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NO DOOM NO GLOOM: A wrap of some good news from around the globe

With much of the news at the moment focusing on the gloomier side of the spectrum, we here at Newcastle Live thought it was high time that stories from the sunnier side of the street should be getting more of a look in.

Well, in that spirit, here are but four things that happened in our world this week that put smiles on our faces!

Newy man strikes it rich

A Newcastle man is $1 million richer after taking out Monday night’s divisison one Lotto draw.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous for obvious reasons bought the winning ticket at Nextra Glendale and said he planned to use some of his winnings to take a bucket-list trip to Europe when “the time is right.”

“And I will buy myself a new car. Gosh, I can’t even think about what I will do with the rest of it right now. It’s just so much to comprehend,” the man said.

“It will certainly set me up for the rest of my life, there’s no doubt about that.”

Bill Murray in nacho eating challenge with Guy Fieri

Comic legend Bill Murray will be doing his bit to help out American restaurant workers…by plunging his face into a massive plate of nachos.

The Ghostbusters star will be taking on American celebrity chef in The Nacho Average Showdown – an eating competition aimed at raising money for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund which hands out $500 grants to US restaurant workers affected by the pandemic.

Bill will be joined by son Homer for the challenge while Guy will also have his son, Hunter, as wingman. Oh, and the whole thing will be judged by Terry Crews and Shaquille O’Neal.

The challenge kicks off on Friday 15 May at 5pm EST (or Saturday 16 May at 7am in our time.) Check it out on the Food Network Facebook page.

11-year-old skateboarder pulls off world’s first vert ramp 1080-degree spin

It’s a feat that pro skaters have been trying to achieve ever since Tony Hawk busted out a 900-degree spin on a vert ramp back in 1999.

But 11-year-old Brazilian skater Gui Khury this week became the first person on earth to land a massive 1080 (that’s three full spins for those playing at home) using only a vert ramp.

The four-wheeled wunderkind took to Instagram to share a video of his feat with the world and you can check it out here.

“1080!!! I have no words to explain what just happened,” Gui captioned the video.

Brit WWII vet receives MASSIVE honour after raising £33 million for NHS

Captain Tom Moore, the British WWII vet who raised more than £33 million for the National Health Service (NHS) has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

The 100-year-old was presented with the honour via a YouTube ceremony this week after he raised the staggering amount by simply walking around his back garden.

Captain Moore, who was raised in Yorkshire, northern England, swore an oath to be “good and true to our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second” and to keep “the Queen’s Peace,” before enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne.

Written by Newcastle Live

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