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From: St Osmunds
On the 7th November, 21 Vietnamese migrants — 11 of them children, many as young as 12 — have been found in the back of a refrigerated lorry in the British port of New haven, East Sussex. They had been smuggled across borders, hidden between cases of sparkling water. Investigators believe a Romanian man was driving the lorry and he has been charged for entering the UK illegally. Vietnam consistently ranks as one of the top countries for potential victims of trafficking, abuse and and modern day slavery in the UK. The UK's leading children charity NSPCC reports that over 2100 children were identified as potential victims of trafficking last year. Child trafficking and modern slavery are child abuse, says the NSPCC. "Children are recruited, moved or transported and then exploited, forced to work or sold". But is still unknown what the exact number of children being trafficked per day in the UK is. The charity said that is because "trafficking is a hidden crime and recorded statistics are almost certainly an under-estimate". But their staggering evidence suggests that 2 out of 5 potential victims of modern slavery found in the UK were children. The most common cases to be trafficked into the UK are people from Albania,Vietnam, Afghanistan and Eritrea. It is important to stay alert: children can be very blind when it comes to this matter and are easily targeted because they are so vulnerable. Human trafficking is around us but hardly ever seen with a naked-eye. So we need to beware of its dangers, keep a close eye when we are alone or with friends, and never talk or go with a stranger. By : Delfina
From: Barnes
 Things are not looking good for tennis,or Serena Williams. Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook said Serena Williams' meltdown in the U.S. Open final was 'not a good look for tennis' though he insists it would never happen at the All England Club. Serena was convinced that sexism was the cause of her loss to Naomi Osaka in New York, where she directed remarkable fury towards chair umpire Carlos Ramos.The 37-year-old American tennis superstar claimed women are treated differently to men after she received a series of strikes at a match. Seeking a 24th grand slam, Williams was initially outraged at receiving a scalding for coaching, insisting she had not taken guidance from her coach. She then picked up a point penalty for racquet abuse before shouting at Ramos, resulting in a game being docked for verbal abuse. She called the umpire a "thief" and a "liar."  Apparently, sexism isn't the only bad experience Serena has faced, from mocking her opening up about her experience of motherhood, to criticism of her behavior following her US Open defeat last month. Many people say the reaction to her behaviour has been notably sexist, with some referring to her as a 'spoilt brat' and 'classless'.
From: Barnes
At the opening ceremony of the world cup Robbie Williams made a rude hand gesture at the camera. Robbie was singing at the ceremony. He claimed that he was indicating there was only one minute till kick off when he raised his middle finger. But he was embarrassed. "At these things it's really important not to cause an international incident," Williams said. "And do you know what? I managed it."  Brazil legend Ronaldo was at the ceremony too. Later, Kyle Walker posted "nice of Robbie to say hello to Alli. " This was a reference to Alli's  hand gesture on England's 2-1 win against Slovakia.
From: St Osmunds
On Friday 14 June, 32 of the 195 countries in the world came to Russia to compete in the Fifa World Cup. It will be hosted in 11 different cities across that vast country -- with Moscow, the capital, hosting the final on 15th July.  The first match was Russia vs Saudi Arabia with Saudi Arabia loosing 5:0. For the first time in their history, Panama and Iceland qualified for the World Cup. 13 European teams are competing -- making it the continent with the most countries in the World Cup.  It is the 21st World Cup ever. The first extremely exciting game was Portugal vs Spain last Friday, which ended with a score of 3:3 with Ronaldo, the Portuguese striker, scoring the first and only hatrick of this World Cup so far (that's when one player scores three goals in one game). As well as thrashings in this World Cup there have some surprises, such as Germany loosing to Mexico 1:0 and Brazil drawing 1:1 with Switzerland. Still with many World Cup games to be played this will no doubt prove exciting til the end. By : Thomas and Jackson