The Good News Week (02/01/2019)

So here comes the first of your brand new series of posts to start 2019 with – this is The Good News Week. Every Wednesday, we bring you our findings from the media in the last week of stories that have made us smile and that we’re bringing to you here on the blog to spread the positivity.

We want this to be a place for you to share any good news you find too, be it local or national. So if you find something positive in the news this coming week that you think we should feature next Wednesday then you can leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #GoodNewsWeek!


Our first good news this week comes from Sky News. Their report reveals findings in a survey by The Wildlife Trust that, thanks to conservation efforts around the UK’s coastline in 2018, that several species of sea creatures and birds previously thought to be rare have made a return. Among them are the crawfish in Cornwall, and the little tern successfully bred and nested in both Cumbria and Essex for the first time in more than a decade. More on this, and other positive findings, at the main story here.


We head over to BBC News next, to a story in Norfolk. A 10 year old boy called George Fawkes, who has a rare form of dwarfism called Floating Harbor Syndrome, has been surprised after losing his cuddly toy kangaroo that he takes to his regular hospital appointments and surgery. An online appeal to find “Kangaroo” has resulted in Bristol Children’s Hospital where he has surgery being inundated with new cuddly friends for him – including a platypus from Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The full heart warming story is here.


And finally, from Sarajevo Times, the news of a group of workers in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Their colleague Sead Hodzic at the company ‘Turija’ is described by their CEO as a ‘golden boy’, who had recently passed his driving test but was struggling to get to work because he didn’t own a car and lives quite a distance from there, and who has a big family to support. You can read more about the amazing present Sead’s colleagues gave him here.

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