by 👨💻 Graham Pierrepoint
We’re in the final stretch of 2018 – what does this final 31 days hold for us in terms of big stories and newsworthy moments? Who’s to say – but if this past seven days are anything to go by, it’s set to be an interesting finish to a dramatic year. As always, here’s our digest and take for you on some of the biggest stories the past week has had to offer.
Another Muddled Week for May
As of Tuesday, December 11th, UK Prime Minister Theresa May will know whether or not her fated plan for Brexit will be accepted or not. With many sources suggesting it likely won’t be, could this mean we are heading towards a no-Brexit scenario? May’s government were found in contempt of Parliament this week for not publishing legal advice – and that legal advice appears to suggest Brexit negotiations could be going on for years to come.
UK PM May Scrambling For Votes [video]
Kevin Hart Lands – and Resigns – the Oscars Hosting Post
This week, comic actor Kevin Hart took up the mantle of host of the 91st Academy Awards and resigned the position within 24 hours – but why? The star chose to step down after mass outcry built up over historic tweets he had made which were thought to be homophobic. Who will replace Hart at this stage remains to be seen – but he is the latest in a number of high profile names who have been taken to task over their online musings.
Kevin Hart Drops Out of Hosting the Oscars: All About the Controversy [video]
Avengers 4 Gets a Trailer and a Name
Major movie news elsewhere towards the end of week saw the much-anticipated Avengers 4 finally get a teasing trailer and a title – as it emerged that Avengers: Endgame will be reaching cinemas as of April 2019. With a trailer that promises a dark tale following the end of this year’s Infinity War, where will it all end for Marvel’s superheroes?
The Avengers trail their 'Endgame' [video]
China Prepares a Dark Trip to the Moon
Inspired by Pink Floyd? Maybe, maybe not – but news began emerging this week that China will be sending a lander and satellite out to look closely at the mysterious dark side of the Moon, in the latest of several newsworthy moments suggesting we’re not quite done with Moon exploration and study just yet. Change’4, as the mission is known, is set to launch very soon indeed – what sort of footage will come back?
China Is About To Launch The First Robots To The Far Side Of The Moon [video]
Join us again for more news in brief next week!