Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 29th January 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 29th January 2023

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

Serious News

With the ULEZ expanding to reach North Kent and further of South-East London, many residents fear the impact that it will bring.

Happening in August, pro-ULEZ campaigners say it will be vital to reduce pollution in the air. However, residents who drive will be impacted having to pay to drive in certain areas, which includes schools, hospitals, and the shops.

One of these residents, Michael Gallifrent says it is “unfair” on people like him, as his garden wall sits on the Bexley boundary, adding “Anybody coming in, if they haven’t got a compatible vehicle, they will have to pay £12.50 each day”.

Koushee Dhawotal ,a mother of two also says: “It’s a massive strain, because the cost of living is increasing and on top of that another £12.50 all the time we go anywhere”.

Crazy News

A tragic incident occurred in Hong Kong, as a butcher has been killed in a case of karma.

A 61-year-old shot a pig with a stun gun, but upon the animal regaining consciousness it knocked the butcher over and it looks as though the death was caused by a stab wound from the knife.

Pigs are rarely violent, and are instead highly intelligent, mainly due to their social interaction, emotional senses and ability to feel pain.

It is unclear whether the pig managed to escape its fate, but Hong Kong authorities are still investigating the matter.

Happy News

Bronze statues of Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are set to go up in their home town of Dartford.

The duo met at Dartford station in 1961, forming a friendship which went on to The Rolling Stones just a year later.

The statues will capture the pair mid-performance and will be installed in Dartford High Street in April.

Dartford Borough Council leader Jeremy Kite says: “We want to demonstrate that people can come from a very small town like Dartford and go out and change the world. The town has a really good relationship with them. I think people are going to love it.”