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The Week JuniorThe Week Junior

The Week Junior No. 147

The Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Dennis Publishing UK
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eu leaders refuse to back the pm’s plan for brexit

Theresa May talks to the French president. May gives her speech. The Prime Minister’s plan for how the relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) would work after Brexit have been rejected by EU leaders. After a tense meeting in Salzburg, Austria, Theresa May gave a speech on 21 September, telling the EU that it must show the UK more respect. What is Brexit? Brexit is the word for the UK leaving the EU (an organisation of 28 European countries who trade together and follow the same rules). This will happen on 29 March 2019, although some of the old rules will remain in place until the end of 2020 to let people and businesses get used to the change. May is trying to reach a…

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labour could support another eu vote

Labour Party members have voted to keep “all options on the table” if Members of Parliament reject May’s Brexit plan in Parliament. This means Labour, the main opposition party, might decide to hold a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EU or not – if Labour were in power. Members said they wanted that option at their annual conference, which brings Labour politicians and party members together to discuss new plans and ideas. ■…

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young people are hopeful for the future

Teenagers are optimistic. A survey carried out across 15 countries including the UK, has found that teenagers are more positive about the future than adults. Around 33,000 adults and 7,000 young people aged 12 –17 took part. Overall, 87% of teenagers were optimistic about the future, compared to 77% of adults.For teenagers, the results differed between developing countries (where people may be growing richer but others still have low incomes and a low standard of living) and developed countries (where fewer people are in poverty and more people have a high standard of living).Teenagers from developing countries, such as Kenya and Nigeria, were more optimistic about their future than those from developed countries, such as France and the UK. Around 95% of teenagers in Kenya said they feel positive…

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teen survives on drifting fishing hut for 49 days

Aldi Novel Adilang just before his rescue. A teenager from Indonesia has managed to survive onboard a floating fishing hut for 49 days. He was rescued on 31 August near Guam, a US island territory in the Western Pacific, having drifted roughly 1,200 miles out to sea.Aldi Novel Adilang, who turns 19 on 30 September, has worked on a rompong since the age of 16. A rompong is a fishing trap shaped like a hut that doesn’t have an engine or paddles. Instead, it floats in the sea, but it is moored to the seabed to stop it drifting away. Adilang’s job on the hut, nearly 80 miles off the Indonesian coast, was to light lamps on the hut to attract fish. Every week, someone from the company he…

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it’s an amazing week for…

Gordon with his wife on their trip. GOING ON HOLIDAY Herman Gordon, a university cleaner, is on the holiday of a lifetime after students raised £1,500 for him to go to Jamaica. He is visiting family thanks to the help of 230 well-wishers at Bristol University, who said he brought a jolly mood to their campus. A RECORD-BREAKING CYCLIST Cycling fast can be fun, but Denise Mueller-Korenek took that to a whole new level when she cycled at an incredible speed of 183.9mph – three times as fast as a cheetah. Breaking the existing men’s and women’s records, Mueller-Korenek was towed along until she reached 100mph and then pedalled to go even faster. AN INCREDIBLE FIND A tapestry ordered by Henry VIII has been…

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protesters march for uk wildlife

Protesters outside No.10. On 22 September, thousands of people marched in London to demand that the UK Government does more to protect the country’s wildlife. What happened? The People’s Walk for Wildlife began in London’s Hyde Park and travelled through the city to Downing Street where protesters handed a manifesto (a written document that outlines an organisation’s beliefs and aims) directly to the Prime Minister’s office. Nature-lover and broadcaster Chris Packham helped create the manifesto, along with 17 other wildlife experts. In the document, the experts call for an end to the “war on wildlife” – a phrase used by Packham because he believes the UK’s wildlife is being destroyed at an alarming rate. What does the manifesto include? The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife includes 200 ways in…

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