OGN Thursday

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Today's good news snippets to put a spring in your step.

  • Princess Diana will be honoured as never before on 1 July 2021. That date marks what would have been the late royal’s 60th birthday, and, according to a press release from Kensington Palace, it also marks the day that her sons will unveil a permanent display as a tribute to her life - a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales. It will be installed in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

  • In good news for the planet, Unilever plans to remove oil-based ingredients from all cleaning products. Consumer goods giant aims to develop renewable or recycled alternatives by 2030.

  • Skyscraper of the Future: Architect designs conceptual New York skyscraper to be "self-sufficient garden-city."

  • Amazon receives U.S. regulatory approval to start drone delivery trials. Amazon Prime Air, the company’s special service delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, will soon be dropping in with lightweight parcels.

  • Free Cake in Finland: Following in the footsteps of similar ideas in Venice and Bologna, the Finnish town of Lahti offers rewards for eco-friendly behaviour. Surely, something similar will soon be coming soon to your town or city.

  • Lockdown has been good news for Lego with families around the world spending more time at home. Total sales rose by 14% in the first half of 2020.

  • Maine Gullfriend: We have all heard stories about people developing extraordinarily strong bonds with animals, but a fisherman's powerful friendship with a seagull is, surely, a rarity.

  • BBC U-turn: Rule, Britannia! will be sung at Last Night of the Proms. The broadcaster has announced that a 'select group of BBC Singers' will sing the words to both Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory. The broadcaster previously announced the songs would feature as instrumentals, following controversy over their perceived historical links with colonialism and slavery.

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