5 Biggest Stories of the Week

This week, Doris is about, Trump’s about, and pies are about (?).

1. Storm Doris Strikes

Storm Doris has struck the UK, attacking the country with horrific weather and winds of up to 94mph. Sadly, a woman has even been killed when some debris hit her. Tahine Martin was walking past Starbucks when a piece of wooden roofing came loose and hit her. She suffered from “very serious head injuries” and died at the scene. Other people have also been injured by the winds. A woman was injured in Stoke-on-Trent, a man suffered head injuries in London and a man receive back and pelvic injuries in Crosby.


2. Trump Media ban

The Trump White House banned several media organisations from an off-camera press briefing that happened on Friday. The Guardian, the New York Times, Politico, CNN, Buzzfeed, the BBC and the Daily mail were all refused access to the briefing. Organisations that are more conservative, and Trump favours, such as Breitbart News, the One America News Network and the Washington Times, were allowed to visit. Many of the barred organisations reacted to the ban and released statements. This came just hours after Trump said that the media was “the enemy of the American people”.


3. First Female Met Police Chief

Cressida Dick is the new commissioner for the Metropolitan Police. She is the first woman to be in charge of London’s police force, and succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who retired last year. Ms Dick said that she was “thrilled and humbled” to receive the appointment and explained in her statement that “this is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity”.


4. New record for Earth-size planets orbiting star

Astronomers have detected a record setting seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. Apparently, they could all potentially support liquid water on the surface, but only three of them are within the habitable zone, where life could be possible. The planets were discovered using Nasa’s Spitzer Space Telescope and multiple ground-based observatories.


5. Football team’s goalie leaves after pie-eating bet

Wayne Shaw has resigned from Sutton United after the FA and Gambling Commission both confirmed that they are investigating him for admitting he knew a betting company was offering a bet on him eating a pie on the bench. A spokesperson for the FA said that they were considering whether any of their rules had been breached. Shaw was open about knowing of the bet, telling reporters that he ate the pie to give the fans “a bit of banter”. He added that “it was meat and potato”.


Check back next week to be kept up to date with the news!

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