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The not so cursed child: did Harry Potter mark the end of troubled young actors?

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There are many magical things about the Harry Potter film series, which marks its 20th anniversary this month with a re-release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Perhaps the most miraculous one, though, is ...

Young women are sick of being told to stick together and watch their drinks

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A young woman, out for a night’s clubbing, suddenly feels the room begin to spin. She blacks out and wakes up feeling terrible, with only vague memories of the night before and a mysterious throbbing pain in the back ...

Young climate activists vow to keep fighting despite UN setback

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A group of youth activists say they have been spurred to fight even harder after their landmark case arguing that countries perpetuating the climate crisis violate their human rights was rejected by a UN children’s ri...

‘You have to go where the work is’: why young people are leaving Wales

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Students Kyle Davies and Timothy Bird were to be found working on a jet engine in the aerospace centre at the University of South Wales’ Treforest campus, just south of Pontypridd. Both agreed they loved the area – th...

‘I was born a fighter’: the champion boxer changing young lives in Zimbabwe

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Beneath a corrugated iron roof in the crowded Harare suburb of Mbare, a group of boys darts back and forth across a smooth concrete floor, firing a series of rapid punches into the air. A wiry older man, dressed in lo...

Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

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The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young people to remain in their homeland amid growing concerns that the percentage of working-age citizens is dropping to worryingly low levels. Ministers fea...

Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out

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With courage and ambition, those born into the reality of global heating are leading the way in confronting it. Ahead of the crucial Cop26 conference, we talk to young activists around the world. Introduction by autho...

Braids/Cheer Up Slug review – lively double bill mines young identity

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What are the chances of the Durham miners’ gala making an appearance in two consecutive plays? That’s the case in this lively double bill by young north-east writers. On both occasions, the so-called Big Meeting chall...

‘I am strong, I am still young’: Claudio Ranieri ready for Watford challenge

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It is likely that if most managers found themselves in charge at Vicarage Road at this moment they would glance at Watford’s fixture list – which in their next eight games includes encounters with both Merseyside team...

We kayaked to Joe Manchin’s yacht, and we’d do it again

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For most people, kayaking on the Potomac is a leisure activity. For us, it was a desperate attempt to have our voices heard. We left our families and jobs in West Virginia to travel to DC in order to make sure Senator...

Young people: how do you express your spiritual side?

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Is secular Britain becoming more spiritual as younger generations seek meaning beyond the material? English Heritage this month experimentally introduced a “contemplative hour” at its religious sites, and a recent rep...

Young people in the UK: how are you feeling about leaving home for the first time?

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A survey has found 98% of parents in the UK said they suffered “extreme grief” after their teenagers left home for university this year, now we’d like to hear from young people. After a year and a half of being at hom...

Murder Island review – a contest to solve the killing of a young woman? Bad timing

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It’s possible that the timing is not propitious for the launch of a new entertainment series centred on the investigation of a young woman’s murder. The outrage surrounding the conviction of a serving Metropolitan pol...

Is the Covid vaccine safe for young people – and what are the side effects? Key questions answered

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So far, more than 50% of young people aged 16-17 have taken up the Covid-19 vaccine, and this autumn the rollout is being extended further, with those aged 12-15 being offered jabs. Additionally, 16- and 17-year-olds ...

Met police tweets may encourage young people to carry knives, research finds

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Young people may be nudged into carrying knives by the police, research has found, as a new count showed the Metropolitan police circulated more than 2,100 images of seized knives on Twitter in a year. In the same per...

Young country diary: the puffins had their lunch, then I had mine

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Aboard the MS Oldenburg to Lundy, I sat next to Jamie, an ornithologist studying the island’s sparrow population. Jamie helped me spot and identify birds from the ferry. I have always been fascinated by birds so had m...

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