The Good News Week (20/03/2019)

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With the spring finally arriving, there’s a lot to feel good about this week – and even more so with your regular Wednesday installment of uplifting and positive stories making the headlines in The Good News Week.

If you enjoy the stories we’ve found this week, let us know – remember this is a place for you to share any good news you find too, be it local or national – and from wherever in the world you are!

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!

GOING GREEN WITH BROWN

First on Positive News we head to a beautiful part of the country this week – North Devon – and to the conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (or SAS as they’re more commonly known), who’ve helped conduct the first big mass unwrapping of unnecessary plastic packaging in supermarkets across the UK – bringing in more recyclable alternatives as a result. Read more about their incredible work here.

WHEN IRISH SOIL IS SMILING

We hop across the Irish sea next via MSN News, to Gerry Quinn, a microbiologist from County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland, who has discovered natural antibiotics in the soil on site at a 1500 year old church on the Emerald isle that could prove revolutionary for new medicine and curing ‘superbugs’. His incredible findings can be read about here.

A MARATHON MAN’S BEST FRIENDS

Lastly this week on BBC News, we meet Thomas Panek, a blind runner from New York who has completed 20 marathons in his lifetime, and this week made history when he became the first man to complete the city’s half marathon with a team of three guide dogs. Find out all about the amazing programme that made this feat possible here.

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