Welcome back to your weekly summary of news from the previous week.

Well, it’s almost Christmas! A time of celebrating, a time for love, and a time for ignoring all the bad news in the world. We’ve summarised the most important bits from the last seven days, so it’s a little easier for the eyes and brain to consume.

  • In the aftermath of the General Election results, Boris Johnson’s plan to make Brexit happen comes as he asks UK to ‘move on’ from Brexit as MP’s debate on the withdrawal bill. “We come together as a new parliament to break the deadlock and finally to get Brexit done,” He said. Parliament broke for Christmas on Friday afternoon and is set to return on January 7th 2020.
  • Donald Trump has become the third US President in history to get impeached by the House Representatives. The House voted to impeach him on two charges; one for abuse of power and the other for obstructing Congress. The majority of Democrats voted for the charges and every Republican went against them. Due to the fact that Trump’s Republican’s are in control of the senate, it’s likely that he will remain in office.
  • Australian bushfires are set to continue after record breaking temperatures hit this week. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the country saw the highest temperatures, with some parts of South Australia reaching nearly 50C. More than 100 fires are currently burning throughout New South Wales and around half of them have not yet been contained.
  • Caroline Flack, former presenter of the reality TV show quit this week after allegedly being arrested for assault. With the first season of the winter Love Island starting in January, Laura Whitmore is to step in as host. Whitmore, 34, is in a relationship with Iain Stirling, renowned for the show’s tongue and cheek commentary. The new series is set to hit our screens on January 12th.
  • The Queen’s Speech took place on Thursday. Her Majesty’s speech provides the government the opportunity its priorities in the coming months. Usually, The Queen makes her speech once a year, however this is her second in two months. The last Queen’s Speech set out 26 bills, some of which are expected to reappear in her most recent one, along with the Conservative’s election pledges.

Image of the week

A dog is picture waiting for its owner to return outside a polling station in North London during last Thursday’s general election. #DogsAtPollingStations has become a feature of election coverage as the dogs of the UK are brought to voting points around the country as part of their daily walks and exercise.

Image: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images via The Guardian