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Teenager becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world – video

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A Belgian-British teenager has flown into the record books by becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Zara Rutherford, 19, touched down at Kortrijk-Wevelgem airport in Flanders, completing a 52,000km...

‘If there’s peril, I’ll be there,’ says UK’s youngest female lifeboat helm

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Hurtling into town on a bike in the small hours of the morning wearing a tiger onesie might not be that unusual for the average 21-year-old. But if Amelia Luck from Fowey, Cornwall, is doing it, she isn’t rushing to a...

Eight-year-old becomes youngest person charged with blasphemy in Pakistan

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An eight-year-old Hindu boy is being held in protective police custody in east Pakistan after becoming the youngest person ever to be charged with blasphemy in the country. The boy’s family is in hiding and many of th...

Student, 19, hopes to be youngest woman to fly solo around the world

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A 19-year-old student has announced her gap year project: aiming to become the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. Zara Rutherford, who has British and Belgian nationality, will set off from her home city of ...

Chess: 12-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra breaks youngest grandmaster record

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One of the most enduring chess records, Sergey Karjakin as the youngest grandmaster ever at 12 years seven months, was finally broken on Wednesday afternoon. Abhimanyu Mishra, from Englishtown, New Jersey, US, who was...

Flora Rider, 9, becomes youngest winner of world marmalade award

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A nine-year-old girl has become the youngest ever winner of the world marmalade award, beating thousands of contestants from across the globe. Flora Rider from the Isle of Wight impressed the judges with her marmalade...

Britain’s youngest MP to take time off with post-traumatic stress disorder

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Britain’s youngest MP has been told to take several weeks off work by her doctor after she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nadia Whittome, the Labour MP for Nottingham East, has announced she...

‘It’s about curiosity’: Mastermind’s youngest champion reflects on his victory

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He is the youngest ever winner of Mastermind, who charmed the nation the morning after his win was broadcast by bursting into song on breakfast television. But Jonathan Gibson describes himself as the history-loving “...

Government urged to scrap plans to assess youngest primary kids

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The government is under pressure to scrap plans to formally assess the abilities of four- and five-year-olds in their first weeks of full-time schooling, after primary school leaders warned results would be “rendered ...