Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
It has emerged that almost 1,000 migrants crossed the English Channel on Saturday according to the Ministry of Defence.
Arriving on 24 small boats, it brings the total number making the journey from mainland Europe to 6,395 in October alone.
this follows reports that the immigration holding facility is “wretched” and is overpopulated as almost 3,000 people are living there when compared to its designed capacity of 1,600 people.
David Neal who is an independent chief inspector of borders and immigration says that it is already passed the “point of being unsafe” and he has complained about the conditions to the Home Secretary.
A university student risked everything for her 6,000 word essay which was due.
Given the task to complete the essay on the movie, Fight Club, completing it in 19 words was a potential stupid thing to do and could have jeopardised Allison Garrett’s final results.
In the submission comments field, she wrote: “I saw an opportunity, and I took it. I cannot say that I am sorry because that would be a lie. Am I proud? Yes”, but the paper only contained the following words: “The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club” followed by “That’s it, that’s my essay”.
This smart move paid off in the end, as her teacher saw the funny side and gave 100/100 but did warn not to try a similar move with other teachers, just in case. Speaking of the grading, the professor says: “I struggled over this grade for a long time. I finally decided you get a grade for a laugh and how relevant your review is for this particular movie”.
However, talking about the grade on Twitter, Allison almost got the teacher fired but is still working there today.
A dad transformed his home into a spook fest, with many handmade Halloween decorations which includes a lifelike giant spider.
Creating it all in the name of charity, spiders, demons and webs all sat outside the house and had been in the making since summer as Kieron King, has wife and two children all make the decorations.
Talking of the spectacle, King says: “Every year I build on the last and it just gets bigger and bigger. This year we have different and some rotting flesh. The big spider probably cost me about £1,000 to make”.
He even wore stilts and dressed up as Hagrid for the display, hoping to raise money for Demelza.
Last year they raised over £2,600 in three days, and so for on their JustGiving page have made £687 with many more offline donations.