Good News: This week’s happy stories from Tyson Fury’s trash-talking bins to frogs living in luxury
It’s been a busy week in news; WhatsApp messages have been leaked, teachers were on strike, and Ulez continues to spark debate.
But despite the chaos, there’s always time for some good news, so here’s a weekly round up of the cherriest stories from the last seven days!
Tyson Fury’s trash-talking bins
Don’t you just hate it when you get someone’s old gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe after they’ve selfishly left it lying out on the street? Well, you can rest easy tonight – Tyson Fury has launched a line of bins in the shape of his own head to tackle the epidemic of gum litter.
The heavyweight champion is saving the streets of his hometown one chewy treat at a time in the hopes of encouraging better bin habits.
Fury’s dulcet tones can be heard ringing through the streets of Morcombe, spouting catchphrases such as “Get that in the bin or I’ll give you something to chew over”, “Things are gonna get sticky for you, if you don’t bin that gum” and “Don’t be a Dosser. Put your gum in the bin”. A perfect accompaniment to a leisurely morning stroll.
Frodrick the frog
You know how the saying goes: behind every great frog is a great man 3D printing its living quarters.
The internet’s latest obsession is the illustrious Frodrick the Frog, whose latest adventures involve a patio, a slide, water features, and a pregnant possum named Queen Julia.
Frodrick’s adventures went down a storm on TikTok, with ‘The Full Frod Story’ managing to gain nearly 8 million likes and 40 million views.
Read all about Frodrick’s adventures here
The Northern Lights
For some lucky folk in the south of England, the northern lights could be seen for two nights in a row this week, and were visible as far south as Cambridgeshire.
UK Weather: Aurora Borealis: Stunning Northern Lights
An easy jet pilot even made a 360-degree turn to allow the airplane’s passengers to watch the “amazing display” of the aurora borealis.
While residents of big cities, including London, weren’t able to get a decent view of the lights thanks to light pollution, other parts of the country were able to bask in the incredible specticle.
A ‘ghost town’ no more
To many people’s surprise, the once deemed “ghost town” of London’s West End has made a comeback, going over and above its pre-pandemic levels of success.
Data from the New West End Company (NWEC ) revealed just how strongly the West End has bounced back, showing how an influx of foreign visitors has fuelled its recovery.
NWEC chief executive Dee Corsi said: “The West End has once again shown its resilience as it continues to recover strongly from the pandemic”.