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UK

Teen’s terror as British Gas agents broke in while she was home

A 14-year-old girl was left “terrified” when British Gas agents broke into her home to install prepayment meters. Her family have shared their story as it emerged that Ofgem has launched an investigation into British Gas following reports the firm has been sending debt collectors to “break into” customers’ homes to “force fit” prepayment meters – […]

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Canada

2 more teens accused in swarming death of Ken Lee granted bail |

Two more teenagers, who each face a second-degree murder charge in connection with what police have called a “swarming” attack on Ken Lee in Toronto, were granted bail Friday. Lee, a 59-year-old Toronto man, was pronounced dead in hospital after he was allegedly beaten and stabbed by a group of girls not far from a downtown shelter in […]

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Entertainment

On My Block Spinoff About ‘Cursed’ Freeridge Teens Gets Release

Netflix is inviting you back to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Freeridge, with an On My Block spinoff that will premiere Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Announced in September 2021 and teased weeks later within the On My Block series finale, the offshoot Freeridge is described as a coming-of-age comedy following sibling rivals Gloria and Ines […]

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UK

Police worker who shared teen’s decapitated head on WhatsApp

A police worker who shared an image of a decapitated head via WhatsApp has been jailed.  British Transport Police control room worker Joshua Tilt erroneously received images of 18-year-old RAF Cadet Lewis Williams, who died by suicide in June 21, while he was working as a contact handler.  Courts heard that he took pictures of Williams’ […]

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Science

Jord: website created by teens to list Hong Kong’s sustainable

From devastating floods in Pakistan to record-high temperatures worldwide, this past year has seen the impacts of climate change worsening. Alarmed by this, four students from Hong Kong hope to inspire change. In October, Conrad Lynch, James Wang, Benjamin Coulter and Michael Li launched Jord, a platform to help Hongkongers live more sustainably. “[Jord] means […]

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UK

Teen’s incurable cancer cleared by revolutionary treatment

A teenager’s family are on “a strange cloud nine” after her incurable cancer was cleared from her body in the first use of a revolutionary type of treatment. Thirteen-year-old Alyssa was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2021 and underwent all the current conventional therapies, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. But her […]

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UK

‘Postcode gang war’ splits town say scared teens caught in

Young people have shared their growing fears of being caught up in violence due to ‘postcode wars’ involving rival gangs where they live. Speaking to Yorkshire Live, two teenagers spoke about how “hassle can come to you” with little provocation or warning – and sometimes the suspicion and threats stemmed from the street you grew up […]

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US

Atlanta councilwoman proposes 7 p.m. youth curfew after recent

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – Monday afternoon the mother of 12-year-old Zyion Charles begged Atlanta leaders at a public safety committee meeting to do something after her son was shot and killed near Atlantic Station. “Help these young boys while they still have a chance, because I don’t have a chance no more. I […]

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Entertainment

What Stories Do Teens Want to See in Movies and TV?

Today’s American teenagers reportedly spend most of their screen time on social media (such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram), followed by other activities such as gaming, streaming movies and TV, and messaging friends and family. While some parents and adults might worry about social media taking Gen Z’s time away from more “productive” activities with […]

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UK

Met arrest 16-year-old after two teens killed in south east

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenagers were fatally stabbed in Greenwich. Police were called to reports of two separate attacks, one on Sewell Road in Abbey Wood and one on Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead at around 5.10pm on Saturday, November 26. At each location, officers found a 16-year-old […]