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Top of the dogs
ZEUS the Great Dane has been crowned the tallest dog in the world!
The giant pooch from Texas, USA, measures an impressive 1.046 metres (3ft 5.18in) – and he’s only two years old!
Zeus’ mum, Brittany Davis, said she had always wanted an American Great Dane and couldn’t believe it when her brother gave the family one as a gift. She added: “At first, we were nervous about having such a large dog, but we fell in love with him and here we are!”
Zeus shares his home with three miniature Australian shepherds, as well as a cat. His owners say he gets on particularly well with pup Zeb, despite the big height difference.
The cool canine also loves nothing more than sleeping by the window, going on walks and visiting the local farmers’ markets, where he’s become a bit of a celebrity!
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Real-world Brightstorm twinnies
By Tom and Lucy
We love the Brightstorm series of books by Vashti Hardy because we are boy/girl twins and the main characters, Arthur and Maudie, are too.
Just like us, they understand what the other is thinking and feeling without even asking.
We first met Vashti Hardy when she came to our school for an author visit in 2019. It was great to hear about where she gets her ideas, including survival tips from Bear Grylls! Her stories are such exciting adventures.
We were thrilled when Vashti dedicated the second book, Darkwhispers, to us and called us “real-world Brightstorm twinnies”. Now we’re so excited to read the third book, Firesong, but are a bit sad that the adventures have come to an end so soon. We wish the Brightstorm twins could go on forever.
Eurovision Song Contest
The grand final of the famous singing competition is set to take place in Turin, Italy.
Walk to School Week
Families are encouraged to walk, wheel, cycle and scoot for the whole week to highlight the benefits of being active and taking cars off the road.
A shirt worn by famous Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona has sold for a record-breaking £7.1m. That makes it the most expensive item of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction!
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