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.
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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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Cake, cash and starting a business aged eight
Are you ever too young to start your own business? The Day Explorer interviews Alana Spencer, a former winner of The Apprentice....
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‘We want a three-day weekend!’ say workers
Do you want a three-day weekend? Most people work or go to school from Monday to Friday. Now, some people say we will be happier if we only work for four days a week.
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£8bn tournament is most expensive of all time
Is hosting the World Cup worth it? The tournament is fun, but very expensive to prepare. Russia has high levels of poverty, but that has not stopped it from splashing out on stadiums.
Facebook accused of massive breach of trust
Should people delete Facebook? It has emerged that data about millions of users was wrongly passed on to another company. As the crisis grows, some are choosing to log off for good.