Teen heroes amaze, delight and spark hope
Do teenagers deserve more respect? From Coco to Greta, the news is suddenly full of amazing young people. Yet, grown ups often think teenagers are lazy and selfish.
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We must all stop flying now, urge activists
Should we all give up flying to save the planet? By 2050, air travel will be responsible for 16% of global carbon emissions. The growing No-Fly movement is pledging to do something about it.
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More people are in slavery than ever before
Can modern slavery be stopped? More than 40 million people around the world are living in some form of modern slavery, according to the latest figures. Around a quarter of these are children.
Let’s mend things, not throw them out, says EU
Should we learn to repair things instead of throwing them away? The UK bins millions of broken items each year. Some people say we should learn to fix them instead.
Gareth Southgate: your person of the year
How important is football? Southgate became the nation’s hero last summer after leading the team through its most successful World Cup in almost 20 years. Now he is Explorer’s...
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2018: a wedding, a World Cup and a car in space
Was 2018 a good year? From Trump and Brexit, to the royal wedding and the World Cup, 2018 has been a year of dramatic ups and downs. Will we remember it fondly?
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Coming in 2022: a festival to celebrate Britain
Is this a good idea? The prime minister has announced plans for a big festival in four years, celebrating UK culture, sport and history. Some think it is a waste of money. Others cannot wait.
The surprising life lessons of Winnie-the-Pooh
Should we all live like Pooh? As Christopher Robin tops the UK box office, the friendly bear has been declared as wise as history’s greatest philosophers. What...
Race against the rain for trapped Thai boys
Could you survive for months underground? This is the fate that may await the 13 people trapped in a cave in Thailand. Rescuers have found them, but are not sure how to get them out.
We give away billions. Some think it’s crazy.
Should we send so much money abroad when there are things to spend it on here? The UK gives away £13 billion in foreign aid each year. Now the government says it will review how it is spent.
Kurds and Catalans: Redrawing the world map
Two weeks, two votes and possibly two new countries. Kurdish people voted to form a new country and in Spain, Catalonia said yes to independence. Why do they want to have their own country?
Grenfell Tower: Who is to blame?
People are angry. More than 70 people died after a tower block in London caught fire on June 14th. Fingers are being pointed at Theresa May, some blame her for the tragedy. Is this fair?
Young people: political power and polls
Poll upon poll predicted the general election result. The Day also ran one, to find out which candidate would get the most votes from people under the age of 18....
General election result: Britain wakes up to chaos
The general election results are in. The Conservative Party lost their majority in the House of Commons. We now have a hung parliament. What does this mean, and what happens next?
Theresa May’s U-turn: can we trust politicians who change their minds?
Theresa May made a U-turn over social care last week. This drowned out all other election campaign coverage, and damaged her reputation. Why is changing your mind seen as a bad thing?