Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water firm, and following the manager resigning on Tuesday, the government are fearing the worst.
Serving more than a quarter of the population, Thames Water has found itself in debt as they lose the equivalent of 250 Olympic size swimming pools every day from leakages and burst water mains.
The government says “a lot of work is going on behind the scenes” and plans are in place “ if necessary”.
However, Thames Water are in full contact with Ofwat, and told them that there are reserves including £4.4billion in cash and borrowing it can use if needs be.
Singer Pink was performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park when she was thrown something that she wasn’t expecting.
Pink welcomes gifts thrown at her while performing which include flowers and cards – but while she performed Just Like A Pill, the 43-year-old singer hesitantly picked up a bag of ashes from the stage.
She then asked the fan if “that was your mum”, followed by “I don’t know how to feel about this”. The bag was then placed back down on stage and the song was finished.
At last week’s Glastonbury, Lewis Capaldi took to the stage and completed songs with the help of his fans.
The Scottish singer who is known for his love ballads delivered soulfully has suffered with Tourette’s and pulled out of every concert recently, apart from the festival.
He lost his voice during the hour-long set and said: “I really apologize. You’ve all come out and my voice is really packing in. We’re gonna play two more songs if that’s cool, even if I can’t hit all the notes”.
He then played Someone You Loved and let the crowd lead the song instead. The 26-year-old has since announced he will be taking a break from touring “for the foreseeable future”.