Our weekly list of unmissable news brand content includes insight into the latest cabinet comings and goings, controversial campmates and long-awaited return of ‘The Crown’…
1. Cabinet reshuffle
There has been a reshuffle in Cabinet, but who’s in and who’s out? The Times shared insights from the latest news with its TikTok followers, including the fallout from the prime minister’s sacking of former Home Secretary Suella Braverman to a return to government for former prime minister David Cameron in an appointment that shocked the nation.
2. Farage enters the jungle
The Daily Express shared on X the contestant line up for the 21st series of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ 2023. TV soap stars, presenters and a controversial former politician are among the contenders entering the Australian jungle.
Nigel Farage, former UKIP and Brexit Party leader, is following the footsteps of a number of high-profile politicians who have entered the jungle, dividing the options of viewers. As Farage is a controversial political figure, he has opened up about how he expects his campmates to be “frosty” when he enters.
3. A heart-felt speech
An emotional retirement speech from a pilot named Jeff Fell, who served 32 years at American Airlines, has gone viral as he celebrated his final flight to Chicago. Fell gave thanks to his “very important” family, who were on board for his retirement flight, for “coming along with me tonight and celebrating this very memorable time in my life”.
To his wife Julie, the pilot added: “She has been the solid rock in our foundation in our lives and our marriage. Her faith in the Lord, wisdom, strength and love has guided our marriage and family throughout these years. I love you and look forward to the next chapter in our lives.”
“Welcome aboard everybody”, he added, while holding back tears. His speech was received with applause from passengers and cabin crew.
4. Dressing Diana
In honour of the return of the popular Netflix series, ‘The Crown’, costume designer Sidonie Roberts revealed all to the Telegraph about sourcing outfits for the character of Princess Diana, played by Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki. The looks range from a glamorous set of swimsuits and ballgowns to a wardrobe full of tweed and country hues.
Dressing Diana has given Roberts a strong sense of why the Princess still carries so much appeal, even to a generation who was not even born when she died: “Diana still stands as a fashion icon because she inhabits so many versions of herself, which feels empowering.
“There’s a strength to her, yet she’s still really sexy. The older and more confident you get, the more you strip back and pare back. This generation now doesn’t want to be pigeonholed with being the one who wears pretty dresses or the androgynous one, we want to show all facets of ourselves, and she did that so beautifully, which is why it feels so timeless.”
5. Toxic fashion
Do you know what’s in the clothes you put on? Our outfits contain BPA, PFAS and other dangerous substances but there is little education about their cumulative impact, the Guardian reported on its Instagram feed.
Unlike food, makeup or cleaning products, the tags on the clothes we buy don’t reveal a long list of ingredients. But as more and more research and lawsuits are revealing, they can have a surprising number of chemicals in them.
Alden Wicker, fashion investigative journalist and author of ‘To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion is Making Us Sick’, speaks about what hazardous chemicals have been found, what we know about them and what needs to change. Fashion needs to change and include an ingredient list, if consumers really knew what was in their clothes, they might not want to wear them, he argues.