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Amelia is the host of Behind the News and has called BTN home for four years. Not literally, as she only sleeps under her desk sometimes. She’s proud step-mum to a Boxer called Lulu, but is also a crazy cat lady, despite not owning a cat. Amelia loves writing stories about history, space exploration and leafy sea dragons. She wants you to know that she’s always open to receiving cat pictures.

In the News

There’s another interesting day you might have noticed in February – Valentine’s Day! It’s the 14th of February and it’s the day that celebrates all things love.
Lots of people all around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day and traditionally that’s by giving cards, flowers or gifts to someone they love.
While that’s adorable and all, Valentine’s Day actually has a much more grisly and sinister history (which is way more fun, if you ask me).
The day gets its name from a famous saint, St Valentine, but there are a lot of different stories about who he was. The popular belief is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.
The leader at the time, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers (umm, ok, Claudius…). Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. But when Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death!
There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on the 14th of February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.
How lovely.

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2020 is a leap year, which means there’s an extra day at the end of this February (the 29th). BUT if you were born on that day, you technically only get to celebrate your actual birthday on a leap year, which is every four years! Making you four years younger than all of your friends! Well, sort of…

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