Why are they trending? #worldfoodday, Rebekah Brooks, Girls Aloud and Hendon

What's trending and why? 16 October 2012

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Today is World Food Day, the annual celebration commemorating the founding of UN's Food and Agricultural Organization in 1945. This year's theme is 'Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world,' which aims to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger.

Rebekah Brooks

The News International saga rumbled on today, as two big stories emerged regarding the company's flame-haired former CEO. In an exclusive story article in today's Independent, it was revealed that David Cameron took legal advice on withholding dozens of 'embarrassing' private emails between himself and Brooks from the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, while the Guardian reported the former chief's severance deal was valued at 'around £7m'.

Girls Aloud

Just as we were forgetting why Cheryl Cole was famous in the first place, the biggest girl group of the Noughties is back. The fivesome's new single 'Something New' - the first since 'Untouchable' in 2009 and released to mark their ten year anniversary - was leaked online this morning.


UK meat lovers had their chops set all a-slobberin' when they heard news that legendary LA burger outlet In-N-Out Burger would be bringing a pop-up to London for one day this month. However, on the announcement of said pop-up's location, many were left bewildered, as the grills were set-up in 'so-far-north-it-may-as-well-be-Scotland' Hendon at the far reaches of the Northern Line.


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