22ND OCTOBER

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From the tragic death of Leicester City Chairman, to the break-up of Prince William and Prince Harry's Kensington office, this was the week that was 22nd October...

5. Leicester City Tragedy

Leicester City fans have described it has their ‘darkest day’ after a Helicopter crashed in the car park of the football club’s stadium. The aircraft which was owned by the Leicester City’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was seen taking off from the Stadium grounds just before 8.30pm.

Witnesses stated that the Helicopter’s engine stopped as the aircraft plummeted into the car park. It was confirmed that all those onboard the helicopter died in the accident, including the football clubs Chairman Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, his to PA’s and the two Pilots.

The accident has received an outpouring of grief from fans, Leicester City footballers and Prince William who released a statement saying: “I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years.”

Video courtesy of ITV News©

4. Royal Breakup

The Sunday Times have revealed that TRH Prince William and Prince Harry are to go their separate ways. It is claimed that due to the diverging of the Royal brother’s roles and their wives, that Kensington Palace court will divide in two.

This means that both couples will have their own offices and staff and will navigate their royal roles in different ways. For many, the news has been seen as a good thing, allowing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to expand on their own interests, with William and Kate preparing for their future roles as The Prince and Princess of Wales and then eventually King and Queen.

The division has been scheduled after the birth of Harry and Meghan’s first child which was announced earlier this month.

Video courtesy of The Royal Family Channel®

3. Pittsburgh Shooting

In what is solemnly becoming a constant in America, another mass shooting took place in Pittsburgh at a Jewish Synagogue. Eleven were killed as gunman, Robert Bowers unleashed gunfire claiming, “all Jews must die.”

The shooting has become the deadliest Anti-Semitic attack in American history and has forced the debate over gun reform in America back into the spotlight.

The attack lasted 20-mintues in which Bowers, wielding an arsenal that included a semi-automatic rifle and three handguns, also left six others wounded, including four police officers. The shooter, who has no previous criminal records, had posted numerous Anti-Semitic posts on the Gab Social Media platform posting: “I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Video courtesy of the Guardian©

2. Green #MeToo Scandal

The MeToo era is to claim its next major revelation as Philip Green, owner of the Arcadia Group was outed as the businessman behind horrific sexual and racist harassment. The identity of the alleged business owner was a secret after the allegations were wrapped in an NDA agreement, meaning the name of Green couldn’t be revealed.

However, due to the nature of public interest in the case, Lord Hain used Parliamentary privilege to announce that Green was the businessman in question.

The instant backlash against Green's business empire has been swift with many women suggesting a boycott against his flagship stores.

Video courtesy of Sky News©

1. Liberal Targets

1. Pipe bombs have been sent to numerous leading Liberal political figures, including Barack Obama, the Clintons, CNN and billionaire George Soros. The homemade explosives were thankfully intercepted by security and all failed to detonate.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56 was arrested after his fingerprint was found on one of the bombs. The Trump supporter had a previous history of violence and 5 previous criminal convictions.

A van belonging to Sayoc was discovered covered in anti-liberal propaganda with images of Obama and Clinton with a gun target over their faces. President Trump however, was highly criticised for his response to the attempted bombings after attending a rally. Many believe his brutal rhetoric that has overtaken American Politics has had a part to play in violent reactions like this.

Video courtesy of the Washington Post©