Monday 22nd March:
–Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching code. It has been reported that Sturgeon was giving an “incomplete narrative of events” to other members of the Scottish Parliament.
–British Army to decrease to 72,500 soldiers by 2025. This comes as the Army is moving towards drones and electronics. The Army’s current size is 76,500.
–There will be a new Mastermind host. Clive Myrie will replace John Humphrys, who is stepping down after being the host for nearly 20 years.
–Millions tune in for Line of Duty. The first episode of the new series was watched by 9.6 million viewers.
–Huge fire in Bangladesh refugee camp. The blaze caused 20,000 refugees to flee. It has been the third fire that has occurred there in the last four days.
Tuesday 23rd March:
-Today officially marks a year since the UK began the first lockdown.
–COVID 19 death rate below average. This has been the first time that the deaths have been this low since last summer.
–New fines for those travelling out of the UK. Anyone found going abroad “without good reason” will face a £5,000 fine.
–Frank Worthington has died aged 72. Worthington started his football career at Huddersfield Town and became a striker for England.
–The World’s largest painting is sold. It was created in Dubai by Sacha Jafri and it sold for £45 million. All that money has gone to children’s charities.
–There is a Royal Mail parcel scam. People are being warned not to give money when they a click on a link sent to them. This link is sent by a message that tells them they will not receive the parcel until they pay.
Wednesday 24th March:
–An addition to the royal family. Zara and Mike Tindall have announced the birth of their baby boy, Lucas Philip Tindall.
–The Thames seal had to be put down. This comes after a barrister’s dog mauled the seal and its injuries were too serious to treat.
–John Lewis will close eight more stores. The closures will potentially put 1,500 jobs at risk.
–Northern England contributes more to air pollution. A number of northern local authorities have not introduced clean air zones or do not plan to.
–Angela Merkel apologises. The German Chancellor has said her plans for a lockdown extension were a mistake.
Thursday 25th March:
–People need to have a vaccine passport to enter a pub. Boris Johnson has ruled that people who want to drink at the pub need to have the vaccine.
–Nationwide has a new ‘Work Anywhere’ plan. This gives 13,000 staff members the choice of where they work, including their homes.
–Ford will stop producing the Mondeo. Since people’s preference in cars have changed over time, Ford will stop the production of the cars by 2022.
–Companies ‘put off’ by Deliveroo’s workers rights. The investors are worried about how the food delivering company treats their workers.
Friday 26th March:
–Alex Salmond to create a new political party. The former SNP leader will take this party into the Scottish election.
–ASDA staff members can take action against the equal pay gap. The Supreme Court has ruled that 44,000 claimants can take action on the pay gap in the workplace. This does not mean they have won the right for equal pay.
–Everton’s new football stadium has been approved. It will be able to seat 52,000 people and be built at the Bramley-Moore dock.
–Rare sighting of Amur leopards in Russia. This photo is proof that the endangered species is growing in numbers.