JUNE 28th, 2028
PUBLIC DEMANDS RELEASE OF TATE CRESSWELL
IT’S BEEN MORE THAN TWO AND A HALF YEARS SINCE MINISTRY Undesirable Tate Cresswell was sentenced to the dementor’s kiss and since then, the entire administration that sentenced him has left office. Cresswell was sentenced to the kiss in October 2025 after his involvement in a Ministry transport left one aurors and his mother, Linda Cresswell, dead. Two other aurors were injured. Members of the Cresswell family have recently petitioned the Ministry to re-open T. Cresswell’s case in light of the corruption discovered within in the Lestrange administration and with the help of public support, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Atticus Jones, has issued the following public statement:
“We are all aware of the corruption present during the Lestrange administration and it is my responsibility to personally rectify all injustices. James Potter was formally cleared of all charges pertaining to the Cresswell case last January and we continue to examine facts. An auror was killed during the incident and before we can deem Cresswell innocent, we have to clear him of that auror’s death and ensure that he is no longer a threat to the public, but we have reopened the case.”
Jones’ announcement came following the public outcry for Cresswell’s release. Since the French overhaul, Dementors have been relieved from their position at Azkaban, but many prisoners that had received their kiss still remain captive in the prison. Cresswell’s father is personally petitioning the Ministry for his son’s release under the grounds that Cresswell is not a threat to the public and belongs in St. Mungo’s where he can be cared for properly. Protesters calling for Cresswell’s release have organized peacefully outside the Ministry over the last week, claiming that Cresswell’s imprisonment is one of the few things standing between the Ministry’s past and its future.
Jones also stated that “The Ministry is primarily concerned about serving the needs of the people” and another statement is expected concerning the matter in the next few weeks.
RENAISSANCE FAIRE COMING TO BRITAIN
AFTER TWENTY YEARS IN THE CARNIVAL BUSINESS, BARNABUS AND brothers have announced an exciting new thrill for families searching for something to do this summer. B&B will be repurposing and putting on their first annual Renaissance Faire this summer. The decision to discontinue the company’s typical carnival was made earlier this year after public poll indicated that another carnival would bring in little business. Barnabus and Brothers reported record losses two falls ago after two steadily falling years and didn’t actually bring the carnival to Britain last summer due to the losses.
Barty Barnabus, CEO, stated that the decision to repurpose the carnival had less to do with the terrorist activity that took place on the grounds in 2024 and more to do with a lack of sales. “Carnivals have lost their appeal for many people. We’re hoping a reorganization of the services we provide will not only appeal to a wider audience, but help people to have fun again. The wizarding community is really looking to return to traditional roots and we’re ready to give the people what they want in the name of nostalgia. We want to take people back to a time where the wizarding community was at its prime.”
Opening day is set for July 10th.
HOLYHEAD HARPIES CAPTAIN RESIGNS
HOLYHEAD HARPIES CAPTAIN NATHALIE THICKNESSE HAS OFFICIALLY resigned after just two seasons on the team. Fans called for her resignation earlier this spring when news broke that Thicknesse had approached an apothecary worker and paid him to brew her a form of Felicitous Felix that couldn’t be traced by current United Kingdom Quidditch League regulated tests. The Quidditch League has seen an increase of these incidents since last year when the first case of untraceable Felicitous Felix was discovered. The League assures the public that the matter is being addressed and their best potioneers are close to developing a new test that will solve the problem completely, but in the meantime urges anyone with evidence of cheating to come forward.
Thicknesse will be replaced by teammate Demeter Kettleburn. Kettleburn is a reserve chaser for the team and took Thicknesse’s place in a game against the Appleby Arrows earlier this year when a dislocated knee prevented Thicknesse from competing. Kettleburn was traded from the Ballycastle Bats last year. The position of captain will be filled by Esmerelda Hopkins, beater for the team. Hopkins assured fans earlier this week at a press conference that Thickneese’s resignation will not affect the team’s chance at the cup this summer and she is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the team’s success, however, the U.K.Q.L. is still debating whether or not to disqualify the team pending Thickneese’s investigation.