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From: St Osmunds
After a difficult year for Britain, with so much news coverage devoted to Brexit, it was a nice relief to see some positive news in the form of the birth of Baby Sussex (who's now known as Archie). He is the son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, and was born at 5:26 on the 6th May in London's Portland Hospital. His full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten - Windsor. The couple shared the news on Instagram with an image of Queen Elizabeth and Megan's mother Doria Ragland, meeting their newest great - grandson. BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said there was a "strong indication" that Archie won't be brought up as a formal 'royal'. Harry and Meghan Markle have made it very clear  that they plan to break tradition and raise their son away from the spotlight, so as to give him the most ‘normal’ upbringing possible, possibly even in South Africa, where Harry's uncle, the Earl of Spencer, lives.  
From: St Osmunds
Whilst most of us have been busy taking closeup selfies, scientists have been busy taking images of something 500 million trillion miles away; a black hole. This incredible phenomenon has been described by scientists as "a monster" because of its massive diameter of about 40 billion km (three times that of the Earth) and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world. Profesor Heino Falcke, from Radboud University in the Netherlands, told BBC News that the black hole was found in a galaxy called M87. "What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System," he said. "It has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun and it is one of the heaviest black holes that we think exists. It is an absolute monster, the heavyweight champion of black holes in the Universe." Surrounding the perfectly circular black hole is, in the words of Professor Falcke, "a ring of fire." The mesmerising halo was formed by superheated gas, falling into the hole. The white - hot flames are one million times brighter than all the stars in our galaxy combined, scientists told BBC News. A team of 200 scientists is now imaging another enormous black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite how it sounds, this is harder than getting an image from a distant galaxy 55 million light-years away. This is because, for some unknown reason, the "ring of fire" around the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is smaller and dimmer; therefore harder to picture and harder to reach. I think I'll stick to taking selfies!
From: Barnes
On Monday 18 March, Barnes Primary had the privilege of having our local MP Zac Goldsmith coming to visit. Zac gave us a little speech on climate change and how it will effect the whole wide world. He also told us that a few years ago all the politicians in the world met in Paris to discuss climate change and to stop the world from reaching 2 degrees hotter but now they want to make sure the world doesn't reach 1.5 degrees. The only problem is that all the politicians don't care about reaching 1.5 degrees, any more only 2 degrees. When he was done we were allowed to ask questions and this is what Jack Fernie asked Zac: "Zac, which do you think is more important Brexit or climate change?". Zac replied: "There is no doubt in my mind that climate change is more important than Brexit".
From: Barnes
By Ella and Jack As we write, school children ,my age, are out in the streets by parliament protesting that not enough is being done about climate change and we  have to agree. It all started on 20th of August, when one girl missed one day of school. She sat with her one homemade sign, about one big issue. Little did she know, but her unnoticed 'strike' would soon turn into the most important climate strike of history. Who would have thought that one Swedish schoolgirl created a strike that would captivate the world and follow on in England, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand and Uganda? Greta Thunberg ,a Swedish school girl, spoke out on behalf of her people saying that the world's politicians are not doing enough to save our planet. She calls her strike skolstrejk för klimatet, which translated into English means school strike for climate.The heroine is so passionate about the problem, that she has persuaded her mum to stop flying planes and her dad is now vegetarian.He explained 'She has changed us and now she is changing a great many other people.' Although her strike has been a great success, capturing the imaginations of millions around the world, she still wants important people to do more. Earlier this year, in a conference, she stated, 'I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday, and then I want you to act.' If politicians are claiming that children are the most important things why are they saying that Brexit is more urgent than Climate change. It's our future that you are corrupting and we need to remember that we are not the only ones on this planet. The extinction rate of animals has rapidly increased by almost 20,000 since 2001 and 16 out  of the 17 hottest years ever were recorded after the year 2000.