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7 June 2017

Concert from Manchester to the world

Last month, US pop star Ariana Grande played a concert in the UK city of Manchester. At the end of the concert, a terrorist attack on people leaving the venue left 22 dead. Many of the dead were teenagers, and parents collecting them from the concert.

Less than two weeks after her concert ended in tragedy, Ariana Grande returned to Manchester with some of the biggest names in pop. She arranged a huge concert to benefit the victims of the attack at Manchester United's football ground. Artists performing included Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay, with Ariana performing alone and with others.

The concert was shown live in the UK and other parts of the world, and has raised more than £2 million so far.

What do people eat in UK pubs?

Years ago, lots of pubs were places to drink, not to eat. Others did serve food but it was often very basic, like pies, sausages and chips.

Now lots of pubs call themselves "gastro-pubs" and advertise their food. A survey of people who eat in pubs has found that the most popular thing to eat is steak, followed by roast dinners, then burgers, then fish and chips. Just five per cent of people said they liked to eat pies, but those people were more likely to be women under 44 and those earning more money.

New record for Mount Everest

A man who has been told his cancer will kill him has just made it to the top of Mount Everest.

Ian Toothill, who is 47, has just months to live. He believes he is the first cancer sufferer to get to the top of the world's biggest mountain. He has raised over £31,000 for a cancer charity.

Mr Toothill comes from Sheffield in the UK, and supports one of the city's football teams, Sheffield Wednesday. He raised an extra £1000 by planting a Sheffield United team flag on the mountain.

Count on your fingers to learn maths

Children who learn maths counting on their fingers and doing number games do best, according to a new study. Researchers divided six and seven year olds into different groups. Some just did normal maths lessons. Others were taught to count on their fingers, or play number games. The other group did both finger counting and number games.

The children who did finger counting and number games did twice as well on tests as the other children.

Professor Tim Jay of Sheffield Hallam university, who did the research, said it showed that when children used their fingers in maths it helped them to understand different ways in which numbers are shown.


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