Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 19th February 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 19th February 2023

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

Serious News

Last weekend saw The 2023 Brit Awards take place at The O2 and was hosted by Mo Gilligan. These were all of this year’s winners.

Harry Styles took home the most gongs as he collected four awards for: Album of the Year (for Harry’s House), Artist of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Act and Song of the Year (for As It Was).

Wet Leg also took home two awards for Group of the Year and Best New Artist; as did Beyoncé for International Song of the Year (with Break My Soul) and International Artist of the Year.

Becky Hill was best dance act, Aitch was the Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap act and Fontaines D.C took home International Group of the Year. The 1975 took home Best Rock/Alternative Act, and David Guetta was presented with Producer of the Year.

Crazy News

Banksy’s newest artwork was unveiled in Margate on Valentine’s Day which featured a 1950s housewife with a swollen eye shutting a man in a chest freezer.

The artist confirmed it was his work on Instagram and titled it “Valentine’s Day Mascara”. But the freezer was removed just a few hours after it was unveiled.

Some of the comments on his social media suggest he is referencing to fighting violence against women.

A woman who lives on the property where it was painted who wishes to remain anonymous says: “Why did they move those parts? It’s just silly”, as she hoped that it could get Margate some bigger, positive attention.

Happy News

A “wobbly” cat named Elvis has taken in fostering Kittens at a shelter in Kentucky.

Elvis began life as a foster back in 2013 as his mother and four siblings arrived in Louisa. Volunteer Beverly Pack took them all in and named them: Tennessee, Elvis, Priscilla, Lisa Marie, Gracie (for Graceland) and Memphis.

Time went on and Elvis had trouble standing and walking and was diagnosed with “wobbly cat syndrome” and struggles to go to the toilet because of this.

Talking of Elvis as a foster parent, Pack says: “Elvis fosters every baby that comes into the house. He insists that they let him wash their ears. He grooms them and bathes them. He’s constantly mothering them. He follows them around, and he snuggles with them at bedtime”.