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The Week Junior

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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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English
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Dennis Publishing UK
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a brief history of notre-dame

The cathedral was built over the course of around 200 years and was finally completed in 1345. It has been a central part of France’s history; it is the site where kings and emperors have been crowned, and it has survived for centuries through wars and revolutions. In 1996, a Disney animated film set in the cathedral, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was released, based on an 1831 book by the French author Victor Hugo. In 2017, it was decided the cathedral needed urgent maintenance work.…

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fire destroys roof and spire of notre-dame cathedral

A huge fire has badly damaged the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, France. The blaze began at around 6.30pm local time on 15 April. Firefighters managed to save the world-famous landmark from total destruction, but the spire and roof of the 850-year-old building did not survive. What happened? The fire quickly reached the roof of the cathedral, where it consumed stained-glass windows and the wooden interior before toppling the spire. There were concerns that Notre-Dame’s two main towers would also be damaged, but firefighters managed to control the fire and keep the towers safe. By 16 April, the flames had been entirely put out, and search teams immediately began assessing the damage. Police have said they believe the fire was started accidentally, and a spokesman suggested that…

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sudan’s president forced to resign

A young protester on the day Bashir resigned. On 11 April, the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was forced to resign after almost 30 years in power. When it was announced he was resigning, thousands of Sudanese people marched through the centre of Khartoum, the country’s capital, chanting anti-Bashir slogans and saying, “We have won.”After months of protests, the military removed Bashir as president and took control of the northeastern African country. Protests against Bashir have been taking place across Sudan since December 2018. The demonstrations started because people were unhappy about the government doubling the price of bread and the rising cost of fuel. The protests then widened to include complaints about the way Bashir had been governing Sudan. People accused Bashir of corruption (using a position of…

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tiger woods makes an amazing comeback

Tiger Woods On 14 April, the golfer Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters tournament at Augusta National golf course in Georgia, US. His victory is one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history, and happened nearly 11 years after the last time he won a major golfing tournament.Two years ago, due to a back injury, Woods, who is now 43, could barely walk and had trouble bending to tie his shoelaces. It looked as if his career was over – at one point he was ranked outside the top 1,000 golfers in the world. He said in 2017 that he had had a back operation just for the “chance of having a normal life.” Yet the procedure was a success and he found he could swing a golf…

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it’s an amazing week for…

(PA · GETTY IMAGES · BRISTOL WATER) A RESCUED RUNNER When runner Pita Oates broke her leg in remote moorland in Lancashire, her two dogs were there to save her. One of them, Buddy, stayed with her, while the other, Merlyn, went to find help. He found a passing dog walker, who then realised something was wrong. A LOST RIVER A river in Somerset that dried up more than 60 years ago has started to flow once again, creating a new habitat for local wildlife. The unnamed stream, which flows into the River Chew, had been cut off when a dam was built in 1956, but water from the dam has been redirected to restore the landscape. …

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discovering shakespeare’s london home

A historian has identified where William Shakespeare lived when he moved to London in the 1590s. Geoffrey Marsh used official records to pinpoint the spot where the famous playwright’s house once stood, and identified who his neighbours had been. Today it is an office block in the east of the city. William Shakespeare…

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