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6-12 JULY 2013


Princess charmed by potter

Harry Potter got the royal seal of approval when Princess Beatrice revealed that the novels had helped her to overcome dyslexia. Sitting in front of a book "was really hard" until she discovered the boy wizard, she said.


Game, set and match ... Finally

It was a great day for Scottish nationalists - and the English and Welsh had a knees-up as well. Andy Murray became the first Briton to win a Wimbledon men's singles title since Fred Perry in 1936.


Valuing the vocational

Young people have been climbing hills to gain their Duke of Edinburgh's Awards since 1956. The Duke of York, his son, has now launched a similar scheme, to reward success in technical education.


A taste of white house life

Sweet potato turkey slider, anyone? The novel snacks were among the winning recipes in a contest run by US first lady Michelle Obama - 54 young chefs, aged 8-12, attended a "state dinner" at the White House to celebrate.


Encourage girls' goals

Physical education teachers seeking role models for girls need look no further than the footballers playing in the Uefa Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden, starting today. No sexist jokes about the offside rule, please.


Well known and well-to-do

While many young people stress about getting a bar job to pay for university, there are others buying Ferraris with their small change. Forbes Magazine was due to publish its list of highest-paid celebrities under 30.


Fighting for an education

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' education, is due to speak today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, her first public talk since the attack.


13-19 JULY 2013


Give peas a chance

Forget cricket and baseball, the summer sport du jour is elite peashooting. The world championships will take place at Witcham in Cambridgeshire, England. Competitors may not bring their own peas.


Prison break

It's Bastille Day: what better moment to discuss revolution in history? In 1789, a mob of Parisians stormed the Bastille prison - a symbol of Bourbon tyranny - spurring on the French Revolution. Sacre bleu!


Left out of learning

International non-profit organisation Human Rights Watch is due to claim in a report on education in China that 40 per cent of up to 200 million disabled people in the country are illiterate.


Blueprint for success

World-renowned architect Lord Rogers of Riverside - famous for his smartly designed schools - is to be honoured in a retrospective at the Royal Academy in London. Inside Out previews from today.


Women of note

Bank of England bigwigs are set to discuss the imminent lack of women - apart from Elizabeth II - on banknotes. There have been calls for Queen Boudicca to appear. She defeated the Roman Ninth Legion, after all.


Literary lookalikes

Ernest Hemingway fans in the US will flock to Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Florida, for its annual Hemingway lookalike contest. Devotees will celebrate the writer's life - and white beard - at the bar he used to frequent.


Testing times

The International Mathematics Olympiad will be under way in Colombia. Young geeks from around the world will fight it out over some tricky question papers. Don't forget to revise quadratic Diophantine equations.

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