Monday 1st March:
–A wild hunt for meteorite fragments. On Sunday night, a meteorite lit up the Northern European night sky. Many believe that some rock pieces from it may have survived the burning heat and landed somewhere in England.
–Former French President has been jailed. Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to jail for three years because of corruption. He has been convicted of trying to bribe a judge back in 2014 for information on a case.
–Download Festival has been cancelled. The rock and metal festival has been stopped due to COVID 19. It was meant to be headlined by huge artists, such as KISS and Biffy Clyro.
–The Brazilian COVID variant has reached the UK. The Government is on the hunt for a person with the P1 variant. The hunt is a high-priority as P1 may reduce the vaccine’s efficiency.
–Rail fares to increase. In England and Wales, the price will rise by 2.6%. However, there has been backlash to this announcement as travellers have previously called for the fare rise to be frozen.
Tuesday 2nd March:
–Hunt for the Brazilian variant narrows. The Government has narrowed it down to 379 households in the South-east of England.
–Last of Us 2 gains nominations. The game has been nominated for 13 awards for the Bafta Games Awards. All winners will be revealed on March 25th.
–Rob James issues an apology. This comes after a video had circulated of the jockey climbing on top of a dead horse.
–No masks in English primary schools. Secondary pupils have to wear masks in classrooms but primary pupils do not have to wear one.
–Channel 4 drops Ant Middleton. This is due to now deleted Tweets he made about BLM and COVID 19 safety measures.
Wednesday 3rd March:
–Contactless payment limit will rise. Now we are currently able to pay up to £45 with contactless. However, the Treasury has said it will increase to £100 later this year.
–Chancellor Rishi Sunak extends furlough. It will now end in September. The Chancellor will also not raise National Insurance or VAT.
–Sharks that glow in the dark. Scientists have found out that three New Zealand shark species can glow in the dark.
–England’s women’s cricket team beat New Zealand. They won by seven wickets in the first of their three-match series.
–Future global lockdowns will help lower global warming. A study has shown that a global lockdown every two years will help decrease carbon dioxide emissions. Over the course of the previous global lockdowns, CO2 levels fell by roughly 2.6 billion tonnes.
Thursday 4th March:
–There is a new COVID 19 variant. It is currently on the ‘under investigation’ list with Public Health England, but it is not something they are concerned about at this moment in time.
–Research shows immense about of food waste. A report by the UN Environment Programme’s Food Waste Index shows the global food waste is 900 million tonnes.
–Banksy’s confirmed artwork. On Monday morning, Reading residents woke up to artwork of an escaping prisoner on the wall of Reading Prison. Banksy has confirmed that they were the artist.
–No investigation for the Princess Diana interview. The interviewer, Martin Bashir, will not be faced with criminal charges on the allegations that he used fake documents to make Princess Diana partake in the interview.
–US butterfly numbers are falling. Species in the west have fallen due to the temperatures rising. The monarch butterfly has lost 99% of its numbers over the past 40 years.
Friday 5th March:
–UK Brazil variant found. The British resident who has the Brazil variant has been located. The mysterious Croydon local is said to have remained at home.
–New permit for travellers. Anyone who is leaving the UK from Monday 8th March must have filled a “Declaration to Travel” form. If they do not, they may face a £200 fine and may not be able to board the plane.
–Gordon Elliott faces 12 month ban. The Irish Jockey Trainer was seen sitting upon a dead horse in a photograph.
–NHS nurses get ready for a strike. This comes as NHS staff are given a 1% pay rise. Members of the NHS do not agree with the rise and wanted it to be higher.
–Mail on Sunday must publish the Duchess of Sussex’s victory. The high court has ruled that the newspaper has to cover the Duchess’s win over copyright against them on the front page.