In this week’s collection of stand out news brand content from the last seven days, there’s a new life-sized Lego creation and a new world walking achievement and baby banks give back…
1. A walk around the world
Tom Turcich has completed his goal and became the 10th person to have walked the word, the Guardian reported. With a new perspective on the meaning of life after a close friend’s death and inspired by the film Dead Poets Society, Turcich walked 21-24 miles a day for roughly half of the seven years he was away. In total, he walked 28,000 miles and his dog Savannah 25,000 miles.
Eleven months of the first year was spent walking and sleeping out – typically behind churches and in woods. He came across tarantulas and snakes, particularly on the palm plantations where he slept in Costa Rica.
He said: “The first two years were about me and the mind. After that, it became much more about the world. I started to understand it more. I became more interested in what influences people and why countries are the way they are,”.
2. Ready? Lego
The world’s first life-sized Lego Ferrari Daytona has been revealed, as seen in The Independent’s TikTok post. It will go on permanent display at Legoland Windsor’s latest attraction, Lego Ferrari Build and Race, which opened last Saturday. The life-sized creation is made from 402,836 Lego bricks and weighs more than1.5 tonnes. A team of designers and builders spent 2,000 hours to replicate the sports car.
3. Giving back
On its YouTube channel, The Sun on Sunday’s Fabulous Magazine highlighted Little Village – a baby bank supporting families with children under the age of five living in London and are experiencing financial hardships.
The clothing bank takes in donations of preloved clothes to pass onto families who need extra support. Families can get assistance through a referral partner such as a midwife, social worker, or food bank, with the budget-squeezing effects from cost of living pushing the demand ever higher.
4. Island inclusivity
For the first time in Love Island history, the new islanders have recorded self-descriptions, meaning visually impaired fans will be able to learn identity characteristics such as skin colour and hair length. The latest move to be more inclusive by the ITV2 dating show has been praised by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Sonali Rai, RNIB’s Broadcast and Audio Description Manager, said in a press release reported by the Evening Standard: “RNIB research shows that a significant portion of TV programmes lack traditional audio description (AD), often due to challenges such as limited pauses in which to add AD, so we welcome this creative exploration in enhancing accessibility for blind and partially sighted viewers.”
5. Is khaki the new black?
Is khaki the new colour of the season? The Times’ fashion editor Harriet Walker asked whether black has been supplanted as the ultimate summer shade, as latest trends show how greens from olive to forest and camo can be integrated into effortlessly chic outfits. With the colour now seen on everything from stylish safari-style jackets and boiler suits to chinos and combat trousers, will you be keeping black in the wardrobe this season?