Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 12th November 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 12th November 2023

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

Serious News

The government has passed a bill to crackdown on pedicab operators within the capital.

Announced within the King’s Speech, the Pedicabs (London) Bill will allow TfL the power to create a licensing regime which will help curb the use of unsafe pedicabs and passengers being ripped off.

This follows a report that a tourist with two children was charged £464 for a seven minute journey at 1.3 miles.

The Labour leader of Westminster City Council, Ada Hug, says there are “no regulations around their hire, operation or parking”.

Crazy News

Have you ever used Google Street View to check out where you’re heading.

Well, now you can do it on the Underground too as Google are brining the feature to specific stations across the capital.

In particular, 30 stations will be captured step-by-step in 360-degrees in the collaboration between TfL and Google.

TfL says that the project will allow customers to get a better sense of layouts of the stations, as the photos will be taken between 10pm and 4pm over the next few weeks and then released later next year.

Happy News

A lucky cat was saved after six days of searching by her owner, Michele Rose after a dog sniffed out the feline.

Firefighters ended up being called afterwards to rescue the cat named Mowgli who fell 100ft down a mineshaft in Cornwall, but was luckily miraculously uninjured.

Daisy alerted her owner by “going beserk” running in and out of the woods hear their home.

Who says that cats and dogs don’t get along together.