We’re starting 2023 as we mean to go with some of the best new year’s tips and stories from news brands. Turn that pavement into a catwalk with The Telegraph, the Evening Standard helps readers get in shape without breaking the bank (or their back!) and the Guardian spotlights how one person’s recycling is another’s tool to fight erosion…
1. Getting your culture vulture on
January is when many are inspired to try something new, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
The Guardian’s ‘Today in Focus’ podcast dove into all things cultural in 2023, including what new albums to explore, what books to discover and where to go to get your new art fixes.
2. You’re so 2023
The new year calls for some fresh additions to your wardrobe.
The Telegraph explored new and returning trends for 2023, helping with planning seasons and budgeting your money, as well as which catwalk pieces could be incorporated into your everyday look. Classic white shirt with loose jeans or bold prints and spring metallics?
3. Fighting fit for the new year
From rental gym memberships and short fitness classes to hi-tech recovery tools, the Evening Standard gives the lowdown with its 2023 fitness mega-guide. Getting into the new year fitness hype doesn’t always have to be a gruelling everyday workout schedule, as this list of trends from London’s ‘fitterati’ shows.
4. Honoured by the King
Meanwhile, the Express reports on King Charles’ first New Year Honours list. 1,107 people from across society have been recognised, including rockstar Brian May, four of the Euros-winning Lionesses and ccomic Frank Skinner.
5. Thinking outside the sandbox
Known as ‘The Sand Girl’, The Guardian shared 24-year-old Franziska Trautmann’s inspiring story on Instagram. The story highlights the organisation ‘Glass Half Full’, which turns recycled wine bottles into sand.
That sand is used to restore eroding coastlines in the US. So far, the group has diverted more than 3.3 million pounds of glass from landfills, working with scientists to expand the work to other parts of the world experiencing coastal erosion.