435 – Lego Embraces the Rainbow

This week’s ENW podcast, the first for June 2021, reports on a new colour scheme by one of the world’s most popular toy companies to celebrate World Pride Month. Lego, the Danish company famous for making small bricks that can create some fantastical objects, has released a new set of figures decked out in the colours of the rainbow! Why?
Listen to English News Weekly Podcast to find out! (PDF)

434 – The Player Who is Risen

This week’s ENW podcast looks at how a popular sports video game is joining the fight against knife crime amongst young people. FIFA 21 has announced that in the latest edition of the game a new player has been added to on English football team’s team list. So why is this newsworthy or important? Because the new player never got the chance to play professional football. Kiyan Prince was stabbed to death when he was just 15 years old when he tried to stop a fight outside his school. So, what is the story behind his digital reincarnation?
Listen to English News Weekly Podcast to find out! (PDF)