The Good News Week (27/03/2019)

It’s always welcome to have a reminder that there are still good people making good things happen in the world. And we’re bringing you three of those making the headlines this week, as we do every Wednesday, 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!


First to BBC News this week, and it’s many happy returns to a very special girl. Tia Taggart, from Padiham in Lancashire, and who has a rare form of cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma, has just turned 10 this week and thanks to an appeal on Facebook from her dad, she has had a birthday she’ll never forget. Head here to read more about her celebrations – oh, and a very happy birthday from us Tia!


Over in Katy, Texas this week on ABC13 News, the heartwarming story of another young person who’s battled cancer. 8 year old David Lauritzen has set up a charitable organization with the help of his parents called David’s Toy Project Inc, raising money to give toys and games to terminally ill children. Read more about his amazing work here.


And finally, to Las Vegas 3 News, to Liberty High School in Nevada, with the story of their recent high school prom, and how one student gave up his nomination for that year’s Prom King to his autistic classmate. The full story and the moving video of his crowning at the prom can be seen here.

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