Weekend News Highlights
Wondering what weird and wonderful stories were in the papers over the weekend? Never fear Wild Card is here with our round up of the best stories from the weekend papers!
Artist Prudence Staite has found a tasty outlet for her art by recreating famous faces on pizzas using a selection of topping. Celebs featured include Kate Middleton, Boris Johnson, Lady Gaga and Simon Cowell.
Our verdict: A really fun way to present food, although the Kate Middleton pizza must have over 100 olives on it and with all those anchovies it must be very salty indeed!
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, the BBC is to explore the era’s courtship rituals and their hidden codes by recreating the Netherfield ball as depicted in Pride and Prejudice. The programme will cover dating etiquette and courtship manners, applying them to modern day life.
Our verdict: Drunks don’t attract the right partners – we think Jane Austen knew a thing or two! More of the sparkling elderflower and less of the Jager Bombs!
Fridges and freezers in millions of British homes will automatically be switched off without the owner’s consent under the ‘Big Brother’ regime to reduce the strain on power stations. The national grid is demanding all new appliances to be fitted with sensors that could shut them down when the UK’s generators struggle to meet demands for electricity.
Our verdict: Although in theory it seems like an environmentally friendly strategy, the National Grid is not considering the homeowner, who would ultimately lose out. The new sensor would add £40 to the average price of white goods and would mean an outside force will be controlling consumers private goods.
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was spotted protesting with beekeepers outside Parliament on Saturday. More than 100 beekeepers took part in the demonstration, urging the Environmental Secretary not to block an EU proposal to suspend the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which have been linked to decline in bee populations.
Our verdict: We’re a green fingered bunch at Parker Hobart and think that this is a fine initiative. If only we had a roof terrace, we’d definitely have a hive like the Tate Modern or the National Portrait Gallery!