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Bitesized Blighty: June 28, 2019

Toyosi Adebayo

  • The race to become the next Prime Minister is in its final stages, with ex-mayor of London Boris Johnson facing off against Jeremy Hunt. In case you were wondering, Boris revealed this week that to relax, he makes model buses out of cardboard wine crates. We didn't know that was a crucial leadership trait for guiding the UK through its biggest post-war crisis, but it sure is more hardcore than running through a field of wheat...maybe
  • 210,000 people have descended on Glastonbury, one of the UK's largest summer festivals to see The Killers, Tame Impala and Miley in sweltering (82.4 F) heat. The festival started in the 1970s with a £1 ticket and free milk and has now swelled to an event which uses the same amount of electricity as a small town.
  • The Church of England has appointed its first black female bishop. Rev Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was born in Jamaica, said she aimed to ensure that "hope, love and justice remains at the heart of our changes lives together". Hudson-Wilkin, who is also a chaplain to the Queen, led prayers at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. 

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