THE WORLD THIS WEEK: Rowling pens Potter prequel

It’s news Harry Potter fans have been dreaming of — JK Rowling has written a brand new story about the boy wizard. The 800-word Potter prequel is being auctioned next month for a dyslexia charity, but the good news is that it’s also being published later in the year. JK handwrote the tale on a storycard, adding at the end: “From the prequel I am not working on — but that was fun!” Exactly what’s in the Potter prequel is top secret for now, but experts expect the bidding to go through the roof.