#NerveBigReview2018: Top 5 News Stories

Every year is “the biggest year ever” for news, it’s constantly updating and changing. However, this year was definitely a big one, especially in terms of variety.

Check out Nerve News’ Top 5 News Stories of 2018:

  1. Salisbury Novichock

Russia’s security services claimed yet another life on British soil following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal with the nerve agent Novichok.

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, denied any involvement in the attack. The men accused were publically ridiculed online after claiming they just wanted to visit Salisbury’s “historic 123-metre spire”.

Sergei and Yulia survived but a British woman, Dawn Sturgess, died after her and her boyfriend handled the container for the chemical.

  1. Facebook Cambridge Analytica

Facebook came under intense scrutiny worldwide after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had used Facebook users’ data to target US voters with political ads in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.

This all hit a peak when Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, appeared in front of the US Congress leading to some bemusing questions from Senators who clearly don’t understand the internet.

  1. Trump and Korea

After decades of technically being at war, the two Koreas, following some unlikely action from Donald Trump, finally signed a peace deal.

Maybe Trump got a little bit too much credit for the hard work mostly done by South and North Korean diplomats. However, it was still undoubtedly good news that we really needed halfway through the year.

Whether it’s a lasting peace remains to be seen.

  1. Brexit deal agreed in principle

After over a year of arguing, elections, campaigning, protests, memes and politics, we finally agreed on a deal.

There is still a long way to go but we have agreed how we are going to leave. Just the small matter of trade, security, immigration and about 100 other things to sort.

If the PM manages to survive the next 4 months then we can expect her to see out Brexit in full, for better or for worse.

  1. Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle won the nation’s hearts when the actress, best known for her role in ‘Suits’, tied the knot with Prince Harry.

Whilst it attracted the usual controversy over royals and taxation and the costs of royal events, the event itself was a relatively private and quiet affair.

The good, the bad, Brexit. We really have had it all this year. We can’t possibly imagine how 2019 will ever compare.