Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 30th July 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 30th July 2023

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

Serious News

The RSPCA says that Tuesday was its busiest day of the year, handling 4,060 calls to its cruelty line.

The charity’s control centre which is based in South Yorkshire had an average of six calls a minute, with only 1,775 calls being investigated.

The calls included a cat being thrown from a car, a deer stuck in a football net, as well as a squirrel with a toilet roll tube on its head among others.

Speaking of the busy day, the charity says: “While the teams see unimaginable cruelty on the frontline every single day, it’s not all doom and gloom and thanks to the calls to the cruelty line on this day so many animals were saved”.

Crazy News

A vintage Sooty puppet that was part of a family sold for £1,377.

Brian Kent built sets for The Sooty Show in the 1970s, and he asked the crew to allow the puppet to come home with himself for his son, Lee.

Lee, now aged 46, has now decided to sell the famous bear so that it could be “cherished and loved” in a new home.

The television show was first broadcast in 1955, as it followed Sooty and his friends, Sweep the dog and Soo the panda.

Lee says: “I’ve always treasured Sooty and kept him in a safe place. He’s been a talking point for many years but now I have no family left”.

Happy News

A two-year-old from South-East London is tidying the streets in a high-vis and wearing chicken gloves.

Eva began making regular litter-picking trips with her mum, after she got upset seeing all the mess on the streets on the way back from nursery.

Her mum Denisa says that she wants to set an example to Eva and other young children, that small actions such as discarding your rubbish can have a positive impact on the local environment.