School surprises beloved custodian after losing car in crash When a custodian at a school in Dunwoody, Georgia lost his old beaten-up car in an accident, his colleagues got together with an online car dealership and fixed him up with a new set of wheels. The car had been a ...

New Zealand and American runners help each other after collision Let’s start with the Olympics, and New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin, who collided in the middle of her 5,000 metre semi-final with the USA’s Abbey d’Agostino, four laps from the end. Instead of carrying on, the US runner picked up ...

Chicago police buy and install pool for 6-year-old shooting victim We begin this week with 6 year-old Taccara Morris, who was wounded in a shooting in July near her home in Chicago. She made a full recovery and is now out of hospital, and to encourage her to venture outdoors ...

Paralysed woman defies odds, hikes Appalachian trail And we begin with the story of Stacey Kozal, who was paralysed a year ago in a car accident, and is now currently hiking the Appalachian Trail thanks to the help of computer-powered legs. She started the hike in March and is now ...

Man with bride’s father’s heart walks her down aisle at wedding This story spread very quickly around the web this weekend. It concerns Jeni Stepien from Philadelphia, whose father died 10 years ago but whose heart was donated to Arthur, from New Jersey. Jeni wrote to Arthur and asked if ...

Rare Amur leopards born at Twycross Zoo And we start with Twycross Zoo which isn’t all that far away from me, who are celebrating the news that one of their amur leopards – who represent one of the rarest big cat species in the world – has just given birth ...

Walmart employee gives homeless man shoes from his feet We begin with the story of a supermarket employee in Georgia – the American state rather than the country – who gave his shoes to a homeless man sitting outside. Phil, the employee had once been homeless himself. You can see ...

Unprecedented Alzheimer’s drug slows disease by 80 per cent And we start with news from the New Scientist, about a drug that’s been 30 years in development, but which seems to be having a big effect on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, called LMTX is producing promising results ...

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov breaks world hot air balloon record, lands safety in WA Now, remember the Russian hot-air balloonist from Thursday’s episode? Well, I told you I’d give you an update, and I’m pleased to say he made it, and in record time. Fedor Konyukhov now holds the record ...
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