Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
Mason Greenwood was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape, sexual assaults and making threats to kill. Greater Manchester Police took the 20-year-old into custody after the force “became aware of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”. Inquiries are still ongoing, and a woman was being “offered specialist support”. This vile abuse has rightly led to his former club, Manchester United cancelling his contract, Nike cutting sponsorship ties and EA Sports removing him from their FIFA games. A spokesperson for the club said: “Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club until further notice”.
Plans have been drawn for Britain’s first ever drive-thru doner kebab shop and a two-storey restaurant. Hoping to open in Bolton, there will also be five parking spots too – but Bolton Highways have put a halt on this proposal as they would like to see further information. A statement from Bolton Highways says: “Owing to the premises location in relation to the highways around the town centre of Bolton, the applicant will need to submit some form of transport statement in order to justify the proposed change of use. In its present form there is insufficient information available within the submission for the Highway Authority to fully comment”. It is set to move into a vacant building in the town centre.
The world’s first proven flying car has been awarded its airworthiness certificate from the Slovakian Transport Authority. In June last year, the car got some wings and flew from Nitra to Bratislava in a half-hour journey. Another 200 times later in the space of 700 hours of flight deemed the authorities to see this as safe and award the certification. Professor Stefan Klein told their local news: “AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever”. Reaching 100mph on the road or 8,000 feet in the air it takes just over two minutes to deploy the wings and only cost approximately €2million. .