Special Report


The First News Kids Panel

We’re looking for young people across the country to give us feedback on our newspaper. We write and design…

Look Up!

Although many people are distracted by mobile phones, children are the most affected. By the…

Ukraine – What’s Going On?

Read our explainer on what's going on in Ukraine at the moment, written specifically to help you talk about it with your child.

A Time To Remember

In November every year, there are various events to help us remember all of the people who have served their country or died during wars. Here’s our guide to what Remembrance is all about, and why it inspired one First News reader to look into the life of a little-known war hero.

Special Report | Experimental Gardening

Are snails as slippery as you thought? Can your pots hold more than their weight in water? And how can you grow naturally sweet popcorn? To celebrate the launch of the Royal Horticultural Society’s RHS Hilltop – the UK’s home of gardening science – they have set a challenge for First News readers to become their own backyard scientists!

Special Report | A Happy Generation

The results are in from The Big Ask, a survey of children. It had a huge number of responses, with an impressive 557,077 kids aged 4-17 taking part, and it is said to be the biggest survey response of its kind anywhere in the world. The good news is that most kids are happy, even after a year of uncertainty.