we need more people like Marcus Rashford? The Manchester United striker is one of the most popular players in the country. Now, he is using his fame to stop children going hungry.
Zoos reopen after devastating lockdown
Do we really need zoos? The government has announced that animal attractions in the UK can open their doors again – but many zoos are in trouble after missing out on months of visitors.
Veteran raises millions for the NHS
99-year-old World War Two veteran, Captain Tom Moore, has raised over £20 million for the NHS by walking 100 times around his back garden. Should we all be following his example?
Astronauts return safely from space
Three astronauts have returned to Earth after more than 200 hundred days living on the International Space Station. Back on board, a brand new crew is settling into life in space.
Grub’s up! Restaurant puts bugs on the menu
Is eating insects a good idea? A restaurant in New York is serving grasshoppers, worms and scorpions to hungry customers. Some people think, soon, we will all eat insects.
Facebook to launch new global currency
This week, Facebook announced it is building a new currency called Libra that will make it as easy to send money around the world as it is to send a WhatsApp message. Is this a good idea?
Jay-Z is the world’s first hip-hop billionaire
Is hip-hop the most exciting style of music? Rap legend Jay-Z has been named the world’s first hip-hop billionaire. He started life in one of New York’s roughest neighbourhoods…
The rise and rise of Britain’s billionaires
Is it wrong to have so much money? There are now a record-breaking 151 billionaires in the UK. Meanwhile, a report has warned that the huge gap between rich and poor is hurting Britain.
Britons buy 80m chocolate eggs this Easter
Has the meaning of Easter been lost? Hot cross buns, the Easter bunny and all those chocolate eggs give us a lot to love about the festival. But have we forgotten the most important part?
A £1.6 billion thank-you for Mother’s Day
Are mums the most important people in the world? This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK. Millions of children will be buying flowers or making cards to say thank you to their mum.
Kylie Jenner is youngest self-made billionaire
Is she a good role model? Aged 10, Kylie Jenner was a reality TV star who stood in the shadow of her sisters. Now aged 21, she is one of the world’s most successful businesswomen.
The seven-year-old YouTuber earning £17 million
Is YouTube a good career goal? Seven-year-old Ryan earns around £17 million a year by reviewing toys on camera. Around a third of young people want to be a YouTuber.
Barcelona breaks record with £10m per player
Are footballers paid too much? Barcelona is the first team in history to pay each player an average of £10 million a year. That is enough for 450 nurses or 510 primary school teachers.
Christmas shopping frenzy on Black Friday
Do we care too much about gifts? Black Friday is one of the biggest days of the year for shops. People are rushing to buy presents in time for Christmas. Has it all got out of hand?
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