This week’s selection of unmissable stories from news brands includes a tribute to late presenter Paul O’Grady, an explainer into the latest national living wage rise and sweet moments of an elephant’s first steps…
1. Tribute to O’Grady
The Mirror reported donations to the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reach £170,000 after the death of Paul O’Grady, who was an ambassador for the charity. The organisation was close to Paul’s heart and previously featured on his show ‘For The Love of Dogs’
2. Age of beauty
A Filipino tattoo artist, Apo Whang-Od, has become the oldest cover star in Vogue history at the age of 106, according to the Daily Mail. Whang-Od is thought to be the country’s oldest traditional Kalinga tattooist, creating designs using a bamboo stick, water, and coal.
3. Wage weigh up
On 1 April 2023, the government raised the rate of the national living wage, aiming to £22 billion in taxes as a result. The Evening Standard’s Instagram video discussed main reasons behind the concept and its benefits.
4. Gaming craze
In this week’s Guardian’s Pop Culture podcast, Chanté Joseph’ explored the growing interest in gaming and how gaming influences film and TV series.
5. First steps
The Sun shared a video on Twitter of a captured sweet moment of a new-born elephant attempting to take its first steps.