Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 13th February 2022

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 13th February 2022

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

Serious News


On Tuesday, The 42nd Brit Awards took place at The O2 Arena. Ed Sheeran opened the show alongside Bring Me The Horizon and Mo Gilligan took to presenting. Adele won the first award, “Song of the Year” for Easy On Me, Olivia Rodrigo’s Good 4 U won “International Song of the Year”, Dua Lipa was crowned as “Best Pop/R&B Act”, the “Best Alternative/Rock Artist” was Sam Fender, the “Best Dance Act” was Becky Hill, Wolf Alice were “Group of the Year”, Billie Eilish was named “International Artist of the Year”, and this year’s “Rising Star” is Holly Humberstone. The “Best New Artist” award went to Little Simz, the “Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act” went to Dave, “International Group of the Year” went to Silk Sonic, Adele won “British Artist of the Year”, Ed Sheeran was named “Songwriter of the Year”, “Album of the Year” went to Adele’s 30 and Inflo was awarded “Producer of the Year”. Congratulations to all the winners!

Nominees & winners:

  • Song of the Year (presented by Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham):
    • A1 x J1 – “Latest Trends”
    • Adele – “Easy on Me”
    • Anne-Marie, KSI & Digital Farm Animals – “Don’t Play”
    • Becky Hill & David Guetta – “Remember”
    • Central Cee – “Obsessed With You”
    • Dave featuring Stormzy – “Clash”
    • Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”
    • Elton John & Dua Lipa – “Cold Heart”
    • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
    • Joel Corry, RAYE & David Guetta – “Bed”
    • KSI – “Holiday”
    • Nathan Evans, 220 Kid & Billen Ted – “Wellerman (220 Kid x
    • Billen Ted remix)”
    • Riton x Nightcrawlers featuring Mufasa & Hypeman – “Friday”
    • Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – “Body”
    • Tom Grennan – “Little Bit of Love”
  • International Song of the Year (presented by Courtney Cox and Johnny McDaid):
    • ATB, Topic & A7S – “Your Love (9PM)”
    • Billie Eilish – “Happier Than Ever”
    • CKay featuring Joeboy and Kuami Eugene – “Love Nwantiti
    • Remix (Ah Ah Ah)”
    • Doja Cat featuring SZA – “Kiss Me More”
    • Drake featuring Lil Baby – “Girls Want Girls”
    • Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – “Heartbreak Anthem”
    • Jonasu – “Black Magic”
    • The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – “Stay”
    • Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”
    • Lil Tjay & 6lack – “Calling My Phone”
    • Måneskin – “I Wanna Be Your Slave”
    • Olivia Rodrigo – “Good 4 U”
    • Polo G – “Rapstar”
    • Tiësto – “The Business”
    • The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears”
  • Best Pop/R&B Act (presented by Jaime Winstone and Lando Norris):
    • Adele
    • Dua Lipa
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Griff
    • Joy Crookes
  • Best Rock/Alternative Artist (presented by Ronnie Wood):
    • Coldplay
    • Glass Animals
    • Sam Fender
    • Tom Grennan
    • Wolf Alice
  • Best Dance Act (presented by David Guetta and Pete Tong):
    • Becky Hill
    • Calvin Harris
    • Fred Again
    • Joel Corry
    • Raye
  • Group of the Year (presented by Måneskin):
    • Coldplay
    • D-Block Europe
    • Little Mix
    • London Grammar
    • Wolf Alice
  • International Artist of the Year (presented by Jodie Whittaker and Vicky McClure):
    • Billie Eilish
    • Doja Cat
    • Lil Nas X
    • Olivia Rodrigo
    • Taylor Swift
  • Rising Star (presented by Sam Fender):
    • Bree Runway
    • Holly Humberstone
    • Lola Young
  • Best New Artist (presented by Celeste and Tom Daley):
    • Central Cee
    • Griff
    • Joy Crookes
    • Little Simz
    • Self Esteem
  • Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Act (presented by Ian Wright and Bukayo Saka):
    • AJ Tracey
    • Central Cee
    • Dave
    • Ghetts
    • Little Simz
  • International Group of the Year (presented by Clara Amfo):
    • ABBA
    • BTS
    • Måneskin
    • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
    • The War on Drugs
  • British Artist of the Year (presented by Mo Farah):
    • Adele
    • Dave
    • Ed Sheeran
    • Little Simz
    • Sam Fender
  • Songwriter of the Year (presented by Brian Cox):
    • Ed Sheeran
  • British Album of the Year (presented by Idris Elba):
    • Adele – “30”
    • Dave – “We’re All Alone in This Together”
    • Ed Sheeran – “=”
    • Little Simz – “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”
    • Sam Fender – “Seventeen Going Under”
  • Producer of the Year:
    • Inflo

Crazy News


A mum-to-be has taken to Mumsnet to announce the controversial plan to give her twins the same middle name after a family member. Asking if it was “weird” to give her two children the same name, she was soon given advice from other members on the forums for mums. One person replied, “it’s a bit weird either way, to be honest”, and another said “Yeah, I’d say it’s a bit weird. Can you not find another family member to name the baby after”. However, one person didn’t think it was weird and said “My friend and his brother and two sisters all had the same middle name. Nobody asks about middle name anyway”.

Happy News


It has been announced that Australia is set to be reopening tier borders for those that are vaccinated and visa holders for the first time in almost two years. On Monday 21st February, family can see each other again, as can friends, after the country that had perhaps the strictest controls and lockdowns will be easing the rest of the world back in. Areas of the country went into a lockdown just for one single case of COVID. Those unvaccinated who haven’t been jabbed due to medical reasons will still need to apply for a travel exemption and if successful will need to quarantine at a hotel.