Good News on Good Friday

Updated: Apr 10

Wishing everybody a very happy long weekend.


  • Cornwall's last full-time fishing cove has been saved after locals raised more than £300,000 to stop key buildings being turned into holiday homes. Three outbuildings at picturesque Cadgwith Cove, on the Lizard peninsula on England's furthest western coast, have for centuries been used to stash equipment used at sea and to process fishermen's catches. Developers were poised to turn them into holiday lets and second homes - a move which locals feared would have seen the village's fishing industry collapse.

  • BioNTech said it plans to produce an extra 500m doses of its covid-19 vaccine this year, a 25 percent increase.

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  • The organisers of Glastonbury have announced that Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice and more, will perform at Live at Worthy Farm, a ticketed live-stream event to be broadcast on 22 May. The five-hour film, directed by Grammy-nominated film-maker Paul Dugdale, will be presented as an uninterrupted production, tracing the arc of what festival co-organiser Emily Eavis called “one continuous wild night”. The event will be broadcast in full across four different time zones, with tickets costing £20 and an unlimited capacity. And no mud.

  • Plans for digital vaccine passports have just been given a boost after IATA, the global airline industry body, revealed its version of a digital travel pass would be launched on the Apple platform in mid-April.

  • Good news about chocolate: As it's Easter and there's bound to be plenty of chocolate within relatively easy reach, you might like to assuage some guilt by discovering a handful of convincing health reasons for eating (more) chocolate. In times of stress, happiness, boredom, lockdown, self-isolation, Friday night, any night - many of us turn to chocolate to put a smile on our faces.

  • Rebecca Welch has become the first female referee to be appointed to take charge of an English Football League game. She is set to officiate the League Two game between Harrogate and Port Vale on Easter Monday. Welch told Sky Sports News: "I am still kind of trying to let it sink in at the minute. I still haven't come back down to earth."

  • The rise of underwater cellars: Whilst tech companies have been experimenting with submerging servers under the sea, a far more pallatable version is being trialled by wine makers too.

  • Washington, DC is home to many famous sights, but perhaps the most widely anticipated local event is the annual cherry blossom bloom which greets springtime in the city with gorgeously delicate pink blossoms. Now, you can see the blooms for yourself from anywhere in the world with BloomCam.

  • Farmyard animals getting into a festive groove to the uplifting beat of Happy...