NEWS DIGEST 15.08.2021: First goal of the UK Premier League; trucker adopts homeless cat

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Meet the sweetest pair ever, Paul Robertson and his cat Percy who love each other more than anything. Paul is a truck drive that loves driving but it can get lonely on the long trips on the road. So a few years ago Paul decided to adopt a cat named Howie to become his companion on the road. Sadly, Howie left this world in 2017 and Robertson was left with a huge void in his heart. He decided to choose the shelter because he wanted to give a stray cat a good home. This is where he met Percy, a ginger stray cat that was originally found abandoned on the streets. The sweet natured cat loves riding in the truck and watching the world pass by – Lonely Truck Driver Adopts Abandoned Stray Cat (Catlov Purrrfect)

Salah has become the only player to score in the opening game for five consecutive seasons after helping Liverpool to a 3-0 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road, while also claiming two assists. Mohamed Salah has broken a Premier League record in Liverpool’s win against Norwich. After scoring a hat-trick against Leeds United on the opening weekend last year, he became the second Premier League player after Teddy Sheringham to make it four successive scoring starts. Back in August 2017, Salah scored and assisted on his Premier League debut against Watford as the Reds drew 3-3. The 29-year-old scored and assisted as Liverpool beat 4-1 Norwich in 2019, the first result which sent the Jurgen Klopp and co to their first title in 30 years – Mohamed Salah breaks Premier League record in Liverpool win vs Norwich (Mirror)

The Price tells the story of two brothers who grew up in the criminal underworld and deals with the theme of loyalty – like all of Kerry Trendel’s stories, it is set in east London. Kerry, 48, has written since she was a child and finished her first novel at the age of 24. With The Price published, Kerry has another title coming out in the autumn, and having written two novels during the coronavirus pandemic, there is plenty more to come. Kerry said her hospital nursing colleagues have been hugely supportive and will frequently recommend her books to their patients. Kerry’s pen name – Kerry Kaya – is a tribute to her mother – Nurse ‘over the moon’ after crime novels book deal (Ilford Recorder – News)

A young boy who was told he’d never be a lawyer ‘because he’s from Willesden’ has received incredible GCSE results. Dillon Donnelly said: “When I tell people I want to be a lawyer they’ve said you can’t be a lawyer as you’re from Willesden”. The Newman Catholic College pupil who is the youngest to receive his GCSE’s at 15-years-old, not only gained exceptional results, but managed to secure a scholarship at the prestigious Radley College in Oxfordshire. The teenager impressed heads at the boarding school who agreed to waive the £11,475 per term fee for the aspiring lawyer. Among his outstanding scores, Dillon gained an A star in Drama, which the aspiring lawyer believes will come in handy as he joked that “being a lawyer means lots of bluffing”. “The head teacher said: “We are delighted with today’s results given the fact that the education of students has been disrupted halfway through year 10.” Boy, 15, told he’d never be lawyer ‘because he’s from Willesden’ gets straight As in GCSE results (MyLondon – News West London News In the News)

US burger chain Wendy’s has confirmed the opening date of its new restaurant in Stratford in east London. Wendy’s will officially opens its second UK restaurant, which is located in the front of the Stratford Shopping Centre at 52 Broadway, on Friday, August 27. At the time, The Wendy’s Company international chief marketing officer Liz Geraghty said: “We’re very proud to serve hamburgers using fresh, British beef patties topped with fresh British produce.’ “We use locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible and all menu items are made to order and can be customised”. Wendy’s Stratford will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menu options, including signature US favourites such as the Baconator, Dave’s single, spicy chicken sandwich and the Frosty dessert. There will also be UK exclusive items: the veggie stack, veggie bites, and avocado veggie salad. People will be able to order from the Wendy’s through UberEats – Wendy’s Stratford opening date confirmed (Newham Recorder – News)

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