Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 26th February 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 26th February 2023

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

Serious News

The search for Nicola Bulley came to a devastating end, as a body was found.
The 45-year-old disappeared almost a month ago on 27th January whilst walking her dog next to a river near Blackpool.

A body was found in the River Wyre last Sunday after dog walkers thought they saw a body in the water.

Speaking about the news, Assistant Chief Constable Peter Lawson said: “Today’s development is not the outcome any of us would have wanted, but we hope that it can at least start to provide some answers for Nicola’s loved ones, who remain foremost in our thoughts”.

Her death is now to be investigated by HM Coroner.

Crazy News

A man seriously loves Cadbury’s Creme Eggs after he stole 200,000 of them.
Joby Pool surrendered after he was caught by police in Telford after he stole a lorry and used false plates.

The vehicle was stopped on the M42, after his plan was foiled. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and theft, as a prosecutor said there had been “significant planning” as he had used a metal grinder to break in and steal the Easter treats.

The load worth more than £31,000 has been fully recovered.

Happy News

Free school meals are set to be offered to all pupils at primary schools across London for a year, after Mayor Sadiq Khan admitted that ministers had failed to step up support amid the living crisis.

Commencing from September, it will save families around £440 per child and will benefit some 270,000 children, City Hall estimates.

The proposal will cost £130million and is set to be funded from higher-than-expected business rates income.

Speaking of the plan, Khan says: “The cost of living crisis means families and children across our city are in desperate need of additional support. I have repeatedly urged the government to provide free school meals to help already stretched families, but they have simply failed to act”.

Sadiq Khan himself received free school meals when he was younger.