This week’s selection of unmissable news brands stories from the past seven days includes an insight into the lavish designs featured on the Paris catwalks, friendly flight passengers and a final farewell to a megastar…
1. The runway
The Times share a TikTok of a day in the life of fashion director Karen Dacre at The Sunday Times Style. Dacre has been covering the haute couture shows in Paris over the past week, showcasing top designer catwalks from the latest collections and key eye-catching unique pieces. Exploring some of the world’s most luxurious and expensive garments.
2. Farewell Elton
Sir Elton John told fans they will remain in his “head, heart and soul” as he finished the final show of his farewell tour in Stockholm The Sun Showbiz shared on YouTube. Reportedly selling more than £700 million worth of tickets with six million people attending his magical performances of 330 shows in 663 days.
3. Royally good NHS celebrations
The Prince and Princess of Wales celebrated the NHS’s 75th anniversary by making a surprise appearance at a party at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. The Express wrote in an article, the royal couple helped with the preparations, putting the finishing touches to a birthday cake made by Bake-Off finalist Alice Fevronia, icing cupcakes, and laying tables.
William is now in charge of 130,000 acres of Duchy of Cornwall land mainly in the West Country and the couple were brave enough to venture opinions on the big debate that divides Devon and Cornwall: cream or jam on scones first?
Kate took the Cornish side, saying: “I always do jam and then cream.”
William joked: “I go whatever is closest to me.”
4. A warm welcome
The Daily Mail shares a wholesome video on Instagram of 10-month-old traveller named Juliana. In a video shared by her parents, she became the unexpected highlight of a flight as she was on a mission to greet every passenger with a cheerful “Hi”. Her mum Desiree said, “She made the whole plane smile”.
5. The effects of the mortgage crisis
15 years of cheap credit has come to an end and it’s having a significant impact on the British economy. As the Bank of England increases interest rates, the i Podcast deep dive into the mortgage crisis and the impact it is having. Exploring different ramifications of the ongoing transformation of the UK economy.