Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 23rd April 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 23rd April 2023

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

Serious News

There has been less vacancies which means that more and more people are looking for work.

Approximately 220,000 more people were searching for jobs between December and February than the previous three months.

This is because the UK economic growth has been flat since last spring, as high energy prices, interest rates and strikes all taking part of the process.

Crazy News

Sometimes, the fire brigade is sent to retrieve cats stuck in trees – but over in Stoke, there were two crews sent to save a pigeon from a Poundland store’s roof.

The bird got caught in the netting, before being checked over by the RSPCA and then set free.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “Crews managed to get the bird down and it was treated at the scene by the RSPCA before being released”.

Thankfully, the bird was uninjured, and is back in the wild.

Happy News

An allotment owner who had her soil spoiled with salt has had donations fly in to the sum of £190,000 in just 24 hours.

Carly Burd who has an allotment in Harlow, uses the food grown to feed struggling households in the area and had 300 onions planted by local disadvantaged children.

Since September, she has delivered more than 1,600 food parcels to people, using crops grown in both her allotment and garden, as well as donations.

Celebrities such as pundit Gary Lineker and Dragon Steven Bartlett have both donated to help Burd and her cause.