Friday, 29 January 2016
Friday Five News 29/1/16
The INTERNATIONAL story I have been following this week is the news of how the Zika virus is spreading in Central and South American countries, particularly Brazil. The virus is thought to be the cause of an increased number of babies being born with microcephaly which causes small heads and brain damage. This is very sad and must be incredibly worrying for anyone expecting a baby or wanting to get pregnant.
This LOCAL news item looks at the development and progress on a project to introduce driverless cars in London. Yes that is a scary thought. Until you read down and find that “Each pod can carry six passengers but will require a steward to be present at all times to press the emergency button in the case of a problem” so not quite driverless then.
The entertainment stories of the last couple of weeks have included the sad news of deaths and this week’s ENTERTAINMENT story is also about death but this time a fictional one. Involving Daniel Radcliffe. If you enjoyed him in the Harry Potter series then his latest film, Swiss Army Man, might not be a film you want to see. I do admire Daniel for not wishing to become typecast after Harry Potter and taking on some challenging roles, but it sounds like this one might just be a step too far. He plays a corpse. I kid you not.
All links are courtesy of the BBC website. Opinions are my own.