Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
Last Saturday’s football match between Bromley and Yeovil Town in the National League was abandoned after 11 minutes due to an emergency in the crowd.
Both clubs put out statements in the following hours, however in the recent days it was announced that Bromley fan Keith Hore had lost his life. The season ticket holder was taken ill six minutes into the game and play was eventually stopped so he could receive treatment.
A minute silence was held before yesterday’s game against Wealdstone, as well as the players all wearing black armbands. A statement from The Ravens says: “Everyone at Bromley Football Club would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Keith Hore”.
An announcement from Yeovil added: “At times like this the whole football family rallies together and shows that it is more than just a game”.
A book of condolence has also been placed in the club shop at Bromley’s stadium.
With Christmas creeping up on us, there are plenty of people out there with festive-themed names.
Findmypast have collated records dating back to the 1500s, looking through more than 14 billion digitised historical documents.
Ivy was the most popular with 2.3million occurrences, and is also the fifth most popular name across England in Wales in 2021.
Angel and Holly also make the cut – as do Turkey, Present, Santa, Chestnut, Wine and Christmas itself.
Snowman, Mistletoe, Bauble, Crackers and the unfortunate Sprout also appeared.
37 records of babies being called Eggnog also shown up.
Tesla has new competition in Lightyear from the Netherlands.
Their new car called the Lightyear 0 is set to become the first vehicle to generate its charge from light using solar panels along the body work.
The car seats 4-5 people and has five curved solar arrays which totals 53 square feet can charge whether it is parked or on the move.
The company claim that 40 miles of range per day can be achieved from only the sun alone, explaining “with an infinite power source like that on its roof, Lightyear 0 can drive for months without charging”.
However, for us over here in the United Kingdom, if we do not get the sun then we can still charge it through a home socket which will offer 186 miles for an overnight charge.
A single car is priced at £216,000, and takes one week to create. However, the company is set to step-up production early next year.