Our weekly news round up to bring you up to date with what’s going on in the world.
We understand how hard it can be to keep on top of every news piece throughout the world, so we round-up some of the most important weekly news for you to digest easily on a weekly basis.
- Britons on quarantined cruise ship are coming home. 70 British Nationals who have been stuck on the Diamond Princess, which docked at the Japanese port of Yokohama, were due to leave during the day on Friday, but the flight got delayed until Friday night. Four Brits who had been diagnosed with coronavirus did not board the plane. All passengers on the evacuation flight are set to be quarantined in Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirrel for 14 days.
- The first of the post-Brexit rules are being laid down and among them comes the closure of the UK boarder to low-skilled-workers. These new immigration rules have sparked fear, not only over what classes as ‘low-paid work’, but also that these decisions could fuel modern-day slavery.
- Grace Millane murder: man jailed for life. The New Zealand man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane and has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years.
- A man has been arrested after a stabbing at a central London Mosque. The victim, a man in his 70s, was injured in the attack at a Mosque near Regent’s Park earlier this week. The police are not treating this as terror related. A 29-year old man was held down by disturbed worshippers who waited for police to arrive at the scene and took him into custody.
- Dot Cotton leaves Eastenders for good. June Brown, the longest cast member of BBC soap Eastenders, has announced that her character, Dot Cotton, will not be returning to the show. The 93-year-old actress has been playing the part for 35 years, and despite being a viewers favourite, has declared that she will no longer be playing the part, and that her character has moved to Ireland with no intention of returning to the famous Albert Square.
Image of the week:
This image has been shared throughout the internet and we couldn’t help but love it. Sam Rowley’s photograph, Station Squabble, featuring a pair of mice fighting over a scrap of food at a London tube station, was named winner of the wildlife photographer of the year: Lumix people’s choice award. The image, among 25 shortlisted for the competition, will be displayed in an exhibition at the Natural History Museum until 31 May.
Feature image: Sam Rowley/Wildlife Photographer of the Year/PA via The Guardian