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First News has been providing children with age-appropriate news for 14 years. Now more than ever it is vital that children have an unbiased news source that can be relied on to give them the news without scaring or patronising them.

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Inspiring

Reporting the good news too

News is all around us and children pick up on news wherever they go. But even in 2020 not all news is bad and we passionately believe there are lots of positive stories out there. We love to cover the nice news too and celebrate what is good about the world.

Independent

First News is a family-owned company with no political affiliations. We aim to inform and engage children but ultimately fuel their curiosity and encourage them to form their own opinions.

Informative

There’s so much covered in every issue that you’ll be hard pushed not to find something to fascinate every curious mind. Inside every issue you’ll find a mix of world news and UK news, but also loads of fun stuff, such as entertainment, games, animals, sport and puzzles.

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Get kids talking
Get kids talking

There’s so much covered in every issue that you’ll be hard pushed not to find something to fascinate every curious mind: space dust found on the rooftops of Paris, rhinos smelling poop to send messages to each other, and are children really working longer hours than adults?

Independent unbiased reporting
Independent unbiased reporting

First News is a family-owned company with no political affiliations. We aim to inform and engage children but ultimately fuel their curiosity and encourage them to form their own opinions.

Great to get even reluctant readers reading
Great to get even reluctant readers reading

First News is bright and colourful. The layout of the paper ensures there are lots of little snippets of information that are really easy to dip in and out of. But there are more in-depth special reports for the more confident readers.

What’s in First News?

Take a look below at all the amazing sections that First News will deliver to your children every Friday. Even the most reluctant reader will find something to inspire and engage them.

Quick News
Quick News

Punchy facts about the week’s news – the children will know ahead of you.

Big News
Big News

Covering the big weekly stories responsibly.

News In Pictures
News In Pictures

Fascinating pictures of the week’s events which get children talking.

Home News
Home News

Coverage of news stories from around the UK.

World News
World News

Covering the big stories from around the globe, with a colourful map to show where in the world they happened.

The Week Ahead
The Week Ahead

An insight into upcoming events for the week, and key dates for your diary.

Science News
Science News

Fast cars, fantastic inventions, climate change, space exploration – it’s all covered here and with weekly updates from our friends at the Science Museum.

Special Report
Special Report

This is where we really explain a complicated news story or relevant issue. Even the adults love this!

Focus On You
Focus On You

Childline ambassadors share their well-being advice.

Entertainment
Entertainment

The latest film releases, new TV shows and showbiz updates. Kids love to know before their friends – read it in First News first!

Big Interview
Big Interview

We get exclusive access to some of the top names in entertainment, sport, politics and more.

Animal News
Animal News

Every child loves a cute animal, so this is where they can feast their eyes on our stories from around the world.

Crazy But True
Crazy But True

Crazy stories you couldn’t even dream up, but they get kids talking!

Your News
Your News

Our readers report on their own news and have the opportunity to see it in print.

Game Zone
Game Zone

An exciting look into the latest video game news and reviews.

Books
Books

Interviews with authors, latest book releases and even reviews from our young readers themselves.

Puzzles
Puzzles

Sudoku, crosswords, spot the difference and more.

First Careers
First Careers

With First Careers you can get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s most interesting jobs and find what’s right for you.

Sport
Sport

All sports covered and lots of interesting facts.