IKEA PAY $46 MILLION AFTER CHILD CRUSHED BY DRAWERS
Largest wrongful child death settlement in US history, with IKEA to pay $46 million to parents of two-year-old boy after he was killed by flat-pack dresser. Jozef Dudek,2, tragically lost his life when a three-draw Malm dresser fell on him is his family home in California, during early 2017. He was the ninth child to have died from an IKEA drawer related incident. The settlement from the two-year long lawsuit was announced on Monday by attorneys for Craig and Joleen Dudek, parents of deceased Jozef Dudek.
TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL CONTINUES
Donald Trump’s, key White House ex-national security adviser, John Bolton, has agreed to testify at the presidents Senate impeachment trial, should he be subpoenaed to appear. Members of Trump’s own party are beginning to turn on airstrike decision. Rand Paul, the Republican Senator has said Trump “got bad advice” on his decision to assassinate Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
TEEN PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER OF POLICE OFFICER
Teen, Henry Long, denies claims of murder but pleads guilty to killing PC Andrew Harper. The newly wed officer, Harper, 28, was pronounced dead after suffering multiple injuries from being dragged underneath a van on the 15th of August last year. The alleged van driver, Henry Long, from Reading, pleads guilty to manslaughter and admits to conspiracy of stealing a quad bike. He is due to appear in court on the 9th of March, alongside two unnamed 17 year olds.
KOKO LONDON ROOF RAISED…BY HEAVILY DAMAGING FIRE
Blaze erupts at iconic London nightclub, Koko, as 8 fire engines and 60 firefighters tackle the flames in Camden. Koko owner, Olly Bengough, issues a statement, announcing he is ‘deeply saddened’ after the historic building was damaged and thanked the London fire brigade for their ‘Quick’ response. Thankfully, there were no casualties after the incident but the public are warned to stay clear from the area as 30% of the buildings roof was destroyed after the blaze.
MULTIPLE FATALITIES AT FUNERAL OF IRANIAN GENERAL
An estimated 32 dead amidst the stampede of Iranian General who was killed by the US. A US drone strike that hit the Baghdad airport and caused the death of Qasem Soleimani, has led to thousands of mourners rallying to his home town. The streets of the southeastern city were packed with grievers, for the funeral, pushing their way to the front of the crowd causing over 190 injuries.
AUSTRALIA STILL ABLAZE
Searing temperatures rise in Australia as the wild bushfires pursue. It has been released that more than 10.3 million hectares of land (equivalent to the size of South Korea) have been demolished as a result of the crisis, with the Southeast being particularly affected. It is expected that by the end of the week, a large instalment wind and heat will increase the existing blaze and spark new fires.
BAFTA SO WHITE
The 2020 Bafta nominations have just been announced but once again they have come under fire. This morning, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has been scrutinised for their perceived lack of diversity, with all of the nominated actors being white, and no women film makers shortlisted for best director or best film. Public outrage has ensued after they promised ‘seismic changes’ after similar criticism in 2017.