From: Barnes
One of the world's most renowned scientists, Stephen Hawking, has died at the age of 76. His was a theoretical physicist and studied at Cambridge University. He published a book called a Brief History of Time which sold over a million of copies. In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. At the time he was studying at  Cambridge University. Neverless he went on to become a brilliant researcher. At first, he was able to speak but when he grew older he was no longer able to speak. To control what he said he had a special machine with words and he scrolled down them with his eyes. The sound was actually a computer but people knew him for that voice so he decided it would be his. Hawking's discoveries included the fact that black holes could emit heat. His daughter said if you asked him any question about physics he would always have an answer.
From: St Thomas'
If you meet a stranger you may find them nice or find them bad. Regardless, you need to get to know them in a safe way before you trust them. A stranger who is bad could for example kidnap you. When other people are around, they can help you, so it is always better not to be alone, but stay with friends or family when you are out and about. That is if you meet someone in the street. If you are on the internet, on the other hand, for example playing a game, and someone unknown texts you, you should not respond to them. Or, most importantly, you should not give them ANY information about your personal life, such as your real name, school, address or phone number. By: Shylen        
From: St Osmunds
Scientific research has just revealed that levels of obesity and illnesses associated with being overweight, are spiralling out of control. They are increasing every year and are putting the medical services, especially our NHS, under a lot of pressure. Obesity is a ticking time-bomb ready to explode.  Cancer Research UK, the Lancet Report, the World Health Organisation and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation have all published their most recent findings and all have agreed : levels of obesity have nearly tripled since 1975 and by the end of 2017 it was estimated that more than 1.9 billion adults (over 18) were now overweight. By 2050 half of the world's population could be overweight. In fact, most of the world's population live in countries where being overweight and obese kills more people than being underweight. The country Nauru, located close to Papua New Guinea, is the most obese country in the world as 61% of its population is obese. The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany, Spain and Sweden. More than 7 in 10 millennials – those born between the early 80s and mid 90s – are set to be overweight or obese between the ages of 35-44, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK. Numbers among children are also quite astonishing. 41 million children in the world under the age of 5 are overweight or obese, the research revealed. And over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight world-wide in 2017. That's 1 in 9 children! NHS data from January 2018 shows that 9.6 per cent of children in the UK are dangerously overweight by the time they start school - an increase from 9.3 per cent the year before. By the time children reach the age of 10 and 11, 20% are obese and this will have massive consequences on their health and confidence as they start Secondary School.  Health campaigners said the figures were “horrifying” and that something needs to be done.  Most cases of obesity are, in fact, preventable. Here are some things that you can do to avoid being obese or overweight: Eat more fruit, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Exercise, even moderately, for at least 30 minutes a day.  Cut down your consumption of fatty and sugary foods. Use vegetable-based oils rather than animal-based fats Go out and enjoy fresh air as much as possible. Never feel ashamed, but stay informed and act now. -by Javier
From: St Thomas'
Cloning - copying living beings. The stuff of science-fiction, right? You might have heard of the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996. She was "made" at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, and she lived there until her death, at the age of 6. Now scientists have taken the technique one step closer to humans: they have cloned two macaque monkeys. According to the National Geographic, the monkeys, who are only a few weeks old, are healthy and currently living in an incubator. But why clone them, or any other living being? Researchers have stated that clones of animals should only be used in biomedical research. Researchers have also said that this method of cloning is not intended to be used on humans. Despite this, the study suggests that human cloning could be a possibility in the near future. Cloning is very controversial. Some say that cloning non-human primates as test subjects is unethical but others argue that primate models are a necessity in the study, and perhaps cure, of human diseases. There are many different views on the matter: some say that the whole idea is immoral, others say it is an amazing accomplishment to have cloned the two monkeys. Some also say that humans might need to be cloned in the future, whereas others say that there is no need for humans to be cloned - it is against nature, and could lead to a lot of difficult ethical issues. Hopefully, though, humans will not have to rely on clones to survive. By: Martha