In this week’s summary, BHS to reopen, Brexit to take place, 1 in 6 eat fast food twice a day, and more!
1. England Football Manager, Sam Allardyce, resigns
Sam Allardyce, the former manager for the England Football Team, has resigned after being in charge for 67 days, and just one match. His resignation comes after The Telegraph caught him offering advice on how to “get around” rules on player transfers, for £400,000. Allardyce explained that it has been “a great honour” to be England manager.
2. Alton Towers fined £5m for Smiler crash
Merlin, owner of Alton Towers, has been fined £5 million for the incident. A total of sixteen people were injured in the crash, and two people needed leg amputations. The crash, which happened in June 2015, was said to have originally been caused by “human error”, but Merlin later admitted breaching the Health and Safety act. The Smiler reopened in March with new safety improvements including enhanced engineer access and a policy of closing the ride if wind speeds exceed 34mph.
3. BHS to reopen
British Home Stores has relaunched as an online-only store, selling many of the items previously available on their website. 11,000 people lost their jobs after BHS closed 163 department stores, but just 84 people will work on the new BHS.com. You can visit the new site now, by going to BHS.com.
4. 1 in 6 young people eat fast food twice a day
The BBC has conducted a Good Food Nation Survey, and found that most people ate fast food twice a week. In the 16-20 year old category, though, those who took the survey said that they eat fast food at least twice a day, on average. In the 21-34 year old group, 1 in 4 said that they missed breakfast most of the time. The survey also found that only 6% of young people were ‘satisfied’ with their current easting habits.
5. Theresa May says she will trigger Article 50 by the end of March
The Prime Minister has said that the United Kingdom will start the formal Brexit negotiations by the end of March next year. Should this happen, it appears that the UK will have fully left the EU by summer of 2019. May has said that “Brexit is Brexit”.