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Good News Sunday

To help you enjoy the rest of your weekend, here's some good news snippets to get you going.

  • Wild white storks hatch in UK for first time in hundreds of years, at Knepp estate in West Sussex as part of breeding project.

  • Spain: not long after her 113th birthday, Maria Branyas found herself confined to a room in her care home in north-eastern Spain, with coronavirus. Now, fully recovered, she is believed to be the world’s oldest survivor.

  • Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, still holds the title of the biggest individual donor to Covid charities with his $1bn gift. It doesn't necessarily take big bucks to make a difference.

  • Austria reopened all cafes and restaurants.

  • Boris Johnson promises no austerity as UK emerges from lockdown and to double down major infrastructure projects.

  • Pop it in your diary: Island Records to host a live streamed auction to aid charities on Thursday 21 May at 6pm UK time.

  • India: annual carbon emissions fall for first time in four decades.

  • New Zealand returned to something resembling normality this week after its prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the country had won the battle against community transmission of Covid-19.

  • Seattle becomes yet another city to make some of its neighborhoods permanently “car-free”.

  • Twitter and BT employees could, if they wished, work from home forever.

  • UK: Two electric cars – the Tesla Model 3 and the Jaguar I-Pace – topped the sales rankings in April.

  • Austin, Texas: Man leaves $1,300 tip for struggling restaurant after it reopens.

  • OGN Daily hits its second milestone. Can you help us reach the next?

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