07/09/2017 Newsround


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Morning guys, and welcome back to Newsround, I'm Hayley and here's

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It's the first day of school for Prince George, and the school

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First up, emergency services are helping

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after Hurricane Irma caused lots of damage to homes there.

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The huge storm started at sea and has passed

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through the islands of Barbuda, and Saint Martin causing massive

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BBC reporter Paul Blake sent us this from the nearby

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Hey, Newsround, Hurricane Irma has become the most powerful storm to

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hit this part of the world in a decade. Scientists have rated it

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character -- category five, the highest rating they can give

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hurricanes. You can see behind me the wind and rain behind me if input

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Taricco. Residents here have been preparing for the storm, putting

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boards over their houses and in some cases moving into shelters. The

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island's Governor told people preparedness was the key to saving

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lives. As the storm passes and in the coming days, rescue crews will

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try to go in the affected areas to help anyone who has been injured or

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stranded, and people further down the line in Cuba and United States

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will be looking to make their own preparations, as Irma makes their

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way to their shores. This week has been a time

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of celebration for people The Queensferry Crossing has finally

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opened and some school kids have had The Queensferry Crossing cost

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?1.35 billion to build, is 1.7 miles long, connects

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Edinburgh with Fifa and will carry is 1.7 miles long, connects

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Edinburgh with Fife and will carry It's a pretty important bridge,

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and it opens this week with a very important

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guest, the Queen. Celebrations have been happening

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all week, and 10,000 kids from schools nearby have been

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invited to be some of the first people to walk across the bridge,

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and I went with them. I'm excited about

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going over the bridge. Looking out your window and seeing

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the bridge there, and thinking, I remember what this

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was like when this My grandparents live

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at the top of the hill, so they could sit and watch it

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being built through their window, And it's just a short

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drive to the bridge. We're going on a big bridge,

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are we all excited? It seems like it's

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going to be so boring, We're about half way

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across the brand-new As you can see, nice Scottish

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weather, but that doesn't matter, because these guys are quite

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excited, aren't you? What was it like

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being on the bridge? It was cool, I liked it,

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it is nice to have the experience of the bridge opening now when I am

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young and I can just Most of you are either already

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back at school, or just And it's not always easy

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to fit in to a new school That can be even harder

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if you have a disability. Hi, I'm PJ, I'm 13

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and this is my school. I like playing wheelchair

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basketball, I compete I wouldn't say I'm great at it,

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but I really like the sport. So in the past, I wasn't able

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to do as much as I could, due to my old wheelchair,

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as it was heavy. I had next to no independence,

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I had to be pushed everywhere, I had to be supervised all the time,

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which was pretty awful. I needed a new wheelchair,

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and thanks to a charity, I got a new one, which has helped me

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in many different ways. Now I can manoeuvre greatly around

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the school and it allows me to play with my friends a lot more,

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and it also allows me to play my favourite sport,

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which is basketball. When I got the wheelchair,

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I was like overexcited, I was so happy that I had finally

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got a new wheelchair. To anybody who is starting

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school with a wheelchair, I'm just going to say,

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stay positive, and just get stuck You will make tonnes of friends

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and it will be a lot And Prince George

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starts school today. The four-year-old

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will go to Thomas's His uniform includes

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a red polo neck shirt, navy shorts long red socks

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and black shoes. The prince will also

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wear a v-neck jersey with the Thomas's badge on it,

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as well as a navy jacket. And finally - it's the best

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time of the year - the Guinness World Records are in,

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and that means I get to show you some of the amazingly bonkers

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things that record breakers have who managed to clear nearly four

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meters - that's the 'Bini the Bunny' from California -

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who holds the record for the most basketball slam-dunks

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in one minute by a rabbit. Of course, it's only Newsround, what

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else would we show Hi, there is a lemonade stand

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mystery on Odd Squad next. We are good at that.

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It was uncanny, that. I didn't know who was Danger Mouse and Penfold...

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We could be their stunt doubles.

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