This week’s selection of unmissable stories from news brands includes historic moments in sports, a campaign against fur and Scotland welcoming a new first minister
1. Action shot
The Guardian counted down 50 iconic photographs from history that reshaped how we have viewed sport over the decades. Famous time stamps include Muhammad Ali’s ‘phantom punch’ against Sonny Liston and the infamous Formula One fireball at the 1994 German Grand Prix.
2. Fight against fur
Pete Wicks may be better known for his role on Towie and social media, but the reality star spoke to Metro this week about using his platform to advocate for animal welfare and stopping the fur trade. The campaign aims to educate others and support the RSPCA FurFreeBritain campaign, which strives to ban fur production and imports in the UK.
3. Hedgehog care
With hot summers becoming more regular as an effect of climate change, the population of hedgehogs is estimated to have halved in less than 20 years. The Independent shared how gardeners can support gardens’ prickly visitors, as well as advising on how to spot sickness in hedgehogs and how to provide shelter and food.
4. Scotland welcomes new first minister
Humza Yousaf won the bid to replace Nicola Sturgeon as leader of the Scottish National Party and Scottish first minister, The Telegraph reported on Monday. Yousaf became the youngest first minister, as well as the first in the role from a minority ethnic background. During his speech he said that there was “no doubt at all that Nicola Sturgeon leaves some very big shoes to fill indeed”.
5. Kane creates history
England football captain Harry Kane made history to become the national team’s all-time top goal scorer, beating Wayne Rooney, Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Charlton. Kane scored his 54th international goal against Italy last week — the Daily Star shared his thoughts after the match on TikTok.