I think I've finally reached the stage where NHK Easy News is easy (mostly). Filled with confidence in my now truly awesome Japanese skills I thought it was time to read the adult news. Big mistake. It's almost like a different language.
Aside from the massive lack of vocabulary my main problem is the grammar. When you miss out a few particles you get colloquial Japanese, but when you miss them all out, you get serious news stories.
What do kids in Japan do? Do they really jump straight from Easy News to the main site? Is there somewhere I can find something more intermediate? Any advice on how to make that jump would be appreciated.