Watching the news over the last few weeks you’d be forgiven for believing nothing much else has been going on aside from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However, the world has carried on turning. Here are a few news stories from the past few weeks that may have passed you by if you got sucked into watching the Royal Wedding and even (like me) begrudgingly ended up enjoying it.

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The sunshine this week makes it hard to believe that just a little over a month ago much of the country was covered in a blanket of snow. Over the winter, festive spirit and the cold weather mean homelessness and housing issues are often at the forefront of the public and government’s thoughts; anyone with an ounce of compassion can’t help but sympathise with those forced to sleep outside in biting temperatures. However, as the temperature rises it is important that these issues aren’t forgotten about again until next winter.

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