Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 16th January 2022

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 16th January 2022

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

Serious News

(Sky News)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has come under fire again after the latest ‘partygate’ scandal. The notorious ‘bring your own booze’ party took place in the garden at Downing Street, with images showing that he and his wife were there according to Sky News reports. This adds extreme pressure to his position and has been told to stop running and must face the music. I will not go into any more detail on the matter, but during the same time, Metropolitan Police tweeted stating that you must stay within your bubble.

Boris Johnson has since apologised during a round of questions on Wednesday afternoon.

Crazy News

(University of Maryland School of Medicine)

An American man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig. 57-year-old David Bennett is in good condition after going through with the seven-hour procedure last week. It was his last chance at surviving and had been classed as ineligible for having a human heart transplant. Let’s hope that he recovers well and can go back to living his life.

Happy News

(AirSeed Technologies)

An Australian start-up company is fighting deforestation with drones. AirSeed Technology is combining artificial intelligence with seed pods that can be fired into the ground from a significant height. Andrew Walker, the CEO and co-founder says: “Each of our drones can plant over 40,000 seed pods per day and they fly autonomously”. They have set the ambitious target of 100 million trees planted by 2024. Here’s hoping that they manage this target.