In this week’s collection of stand out news brand content from the last seven days, journalists try the latest coffee craze, a pilot films an extra special flypast and there’s a new arrival at Edinburgh Zoo…
1. The perfect blend?
Is coffee and olive oil a match made in heaven? Or is it a caffeine crime? Starbucks’s the new ‘Oleato range’ has finally launched in the UK. Metro was one of the first to try it, sharing the experience with readers on Instagram. The drinks include a golden foam cold brew and a usual caffè latte, available now in a select number of stores across the country and are part of the brand’s permanent drinks range.
2. Mental health awareness
This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety. The Mental Health Foundation’s recent survey showed that a quarter of adults reported feeling so anxious that it stopped them from doing the things they want to do at least some of the time. The Evening Standard informed readers on important dates, themes and how to support the charity, either through donations or by raising funds themselves.
3. Inside the cockpit
The Mirror shared a video on Twitter of a behind the scenes view of the coronation flypast, with a pilot filming their impressive views as they flew over the Mall, Buckingham Palace and central London on the special day. The Flypast involved 16 Juno Wildcat Merlin, Apache, Chinook and Puma helicopters and nine Red Arrow Hawks.
4. Waddling into the world
As seen on the Independent’s YouTube channel, Edinburgh Zoo celebrated the arrival of the first penguin chick of the year, an endangered northern rockhopper. It was the first to be born in this breeding season by proud parents Bruce and Pinny.
“Northern rockhopper penguins are endangered due to climate change, changes in marine ecosystems and overfishing, so it is really exciting to welcome a new chick,” Michael Livingstone, senior keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said. “The first 30 days are critical for their development, so we will be keeping a close eye on the youngster at this sensitive time.”
5. 3 DNA
The first UK baby created with DNA from three people has been born using a pioneering IVF procedure that could prevent children from being born with mitochondrial diseases. The Guardian’s science weekly podcast explored how it works, the risks involved, ethical considerations and the technology’s potential.