July 09, 2020

This week’s news was dominated by #SuperSaturday – quite the change from our weekly Zoom pub quizzes and pyjama nights in.


Although our daily lives may be starting to very slowly edge back to (some sort of) normality, we are still proud to bring you our weekly round-up of good news stories that we have enjoyed over the past week.


Eight new bars and restaurants opening in London this month


Pre-pandemic, a new restaurant or bar opening in London was exciting, but something we considered a standard part of city life. However, with life on hold, we are all itching to try out a new dish or cocktail that isn’t in our own homes. It’s great to see new restaurants launching again and we can’t wait to get out there for our first delicious meal.


Supermarket Security Guard is Going Viral for Holding an Umbrella Over Dog Standing in the Rain

A very simple pleasure… but we thoroughly enjoyed how a twitter post about a Morrisons security man keeping a golden retriever dry with his umbrella went viral. The tweet mentioned that he said ‘well you never know how dogs feel about the rain’ – this definitely put a smile on our faces 😊


Rainbow of knitted flowers to mark NHS birthday


To pay tribute to the 72nd birthday of the NHS, two sisters created a rainbow made from more than 1,300 knitted and crocheted flowers. The artwork is in the hall next to the St Mary's Church in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, and has even been blessed by the vicar. Now that is quite the birthday present.


Eat Out to Help Out: Rishi Sunak announces 50% discount on dining out


Despite ‘Super Saturday’, the hospitality industry has been pledging for the government to do more to support these businesses come back to life. On Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, which will see households be given vouchers to use when dining out. Running through August, the vouchers will give households a 50 per cent reduction, up to £10 per head, on sit down meals and non-alcoholic drinks. The vouchers will be able to be used on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – now where to book first?