TGI Friday

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

TGI or OGN Friday - it's good to have a bit of both with today's good news snippets.

  • Earthshot prize: Prince William launches £50m drive to repair planet. Five £1m prizes will be awarded each year for next 10 years to support environmental solutions.

  • British and EU negotiators have moved closer to enshrining the Paris Agreement on climate change in the new Brexit free trade deal, in latest sign of progress in Brexit negotiations.

  • Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced to mainland Australia, more than 3,000 years after they died out there.

  • They're fun to oggle at but can be annoyingly loud. Supercar drivers are threatened with fines after London's first 'noise' cameras installed in Knightsbridge. In good news for peace and quiet, they monitor sound levels and when a 74 decibel noise threshold is exceeded record the volume and film the offending vehicle.

  • World's Coolest Neighbourhood: Good news for the Catalan capital at top spot, but was your locale in the Top 10?

  • British Airways' last gas-guzzling, emission spewing Boeing 747 jets fly into retirement.

  • Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Toyota's new flying car! The all-electric SkyDrive has been successfully in Japan and production is planned for 2023.

  • World Trade Organisation guaranteed to appoint first female boss as shortlist narrows to two. With UK’s Liam Fox eliminated the contest is now between Yoo Myung-hee and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

  • Vienna: Grans serve up old school hospitality. Another fabulous idea to give 'omas' (grannies) extra income and an antidote to isolation.

  • After CNN aired a story about a homeless woman, her family recognized her on TV, so they came and took her home. A friend said: "She's sleeping in a bed, eating at a table, living the life that everyone deserves to live. She's got 'miracle' written all over her."⁠

  • World Animal Day just passed, and to celebrate we’re sharing the good news that two elephants who spent decades having to perform in miserable zoo conditions in Phuket, Thailand have finally found a new home together. Thanks to the Save Elephant Foundation, Tang Mo and San Mueang are now able to spend the rest of their lives together, in comfort, roaming the beautiful 250 acre Elephant Nature Park reserve in the northern jungles of Chiang Mai.