Good News Wednesday

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

As lockdown eases almost everywhere, a cautious sense of optimism is returning.

  • Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell (pictured), the Archbishop of York designate, confirmed that some vicars will stream services from their churches as soon as this week.

  • Own a business? Worried about your brand? Count yourself lucky that you haven't recently spent $20 billion buying Corona.

  • Zero new cases: Hong Kong, Montana, New Zealand and Hawaii report no new cases of you know what.

  • Bike sales have soared during lockdown and are set to rise further. Everywhere. That's good for our health and the planet. But bikes are now the new loo rolls!

  • Chancellor extends the UK furlough scheme to October.

  • While some shoppers spent on stockpiling food initially, many are now hunting for things to make, do, and drink indoors. What are you up to?

  • Ryanair plans 1,000 flights per day in July - but no queuing for the loo.

  • Cost of petrol finally catches up with cost of oil as supermarkets go below £1 per litre.

  • Need a facemask in a hurry? No sewing. No elastic. Try this incredibly quick, easy solution using a sock and a small square of cotton from an old handkerchief or knackered pillow case.

  • Choir in Vancouver updates Billy Joel's For the Longest Time for the lockdown era.