Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
You may have heard about COP26. It’s the United Nations Climate Change Conference, in which more than 100 heads of state and 25,000 delegates from 200 countries that is happening right now at the SEC Centre in Glasgow. One of the major promises made already is that deforestation will be ended by 2030. Brazil, known for its Amazon rainforest have also signed the deal which the pledge amounts to £14billion of public and private funds. Fallen trees adds to the climate crisis as it doesn’t allow as much CO2 to be absorbed.
A JustEat mix-up has left a man fuming after he was delivered someone else’s leftovers. Darren Davies was given a random table’s remains after ordering from Pizza Hut. On the box, it says T18 (clearly table 18) and wasn’t what he ordered as there was a slice missing and completely different toppings. Darren said that “The pizzas were all curled up because they’d been cooked a while before. They just had curled up, dry old pizza”. After a phone call to the restaurant, they admitted he had accidently been sent a bag from one of the eat-in diners and asked him to come in and collect his order. He couldn’t as he didn’t have enough time on his lunch break left and had to return to work in a hangry state, especially after JustEat refused a full refund.
An early group of trick-or-treaters had surprised 86-year-old Brenda Burdon, and her family are now appealing for their identity and for them to come knocking again in order to say thank you. Three children named Jessie, Olivia and Walter visited her home on Thursday but she didn’t have any sweets to give to them, so they returned on Friday with a card, chocolates and a £10 note. Brenda’s grandson, Danny Parker has bought them presents as a reward for the generosity and wants to return the £10. The children told Brenda that “they did not mind she did not have any treats. It’s OK, because sometimes making people happy and getting a nice big smile is reward enough”.