Little is as exciting for a child as a trip to a theme park.
What could be more fun than sitting on a series of terrifying rides that go up slowly then down fast, upside down or even spin you round and round in a fibreglass teacup?
So this is a wonderful day to be a young person in Denmark, as Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest theme park in the world, is back open for business.
Several precautionary measures have been taken to get the park open again, such as limiting the available spots on each attraction and ensuring all slots are booked by a smartphone app.
But the most notable innovation is the use of an army of teddybears to demonstrate how to keep your distance. This lot are about to embark on the ride of their lives:
No idea how they got past the minimum height requirement stick.
We'd like to see "keep a minimum of two teddy bears between you at all times" enacted across Europe. It would certainly improve commuting.
Sadly it looks like the bears were mainly used to prove a point, as they don't appear to be sharing the re-opened ride with humans:
A shame, the fella on his own could have had some company.
Elsewhere, two million British households may actually end up better off as a result of coronavirus, because so many of us are suddenly spending so much less on commuting, restaurants, zoos, helicopter excursions etc.
Paul Nuki has been to Portugal and seen a country emerging with confidence from the crisis, he writes about the lessons we can learn from how they're doing it. It's all pleasingly achievable.
And this is a very fun story about a $1m treasure trove that's been found in the Rocky Mountains. More buried treasure chests, please.
Here’s Dominic with the rest of today’s good news:
A five-year-old boy who uses prosthetics and crutches having lost both of his legs has raised £300,000 for the NHS after being inspired by the efforts of Captain Tom Moore. Tony Hudgell started walking to raise funds for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and initially set out to raise £500.
New proposals put forward by the South Korean government will seek to clean up the country's environmental impact in the wake of coronavirus. The country's 'green new deal' will centre on protecting jobs by exploring the possibilities of new technology, working towards net zero emissions by 2050, and creating urban forests.
Thailand’s mental health administration has overseen the launch of a new app to monitor people’s wellbeing during the pandemic. With lockdown measures likely to end by the start of July, the app will help people make appointments online, check themselves for any respiratory symptoms, and receive existing medications at home.
More than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes across America have received art and craft kits thanks to the fundraising efforts of Chelsea Phaire, who set up a charity with her parents aged 10. The kits include crayons, colouring books, and gel pens, and are keeping young people nationwide busy during the pandemic.
Two restaurants in Nottingham which have cooked more than 17,000 free meals for vulnerable residents during the pandemic have now reopened as takeaways. Petit Paris and Yamas have launched bespoke menus for home delivery, with food coming freshly prepared and chilled for customers, who will also have the option to freeze their meals.
Pubs in England could reopen as soon as June 22 as the Government looks to boost the prospects of the hospitality industry. It comes after the reopening of places of worship including churches was brought forward to June 15, showing the flexibility of measures to determine the ‘new normal’ in the UK.
Belgium expanded its ‘social bubble’ measure on Monday, with close contact with up to 10 people per week now allowed, and the selection of 10 allowed to change on a weekly basis. Group activities now also have a new limit of up to 10 people, as the country seeks to reopen to tourists from abroad as soon as next week.
Sheffield Theatres has partnered with Utopia Theatre - which works to increase awareness of African culture - to offer courses, workshops, and events for artists of African origin. The six month scheme aims to increase visibility, and comes as Sheffield Theatres also plans outdoor productions of Shakespeare classics for later on in the year.
By Dominic Penna
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Nightclubs are back! We were all sitting in chairs on the dancefloor before this all kicked off, right? I struggle to remember it's been so long...
People in the Netherlands can start clubbing again — as long as they stay seated 1.5 meters (approx 5 feet) away from each other pic.twitter.com/BDdAgG3qiY
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Have some Siberian Husky puppies. They're five weeks old:
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