The Good News Week (07/08/2019)


If you’re needing a gentle midweek reminder of some of the amazing good things happening in the world, you’ve come to the right place, for this is this week’s installment of The Good News Week. Although today is a good one just by default because my lovely big sister Mairi celebrates her birthday today, so Happy Birthday sis…let’s pause to sing happy birthday to her here:


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 Sky News, and we head up to Scotland for the news that the football team for Fort William have won their latest match against Nairn County, thus breaking a run of goalless bad luck that was one of the worst in football history. More about their victory can be seen here.


A lovely story we came across on ABC News this next one. An organization called JetBlue have launched vending machines offering free books to young people in six of the poorest districts in New York to help boost their literacy skills during the summer holidays. More on this story here.


Finally this week, we head to the valleys with WalesOnline, as thanks to their agreement with a Swiss university, Welsh national parks will be seeing the planting of a trillion trees to help offset CO2 omissions and thus reduce climate change. Find out more about the plans here.

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