Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 30th April 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 30th April 2023

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

Serious News

Why was there a rhinoceros and a large garlic and herb dip in London last weekend?

Well, these were two of some 48,000 runners who participated in the 26.2-mile London Marathon that saw its record of most competitors beat. This was 8,000 more than 2022’s event.

The official charity was Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital, as ages 18 through 90 took the streets of London. Mo Farah also participated in the race, which he declared would be his last as retirement takes the forefront of his mind.

Crazy News

A 13-year-old boy has been banned from a theme park in America for the most out-there reason.

He attempted to climb into a claw machine to take home some prizes, however he become stuck so had to waive down help from staff who work at Carowinds in North Carolina, America.

The theme park’s medical team had to help him out, and was released from the machine before being banned for a year for attempted theft.

It is unsure whether police were involved, however if he only got a ban then he is extremely lucky.

Happy News

A resident of a care home in Derbyshire has returned to playing football, while being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

85-year-old Geoff Mansfield used to play for a local club, as he told staff that he wanted to play again.

His wish was granted as he participates in Walking Football at Belper Town Football Club, every week.

Since taking part, he has become more mobile with an improved physical and mental wellbeing.