Bite-sized good news snippets to brighten up your Tuesday.
To mark International Nurses Day today, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, an online exhibition at London's National Gallery features a handful of works depicting doctors and healers. Among them is Tobias and the Angel (c 1470-75), from Verrocchio’s workshop. nationalgallery.org.uk
Hong Kong: Giant Pandas mate for first time in 10 years after lockdown shuts zoo.
Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy.
USA: In a first for any month, solar, wind, and hydropower generated more electricity than coal on every day in April 2020, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Canada: Toronto is going green and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises to plant more than two billion trees across the country over the next decade.
UK supermarket Morrison's cuts petrol price to under £1 per litre.
Switzerland: ending lockdown a month earlier than expected with schools, libraries, restaurants and gyms all now open again.
Golf, tennis and fishing in England will be allowed to resume on Wednesday.
France and UK: rebel botanists regularly breaking street-chalking laws to write the names of wild plants and flowers growing through cracks in the cement.
The world of opera is to spring back to life in Italy, its spiritual home, with Rome’s Opera House planning to stage an outdoor performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto in July.
UK furlough scheme set to be extended to September, albeit at a reduced rate.