This week’s selection of top news brand content features a deep dive into the ways the Covid pandemic has changed Britain, the latest lowdown from reality TV and learning how to better support children with autism
1. Second-hand style
Following the rise in thrift shopping and pre-loved clothing, the Evening Standard’s Insider section explored how to build a sustainable wardrobe that survives the trends. The story gave plenty of top tips from finding personal style to researching brands and materials, helping readers to take a more sustainable approach.
2. “On your marks, get set…bake!”
The Express’s YouTube channel broke the news that previous celebrity contestant Alison Hammond joins the famous tent as the new presenter of popular TV series ‘The Great British Bake Off’. Hammond becomes the first non-white host in the shows 14-year history, set to co-host alongside comedian and actor Noel Fielding.
3. Understanding autism
This week, the i podcast discussed how raising a child with autism has changed one journalist’s view of society. With many neurodivergent people finding a world not designed for them difficult to navigate, the episode raised the question of whether the neurotypical majority in society needs to do more to support them.
4. Covid, three years on
Three years since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, The Times took a deep dive into how the period changed Britain, from working lifestyles to healthcare and leisure. Looking at how the country looks a year after restrictions were lifted, the article explores the effect on education, work life, NHS and government public health laws.
5. “I’ve got a text!”
British presenter Davina McCall has been announced the official host of a new take on ITV’s hit reality show, Love Island. ‘The Romance Retreat’ aims to give single parents from across the UK and all walks of life another chance at love. Read more here.