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Story: Research by BookTrust Research and CLPE showed that the number of children’s books published in the UK between 2017 and 2019 featuring characters from an ethnic minority background was just 10%. Question: Are we all reflected in the books we read?

Story: UNESCO have said that the Great Barrier Reef in Australia should be put on a list of World Heritage Sites that are ‘in danger’ due to damage caused by climate change. Question: Are some places around the world more important than others?

Story: Danish captain, Simon Kjaer, was hailed a hero for giving lifesaving first aid to his team-mate Christian Eriksen during a recent Euro 2020 football match against Finland. Question: What life skills should we learn at school?

Story: Transport for London (TFL) and other parts of the UK are trialling e-scooters as a new means of getting around using a more energy efficient mode of transport. Question: Should e-scooters be allowed on our roads?

Story: The world number two tennis player Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open after finding it difficult to speak to the media at the tournament. Question: Should sports stars be expected to do interviews?

Story: The government is trying to encourage greener farming methods and believes that the next generation of farmers will be best equipped to make these changes. Question: How important is the role of farmers?

Story: The Pop-It sensory fidget toy is the latest new craze for relieving stress in schools and offices. Question: Is there a place for sensory toys in the classroom?

Story: Project Sing2G7! Children from the choir at Truro cathedral will sing, Gee Seven, a song about climate change written by Sir Tim Rice, to world leaders at G7 Summit in Cornwall next month. Question: Does music have the power to change our behaviour?

Six English football clubs, who announced plans in April to form the European Super League, have formally dropped out of the competition. Question: What role does sport play in our lives?

Story: The retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has begun legal action against supermarket Aldi, arguing the supermarket's Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake infringes its Colin the Caterpillar trademark. Question: Is it always wrong to copy others?

Story: Children’s author Cressida Cowell has written to Boris Johnson asking for £100m per year to help school libraries. Question: Should all schools have a library?

Story: The Union Jack will be flown on UK Government buildings every day of the year under plans to celebrate the United Kingdom’s heritage and pride. Question: Should we be allowed to fly flags anywhere?

Story: Thousands of red telephone boxes across the UK are being transformed into museums, libraries and other practical uses in order to preserve this historic icon! Question: Should we keep red telephone boxes?

Story: Sunday 21st March 2021 is census day when we answer questions that give a snapshot of daily life in UK every ten years (Scotland’s will take place next year). Question: Why do we need a census?

Story: A group have been evicted from a tunnel under Euston Square Gardens after protesting about the building of the new HS2 railway link Question: How far should you go to stand up for what you believe in?

Story: NASA rover robot Perseverance has successfully landed on Mars to search for signs of ancient life forms. Question: Could you imagine living on another planet?

Story: The Coca-Cola drinks company are testing a new paper bottle as part of a strategy to remove plastic from its packaging. Question: How do you choose a drink?

Story: The Egyptian authorities have built a 22-mile long wall around the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh to encourage more tourists to visit. Question: Do walls divide us or protect us?

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