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Good News Snippets

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

Bite-sized chunks of uplifting news for Friday 24 April.

  • Wisteria looks and smells wonderful once again.

  • Heart-warming true story: penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to be reunited with the Brazilian fisherman that saved its life.

  • Last night's Big Night In on the BBC raises millions for good causes, which our munificent Chancellor has kindly matched pound for pound. Thereby, doubling the total.

  • Try one or more of these original ideas or exercising at home.

  • Over 1,000,000 people have contributed to Captain Tom Moore's fund raising effort for NHS charities.

  • UK government says we don't have to wear medical face masks when we go out. Scarves are OK. As are well-made home-made face masks. Time to get creative!

  • Good news for smokers: French researchers are planning to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients and frontline health workers after a study suggested smokers may be much less at risk of contracting the virus.

  • Earth Rise: the story behind the iconic photo taken from Apollo 8.

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