This week’s selection of top news brand content features the lowdown from Love Island, the show spotlighting the lives of mothers returning to the NHS frontline and a very special dog competition…
1. A step in the right direction
The ozone layer is on track to be healed by 2066 after successful human action to save it, the Guardian reported. The layer was damaged by household items and building materials containing damaging chemicals that 47 countries agreed to phase out in 1997. Today, every country in the world has signed the agreement.
2. All out of love?
When it comes to evening entertainment, dating show Love Island is a box favourite, with singles entering a luxury villa for a chance at winning £50,000 and maybe a significant other. However, the last 8 years many have questioned producer decisions over casting, production edits and contestant backlash. The i’s TV editor explored the positive changes the hit show has promised viewers and contestants.
3. Mothers on the NHS frontline
New six-part drama series ‘Maternal’ spotlights the experiences of three women returning to frontline NHS work after maternity leave and the challenges they face as they try to cope with the post-pandemic demands. The Evening Standard’s ‘The Leader’ podcast spoke to show creator Jacqui Honess-Martin about why she wanted to write a story about both the pressures of the modern health service and returning to work as a mother for the first time.
4. Treasure Island
An aerial survey has discovered the remains of a sprawling Mayan settlement beneath the rainforest in Guatemala have been discovered. The area covers a massive 650 square miles across the Mirador-Calakmul Karst Basin region near the Mexican border. Metro reported that “according to archaeologists, the city would have existed 2,000 years ago and consisted of nearly 1,000 settlements interconnected by 100 miles of causeways”.
5. Top of the pups
Their owners might describe them as “not photogenic”, but these pooches up for ‘UK’s ugliest dog’ are still just as loveable. These finalists were chosen out of hundreds of applicants.