Controversial leader of far-right pressure group the English Defence League Tommy Robinson is to be freed on bail after a judge concluded on 1st August that the earlier sentence of 13 months in prison was flawed. In short, there is to be a retrial later in the autumn. Robinson was originally imprisoned and convicted because he filmed people involved in a criminal trial and uploaded the footage to social media. Upon the announcement of his release, his supporters broke out in song and applauded the ruling. Members of Stand Up to Racism also made sure they were in attendance and the aftermath of the hearing became a slanging match between the two groups.
Miracle in Mexico
Plane crashes aren’t usually considered miracles yet on 1st August when ‘Aeroméxico flight AM2431 was flying from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango to Mexico City when it crashed at around 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT).’ According to BBC News every single member of the crew and its passengers survived. This really is an unprecedented lucky escape.
Electoral history in Zimbabwe
For the first time in 40 years there is to be no Robert Mugabe on the ballot box at the elections in Zimbabwe. These are tumultuous times for the African nation and whilst his international reputation was that or a tyrant, there are still many in Zimbabwe who adore their former commander-in-chief. Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected president this week and there was rioting in the streets that has led to one fatality.
Jewel Heist in Sweden
On 31st July 2018 two thieves escaped in a motorboat after stealing two priceless royal crowns and an orb from Strangnas Cathedral in Sweden. The crowns and orb stolen are made from gold and enamel and are encrusted with pearls, beads and crystals. They are historically significant to Sweden and belonged to King Karl ix and Queen Kristina. The thieves are currently being pursued by Interpol. It is suggested that these items will be incredibly hard to sell because of their infamy and the amount of police forces currently pursuing the thieves.