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?
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?
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. So, what do polls tell us?
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?
Voting age row: the teenagers standing as MPs
The UK general election is underway with three 18-year-olds in the mix of candidates to become MPs. If young people are showing an interest in politics, should the voting age be lowered?
Snap election, polls and party promises
Theresa May shocked the nation last month by deciding to hold a snap election. Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, but should it be about broader issues too?
Banning child labour a ‘mistake’ say experts
Around 168 million 6–14 year-olds go to work across the globe. The United Nations has vowed to end child labour by 2025 — but now a group of experts says that this would be a bad idea. Why?
Roses and teardrops: the trouble with tattoos
Tattoos have become a normal part of life. Celebrities, news presenters, and even Barbie dolls all have them. So why do some people think you should hide your body art to get a good job?
Wales football team: ‘golden age of teamwork’
Wales have reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016. Their brilliant achievement was a triumph for teamwork. Is working together becoming more normal, or are we still looking out for ourselves?