Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy and happy news story from the past week.
I can’t believe this is a thing, but ambulance staff will be given body cameras. This is after assaults against them went up by almost 33% in the space of 5 years. Last year, when the NHS was pressured even more than usual there was at least 3,500 attacks on emergency care staff recorded. The NHS is hoping to make the equipment available to all 10 of England’s ambulance trusts by the end of June. Chief people officer for NHS England, Prerana Isaar said: “Every member of our dedicated and hardworking NHS staff has the fundamental right to be safe at work and it is our priority to eliminate violence and abuse, which we will not tolerate.”
How would you try and keep some food all for yourself? Would you tell a fib and say that the other person may be allergic to ingredients or say that it’s off? Well a 3-year-old requested a Lion King themed birthday cake showing the scene when Scar pushes Mufasa off the cliff edge. Leona has been labelled “the smartest kid in the whole world” due to this. Casey, who is Leona’s aunt explained how it happened, saying “She asked for a Lion King cake but specifically the moment where Mufasa dies, because ‘everyone will be too sad to eat the cake and it will be all for me’”. Someone commented saying “This child is going places in life. That’s some great critical thinking at the age of 3.” I’m sorry Leona, but cake is cake and I’d have a slice of it!
A couple from America have been secretly hiding money into nappy boxes and underneath formula lids at their local Target shops. This is to help out families that financially struggle raising children. Krystal Duhaney who is a nurse alongside her husband Patrick didn’t realise how expensive babies could be until they had their first, but now they are in a better financial place, they have hidden $1,000 into various baby supplies around Los Angeles and have no sign of stopping. Krystal said “We recalled how hard it was for us as new parents to afford some of the basics and we could imagine how difficult it must be during this pandemic. We hope that the parents that purchase these items have a brighter day when they find our gifts”. Such a touching story, and nice to be giving back to strangers in their community..