Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 11th June 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 11th June 2023

Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.

Serious News

Train services including Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express have all banned e-scooters on trains.

The ban began on Thursday 1st June, following the risk of fire from the batteries.

A statement says that the likelihood of a fire is low, the risk from e-scooters is still high due to “knocks, bumps and scrapes”.

This also prevents the storage on train station storage, as well as bus replacements.

Crazy News

A chip shop in Whitby has hired an 18-year-old to scare off seagulls.

Corey Grieveson earns £200 a day dressed as a giant eagle for Mister Chips in North Yorkshire.

He says that tourists are delighted that they can eat their chips in peace, and often ask for pictures with him – however the seagulls take “revenge” by leaving a mess on his car every day.

“I feel like a bit of a celebrity. I just charge at the seagulls when I see them. I’ve had gulls hit me on the side of the face with their wing before, then they’ll get down, take your food. They’ll do it so quickly that you just don’t expect it at all.”

Happy News

Disco Queen Donna Summer’s personal belongings are set to be put on auction.

Expected to raise between £160,000 and £250,000, items such as a glittery dress, handwritten lyrics for songs, a silver goblet, gold discs and paintings.
A portion of the money raised will go to the Elton John AIDS Foundation as well as Save The Music Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States.

Donna’s husband Bruce Sudano, says: “I’m thrilled for all the Donna Summer fans everywhere around the world, that Christie’s is offering this unique opportunity for them to share in her creative vision of music, art and fashion”.

Bidding opens in an online auction on June 15 until June 29.