In this week’s list of top news brand content, there are rare sightings from the last blue moon of the decade, an insight into the world’s largest food fight and a dive into television’s biggest award night of the year…
1. Covered from head ‘to-ma-toes’
The “world’s biggest food fight” — the La Tomatina festival — kicked off as thousands of people crushed tomatoes on the streets of Bunol, Spain. The Plaza del Pueblo was covered with pulp as a one-hour food fight erupted.
Around 15,000 people were believed to have taken part in the red-fruited battle with 108,862kg of ammunition supplied. The Daily Star shared the highlights and action shots from the day.
2. Awards round up
The Mirror recapped the National Television Awards, sharing highlights from the star-studded evening. London’s O2 Arena hosted television’s most glamorous night of the year, with show stopping red carpet looks and a touching tribute to the late Paul O’Grady.
3. Supportive swims
On YouTube, The Times shared an army veteran’s unconventional form of therapy to help sufferers of PTSD. Pete Lewin’s knowledge from a previous career as a paramedic and his own traumatic experience led to a new unique way to reach out to people: swimming with Newfoundland dogs.
He found the experience helps to relieve symptoms of trauma, with the dogs swimming out to retrieve the floating participants and bring them back to dry land as part of the exercise.
4. Royal gigs
As the festival season comes to an end, the Evening Standard took a look at memorable live music performances over the year and the particularly special crowd they drew in.
The Royal Family took in some spectacular performances this year, from King Charles enjoying a Coronation Concert bringing in star-studded performances such as Katy Perry and Take That to Harry and Meghan attending Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour and the Princess of Wales spotted at Houghton Festival in Norfolk.
5. Super blue moon
A rare pair of super moons appeared in August, creating a super blue moon that will not occur again until the 2030s. The Guardian shared a series of breath-taking pictures from around the world of the rare sighting on TikTok.