The next Prime Minister and UK heatwaves

Anna, Vanessa and Bushra talk about the contest to lead the Conservatives, the heatwave sweeping the UK and how reading builds empathy.

We also debate whether emojis are a good way to communicate and test Bex's critical thinking skills by challenging her to work out if a hairy tale is real or rubbish!

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The Week Junior Show is the award-nominated news show for kids from the team behind The Week Junior magazine and the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids. There's a new episode every Friday where writers and editors discuss and digest bits from that week's issue.

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