5 Biggest Stories of the Week

This week, PG Tips problems, Jessica Ennis-Hill’s retirement, Boris Johnson pro-EU, and more!


1. Tea and Pot Noodle disaster resolved

The supply issue of Uniliver products to leading supermarket Tesco has now been sorted. The UK’s largest food manufacture had been in dispute about price rises due to the falling pound. To compensate for the Brexit shock, Uniliver wanted to raise its prices by around 10%. A Tesco spokesperson said “We always put our customers first and we’re pleased this situation has been resolved to our satisfaction.”

2. Jessica Ennis-Hill retires

Ennis-Hill, who has won countless Olympic medals, hinted at retirement at Rio, after winning silver. The double world champion made the announcement on Instagram, saying it was “one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make”. She added, “retiring now is right” and finished with “a huge thank you to all those people who have supported and followed my career over the years”.

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3. Second Scottish Referendum possible

A consultation is under way on plans for another Scottish independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said. She told the party that an Independence Referendum Bill would be published very soon. The second referendum comes after the UK voted to leave the European Union, with many Scotts wanting to remain. Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland had the right to choose a different path due to the new circumstances with the UK and the EU.

4. Schoolgirls reunited with their families in Nigeria

276 students were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chinok in April 2014. 21 of the schoolgirls have been freed and are now with their families. One of the girls said they survived for 40 days without food and also narrowly escaped death on multiple occasions. An official says talks are under way to free some more of the girls.

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5. Boris Johnson wrote unseen pro-EU article

Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, said Britain remaining in the EU would be a “boon for the world and for Europe”. In the article, released by The Sunday Times, he wrote “This is a market on our doorstep, ready for further exploitation by British firms”. Ironically, he also said that Brexit would cause an “economic shock” and could lead to the “break up” of the UK.

Check back next week to keep up to date with what you need to know!


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