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Good News Monday

Round up of uplifting news to get the week off to a positive start.

  • Minneapolis: 9 year old girl and her friends raise $40,000 making bracelets to support black-owned businesses.

  • Canada: Oxford University researchers hailed dexamethasone as the first drug that can improve COVID-19 survival, and the news has been received with excitement by the Canadian medical community.

  • US-Russia nuclear disarmament talks due to begin in Vienna today. The really good news would be if China showed up too.

  • Guernsey: Life is now back to normal on the the island; the first place in the British Isles to be declared coronavirus free.

  • UK: Necessity is the mother of invention and one artist's inspiration proved a lifeline for artists, and created a new economy built on trust and generosity.

  • Good news for Frankie Dettori as he steals the show on the final day of Royal Ascot with a brilliant hat-trick.

  • US: Target stores announce that it will permanently raise its starting wage to $15 per hour. Additionally, the company will give a one-time recognition bonus of $200 to its frontline store and distribution centre hourly workers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Town cures loneliness: In 2013, the Somerset town of Frome began a pioneering project, which boosted community spirit. In the age of Covid it has come into its own, proving that oxytocin, the socialising hormone, has all kinds of health-giving benefits.

  • Colorado: 101-year-old WWII bombardier for the U.S. Army Air Forces, Walter Kloc, travelled 1,500 miles to have the honour of commissioning his grandson as an officer, and received a standing ovation at the ceremony.⁠

  • Beethoven's 5th: Accompanied by an absolutely brilliant line drawing animation. The perfect start to Monday and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

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