Good News Friday

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

A quick snapshot of positive news from around the world.


  • New Zealand: Bars reopened last night, but fun is kept at arm's length.

  • Italy: an accountant whose son bought her a raffle ticket as a Christmas present won a Pablo Picasso oil painting valued at €1m in a charity draw on Wednesday.

  • Canada: government buying hotels to house the homeless and also to re-hire workers.

  • Denmark: country approves start of work for €7 billion 18km underwater tunnel to Germany.

  • eBikes: set to boom post-lockdown. We review one of the best to get you from A to B, and back again.

  • Europe: if you missed it last night, don't forget that tonight until Sunday is ideal for watching a spacecraft zoom over your home at 17,000 mph, 200 miles up in the sky. Click link for timings and which direction to look.

  • US: The University of California has announced that it has fully divested from all fossil fuels, making it the nation’s largest educational institution to do so.

  • Companies seeing growth right now have a purpose larger than profitability.

  • Brazil: Rio residents seeking a furry friend to pass the long days in isolation, but unable to visit the dog shelter, now enjoy a delivery service. After an online screening, workers identify and suggest the most suitable pets, before spaying, vaccinating and delivering them to the doorstep.

  • Meanwhile, a pet shop near Windsor Castle, called A Dog's Life, provides community spirit, coffee and a taste of normality for locals.

  • London: virus fading in London as major hospitals report no deaths for 48 hours.