Good things that have happened in 2018

How many times this year have you turned on the news, or scrolled through Facebook, and thought: ‘the world is in a shambles’?

Believe it or not, it’s not all bad news. Some good things did happen in 2018.

We hope that reminiscing on the light this past year will not only help you overlook the dark, but also inspire a brighter 2019.


  1. Harry Redknapp

The man, the myth, the legend. And the King of the Jungle. We fell in love with Harry (and Sandra) on this year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.


  1. 2018 FIFA World Cup

The international tournament took place in Russia between June-July this year. Best of all, England had their first semi-final appearance in 28 years!


  1. An enzyme that breaks down plastic

Scientists have (accidentally) created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles. This could be a solution for the global plastic pollution crisis.

The enzyme breaks down plastic in a matter of days – researchers hope that it will lead to plastic bottles being 100% recycled.


  1. Idris Elba is the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Idris Elba – the star of Luther – has been named the sexiest man alive by People magazine.


  1. Fantastic films

Have you watched Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again, A Star Is Born and Black Panther? There have been some utterly remarkable films this year.

Vote for your favourite in the poll below:



  1. The population of wild tigers in Nepal has nearly doubled

Thanks to conservationists and increased funding for protected areas, the population of wild tigers is growing.


  1. France revealed a sharp fall in daily smokers

There is one million fewer smokers since last year in France, and cigarette use among Americans has dropped to its lowest level.


2018 has definitely been a year to remember. Here’s to 2019!

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