Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy and happy news story from the past week.
The elections have been cast and the results have been posted. This year’s local elections were the largest recorded due to many being postponed from last year due to the early days of the pandemic and has been named “Super Thursday”. Labour’s Sadiq Khan was victorious for London with 1,013,721 votes (or 40% of the share). Conservatives’ Shaun Bailey was 2nd with 893,051 (or 35.3%), Sian Berry for The Green Party with 7.8% of the votes (equates to 197,976). The highest independent party was Niko Omilana with 49,628 votes (2% of the amount taken). In the second round, Labour won with 55.2% of the share of 2,183,635 votes cast.
What’s your dream proposal? A flash mob on the street near the place yyou met, or in front of the Disneyland castles. How about with your lunch? This is what TikTok user Hig Bogg did, in a park during their picnic. He hid the ring in a biscuit and said that he wanted to get a photo of her holding it up. When she tears it in half and begins to laugh, he pops the big question, she was still shocked and replied “Are you kidding me?” before saying the important “Yes”. There was a follow-up video, the couple are posing in various pictures, with one showing the woman flashing her ring with a chicken fillet in hand.
Boris Johnson announced on Monday that the roadmap to easing lockdown is still on track with the rules changing tomorrow for many sectors. Groups of up to 30 people are allowed to meet outdoors, while six people or two households can meet indoors, with overnight stays also allowed. Life events now have a higher capacity at 30 people and those unfortunately attending a funeral no face no limits to the amount who attend. Within the leisure and entertainment category, pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve customers indoors while indoor entertainment venues can open and hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen with organised adult sports and exercise classes can restart indoors.