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    Head of Community
    Happy New Year to each and every one of our lovely Community Members!

    Well, we are half way through the first week of the new year 2022 - looking back at 2021 news and key events, it's hard to believe just how many key events and monumental moments the UK and the world underwent!

    Here we have documented just some of the huge things to have happened! 📰 📢

    El Salvador makes bitcoin a national currency

    Great Britain came 4th on the Tokyo Olympics medal table

    Parts of Greece saw a blanket of snow fall which is very rare due to the usually warm climate in that part of the world

    Trump is impeached twice and is banned from Twitter after inciting insurrection at the capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The US Capitol Riots

    Inauguration of Joe Biden

    SpaceX successfully recovers Starship prototype for the first time

    Blue Origin takes Jeff Bezos, three others to space

    Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out across the world.

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    Life returns to normal in between lockdowns as we go back to work, socialising and general normality

    Delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics held

    SpaceX launches first all-civilian spaceflight

    Astroworld tragedy

    COP 26 happened

    The Sussex’s welcome baby number 2

    Harry and Megan do Oprah


    HGV driver shortage

    Amazon and Tesco open checkout free stores

    Britney is finally free

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    There was chaos in the Suez Canal as a huge cargo ship ran aground and blocked one of the world's busiest trade routes for six days.

    Sadly, Prince Philip, Captain Sir Tom Moore , Sarah Harding all passed away, not forgetting everyone the UK and the rest of the world lost to coronavirus...

    People queued for petrol as the fuel crisis took hold of the UK!

    Protesters from climate activist group Insulate Britain blocked traffic in a series of demonstrations, provoking anger from motorists.

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    Gareth Southgate got us to the euro finals

    Millions of viewers finally learnt the identity of the mysterious villain in BBC drama Line Of Duty

    The cast of Friends reunited for a special episode to recall their time on the hit US sitcom - the first time they had been together on screen since the finale aired in 2004

    Swedish pop icons Abba delighted fans as they announced their return at the start of September, with a new album and a virtual stage show planned.

    Teenager Emma Raducanu became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam singles title after her shock victory at the US Open.

    It was an extraordinary achievement for the 18-year-old who came into the tournament ranked 150th in the world.

    Daniel Craig's long-awaited final outing as James Bond in No Time To Die was released, 18 months after originally planned due to the pandemic.

    In early October, billions of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users were hit by an outage that lasted nearly six hours, prompting a series of memes poking fun at the situation.

    In an incident that rocked Hollywood, actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust.

    French nun Lucille Randon was the oldest person to survive COVID and just in time for her 117th birthday.

    Recent statistics show 2020 saw no poacher related rhino deaths in Kenya, the first time since 1999.

    People in Alcester, Warwickshire found knitted gifts about town with positive messages telling them ‘you are important’

    Highways England built 2 bridges along the M1 near Milton Keynes for a family of door mice that were known to be living in the area for the last 5 years.

    There you have it! Can you think of anything else we have missed? Pop it below!! 👇
    Last edited by Rebecca; 06-01-22 at 12:27.
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  • Cat's Avatar
    Community Manager
    I cannot believe all this happened and you added some important events to this @Rebecca. I wonder what the year ahead will bring, any predictions?
  • Rebecca's Avatar
    Head of Community
    @Cat Ohhhhh a lot of the stuff that happened this year was totally unprecedented wasn't it! So that unplanned stuff is very hard to predict!

    I hope that the pandemic improves across the whole world and I also am excited for the Fifa World Cup in Qatar!

    How about you!? 🤗🤩
  • Cat's Avatar
    Community Manager
    I am looking forward to a bit of a celebration for the Queens Jubilee, but mostly some personal plans such as seeing the lovely back drop of the UK with my other half when the weather improves. 😎
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