Good News Saturday

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Snippets of news from around the world to get your weekend off to a positive start.


  • Dame Vera Lynn has become the oldest singer (103) to score a UK top 40 album, beating her own record when she became the first centenarian to hit the charts.

  • National Trust: A Glastonbury-style scramble is set for Monday, when the pre-booking reopens for venues open from Thursday.

  • Kerala, India: Health minister, KK Shailaja, hailed as the reason a state of 35 million people has only lost four to the virus.

  • This week’s star-studded “Rise Up New York!” virtual telethon hosted by comedic icon Tina Fey raised more than $115 million for New Yorkers who really need help.

  • The end of king coal: Europe is getting off coal even faster than expected.

  • US: Remote glamping tents in national parks are among the first travel options to reopen.

  • London has just 24 new coronavirus cases per day.

  • Bicycles sales are booming everywhere. Are electric scooters about to be legalised for use on UK roads?

  • Brazil: This week, 11 year old Gui Khury became the first skateboarder to ever land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp. That's 3 x 360 degrees, i.e 3 complete spins.