This week’s selection of unmissable news brands stories from the past seven days includes a eagerly awaited cinematic release, comedy pets and an insight to the effects of climate change…
1. Let’s go, Barbie
After months of build-up across social media platforms, one of the most anticipated films of the decade will finally be released in cinemas. The Barbie Movie features Hollywood stars Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren and Margot Robbie. The Daily Star shared to Twitter details behind the film’s epic budget and a marketing campaign that captured the attention of the world.
2. Behind The Headlines
In a new series from The Independent, ‘Behind The Headlines’, travel editor Helen Coffey took a look at how airlines are greenwashing the skies. She explored the truth behind recent claims around airlines’ carbon emissions by asking how much are airlines misleading the public about their ability to provide low-carbon flights.
3. TikTok take over.
Globally, Spotify is the most popular music streaming platform, followed closely by Apple Music and Amazon Music. Is there space in the market for something new?
Metro reported on the launch of a music streaming platform from TikTok, a social network known for supporting upcoming artists and being a popular tool to share music. The service will allow users to listen, download and share full versions of viral songs alongside TikTok notes where people can share their thoughts on songs through the comments. The service has already received support from major record labels Sony, Warner Music Group and Universal Music.
4. Soaring temperatures
This week, countries around the Mediterranean faced soaring temperatures reaching record highs. In this week’s episode of ‘The i Podcast’, the show investigated how the climate crisis is fuelling major weather events such as the Cerberus heatwave, as well as rising temperatures’ effect on Europe and the wider world.
5. “Say cheese!”
In need of some wholesome fix? Give a round of a-paws to these snaps shared by the Guardian from the shortlisted entries for the 2023 Comedy Pet Photo awards. The competition was created by professional photographers Paul PJ Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam to celebrate not only the positive and vital role that pets have in our lives, but also to encourage engagement around animal welfare.