Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to suspend our daily news bulletins – our daily weather updates from Sky News will continue as normal.

Here’s an special video about mental health. We ask why so many young people are struggling with their mental health and, with all the stress of modern living, what can we do to make sure we look after our mental health? Watch this important video, from our partners at FYI and the British Film Institute, to find out the answers.



The best way to protect yourself and other people is to Stay Alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly for the length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

The latest official Government advice about health and travel linked to the coronavirus can be found at:

Vote in the Poll of the Week!

Have your say on the biggest stories in First News!

Vote here!


A Botley® 2.0 Coding Robot Bundle

A Botley® 2.0 Coding Robot Bundle

It’s National Coding Week (14-20 September) and we’ve partnered with those clever people over at Learning Resources, who specialise in educational toys and games. To celebrate, we’ve got a brilliant bundle of coding toys worth over £200 to give away, including the new Botley® 2.0 The Coding Robot Activity Set.


Enter Now!