Uplifting Stories To Start Your Week Off Right

Five fabulous stories that'll lift your spirits and start your week off right!

Rankin’s NHS Portraits

To celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the NHS, incredible portrait photographer John Rankin Waddell has captured the images of 12 NHS staff. Those photographed include an ICU consultant, a Covid-19 critical care nurse, a midwife, a psychiatrist, a hospital porter, a Covid-19 ward cleaner, a paramedic, a GP, a pharmacist, a district nurse, a 111 call centre worker, and a chief information officer.

Book sales flying

A whopping 4m books were sold during the first week of trading in open stores since the UK shut it’s doors due to the Coronavirus. Book’s like Reni Eddo-Lodge’s ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ helped book sales jump to over 30% of that from the same week last year.

Happy Pride!

From rainbow makeup to festival throwback’s the weekend was packed full of amazing posts from creators sharing their pride support and memories. One of our favourites came from @dlarosaz on Twitter, who’s mother along with 11 of her friends have spent the last 3 months in lockdown crocheting this incredible pride flag!

Staycations back on

From this weekend onwards hotels, rentals and campsites are re-opening to the public so we can officially start our summer staycations. You might not be able to fly anywhere with guaranteed sun just yet but that’s half the fun of old blighty isn’t it! We can’t wait to see everyone on a new adventure, whether there up in the lake district or down in Cornwall!

Image Image Credit: @GinaInCornwall via Instagram

New Nasa Headquarters Name

Nasa has named their Washington D.C headquarters building after Mary W. Jackson. Mary was the African American female to become an engineer in the 1950s. She was one of the main influence for one of the characters in the movie Hidden Figures – a real must see!