Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 15th October 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 15th October 2023

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

Serious News

Following the war between Israel and Palestine, more than 17 Britons are declared either dead or missing within Israel.

As the death toll has reached almost 1,500 following Israeli air strikes on Gaza, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly travelled to Israel with the Foreign Office to meet survivors, and offer the UK’s support.

All ages are being targeted, including children who are only months old.

Crazy News

A dad who went away for an overnight trip with his daughter returned home to find that someone had stolen his front lawn.

Danny Baks spent around £100 for some artificial grass that fits perfectly between the door and garden wall, which was stolen alongside his neighbour’s items including a bench.

Speaking of the theft, he says: “It’s not like a gold diamond ring or anything like that, so who would want to take that?”

Happy News

Dover Athletic Football Club of sixth tier National League South, are set to open an autism sensory room at their stadium.

Following in the footsteps of football league clubs, the team who play at The Crabble are creating the room for fans who find the noise of crowds overwhelming.

Patrick Verrill who chairs the Dover, Deal and Shepway branch of the National Autistic Society pitched the idea to Community Engagement and Inclusion officer Vikki Pawley after his son couldn’t handle the drums and the crowd.

The room will be ready for Dover fixture against Hampton and Richmond Borough on Saturday 4th November.