5TH NOVEMBER

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From the Nation remembering the Fallen 100 years on from WW1, to the shocking Press Conference by President Trump, this was the week that was the 5th November...

5. Woolsey Fires

It has been a traumatic few days in the state of California after wild bush fires spiralled out of control. 25 people have been confirmed to have died and over 250,000 residents have been evacuated including many celebrities. Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano were amongst the evacuees. Caitlyn Jenner sadly lost her home due to the infernos and so have many others.

The local fire station responded to the emergency in a desperate attempt to stop the spread of the flames and try to keep people’s home safe.

To learn more about the emergency situation and donate to the American Red Cross, please click here.

Video courtesy of ABC News©

4. Trumps Tyranny

President Donald Trump has caused outrage this week, more than usual, after accusing a CNN reporter of assaulting a member of staff. This was just one of many incendiary incidents that overshadowed a press conference that quickly became hostile.

Trump furthermore accused a journalist of being racist after asking to him to clarify his statements on declaring himself a ‘nationalist.’

Many were confused and shocked by the brutal press conference, with the interaction between CNN correspondent, Jim Acosta being the most disconcerting. This has now led to Acosta having his Press Pass to the White House revoked.

Video courtesy of the Guardian®

3. 'Our Planet'

Footage of stunning landscapes and natural habitats, followed by the dulcet, iconic tones of Sir David Attenborough, you’d have thought you were watching the next series of BBC’s Planet Earth, but no… this wasn’t the BBC, this was Netflix.

‘Our Planet’ is the latest series to be created by the subscription-based company and in the trailer for the series, are proving to show they can rival the BBC for documentaries based in the natural world. There are rumours that the long-standing production company is accusing Netflix of copying their hugely successful series.

Video courtesy of Netflix©

2. Midterm Elections Fallout

It was deemed the most important election of a generation, and America went to the polls voting in the midterms with the largest voter turnout in American history. In a brutal run-up which saw the President’s advert taken down from numerous TV channels after being dubbed racist, the results came thick and fast and there was good and bad news on all sides.

Democrats were looking for a blue wave, and whilst that failed to happen, they did manage to take back the House of Representatives.

The Republicans managed to keep hold of the Senate and actually increased their majority with more Senators elected than expected.

Video courtesy of Washington Post®

1. A Nation Remembers

100 years after the guns fell silent and the Armistice treaty was sign, the UK and across Europe came together to pay their respects to the fallen. Led by Her Majesty, The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the nation attended numerous poignant services across the country.

The annual Cenotaph Commemoration Service took place with the Queen watching from the Commonwealth and Foreign House. Flanking either side of the Sovereign was Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

The moving ceremonies also included a service at Westminster Abbey, and in Paris.

Video courtesy of Sky News©