This week’s selection of unmissable stories from news brands includes the urgency of climate crisis, red carpet fashion archives and statement looks, as well as everything you need to know about the Budget
1. Entrepreneur, investor and environmental campaigner
This week’s instalment of the Evening Standard’s ‘How to be a CEO’ podcast -features Dragon Den’s Deborah Meaden, who discusses her involvement in climate causes in college days and how they have become a key factor within her business. The podcast focuses on the urgency of the climate crisis and how businesses need to react.
2. Glitz and glam
The Oscars have become one of the most anticipated fashion events with timeless looks from Audrey Hepburn and Liz Hurley to Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz gracing its red carpet. The Independent dove into the best gowns throughout history that have earned a special place in the fashion archives.
3. Helping everyone across the line
A marathon is a test of mental and physical endurance and runners need all the support they can get. Following on from last year’s announcement from the London Marathon committee that pregnant or postpartum runners can defer their place for up to three years, it was revealed more help is coming for women in 2023. Introducing free sanitary products and breastfeeding areas are just two of the pledges the London Marathon have put in place to make the race more accessible for all.
4. Budget break-down
Each year the Chancellor of the Exchequer makes the Budget statement to the House of Commons, outlining the state of the economy and the Government’s spending proposals for the next 12 months. The Mirror’s Twitter video deep dive is hosted by its ‘Fleet Street Fox’, discussing all of the big talking points ahead of the statement.
5. Purring fans
A chunky black and white stray cat named Gacek has become a top tourist attraction in the Polish city of Szczecin, receiving five out of five star ratings in more than 4,000 reviews posted on Google Maps. Gacek, whose name means “long-eared bat” in Polish, lives independently in a wooden shelter built for him by caring shopkeepers on Kaszubska Street.