This week, we have an interesting mix of topics. Over in Germany, three children made an unexpected discovery when they found some World War Two shells and bullets out of a pond. Across the world, another WW2 discovery was made when US Navy sunken military craft the USS Grayback was discovered at the bottom of the East China Sea, thanks to an underwater exploration project.
A little closer to home, winter is fast approaching, and with it comes the good news that the NHS in Scotland has been granted an additional 10 million pound winter budget.
World War Two ammunition discovered just days after rediscovery of USS Grayback
Three children in Germany have fished some rusty shells and bullets out of a pond near Ohrdruf, using a powerful magnet. This ammunition was dated back to World War Two, and the area was immediately cordoned off by police.
It is often the case when such a discovery is made that the area will be evacuated immediately, and bomb disposal experts called to the scene to eliminate any risk to the public.
Interestingly, this isn’t the only recent discovery relating to World War Two. The munitions were found just days after the discovery of missing WW2 Submarine, the USS Grayback. The submarine went missing back in 1944, and was recently found by an underwater exploration project called the Lost 52 Project in the East China sea, off the coast of Okinawa.
The discovery also comes just weeks after French Resistance member and concentration camp survivor Yvette Lundy sadly passed away at the age of 103.
NHS granted additional £10 million to help with winter strains
A little closer to home, the NHS in Scotland have been granted an additional £10 million budget. This was given to help cope with the additional strains that the winter months bring.
Whilst there are now various systems in place to help the more vulnerable, winter is always a trickier time for the NHS. There are additional pressures with ill health, and the increase in often more common illnesses such as cold and flu can mean extra strain on your local health services
Spokespeople for the NHS have divulged that the money will be distributed amongst health boards and the ambulance service, in order to ensure they are well prepared for the winter months.