Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 5th November 2023

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 5th November 2023

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

Serious News

The beginning of November saw Storm Ciaran batter parts of South England, including London, Kent and Sussex.

The high winds and heavy rain that happened throughout Wednesday night saw trees uprooted, roads flooded and even the Port of Dover having to close on Thursday morning.

Farmland near Tonbridge was flooded, as well as a motorhome owner having a lucky escape as a large tree branch pierced the roof of the vehicle just above the mattress just as Aaron was out of bed getting a drink.

The weather has been improving, but the clean-up job was huge.

Crazy News

Just before Halloween, a toilet was blocked and it was a spooky find once the water company got to the bottom of what caused it.

Wessex Water opened up the drain and found a creepy doll head with wipes making up the hair, but could not move it with rods or jetting equipment so had to smash it and use a hose to pull it out.

Just a reminder that only approved items should be flushed down the toilet.

Happy News

A Canadian entrepreneur is using his profit after selling his company to build a community of tiny homes to those who are homeless within the area.

Based in the New Brunswick city of Fredericton, a house is built every four days which creates the community which also includes an enterprise centre to allow a second chance to the homeless.

$4million dollars of his own money has been spent on this idea.

Watch the CB news report: