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First News Newspaper

By First News

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The award-winning, weekly British newspaper written for children and young people (aged 7-14) can now be downloaded as an app! The digital editions are packed with the latest news and fun facts, all specially made for your iPad.

Every issue of the newspaper features interactive, engaging and educational content, including:
•UK and international news
•Sport reports
•Amazing animal stories
•All the latest entertainment news
•Crazy but true facts
•In-depth special reports
•Fun puzzles, great competitions and more…

The details
The app itself is free to download. Non-subscribers can read a sample issue for free, or buy single issues and subscriptions using In-App Purchase. Digital and print + digital subscribers have full access to each week’s edition and all digital back issues. Print subscribers should contact the publisher to add digital access to their subscription. (See contact details below.)

Subscription information

Digital purchase options available:

- £1.49 per issue
£4.99 for a 1 month subscription
£13.99 for a 3 month subscription
£26.99 for a 6 month subscription
Auto-renew subscription notes: Payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew at the same rate as your chosen subscription, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscriptions via your iTunes account and disable auto-renew through your Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. First News reserves the right to alter pricing at any point.
Already a subscriber?

If you are a subscriber to the print edition, you can add digital access to your subscription for a small additional fee. Call +44 (0)844 8267 338 or email  
Once you have upgraded your subscription to print and digital, you can activate digital access with your Web ID. This can be found on correspondence that you have received from us or can be located above the address on the packaging of your print copy. 

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Customer Reviews

Awful app. £4.99 down the drain

This app constantly crashes on the first page. Can't get passed it. Rebooted iPad and still the same. Poor. A trial article would make more sense rather than lose my money.


If you want an online newspaper that is the best, get this!


As previous review states: this App crashes almost constantly. Re-installed 3 times, but problem persists. Same on my other half's new iPad mini, so not just confined to my iPad2. Surprised this hasn't been sorted by now... AVOID.

First News Newspaper
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 5.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 4+
  • Made For Ages 9–11

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

Customer Ratings

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