Monday 7th December:
–First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Coronavirus death toll in Scotland. She said in St Andrew’s House, “That means that the total number of deaths, under this daily measurement, is now 3,917.”
–Another mysterious Monolith is found. This one was found on a beach in the Ilse of Wight. The anonymous artist who taken credit for the Utah and Romanian Monolith has not taken credit for this one.
–Georgia recounts election results. The Trump Campaign ordered Georgia to recount the election votes. Once recounted, the results clarified that Biden was the rightful winner.
–Rudy Giuliani is recovering from COVID. Only a day after Trump announced the former Mayor of New York has Coronavirus, Giuliani says he is “recovering quickly.”
–Pygmy Possums have been found on Kangaroo Island. Scientists feared they had disappeared from the island during the bushfires last year. However, one had been found for the first time since those fires.
Tuesday 8th December:
–The first COVID vaccine has been given to someone. Margaret Keenan, 91, is the first person in the UK to have been given the Pfizer vaccine.
–More people to lose jobs in the UK. The BBC reported that a ManpowerGroup survey found, “1,300 employers found that more were planning to shed jobs than hire new staff during the first three months of 2021.”
–Steve Thompson, former England rugby player, revealed he has dementia. He also announced his plan to file legal proceedings against World Rugby, England’s Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union.
–Mount Everest has grown. It had previously only been measured by its rock height. Now, countries have measured it including its snow cap, Everest’s new height is 29,032ft.
–Breakdancing becomes an Olympic sport. This will be added to the competition at the 2024 Paris games. Skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing will be added to the competition at the 2021 Tokyo Games.
Wednesday 9th December
–The prices of store products may rise. Businesses are finding it harder to import from overseas, meaning that it is going to cost the businesses more to import what they need to. Thus meaning people are going to have to pay more for the things they want.
–NHS warn people with allergies about the vaccine. This comes after two MHS staff members have an allergic reaction to the Pfizer vaccine.
–Alejandro Sabella dies aged 66. Sabella played for Sheffield United, then played for Leeds for 12 months before returning home to Argentina. Deepest sympathy for his family and friends during this time.
–Elon Musk launched a test rocket in Texas. The entrepreneur’s rocket crashed, however, that did not hinder Musk’s project and he will carry on developing the spacecraft with his SpaceX company.
Thursday 10th December
–Some supermarkets will be closing on Boxing Day. Unions have been asking stores to close to give staff members a break. Staff at Asda will also be getting 100% of their bonus.
–Hunter Biden’s tax affairs are being investigated. This comes after Donald Trump claims there are “corruption charges”.
–Boris Johnson is no closer to a Brexit deal. According to the BBC, EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen said that the EU and the UK are “far apart”.
–Liverpool’s mayor steps down temporarily. Joe Anderson will take an unpaid leave after being arrested for claims of bribery and witness intimidation.
–Taylor Swift announces second album. Swift tweeted earlier today: “I’m elated to tell you that my 9th studio album, and folklore’s sister record, will be out tonight at midnight eastern.”
Friday 11th December
–Dame Barbara Windsor dies aged 83. The actress played Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and featured in many Carry On films.
–Disney confirms new projects. These include Sister-Act 3, a Lion king prequel, a Night At The Museum sequel and Rescue Rangers.
–COVID isolation time shortened to 10 days. This comes as, according to the BBC: “Data shows Covid cases falling in most of England and Northern Ireland.”
–Concerns over Brexit deal. There ware worries that a Brexit deal will not be agreed upon by Sunday. If not, then tariffs could be placed on imported goods.
–London could be placed into Tier 3. “Around three quarters of the 32 boroughs have seen a rise in cases up until December 4,”
–Lloyds bank opens up about ethnic pay gap. The bank has revealed that black staff members are paid 20% less.