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OGN Saturday

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Selection of good news snippets from around the world to get your weekend off to a bright start.

  • Australia: Following in the footsteps of its neighbour, New Zealand, the country's on course to have largely eradicated the coronavirus by July, and has announced the re-introduction of community sports.

  • London: Inspired by Tom Moore, 5 year old schoolboy Tony Hudgell, who had both of his legs amputated, has raised more than £320,000 for Evelina London Children's Hospital that saved his life.

  • The Story of Two Kens: Emotional reunion, 70 years after one Ken saved another from drowning.

  • Scotland: The seabed around Scotland is being opened up to new offshore wind projects that have the potential to provide enough renewable energy to power every house in the country.

  • Got 15 minutes to spare? And fancy a quick tour of the world? The places in this YouTube video may look like they're from a distant planet... but they are not. Here are, arguably, the 15 most most unbelievable places on earth.

  • Tennis: Andy Murray returns to competitive tennis in the Battle of the Brits tournament. The all-British event, hosted by Jamie Murray, takes place behind closed doors at the National Tennis Centre from June 23-28 and runs with two round-robin groups before a knockout semi-final and final. Watch on Amazon Prime or Eurosport.

  • Premier League: Football season kicks off on Wednesday with raft of new rules.

  • Formula One: The season-opening race will be in Austria on July 5 - the first of two races on consecutive weekends at the track, before a Hungarian Grand Prix on July 19 and two races at Silverstone on August 2 and 9.

  • The perfect match: supermarket chain adopts penguins to help UK zoo in a (blindingly obvious) sponsorship deal.

  • Good news for bike stores: Shops can barely keep up with demand as bikes – and even parts – sell out.

  • Clinical trials of a new lung cancer treatment has showed unprecedented results in decreasing the risk of death or recurrence from the disease by 89%. Roy Herbst, chief of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center who was chief investigator of the phase three trial data for Tagrisso (developed by AstraZeneca) claimed it would “change the practice of medicine.”

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