Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
Terminal 4 of London’s Heathrow Airport reopened on Tuesday for the first time in two years as it shut its doors during the COVID pandemic back in May 2020. Airlines such as Air France, Etihad and KLM were based at Terminal 4 but since relocated to Terminal 2. However, Qatar Airways will be the first to move back followed by roughly another 30 airlines. The new Elizabeth Line and Piccadilly Line serves Terminal 4.
Heathrow Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye says that the opening will provide the airport with “extra space”, adding “To help ensure a smooth journey we will ensure head office colleagues are in the terminals helping passengers”.
In what can be seen as drastic measures, police were called as a 22 year-old man named James Lewin wasn’t happy with his visit to Brewers Fayre pub, The Drove in East Sussex. After ordering chipotle beef chilli-topped chips, they did not come with the cheese sauce, soured cream and spring onions and the portion was tiny. As well as that, the cocktails were served with mouldy fruit. After complaining, they were offered a full £70 refund because the chef was “too tired” to re-cook the food. The refund offer was withdrawn, it escalated, and the police were called. One of the chefs came out and was rude to the customers too.
A spokesperson from Brewers Fayre says: “Whilst not ideal, our team worked to offer alternative solutions, which the guests were unhappy with, and the escalating situation resulted in our team calling the police. Whilst we appreciate there may have been disappointment, our teams work hard to provide a great service and abusive behaviour is not tolerated in any circumstances”.
Police did not make any arrests and gave both sides “words of advice”.
The non-profit rescue organisation, Austin Pets Alive! Pulled six pups named Savannah, Hoda, Carson, Al Roker, Craig and Jenna Bush Hager from overcrowded Texas animal shelters where they were set to be euthanised. However, for NBC’s nationwide adoption event across America, Clear the Shelters, they decided to name the pups after NBC Today’s news presenters. All six pooches have since been adopted.
Caring up to 600 dogs at any time, the organisation choose themes, just like they did for Crayon who gave birth to Atomic Tangerine, Cadet Blue, Antique Brass, Unmellow Yellow, Manatee, Wild Blue Yonder, Tickle Me Pink, Granny Smith Apple, Razzle Dazzle Rose and Purple Mountain Majesty.