There are so much happening in this world, you can’t even follow all the news.
That is why here is a collection of the Top 5 news you need to know by the end of this week in United Kingdom.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have warned paparazzi to stop harassing their children, claiming “dangerous tactics” were now being used to obtain unauthorised images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
2. Tube strike: Night Tube delayed or not?
The launch date for the London Underground (LU) Night Tube may be delayed, the BBC understands.
The 24-hour weekend service on the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines was due to start on 12 September.
Members of four unions took strike action on 6 August and 8 July in the dispute over the Night Tube proposals.
Three unions have announced two 24-hour walkouts for 25 and 27 August.
The Tube strike’s getting a bit confusing so to try to clear things up a little…
Despite rumours, drivers’ union Aslef has not done a deal with London Underground.
12 September start date for 24-hour Tubes may be put back a bit, to create some breathing space to sort this out. But officially London Underground says it’s still aiming for the 12 September.
3. Ex-council flat in central London sold for record £1.2m
Three-bed property near Covent Garden bought for £130,000 in 1990 realises return on investment of more than 800% for owners.
A former council flat in central London has changed hands for £1.2m in what is thought to be a new record for an ex-local authority apartment.
The property is not the first ex-council flat to be marketed for more than £1m this year. In May a two-bedroom home above Stella McCartney’s boutique in Fulham came on to the market for £1.15m. Last year, two large houses were sold by Southwark council for almost £2.96m and are now back on the market for more than £3m each.
4. Britain Set For More Rain After Flooding
More than a month’s rain fell in just a few hours on Thursday, but the weekend is set to bring settled weather.
Before then, northern England, southern Scotland, across Wales, the West Midlands and parts of the South West will see showers.
The South East is expected to become drier this morning, but outbreaks of rain will push in from the West later.
While it could brighten up in places, there remains a risk of heavy showers.
5. Figures about Europe’s migrant crisis
British ministers including Theresa May and Philip Hammond have made hair-raising claims about the dangers of migrants entering the country.
Foreign secretary Philip Hammond this week portrayed them as marauders who would soon hasten the collapse of European civilisation. Hammond, like many people, could do with some actual statistics about the migration crisis.
Here are some figures to think about:
62% – Far from being propelled by economic migrants, this crisis is mostly about refugees.
1% – In reality, the migrants at Calais account for as little as 1% of those who have arrived in Europe so far this year.
1.2 million – There are countries with social infrastructure at breaking point because of the refugee crisis – but they aren’t in Europe.
£36.95 – Each asylum seeker in Britain gets a meagre £36.95 to live on (and they are not usually allowed to work to supplement this sum). In France, whose policies are supposedly driving up the numbers at Calais, migrants actually receive substantially more.