Good news for toads as people help them cross the road safely

You were always toad you it was good to be kind. Now selfless volunteers are putting…

Good news for Thomas the Cockapoo who is one step closer to a pain-free future

By Animal Correspondent, Jill Dando News Thomas the lame cockapoo, who captured the hearts of dog…

Good news for the homeless as new centre opens

By Jill Dando News It’s good news as a new homeless centre has opened in an…

Good news for the humble hedgehog as sightings on the rise after years of decline

By Animal Correspondent, Jill Dando News They have been rapidly in decline but now it seems…

Good news for endangered lemurs as they enjoy a joint birthday party at brilliant zoo

By Jill Dando News Edinburgh Zoo’s endangered ring-tailed lemur troop celebrated their birthdays with a special…

Smiling is key to happiness, new study shows

By Happiness Correspondent Smiling for just a split second makes people more likely to see happiness…

Pedalling for a Purpose: students do virtual cycling challenging to support social fund (By Grace, 14)

By Grace, 14, Jill Dando News Correspondent Students and staff at the The King Alfred School…

Former PCSA student Stephanie Brooks sets personal best in televised Indoor Athletics 200 metres event

By Jill Dando News Former Priory Community School student Stephanie Brooks is flourishing in her athletics…

This inspirational charity supports children and young adults with cerebral palsy

Nominate your hero now for wow young people awards

By Jill Dando News Bristol’s biggest annual awards celebrating outstanding local young people calls for nominations.…

Best ever year for Bristol based FM business

By Jill Dando News A family business has recorded its best year of trading since the…

Two students raise over £1,000 at successful fundraising concert

By Jill Dando News Two local Guides have raised over £1,000 during a Burnham-On-Sea fundraising concert…

Good news as miracle boy, 10, with celebral palsy returns home after Arctic fundraising trek

By Jill Dando News A boy who doctors thought might never walk is home after trekking…

Good news as Prince William unveils plans to build homes for the homeless

By Jill Dando News The Prince of Wales has announced plans to build 24 homes to…

Meet Emily, 14, the first to complete 50 parkruns

By Jill Dando News Emily, Year 10, at Worle Community School Academy, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is the…

The Grand Pier offers support to couples affected by Oakhouse Hotel closure

By Jill Dando News Correspondent

Miracle as fizzy pop op heals Joey the donkey

By Jill Dando News A donkey has bounced back to health after a potentially fatal condition…

Best-selling author and one of world’s leading poets hails brilliant students (By Isabella, 11, and Evie, 12)

By Isabella (11) and Evie (12), Jill Dando News @ Priory Top author and one of…

M&S pioneers new mental health training to help colleagues support young people (By Samara)

By Samara, Mental Health Correspondent, Jill Dando News During Children’s Mental Health Week this week M&S…

Meet the ‘cutting edge’ theatre inspiring and training hundreds 

By Ellise, Jill Dando News, Disabilities Correspondent Cutting Edge Theatre is one of Scotland’s leading small…

Good news for scientists investigating if Mars has life… (By Jaiden, 12)

By Jaiden, 12, Jill Dando News Correspondent It’s good news as scientists has found that the…

Radio presenter Dave Englefield Interviewed by Jill Dando journalists 

By Zoe, 15, and Emily, 14, Jill Dando News Sedgemoor FM’s radio presenter, Dave Englefield, based…

It’s good news as one of World’s best Piers registers its Defibrillator with emergency services (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver Masley, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent It’s confirmed – the Grand Pier’s defibrillator has…

It must be lambs, lambs, lambs! Suggs from Madness helps name lamb triplets live on BBC Radio 2 

By Jill Dando News Welcome to the house of lambs! Or, more accurately, the farm barn…

Prime Minister’s award after artist raises huge sums for ‘Samaritans’

By Jill Dando News An artist has received an award from the Prime Minister after she…

‘Would you like a jelly baby?’ Doctor Who Fans Celebrate Tom Baker’s 90th Birthday (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent Born on 20th January 1934, Tom Baker is a…

Want to be less anxious and happier? Try this TV doctor’s five steps

By Happiness Correspondent Everyone knows you can’t be happy if you’re constantly anxious or worrying –…

Good news as celebrities and influencers demand early mental health support for young people

It’s good news as the pressure is mounting for urgent change in getting mental health support…

Don’t worry, instead feed birds during National Bird Feeding Month

By Happiness Correspondent, Jill Dando News Birds are one of the best examples of how not…

Don’t be prickly! Celebrate the humble hedgehog this National Hedgehog Day

By Jill Dando News The humble hedgehog is one of the most fascinating creatures on the…

Good news as zebra crossing to be installed after 10 years’ campaigning

By Jill Dando News AFTER around 10 years of campaigning, a zebra crossing is due to…

Charity launches exhibition displaying artist talents of people who have been homeless

By Jill Dando News Homelessness charity Crisis has launched a new exhibition showcasing the artistic talents…

Good news as one of world’s smallest penguins rescued on runway

By Jill Dando News A pint-sized penguin has been rescued after it was spotted on a…

Good News for eco and community as solar farm approved (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent It’s eco good news with the approval of a…

Hospice good news as they launch new Vinted store to support their inspirational charity 

By Jill Dando News Vinted has become a massive ‘go to’ online shop used by millions.…

Massive musical fundraiser for £20,000 cafe project in Evie’s memory this Friday

By Jill Dando News A massive fundraiser will take place this Friday 2nd Feb, as family and friends of…

Spring has sprung at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

By Jill Dando News In a joyful early celebration of spring, the popular North Somerset zoo,…

Watch miracle American Husky King the dog in world’s cutest arrest

By Jill Dando News As stories go, this doggy one takes the biscuit. King the dog…

Hero Jake, 13, praised for courage and compassion (By Grace, 13)

By Grace, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent Jake, 13, was one of a raft of young…

Jill Dando News’ disability correspondent opens prestigious conference

Find out why happy dogs wag their tails….

By Animal Correspondent, Jill Dando News Dogs wag their tails when happy but the good news…

Good news as elephant calf separated from herd in India is reunited with mother

By Animal Correspondent, Jill Dando News – FULL STORY SEE: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/03/elephant-calf-separated-from-herd-in-india-is-reunited-with-mother A baby elephant who was…

An old derelict building in Bristol is planned to become a local venue (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar Evans, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent (one of our our team out of Jill’s…

Young social action squad visits fantastic Dementia Day Centre (By Evie, 12)

By Evie, 12, Jill Dando News Correspondent Priory Community School Academy’s adventurous social action squad set…

The good news of Workers’ Resilience (By Grace, 11)

By Grace, 11, Jill Dando News Correspondent After many years, the scandal behind what could be…

Brilliant footballers at Somerset school win 4-0 to make it into the last 32 of the prestigious National Cup out of over 600 teams

By Jill Dando News The Year 11 team at Worle Community School Academy, Weston Super-Mare, Somerset…

Schools inspirational young artists praised 

By Jill Dando News The work of talented young Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge photographers and artists has…

Students become birdwatchers to support RSPB (By Mia, 15)

By Mia, 15, Jill Dando News Correspondent @ PCSA Do you know your Woodpecker from your…

Successful businesswoman pursues her childhood dream of being a makeup extraordinaire! (By Evie, 12)

By Evie, 12, Jill Dando News at WCSA The successful makeup and skincare professional, Coco Danczuk, achieved…

Good news for donkeys with inspirational methods at brilliant sanctuary  

By Jill Dando News It is good news for donkeys at a superb sanctuary. The Donkey…

St Anne’s Church Academy praised in latest report

By Jill Dando News Students, staff and the whole community of St Anne’s Church Academy in…

Three 2024 tips to stop worrying and be happy

By Happiness Correspondent The popular ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ tune is simple but carries a huge…

Pupils trained by Nigel Dando as they flock to become Jill Dando Journalists 

By Jill Dando News Dozens of amazing pupils aged 9,10 and 11 have started finding positive…

New Year cheer as 30 new Jill Dando Journalists begin writing good news stories after visit by Nigel Dando 

By Jill Dando News Some 30 new Jill Dando Journalists have started writing real-life positive good…

Man in wheelchair plays harmonica with Chris Martin at Coldplay concert (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar, 13, Music Correspondent, Jill Dando News @ WCSA Rob O’Byrne was stunned after Coldplay…

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Gears Up For Biggest Christmas Tree-Cycling Yet

By Jill Dando News Noah’s ark are pleased to confirm that their popular Christmas tree recycling…

Budding sixth form journalists from Jill Dando News unveil magazine

By Jill Dando News Students from The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form Centre launched their…

Big hearted students unite to fill hearts and foodbanks at Christmas (By Zoe, 15)

By Zoe, 15, Jill Dando News Correspondent As Christmas approaches, we are filled with warmth and…

Christmas Dogs dress up as reindeer and nativity characters!

By Jill Dando News Christmas dog lovers are dressing up their dogs as reindeers and nativity…

The Elf On The Shelf Returns 5MS Addition (By Kaie and Ava, aged 9)

By Kaie and Ava, age 9, Jill Dando News You all probably know the Christmas character…

Christmas Miracle in our town! (By Lance, aged 9)

By Lance, aged 9, Jill Dando News Year 1 students have done a nativity to celebrate…

Fun as care home residents reveal secret to cooking Christmas lunch like your gran!

By Jill Dando News When you’re 86 you’re well qualified to give tips on a perfect…

Good news from The Salvation Army to beat homelessness (By Grace, 11)

By Grace, 11 , Jill Dando News Correspondent The Salvation Army is constructing NAPpads (Night-time Accommodation…

Plans for Weston’s Birnbeck pier to be restored after being bought by the council! (By Ella, 12)

By Ella Fowler, Jill Dando News Correspondent @ Worle North Somerset council recently purchased Birnbeck pier…

Kind students raise hundreds of pounds for children in need (By Faith, 9)

By Faith, aged 9, Jill Dando News Correspondent Big hearted kind pupils have been generously raising…

Let’s stop all bullies say UK children (By Finley, 9)

By Finley, aged 9, Jill Dando News Correspondent Children across the UK took part in Anti-Bullying…

Latest student Christmas story book beats Dickens to #1 spot on Amazon! (By Amy, 14)

By Amy, 14, Jill Dando News  A latest student Christmas story book has been Charles Dickens to #1 spot…

Marvellous Maisie-Jayne and Ellie, both 12, win Christmas Hero awards for helping mum

By Jill Dando News reporters Marvellous Maisie-Jayne and Ellie, both 12, win Christmas Hero awards for…

The top 4 secrets to a happier longer life

By Happiness Correspondent, Jill Dando News The longest study on happiness has been completed by Harvard…

School’s biggest Christmas Foodbank collection yet! (By Evie, 12)

By Evie, 12, Jill Dando News Correspondent “The foodbank was there when we really needed it,…

Amazing sixth form students turn recycled materials into crafts and jewellery

By Jill Dando News A new Young Enterprise Group from The King Alfred School Academy in…

Candlelight Christmas Carol Service alongside Sidmouth donkeys

Support Weston Hospicecare, this Christmas

By Jill Dando News Weston Hospicecare – massively helped by Jill Dando before her death –…

Local author’s first thriller novels are released! (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver Masley, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent A local author of the thriller genre, Bill…

Rugby players thrive in top British leagues after leaving schools and Hornets Rugby Club in Weston-super-Mare (By Rosie, 10)

By Rosie Hedges, 10, Jill Dando News Correspondent 2023 is the year when the top rugby…

Incredible Oscar, 11, gives 250 Christmas gifts for vulnerable children

By Jill Dando News A kind-hearted schoolboy has donated 250 gifts to The Salvation Army’s Present…

Harness the power of giving – with £5 from all harness sales going to homelessness charity

By Jill Dando News Many of us were shocked by recent negative descriptions of homelessness as…

Good news for scouts with their Yearly Scouts’ JOTA JOTI! (By Rupert, 11, and Seth, 11)

Best-selling author speaks to Jill Dando News about his latest book ‘Cerebral Palsy and Me’

By Ellise Hollie Hayward, 21, Disabilities Correspondent, Jill Dando News (Ellise Hollie Hayward is the Disabilities…

Good news for Dua Lipa fans as she releases huge hit across the globe (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar Evans, Music Correspondent, Jill Dando News It’s good news for fans of the English…

Great persistence and 60 times lucky for Learner driver!

By Jill Dando News It was 60 times lucky for a learner driver who failed their theory test 59 times…

Good news for charity as brilliant Pines for Pounds project returns

By Jill Dando News Charity Correspondent Weston Hospicecare’s Pines for Pounds charity Christmas tree collection will…

Hugh Grant’s Christmas good news for Britain’s kindest plumber

By Jill Dando News Correspondent Hollywood actor Hugh Grant and wife Anna have donated £20,000 Christmas…

Good news as COP28 pushed forward on climate plans (By Sam, 13 and Jaiden, 12)

BY Sam,13, and Jaiden, 12, Jill Dando News Correspondents  It’s good news for people passionate to…

It’s good news for cash-strapped Brits as affordable wonky Christmas Trees for sale at incredible zoo

By Jill Dando News Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is helping people with their finances by stocking…

Sixth Form tops the Oxbridge and Russell Group charts

By Jill Dando News A brilliant school-based Sixth Form is topping the charts of Somerset schools…

Good news for rhinos as Indonesia ramps up conservations efforts (By Francesca, 19)

By Francesca Boswell, 19, Jill Dando News Correspondent This is really good news for the Sumatran…

The good news of Sam the Quarry Fox (By Filip, 9)

By Filip, 9, Jill Dando News Correspondent, Ashcombe Primary School  Weston café owner, David, published a…

Good news as venue where Banksy made Dismaland world famous to have a huge renovation for 2024! (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar, 13, Music Correspondent, JIll Dando News @ WCSA It’s good news as the venue…

Amazing students awarded at glitzy award ceremony (By Evie, 12)

By Evie, age 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Students from Priory Community School Academy weston-super-Mare,…

Want to be happier? Be a giver not a taker says professor in new book

By Happiness Correspondent Adam Grant, an organisational psychologist, University of Pennsylvania professor, podcaster, and the bestselling…

Thriving 11-18 school expands successful Preloved store (By Zoe, 15, and Grace 14)

Story and photos by Zoe 15 and Grace 14, Jill Dando News @ TKASA The King…

Friends and family of “outstanding, kind, happy, polite and perfect” Evie, 16, launch inspirational cafe project in her memory

By Jill Dando News Friends and family of an “outstanding, kind, happy, polite and perfect” student…

Students, staff, and parents spread festive cheer at Christmas light switch on

By Zoe 15, Jill Dando News @ TKASA Students, staff, and parents have shared festive cheer…

The wonderful Little Learners learn tips from firefighters (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent @ WCSA Brilliant Little Learners learn tips from Avon…

We need a hero! Schools are searching for their kindest and bravest students (By Amy, 14)

By Amy, 14, Jill Dando News Correspondent @ PCSA Schools are looking for heroes – help…

Brilliant big-hearted singing, dancing actress Addison, 10, helps raise £500 for charity (by Lelia, 9)

By Lelia, aged 9, and team of Jill Dando News reporters (live at the scene) (Photo…

Hello Hercules! Endangered deer fawn seen for the first time

By Animal Correspondent A rare Philippine spotted deer fawn has been born at Chester Zoo, providing a boost…

Would you like a New Year morale boost for your employees, bringing positivity, productivity and profits to your business?

With January statistically the most miserable month of the year, journalist and speaker Shane Dean has…

Diverse gathering from across the multiverse takes place – in a former lido (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent Over the weekend, the Stars of Time comic con…

Meet Jeff, The Miracle Cat (by Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent

The good news of laughter – start today!

By Happiness Correspondent If there is one thing you can do today to make you happier…

It’s official – happiness boosts productivity 

By Health Corresoondent There is now proof that caring about the wellbeing and happiness of your…

Emma trains up students to be brilliant public speakers – just like Jill Dando (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent Emma Britton, a former BBC Radio Bristol presenter and…

70 students write Sister Act reviews (by Zoe, 13)

It’s true – Brits are world’s biggest baked bean eaters!

By Food Correspondent, Jill Dando News It’s official – Brits are the world’s biggest baked bean…

Good news as cafes, bakery and help support adults with learning difficulties and poor mental health (By Ellise, 21)

Big hearted students get creative for people living with Dementia (By Grace, 11)

By Grace, 11, Jill Dando News Correspondent Every term, big hearted students volunteer to spend their…

TV’s Helen Skelton tells Foodbank Volunteers: You’re all Awesome

Funny kangaroo pic scoops wildlife 2023 top prize

By Jill Dando News A kangaroo pic has won a top comedy award. The funniest and…

A primary school where pupils ‘enjoy their fun learning’ has been given a ‘good’ rating in all areas by Ofsted

By Jill Dando News An Ofsted school inspection report rated West Huntspill Primary Academy near Highbridge…

Ellise, 21, our Jill Dando News Disabilities Correspondent, on journey across UK to motivate thousands of students and staff

By JIll Dando News  The inspirational Ellise, 21, Disabilities Correspondent for Jill Dando News and the…

Student smash maths challenge

By Grace, 13, Jill Dando News Some 15 students from The King Alfred School an Academy’s Sixth Form…

How to get through tough times, by Chief Scout, Bear Grylls OBE

By Scouts Correspondent, Jill Dando News When life starts to feel trickier than usual, Chief Scout,…

Top world footballer inspiring on and off the pitch (By Josh, 17)

By Josh Keyes, 17, Jill Dando News Top world footballer Raheem Sterling is inspiring on and…

Scores of inspirational students were awarded in an Oscar style celebration 

By Jill Dando News Students at Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset received a variety of…

Roman is the first to 200 in positive reward scheme (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent Year seven student Roman has reached 200 positives in…

UK charity putting fun and inclusion back into lives of people with disabilities

By Ellise Hollie Hayward, 21, Disabilities Correspondent, Jill Dando News (Ellise Hollie Hayward is the Disabilities…

Wonder dog Daisy saves distressed car who fell down a mineshaft (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News  A Cornish canine, Daisy led her owner, Michele Rose, to…

(Watch video) Elvis impersonator Emilio, 20, makes Simon Cowell’s jaw drop on America’s Got Talent!

By Oscar, 13, Music Correspondent, Jill Dando News Emilio, 20, who went to the same school…

UK’s kindest man does random acts of kindness for over 1000 consecutive days

By Jill Dando News A Good Samaritan who has surprised strangers with random acts of kindness…

Venison steak and strawberry mile feullie dish of the day as Poppy stars in prestigious young chef competition

By Jill Dando News Poppy Mackay won the first round of the Rotary Young Chef competition…

Students visit one of the world’s best universities 

Story and photos by Zoe, Jill Dando News A small group of students from The King…

Fantastic students host Royal British Legion dignitaries for Remembrance Day

By Zoe, Jill Dando News @ TKASA Fantastic students hosted Royal British Legion dignitaries for Remembrance…

Students make poppies to remember those who died for their freedom

By Jaiden, 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Students have created poppies for the remembrance of…

Fuelled by the farm! Waitrose is the first retailer to power its tractors by cow manure

By Jill Dando News Waitrose is the first UK retailer to use renewable natural gas to power…

Homeless cat stuns carers after finding it has two noses!

By Jill Dando News A lovely homeless cat stunned its carers after they discovered it had…

Hovis ‘boy on his bike’ returns to iconic hill after 50 years

By Jill Dando News The original Hovis “boy on the bike” has returned to the scene…

Lewis, 17, who began at Jill Dando News aged 11, invited to perform at the Royal Albert Hall (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar, 13, Music Correspondent, Jill Dando News A former Jill Dando Student, Lewis, 17, has…

Good news for charity as John Lewis Christmas advert launched

By Jill Dando News John Lewis ad for 2023 celebrates classic and changing Christmas traditions and…

Students impress MP with outstanding art bound for House of Commons

By Jill Dando News Children have been showcasing their artistic talents as part of a scheme…

The miracle technology of how I and others communicate without having a voice

By Ellise Hollie Hayward, 21, Disabilities Correspondent, Jill Dando News  Can you imagine not having a…

Good news for The Beatles fans as their last song “Now And Then” is finally released! (By Oscar, 13)

By Oscar, 13, Music Correspondent, Jill Dando News @ WCSA It’s really good news if you…

Fantastic floats dazzled crowds at Carnival (by Zoe, Grace and Bella)

By Zoe, Grace and Bella, Jill Dando News @ TKASA Burnham-on-Sea’s carnival in Somerset, UK took…

Zach, 10, meets hero footballer and writes first story for his school’s new Jill Dando News club

By Jill Dando News Zach, 10, of Ashcombe Primary School got to meet his star footballing…

Super Samara, 19, reaches grand finals of prestigious UK National Miss Pageant 

By Jill Dando News Samara Siviter, 19, Mental Health Correspondent for the UK newspaper the Good…

Jill Dando News UK helps to create a library in Malawi

By Oliver, 13, and reporters, Jill Dando News @ WCSA and PCSA Jill Dando News is…

Middle East growing in popularity for Brits moving abroad

By World Correspondent Middle Eastern countries are rising rapidly up the table of desirable destinations for…

Proud pupils at Pawlett Primary 

By Jill Dando News Pupils and staff are proud of their school at Pawlett Primary School…

Could the UK soon have good news for all animals with low noise fireworks? Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm hopes so

By Jill Dando News Could an expanding low noise fireworks campaign soon be good news for…

Good news as industry leading air tightness launched

By Business Editor The Roofing and Cladding division of ISD Solutions has created what it believes…

“It’s all about the people” – even more good times ahead as staff praised on firm’s 25th birthday

By Business Editor The founder of one of the South West’s leading service specialists for affordable…

Good news for young people as 10 year celebration sparks appointment to satisfy surge in demand for domestic electric courses

By Business Editor An independent provider of trades courses in Bristol has marked 10 years in…

Inspirational Izzy, 11, completes epic 20-mile walk for charity

By Ellise Hollie Hayward, 21, Disabilities Correspondent, Jill Dando News  Young philanthropist Izzy Rutter, an 11-year-old…

Town mayor hails big hearted residents’ raising £170 for charity

By Charity Corespondent, Jill Dando News The FUCHSIA Cancer Support Group held a coffee morning at…

Good news for Bluebell, Bottlebrush and other endangered koalas in new partnership

By Animal Correspondent, Jill Dando News It’s good news for endangered Koala’s with a brilliant new…

Tank the Lab Cross raises charity cash despite battling terminal illness

By Dogs Correspondent, Jill Dando News A brave dog, who was set to take part in…

Good news for families as M&S Food donates one million fresh and healthy meals in new partnership with FareShare

By Jill Dando News It’s good news for UK families today as Marks & Spencer has…

“I’m not the King!” Funny moment as Mayor of Jill Dando’s home town is interviewed by pupil reporters

By Jill Dando News The mayor of Jill Dando’s home town has been interviewed by budding…

Doctor Who enthusiasts crowd into museum in Jill Dando’s home town for an amazing exhibition (By Oliver, 13)

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News (who visited the exhibition) Weston Museum in Jill Dando’s home…

Donkeys enjoy tasty and healthy pumpkin treat

By Jill Dando News Staff at The Donkey Sanctuary in Manchester have been showing their artistic…

Prospective students invited to visit superb Sixth Form this Saturday

By Jill Dando News Prospective students and their families are invited to visit The King Alfred…

Prospective pupils and their families are being invited to visit brilliant schools for a September 2024 start

By Jill Dando News Students and staff are ready to welcome prospective pupils and their families…

“I will be forever grateful to Weston Hospicecare” says Strictly Fun Dancing participant

By Jill Dando News A lady who is taking part in Weston Hospicecare’s Strictly Fun Dancing…

Sixth former “over the moon” after reaching semi-finals of Miss Teen GB contest

By Jill Dando News A Sixth Form student has sensational reached the semi finals of Miss…

University study finds social media break improves mental health

By Mental Health reporter It’s official – breaks from social media boosts your mental wellbeing. Results…

Hundreds enjoy free community extravaganza (By Jill Dando News)

By JIll Dando News Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed a free breakfast with a…

Meditate to cut stress blood pressure says new guidelines 

By Health Correspondent  People should aim to meditate for around 45 minutes every day to cut…

Place2Be announces theme for Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

By JIll Dando News With Children’s Mental Health Week less than four months away, today Place2Be…

Teenagers transform broken bikes  

By Jill Dando News @ Priory  Year 10 students from Priory Community School Academy have been…

Feeling low? Try this tip backed by Bear Grylls and wise sages down the ages

By Shane Dean, Founder of Tonic Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus said: “Making money is…

Be kind on social media urges King Charles in passionate speech urging public to ‘rise above rancour’

By Royal Correspondent, Jill Dando News King Charles has issued a plea for social media understanding…

Cockapoo TJ is crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2023

By Parliamentary Correspondent, JIll Dando News TJ, a cockapoo, has been crowned winner of the prestigious…

Forestry England’s ultimate list of low-cost, fun activities to do this autumn half-term

By Entertainment Correspondent For getting out and about with the kids, the seasons don’t get much…

Nketiah overcomes heartbreak aged 14 to make England debut

By Joel, 15, Football Correspondent, Jill Dando News Eddie Nketiah made his debut just years after…

Students from The King Alfred School Academy among those receiving Cadet awards

By Jill Dando News Students from The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset were among…

Top comedian becomes patron of amazing charity of hope 

By Jill Dando News Romesh Ranganathan considered taking his own life when he was a teenager.…

Zoos welcome ‘Paddington Bears’ to help save species from extinction

By Jill Dando News Two zoos in the US and UK have welcomed their very own…

Big hearted students donate 100 pairs of shoes and uniform to children in Africa

By Jill Dando News Big hearted pupils have donated 100 pairs of shoes and uniform to…

Good news for young people as pub chain reaches £22 million fundraising milestone

By Jill Dando News It’s good news for a charity helping young people as JD Wetherspoon…

Grace, 13, helps BEES to leave audiences buzzing (By Zoe, 15, Jill Dando News)

By Zoe, 15, Jill Dando News Grace, 13, is helping the BEES to leave audiences buzzing.…

Baby Boom Bonanza – Noah’s Ark Celebrates ‘Aww-some News!

By Jill Dando News Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, a zoo and conservation charity based in North…

Businesses turn blue to support superb charity backed by Jill Dando and her former school

By Jill Dando News A whole street of businesses turned blue to help a charity backed…

Good news for Kenya as UK charity plants its 2000th tree there

By Africa Correspondent, Jill Dando News It’s good news for a Kenya community as a UK…

Good news for mental health after new £1 million Award to support children and young people’s mental health

By Jill Dando News BBC Children in Need has launched a £1 million award  to deliver early…

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm grows pumpkin harvest using elephant and rhino poo

By Jill Dando News A world-leading zoo has grown a record-breaking pumpkin harvest – thanks to their…

Meet Rupert, 11, Zac, 12, and Oliver, 13, the world’s first good news scout correspondents

By Zac, 12, and reporters from Jill Dando News Good news reporters Rupert, 11, Zac, 12,…

On Mental Health Day, Get Talking

Massive thanks to M&S and Young Minds – but the silent pandemic of mental health is ripping through the UK like a wildfire

By Samara, 19, Mental Health Corresponden Samara is the Mental Health Correspondent for the Good News…

Shocking mental health statistics revealed as M&S and Young Minds launch charity partnership – and we are there!

By Samara Siviter, 19, Mental Health Correspondent M&S and national mental health charity Young Minds have officially…

Awesome Adam, 14, inspired by grandad’s stories to be locomotive driver

By Jaiden, 12, Harrison, 11, Samuel, 13, Jill Dando News Adam, 14, was interviewed by Jill Dando…

Midwife switches UK birth centre base to work in Antarctica with 1,000 penguins

By Jill Dando News A midwife for the NHS has is switching locations from a birth…

Creative Harry builds rock sculpture while wife shops

By Jill Dando News Harry Maddox created a spectacular beach rock sculpture in one hour while…

School’s unique ‘kindness’ Post Box rewards over 500 students in one month! (By Amy, 12, Jill Dando News)

By Amy, 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory A school’s unique ‘kindness’ Post Box is seeing…

Royal Wedding chef opens 1st calorie-controlled cafe in Jill Dando’s hometown

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News The new Pure Café in Jill, Dando’s hometown of Weston-super-Mare,…

In Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, the wonderful mum of Jill Dando News’ Disability Correspondent Elise shares her own experience

By Jill Dando News

Cycling for a cause – Somerset man takes on epic journey through Scandinavia for Parkinson’s UK

Jonah Hawksley, a 20 year old from North Cadbury in Somerset has cycled 2,000 km through…

Parkinson’s UK invites you to Shake With Laughter on 11 October

Parkinson’s UK has teamed up with a selection of comedy stars to host an evening that…

Brother of murdered TV presenter hopes Netflix documentary may ‘prick the conscience’ of her killer

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By Jill Dando News Goats left a farmer stunned when they broke in to her home,…

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By Zoe 14, Jill Dando News @ TKASA The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset…

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By Jill Dando News Prospective students, parents and carers will get the chance to view a…

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By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News After its head got stuck in a mayonnaise jar, a…

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By Science Reporter, Jill Dando News Super astronomy photos have won photographers prestigious awards. The overall…

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By Oscar Evans, 13, Jill Dando News The Fatboyslim dance classic album featuring ‘Right Here, Right…

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By Jill Dando News Students and staff have received an Eco Schools award again for all the…

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Oliver, 13, of Jill Dando News exclusively receives signature from the captain of the world’s last Ocean Liner

By Oliver, 13, Jill Dando News World To Worle! Jill Dando News receives signature from the…

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By Jill Dando News  The Jill Dando News student reporters produced games, quizzes and also a…

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By Jill Dando News Happy students start at ‘the big school’ It was an exciting week…

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By Samara, Mental Health Correspondent World TV legend Simon Cowell has opened up on his mental health struggles.…

Students at Worle Community School Academy celebrate brilliant individual GCSE exam performances 

PHOTO: Principal, Mark Tidman, with a few of the high achieving students at WCSA.  Students at…

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Amazing individual GCSE exam performances at The King Alfred School Academy

By Jill Dando News There were amazing individual GCSE exam performances at The King Alfred School…

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By Jill Dando News Four young archery enthusiasts from Burnham-On-Sea in Somerset, UK have brought home…

Charity Young Minds have launched The Writers Programme for young people with experience of struggling with their mental health. 

Over the course of the year, participants receive training and support to help them share their…

Ex-student Poppy appears in top new TV advert

A former student of two The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) schools is appearing in a new…

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By Josh Harris Weston resumed this year’s pre-season at home to Cardiff City under 21s With…

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By Jill Dando News Dogs Trust, the nation’s leading dog welfare charity has celebrated two years…

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First graduate of Jill Dando News, 23, becomes one of Britain’s youngest football club Board members

By Joel, 15, Jill Dando News The first graduate of Jill Dando News, Alex Crowther has…

Good news for children in Jill Dando’s home town as £400,000 all-inclusive play park opens

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Year 9s create fantastic ‘Field’ installation (By Zoe, 14)

By Zoe, 14, Jill Dando News The Year 9 students at The King Alfred School Academy…

18 super students become Jill Dando news reporters in one day!

Story by Mollie, Marat, Irfan, Kobi, Callum, Michal, Harley, Harvey, Gary, Phoebe, Isabella, Lucas, Edith, Oshea…

Jamie breaks mountain climbing world record (By Joel, 15, Jill Dando News)

By Joel, 15, Jill Dando News @ WCSA Jamie Aarons has set a new time record…

Why drinking water is good news for you

By Health Correspondent, Jill Dando News It’s as old as the hills, cheap, and a simple…

World’s biggest party for one of the cutest pooches on the planet

By Jill Dando News Hundreds of golden retrievers and their owners have smashed a world record.…

Britpop Brilliant: A poignant concert reminding us of the extraordinary impact and influence that Blur had on the 1990s

By Samara Siviter reporting from the concert On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July, Britpop legends…

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By Jill Dando News As Roald Dahl said, kindness is the best. Kevin Bonecutter is on…

New prefect team for high-flying academy

By Zoe, 14, Jill Dando News After a round of outstanding interviews, The King Alfred School…

Six-year-old Albie raises whopping £885 of money for epilepsy charity  

Evie, 11, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Amazing six year old Castle Batch Primary School student,…

50 years on from thalidomide: Family Fund marks five decades supporting disabled or seriously ill children   

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PHOTOS: Summer show opens to high praise at King Alfred School Academy

Drama students at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge have performed the first of several performances…

12.6-mile charity walk starts school’s Rag Week

By Jill Dando News Brilliant Year 12 students from Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy have taken…

Superb school fair brings hundreds for fun and fundraising

By Jill Dando News Hundreds of people flocked to a superb school for their annual summer…

My time on national radio taking about Britain’s biggest issue

By Samara,18, Mental Health Correspondent, Jill Dando News Last week, myself and our new CEO of…

“I absolutely love Jill Dando News”: Top world leader speaks to reporter Rose, 11, 

By Jill Dando News An entrepreneur who has run some of the world’s biggest companies has…

Miracle ocean iphone find by diver

By Jill Dando News A diver miracously found someone’s lost iphone in the ocean and retuned…

Prestigious ‘School of Character’ quality mark awarded to academy

By Evie, 11, Jill Dando News @ PCSA A school has achieved a prestigious accolade for…

Why I’m campaigning to End The Wait for mental health support, by Samara, 18

By Samara Siviter, Mental Health Correspondent, Jill Dando News Mental Health. A silent pandemic ripping through…

Ellise hails “beyond incredible” intensive therapy centre

By Ellise, Disabilities Correspondent, Jill Dando News  An incredible centre supporting children with difficulties has been…

Former headteacher receives accolade in King’s Birthday Honours List after incredible 53 years of services to volleyball

By Jill Dando News Ron Richards, former Headteacher of Priory Community School Academy (PCSA) has been…

Weston mum hosts festival this Saturday to raise money for local charities

By Jill Dando News Castle Batch Primary School Academy staff member Paula Sweeting and family and friends…

Prince William on UK tour to ‘finally end homelessness’

By Jill Dando news The Prince of Wales is touring the UK in his bid to…

Local media, marketing and technology company raises £3,200 for local disability charity

A team of staff from local media, marketing and technology company scaled the UK’s three peaks…

A free family breakfast event will be held this Saturday at an ambitious academy

By Jill Dando News Families with children in Year 5 or Year 6 are being invited…

Singers, lawyers, journalists – 11 and 12 year olds apply for their dream jobs at interview challenge

By Grace 11, Jill Dando News Singers, lawyers, journalists and more – 11 and 12 year…

A wandering wallaby stuns walker in stunning Somerset

By Jill Dando News As the near 1 million people of Somerset know, it is one…

Prince William praised for his brilliant good news end-to-homelessness plan

By Jill Dando News Prince William is on a bold and brilliant crusade to end homelessness. His…

High-flying Jack, 16, wins top flying scholarship 

By Mollie and Emma, both 17, Jill Dando News Jack Regan, 16, of Priory Community School…

Planet vs People: Is a paperless society all that it’s marked up to be?

By Special Correspondent Molly, 17, Jill Dando News @ TKASA Recently we have seen our planet hit a…

A top entrepreneur who started at the age of 14 has been interviewed by Jill Dando News reporter Grace, 11

By Jill Dando News Timo Armoo has built a brilliant firm called Fanbytes worth tens of…

Watch: Funny video of Amber the ape ‘asking’ stunned woman to give her some sweets

By Jill Dando News This funny video shows an orangutan called Amber using hand signals to…

Eco conscious students run school takeover for Eco Week 

By India, 13 and Evie, 12, Jill Dando News A school’s Eco Club has been holding…

Brother and sister pups Buddy and Frankie start new dream jobs to help thousands of young people at mental health charity

By Mollie and Emma, both 17, at Jill Dando News Meet Buddy and Frankie, the cute…

Memories of a Monarch shared over a cup of tea (by Molly, 17)

By Mollie Ford, 17, Jill Dando News @ TKASA Church members saw their weekly gathering for…

Meet Molly, 17 and Emma, 17, two brilliant new Jill Dando News reporters

By Jill Dando News Molly, 17, and Emma, 17, have become Jill Dando News reporters this…

It’s a miracle! Four children found alive in Amazon after 40 days

By Jill Dando News Four children have been found alive after surviving a plane crash and…

Anne Frank celebrates her 93rd birthday! By Oliver, 13

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Brilliant students enjoy den building, bushcraft and more at their summer camp

By Jill Dando News Brilliant students are enjoying den building, bushcraft and more at their summer…

Superb Shannon, 15, brings pupils and students together for eco action

By Jill Dando News Superb Shannon, 14, of Priory Community School Academy organised a big eco…

Architects, lawyers, zoologists: Super 50 impress in inspirational careers interviews for their dream jobs 

By Jill Dando News Fifty wonderful students aged 11 and 12 have won awards after impressing…

Camels and golf not unicorns! Chloe, 10, interviews top Middle East entrepreneur Obediah

By Jill Dando News Brilliant Chloe, 11, of Jill, Dando News has interviewed a top entrepreneur…

Smiling runner Mabel, 4, praised by one of world’s best ever athletes Paula Radcliffe

By Jill Dando News Mabel is only 4 years old but is setting the world of…

The miracle of a terminally ill woman, 44, saved by her dog during beach trip

By Jill Dando News Who says miracles don’t happen? Certainly not Lucy Humphrey. The terminally ill…

“Anything is possible!” Hari motivates the world after becoming first double above-the-knee amputee to beat Everest

By Jill Dando News A former soldier who lost both legs in a bomb blast in…

Bear the dog digs to safety after three days stuck down hole

By Jill Dando News A pet dog called Bear managed to dig his way to safety…

The good news of NASA’s clever slithering robot set to uncover Saturn’s mysteries (by Denis, 13, Jill Dando News)

By Denis, 13, Jill Dando News If you have ever wanted to know more about the…

Get ready to rock! Brilliant students to do yet another astounding summer musical (By Mark, 15, Jill Dando News @ Priory)

By Mark, 15, Jill Dando News Following last year’s electrifying and madcap production of Ashman &…

Thousands flock to Badminton Horse Trials’ (By Oliver, 12, Jill Dando News @ Worle)

By Oliver, 12, Jill Dando News (reporting at the scene) Thousands of horse enthusiasts flocked to…

Digital marketing apprentices join local media and technology company

By Jill Dando News Marketing, media and technology group, the Ascot Group, continues to support the…

Weston welcomes first ever seaside brick festival!

By Oliver, 12 As the Summer season approaches, where better to host a brick festival than…

Chatter and natter to brighten your day

By Jill Dando News Chatter and Natter tables are taking to the nation to help cure…

Inspirational Jack, 18, guest at Buckingham Palace garden party (By Zoe, 14, Jill Dando News @ TKASA)

By Zoe, Year 9, Jill Dando News Inspirational student Jack Clark of The King Alfred School…

Kaftrio saved our lives – now we are fighting for cystic fibrosis patients around the world to have the same chance

By Jill Dando News “Three years ago my lung function was 11% and I was hours…

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm finalists in awards

By Jill Dando News The world leading Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm are finalists in a prestigious…

The Princess of Wales marks Mental Health Awareness Week at Anna Freud

By Jill Dando News The Princess of Wales, Patron of Anna Freud, joined a special event…

Who’s a clever parrot? These ones certainly are…

By Jill Dando News Pet parrots have been forming friendships through technology. It’s true that these…

Need a mental health boost? Look and listen to the birds…

By Jill Dando News They’ve been around far longer than us, singing, eating and being calm,…

Russell running length of Africa – equal to 360 marathons – for charity in only 240 days

By Jill Dando News Russell Cook is running the whole length of Africa for charity… in…

Charity helping people box their way through anxiety (By Evie, 11)

By Evie, 11, Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy Enya, 15, found a way…

Charlie’s Trophy Win!

By Jill Dando News at St Anne’s Church Academy in West Wick Charlie, 10, from St…

(Watch video) Meet the world’s oldest dog, Bobi – a staggering 31 years’ young

By Jill Dando News Meet Bobi the dog who is showing us all a lesson in…

Boss of fast expanding mental health charity demands PM copies US good news push for kids’ social media ban

The boss of one of Britain’s fastest growing mental health charities is demanding PM Riski Sunak…

BBC TV and radio visit school launching brilliant new ‘Teacher for the Day’ programme 

By Jill Dando News BBC TV and radio visited a popular primary school as its thriving…

Good news for millions of US kids as fed-up parent politicians push for legal ban on social media

By Jill Dando News This could be really good news for the mental health of millions…

Good news at last as food prices to fall

By Jill Dando News It’s good news for millions. At last – food prices are coming…

From Oli Murs to the Coronation to helping boost mental health – it’s time for King Charles IV

By Jill Dando News The world has just celebrated the good news of the Coronation of…

(Watch video) Sir Richard, Sir Cliff and Fiona Bruce hail Jill Dando News

By Jill Dando News A host of international stars, including Sir Richard, Sir Cliff and Fiona…

Thank you Alan Titchmarsh! Little Learners learn about the miraculous butterfly

By Maddie, 10, Jill Dando News @ St Anne’s Church Academy You can see the joy…

Little Learners learn the wonders of the world (By Maddie, 10)

By Maddie, 10, Jill Dando News @ St Anne’s Church Academy The marvellous Little Learners are…

King Charles III’’s Coronation watched by more than 18 million viewers

By Jill Dando News The King’s Coronation was watched by an average of 18 million viewers…

Teacher raises over £3000 for cancer charity after running London Marathon – in the top 5 per cent of fundraisers

By Bella F, 11 and Grace H, 12, Jill Dando News  A proud father, husband and…

World celebrations at wonderful good news of The Coronation of The King and Queen

By Jill Dando News The world celebrated wonderful good new soo the Coronation of The King…

Students share Coronation joy with dementia group

By Jill Dando News reporters It was wonderful good news as King Charles III became officially…

Ghana becomes first country to approve game changing malaria vaccine (By Denis, 13)

By Denis, 13, Jill Dando News @ Worle Community School Academy There is hope for millions…

Fossilised trunks secret to shed even more light on how life evolved on earth (By Denis, 13)

By Denis, 13, Jill Dando News Scientists could be even nearer to finding out the secret…

New Principal appointed at the start of an exciting new era

By Jill Dando News A new Principal has been appointed at Berrow Primary School at the…

Could this be how life began? Unique lightning hit births mystery new mineral

By Denis, 13, Jill Dando News @ Worle Community School Academy A unique lightning strike has…

Popular teacher of 33 years encourages people to visit her school in a new ‘Teacher for the Day’ programme 

By Jill Dando News Brilliant primary school and its thriving multi academy trust has launched a…

Teacher for the Day! Could you work at one of the south west’s fastest improving schools and its thriving multi academy trust?

By Jill Dando News One of the south west’s fastest improving schools and its thriving multi…

(Watch video) “If ever, we need good news, it is today”: Sir Cliff Richard hails wonderful Jill Dando News

By Jill Dando News Sir Cliff Richard has backed students in Jill Dando News across the…

Budding Mary Berry, 14, wins national final

By Jill Dando News A Mary Berry of the future has scooped the top prize for…

Highbridge and Burnham students meet Nick Ross and receive ‘well done’ messages from Sir Richard Branson and a host of famous names

Sir Richard Branson, Sir Cliff Richard, Nick Ross and Fiona Bruce lead tributes to ‘absolutely brilliant’…

Space experts get world’s first glimpse back to potentially what happened billions of years ago after runaway black hole sparks baby stars (By Denis, 13)

By Denis, 13, Jill Dando News @ Worle Community School Academy Astronomers were left stunned after…

Nick Ross visits Jill Dando News reporters at her former school where the ‘good news worldwide’ scheme in her memory was born

By Jill Dando News Nick Ross today met Jill Dando News students on the 24th anniversary…

Sir Richard Branson, Sir Cliff Richard, Nick Ross and Fiona Bruce lead tributes to ‘absolutely brilliant’ Jill Dando News on the anniversary of the BBC presenter’s death

By Jill Dando News Sir Richard Branson, Sir Cliff Richard, Nick Ross and Fiona Bruce are…

Teacher raises over £5k in only two weeks to build the first library in an African village which could become a base for Jill Dando News

By Jill Dando News English teacher Sarah O’Gorman from Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset…

Brilliant Bonnie fulfils makes England debut after starting on her dream aged 7

By Jill Dando News A girl who started playing football at 7 years old while at…

Gwyn the great train cleaner celebrates turning 80 and still loves his job

By Jill Dando News An 80-year-old train cleaner who works shifts until the early hours of…

Pupils enjoy brilliant bedtime stories – hours earlier than normal!

By Sophie, age 10. Pupils have been enjoying brilliant bedtime stories – hours before they would…

Spike the penguin crowned world’s best

By Jill Dando News A penguin called Spike has been crowned the world’s favourite. Spike, of…

World leading firm reaches 100 employee milestone in meteoritic success story

By Jill Dando News A unique visionary marketing, media and technology business has attained a major…

Everest climb Oscar, 6, hails £10,000 donation as a ‘pleasant surprise’

By Jill Dando News A boy climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest to support a children’s…

4-Year-Old piano prodigy stuns crowds

By Jill Dando News This child prodigy from Torrance, California entertains the crowd and left viewers…

10-Year-Old Ruby bullied for big feet sets world record

By Jill Dando News A girl who was ridiculed for her large foot has set a…

One of world’s best billionaires and philanthropist quizzed by Denis, 13 (watch video)

By Jill Dando News A self-made billionaire and philanthropist has been interviewed by a 13 year…

Popular teacher inspiring children for decades at a brilliant school officially becomes its permanent Principal

By Jill Dando News A popular teacher who has been inspiring children for decades at a…

A multi academy trust has become the first educational organisation to win a prestigious business award

By Jill Dando News The Priory Learning Trust scooped first prize as Employer of the Year,…

Britain’s loneliest dog finds new forever home

By Jill Dando News A dog that was dubbed one of Britain’s loneliest has finally found…

Orbit bound! Artist launches interactive art exhibition

By Jill Dando News Inspired to take his artwork to new heights, internationally renowned artist, Whatshisname has launched…

Record-breaking 4500 people step forward to help guide dog charity

By Oliver, 12, Jill, Dando News The stunning Guide Dogs for the Blind charity has had…

Keiran, 14, quizzes Dominic who overcame mental health and alcoholism to become one of Britain’s best young entrepreneurs

By Jill Dando News Kieran, 14, has quizzed Dominic who overcome mental health issues and alcoholism…

Shortlist for the Prestigious Carnegie Children’s Book Award is Selected

By Oliver, 12 and Denis, 13, Jill Dando News This month, the UK’s most loved and…

(Watch video) Maria, 12, follows in Jill Dando’s footsteps to quiz top founding CEO

By Jill Dando News Maria, 12, is fast following in the footsteps of former BBC TV…

Children enjoy being lollipop person for the day after visit from popular Heather

By Jill Dando News Little Learners at West Huntspill Primary Academy near Burnham on Sea and…

We meet the brilliant Barnacle Buoys singers (by Holly and Grace, aged 10)

By Holly and Grace, Jill Dando News The Barnacle Buoys visited Castle Batch Primary School in…

Want to be happy? Try out new masterclass in world’s happiest nation

By Jill Dando News If you live in the UK or America, then it might be…

(WATCH VIDEO) Pupils shine with sparkling Youtube choir performance (By Erica and Sophia, 10)

By Erica and Sophia, 10, Jill Dando News Pupils are shining and sparkling with a fabulous…

Bighearted fundraiser to take on one of Britain’s toughest challenges for mental health charity

By Jill Dando News A fundraiser is set to pull on his walking boots to take…

DJ Bolt, 12, soaring in excellent DJ competitions

By Denis, 12, Jill Dando News DJ Bolt, 12, is gearing up to participate in an…

Wonderful well-being talk by charity Kooth!

By Rose & Hayden, 10, Jill Dando News A worker from the mental wellbeing website called…

Meet the world’s oldest fitness instructor – Jean, a sprightly 102! (By Jill Dando News)

By Jill Dando News Jean Bailey, 102, is reportedly the world’s oldest fitness instructor. Four times…

Why and how our school is safe and good for mental health (By Bella, 12)

By Bella, 12, Jill Dando News My school in my opinion is a very safe place,…

New Discovery: Bees share tricks and tips (By Oliver, 12)

By Oliver, 12, Jill Dando News @ Worle Community School Academy New studies show that bumblebees…

Super charity comedian Eva, 14, wins big award

By Jill Dando News A young comic who is raising awareness and money, while bringing smiles…

Wonderful World Book Day! (By Chloe and Oliver, 10)

By Chloe and Ollie, 10, Jill Dando News Castle Batch Primary School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, and…

Amazing author inspires young minds

By Rose, 11, Jill Dando News A very famous author called Andy Seed visited Castle Batch…

Attenborough’s latest film heads to Jill Dando’s home town

By Jill Dando News Some of the filming for the latest Sir David Attenborough TV series…

Simon the super cat hikes, bikes, and rafts

By Jill Dando News Simon the super cat is a moody like no other. JJ Yosh…

Bumblebee brilliance as study shows they solve puzzles by watching peers

By Jill Dando News Bumblebees learn to solve puzzles by watching their more experienced peers, scientists…

A Where’s Wally World Book Day! (By Kaden, 12, Jill Dando News)

By Kaden, Year 7, Jill Dando News A school celebrated World Book Day with a ‘Where’s…

Heneh, 12, quizzes successful entrepreneur who starred on TV’s Dragon’s Den

By Jill Dando News Heneh, 12, is the latest Jill Dando News reporter to quiz a…

A 12 year old boy gets our King’s reply! (By Jill Dando News reporters aged 9 and 10)   

By Dexter 10, Sophia 10, Isabel, 10, Anabel, 10, Austin, 10, Tye, 9, Luke A, 10, Joe,…

Berrow School gets new name and upgrades as it joins The Priory Learning Trust

Berrow Primary School will be joining The Priory Learning Trust from the start of May when…

MP opens new incredible £250,000 expansion to a thriving Sixth Form and its Jill Dando News Centre

By Oliver Masley, 12, Jill Dando News An MP has officially opened an incredible new quarter-of-a-million-pound…

Successful headteacher joins thriving multi academy trust

By Jill Dando News A successful headteacher who took his school to become one of the…

Heinz seeks the man who survived 24 days at sea with nothing but ketchup and seasonings

By Jill Dando News Heinz is seeking a miracle man who survived at sea so they…

Want to be happier? Treat your weekend like a holiday

By Jill Dando news For a happiness boost, research shows that simply treating your weekends like…

High-flying Weston stay top of the table

Match report by Frankie Moore. Weston-super-Mare came back with a bang at the Optima as they…

South African estate celebrates birth of rare baby Zebra-sub species – last spotted in 1883

By Jill Dando News Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, renowned for its eco projects is…

Outstanding Athletics training for pupils at top school

By Ollie and Grace, aged 10, Jill Dando News Two year 6 classes enjoyed a tremendous…

Extraordinary Eco-clothing trade (by Holly and Chloe, 10, Jill Dando News)

By Holly and Chloe, 10, Jill Dando News An Eco Club at a brilliant primary school…

Molkky, swords and more at marvellous multi-skill event! (By Hayden and Rose, 10, Jill Dando News)

By Hayden and Rose, aged 10, Jill Dando News  Year 4 children at an excellent primary…

Visits to elderly care centres planned by big-hearted visionary students

By Jill Dando News Big-hearted students are to visit the elderly in care centres alongside their…

Be snappy to enter one of world’s best Astronomy Photographer of the Year competitions

By Jill Dando News There are not many days left to enter the Astronomy Photographer of the…

Now what’s I call late! Letter arrives – 100+ years after posting

By Jill Dando News With emails and snapchats, we are used to quite literal instant communication…

New Baginnings grandmother entrepreneur turns old leather sofas into £200 handbags

By Jill Dando News Now take a seat and listen to this incredible story. A out…

Rich Brothers, Monty Don and Titchmarsh inspiring generations of flourishing gardeners

By Jill Dando News The Rich brothers, Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh are helping to inspire…

New free service launched to help cut residents’ energy bills

By Jill Dando News Residents finding it difficult to pay their energy bills could be eligible…

(Watch Video) Tamsen, 14, discovers favourite fictional character of leading CEO 

By Jill Dando News Well done Tamsen, 14, who is flying high in her early journalism…

Is Monks’ poo a secret path to happiness?

By Jill Dando News Chinese researchers are excited about a possible link between long-term meditation, gut…

Awesome Anandita, 15, shaves hair for charity that helped her

By Jill Dando News Anandita, 15, shaved her hair for charity Gympanzees after it helped boost…

UK backed charity helping to feed thousands in one of world’s biggest countries 

By Jill Dando News  A UK backed Brazilian charity is aiming to solve the problem of…

13 super students appointed to represent values and character across school and community 

By Tamsen, 14, Jill Dando News A team of 13 students are buzzing with excitement after being…

Good news for jobs and business in South Africa

By Jill Dando News Nelson Mandela would be very proud. A UNIQUE enterprise development programme is…

A new headteacher has started at a kind and ambitious school

By Jill Dando News Mark Tidman has taken up the position of Principal at Worle Community…

(Watch Video) 11 year old Leah quizzes USA-based founder and CEO of $5 billion tech company

By Jill Dando News Leah is only 11 but has just helped interview the founder and…

That’s nuts! Hoarder woodpecker stashes 700lbs of nuts (By Samuel, 12, Jill Dando News)

By Samuel, aged 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory Academy A woodpeckers stash in North America is…

Asia’s longest missing bird returns after 170 years (By India,12, and Amy, 13, Jill Dando News)

By India,12 and Amy, 13, Jill Dando News @ Priory Academy This bird wasn’t seen for…

UK residents rally to aid Turkey as worldwide appeals races towards £1 million in one day

By Jill Dando News The worldwide donation amount on fundraising site JustGiving has exceeded £750,000 in…

“The best chicken pie ever!” High praise from top TV chef for Libby, 14, who excels in national finals

By Jill Dando News A 14 year old has excelled in a UK chef finals in…

Chef Poppy in outstanding effort to reach last 8 of 2000 students

By Jill Dando News Master chef student Poppy has excelled in a regional finals, finishing in…

91-year-old crossing guard retires after 41 years without a day off! – ‘My life feels so complete’

By Jill Dando News Hero crossing guard Louise Kobs, a pillar of her Long Island community,…

Good news as grey seals flourish again in British coastal waters

By Jill Dando News It’s good news as grey seals are once again flourishing in British…

Students to sell eco jewellery made up of renewable materials from the beach

By Kandra and Syke, 11, Jill Dando News The Young Enterprise group at the Sixth Form…

Ex-alcoholic launches Mental Fitness programme

By Jill Dando News A former alcholic who was addicted to alcohol for 30 years is…

“Anything is possible!” Amazing dance school sees two Welsh champions

By Jill Dando News TWO students from Worle’s All Stars Dance School in Weston-super-Mare Somerset have…

Laugh Again motivational talks launched as anxiety rockets

By Good News Post Life enthusiast Shane Dean has launched his ‘Laugh Again’ talks to help…

‘Selfie Bear’ snaps 400 pics on wildlife camera

By Jill Dando News If you go down to the woods today, you might see a…

Meet Bobi the world’s oldest dog of all time

By Jill Dando News Bobi, a 30-year-old Rafeiro do Alentejo, has been crowned the world’s oldest…

Know a young hero? Nominations now open for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2023

By Jill Dando News reporter The Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2023 nominations were opened on Wednesday…

Girls in maths celebrated in top university’s advanced programme 

By Jill Dando News The female maths students from Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset…

Dodo could face a resurrection nearly 400 years since it became extinct

By Jill Dando News The dodo could be brought back from the dead by scientists in…

New plant special uncovered after 170 years

By Jill Dando News A nature photographer has rediscovered a plant species after 170 years. The…

Hero cop who can’t swim rescues drowning infant

By Jill Dando New Hero police officer Me’Atia Sanderson saved a child’s life, a local sheriff…

Not spiderman, it’s super pooch PC Reggie – one of hundreds of dogs keeping our streets safe

By Jill Dando News In the spiderman films, it’s Peter Parker helping police keep the streets…

South Africa ranked as 17th most-watched nation for travel

By Jill Dando News South Africa has been ranked as the 17th most-watched country for travel.…

World leading firm is expanding with new job and apprentice opportunities

One of North Somerset’s leading companies is expanding with new job and apprentice opportunities in Worle,…

Walking the dog, cycling and squatting – study shows how to boost brain and memory

Walking the dog, cycling and doing squats can all help boost your brain and memory according…

Jill Dando News’ Mark, 14, quizzes Lord Sugar’s The Apprentice winner

By Jill Dando News Mark, 14, of Jill Dando News has helped quiz The Apprentice winner…

Raging Romans, clever Caerleon and the Year 4 crew

By Bethany, age 9  The Year 4 children from St. Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset…

Zoomy Zach zooms for victory to raise charity cash (by Jill Dando News reporter)

By Zach, 9, Jill Dando News Zachary, aged 9 from St. Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare,…

Mental health for men with first ever veteran support group

By Jill Dando News A men’s mental health service is putting on its ever veterans social support group. The…

Italian and Swiss students arrive at high-flying Sixth Form

By Jill Dando News Gaia and Giada from Italy, and Falke from Switzerland have landed at…

Scouts award and praise from Bear Grylls for unsung hero Nicole

By Jill Dando News A inspirational teenager has been given a Scouts’ award and praise from…

Queen Elizabeth award for hero boy 4, who saved his family from carbon monoxide poisoning

By Jill Dando News A four year old boy has been hailed a hero after he…

Money and success DON’T make you happy. Five joy secrets revealed after 80 year study

By The Editor Good relationships trump money and success for happiness, according to a book based…

Three years wait and what a performance by The Killers! (by Samara, 18, Jill Dando News)

As Netflix film a new Jill Dando documentary, meet her latest legacy students  

By Jill Dando News They are only 11 to 15 years old but more new students  are…

Fantastic fun as Little Learners create 

By Jill Dando News  Children aged 2 to 4 have been having fantastic fun as they…

Blind girl singing Adele classic song goes viral

By Jill Dando News Our Good News Post philosophy, part of our Jill Dando News training…

High-flying team with big ambition halted by second place (by Josh, 16, Jill Dando News)

By Josh, 16, Jill Dando News Match report Weston Super-Mare 0-1 Truro City    A cold…

Take That and Party! Children wow after creating their own band

Little children have been impressing with their imagination and musical skills. The amazing reception children at…

Jill would be proud! Meet our new budding journalists doing good news stories in Jill Dando’s memory 

By Jill Dando News They are only 11 to 15 years old but more new students  are…

Online safety tips for young students by police

By Jill Dando News Children are being given online safety tips by visiting police. Burnham-On-Sea Police…

From an ostrich, and Bar-tailed godwits to Willow warbler’s – yes, it’s the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

By Jill Dando News Birds are one of the most incredible animals on planet earth, found…

Pupils raise over £100 for superb charities

By Jill Dando News Brilliant pupils have raised over £100 for two different excellent charities They…

Children worldwide celebrate cheerful Chinese New Year (By Hayden and Oliver, 10)

By Hayden and Oliver, aged 10, Jill Dando News at Castle Batch Primary School Academy The…

New penguin colony spotted during search for poo

Some 500 birds in a colony of emperor penguins has been spotted in Antarctica – during a search…

Dolly Parton brings 25,000 books of reading joy to children (By Amy, 13)

By Amy, 13, Jill Dando News, at Priory Community School Academy Children across Scotland received over…

Want to be happy? It’s relationships – not money or fame

By Shane Dean, Editor and Motivational Speaker. It’s official – close relationships, not money or fame,…

Move over spiderman! These are our real-life Little Heroes (by Chloe and Rose, 10)

By Chloe and Rose, aged 10, Jill Dando News @ Castle Batch Little Hero pupils of…

Pupils go Cricket Crazy (By Holly and Grace, 10)

By Holly and Grace, 10, Jill Dando News Pupils in a primary school are going cricket…

Four great gymnasts excel in a spectacular performance! (By Emma, 10)

By Emma, age 10, Jill Dando News Two Year 6 gymnasts and Year 2 gymnasts from…

Netflix accounces new life, death and legacy documentary on Jill Dando

By Jill Dando News The life, death and legacy of BBC broadcaster Jill Dando will be…

Author who has sold 275 million books celebrates Jill Dando News reporters’ legacy to BBC journalist

By Jill Dando News One of the world’s best selling authors has sent a message to…

Spectacular Sophie springs into the action (by Madison, 10)

By Madison, age 10, Jill Dando News Sophie, aged ten from St. Anne’s Church Academy at…

Uber miracle as random ride results in driver donating kidney to passenger

By Jill Dando News Bill Sumiel stumbled across a miracle after taking a ride with Uber…

Want to be happy and least stressed? Be a farmer, forester or lumberjack – not a lawyer says new study

By Jill Dando News We hear often about finding meaning and purpose is a fast-track to…

Good news on planet Earth’s ozone layer, UN finds

By Jill Dando News It is terrific news for our planet as we enter 2023. The…

India, 12, stars on top entrepreneurs’ podcast

By Jill Dando News India, 12, of Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset is the…

(Watch video) Martin Lewis’ good news for all! Energy Bills expected to fall

By Jill Dando News This is just good news for all people. Watch Martin Lewis on…

World leading firm sponsors future world-champion Judo star

By Jill Dando News A fantastic marketing, media and technology company has announced it will be…

Fit for the Tate! Students’ mural masterpiece wows

By Jill Dando News Some 15 students inspired by one of world’s best artists overcome pandemic…

Little Oscar, 6, to climb 12 mountains for children’s charity

By Jill Dando News Super six year old Oscar is to climb the height of Mount…

Wow! Students wow with Shakespeare show performance

By Jill Dando News reporters Kandra, Skye and Becca, Year 7 Students at The King Alfred…

Lost cat happy ending after Shadow reunited with owners – 10 years on

By Jill Dando News A UK cat has been reunited with its owners 10 years after…

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a library!

By Jill Dando News This is a school library like no other! An aeroplane has been…

Barry the Campus cat follows his siblings to school

By Jill Dando News Barry the ginger cat so misses his siblings that he follows them…

Beautiful blue skies as pupils thrive at Forest School 

By Jill Dando News  Pupils at St Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset basked in the…

MP sends ‘huge congratulations’ to school celebrating Good Ofsted

By Jill Dando News An MP has sent his ‘huge congratulations’ to students, staff and a…

Four big hearted brothers already raise £94,000 in potential world record 3000 mile rowing feat

By Jill Dando News Four brothers – made up of two sets of twins – are…

Blue Monday? Not a chance! Boost your business instead with chocolate, coffee and positivity-fuelled talks! 

Life enthusiast launches New Year positivity boost talks. On so-called Blue Monday, life enthusiast and speaker…

Meet up for tea or coffee on Brew Monday!

By Jill Dando News Good News – it’s not Blue Monday, it’s Brew Monday! People are…

Looking forward to a thriving 2023! Inspirational UK firm celebrate extraordinary 20 years

By Jill Dando News A marketing, media and technology company based in Worle, Somerset took over…

Mayor praises high-flying King Alfred School on glowing Ofsted report

By Jill Dando News An area’s Mayor has congratulated the team at The King Alfred School…

Brilliant school choir thrives in UK Young Voices event 

By Jill Dando News The school choir from Kewstoke Primary School in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset travelled to…

Poppy shows off her Mary Berry talents with another chef success

By Jill Dando News Master chef student Poppy has thrived yet again excelled in another top…

(Watch video) Jill Dando young reporters partner with top Business Leader magazine to interview world high-flyers

By Jill Dando News Children as young as 9 in memory of TV legend Jill Dando…

Glowing Ofsted report for high-flying academy and sixth form

By Jill Dando News Hundreds of students and staff are celebrating after their 11-18 academy gained…

‘We get up, we go back, we try again’… motivational life message from UK Space Agency after first mission attempt 

By Jill Dando News The UK Space Agency has given an inspirational message which can be…

UK space launch: First ever Cornwall rocket mission set to blast off

By Jill Dando News The first ever orbital space launch from British soil is getting ready…

Real life heroes celebrated for making the world a better place 

By Jill Dando News Inspirational students have received Hero Awards for their incredible acts of kindness.…

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm animals enjoy late Christmas!

By Jill Dando News Elephants, rhinos, meerkats and lions are enjoying “their own late Christmas” with…

Sheep rescued by ‘bleating noises’ made by heroic animal charity workers

By Jill Dando News Sheep are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures. Now animal rescuers…

Happy New Year – the best is yet to come!

By The Editor Alan Titchmarsh was right – we need positive good news stories to keep…

Why laughter is good news

By Shane Dean, Editor and Motivational Speaker, the Good News Brain Laughter has been called a…

Students are celebrating winning a Hot Chocolate with the headteacher for excellent character and hard work

By Jill Dando News Congratulations to students at schools across The Priory Learning Trust in Somerset…

Tribute paid to ‘gentleman journalist’ who taught Jill Dando

By Jill Dando News TRIBUTES have been to a much-loved journalist and teacher who trained Jill…

One of world’s first eco dogs hailed for clearing up plastic on his walks!

Scruff the miracle pooch is one of the world’s first eco dogs. The border collie has…

Abandoned pup Polaris saved from being put down by big hearted pilot

By Jill Dando News A United Airlines pilot came to the rescue and adopted an abandoned…

December to remember with huge fundraising and celebrations at popular school

By Kandra, Jill Dando News A school raised hundreds of pounds in December showing their real…

Dakota Security Services donates e-scooter to victim after theft

A SECURITY company has bought a new electric scooter for a local bar worker after hers…

Super awards evening celebrates brilliant students 

By Jill Dando News Students at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset won a…

World leading orchestra’s Christmas concert to be beamed free into care homes, hospitals and hospices.

By Jill Dando News The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s ‘Christmas at Claridge’s’ concert is to be broadcast…

Young writers’ Christmas Book reaches no.3 on Amazon chart

By Jill Dando News The students from Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare published their Christmas-themed…

School Trust among finalists for Somerset Business Awards 2023

By Jill Dando News The shortlist has been announced for the Somerset Business Awards 2023, with…

Rider wins bike prize in raffle towards new sensory room

By Jill Dando News One lucky winner at West Huntspill Primary Academy in Somerset took home…

‘Miracle’ baby born at Christmas

By Jill Dando News A baby born at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been described as a…

Students learn real life food production at brilliant bakers with over 100 years’ experience 

By Grace, 12 and Kyla, 12, Jill Dando News Students have been enjoying learning about bakery…

Brilliant students demonstrate their speaking talents and passions in amazing live event 

By Amy, 13, Jill Dando News @ PCSA 22 teenagers took part in a highly acclaimed…

Meet a real good news firm – already one of the world’s best to work for

By The Editor One of the world’s best firms with a powerful good news, positivity and…

Students bring Christmas cheer to care home residents

By Jill Dando News Dozens of students at Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset have…

Our teachers raise £240 for Movember!

By Kandra, Skye (Year 7) and Hazel (Year 8), Jill Dando News @ TKASA  Teachers at…

Wonder pupils win prestigious Carnival mask competition – for the second year running.

By Jill Dando News The Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset won Bridgwater Guy Fawkes…

Free porridge for all students and staff brings Christmas cheer every morning

By Amy, 12, Jill Dando News Priory Community School Academy is offering free porridge at 8AM…

Despite ‘good news style’ England football, it’s not coming home – but Dave the cat is!

After losing 2-1 to France in the World Cup quarter-final, the England squad began their journey…

Superb school football team breaks records to enter last stages of prestigious national cup competition 

By Jill Dando News As England gets excited for its World Cup progress, a school football…

School eco warriors discover how to transform everyday inhaler usage  

By Tamsen, 14, Jill Dando News Priory Community School Academy’s student-led Eco Committee – PECO –…

Donations galore for Weston Foodbank in memory of ‘kind and caring’ Liam

By Sam, 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Members of the Liam Shepherd Foundation are supporting…

Pupils aged 4, 5 and 6 star in fantastic Wriggly Nativity

By Jill Dando News  Pupils at St Anne’s Church Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset have entertained parents,…

Brilliant students celebrate winning awards at glittering ceremony

By Gytis, 13, Jill Dando News Brilliant students have celebrated winning awards at a glittering ceremony.…

Prestigious award for heart hero’s marathon charity feat

By Jill Dando News A man from Jill Dando’s home town, who walked a marathon along The…

Generous pupils help out Foodbank with visiting talk from organiser 

By Jill Dando News Brilliant pupils from Pawlett Primary School Academy near Bridgwater, Somerset had a…

Students celebrate incredible Christmas Lights Switch On with accompanying spectacular choir

By Kandra, Tory, Sky and Kaden (Year 7) and Hazel (Year 8) Jill Dando News Students…

Experienced Jill Dando News reporter Mark, 14, looks back on incredible year at his school

By Mark, 14 Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy As we reach the end…

Cute, cuddly and very warm to beat the freeze – new pup Mabel and older brother Bruno, 12, huddle in their hoodies

By Jill Dando News  Yes it’s cold outside, barely above freezing, and our winter woollies are…

Spider-Man and sidekick Jeff swing in to train up Jill Dando News reporters

By DEXTER, AGE 9, Jill Dando News, St Anne’s Church Academy Some 29 pupils were trained…

Jill Dando News reporters across two schools have been sharing their top good news story writing tips 

By Jill Dando News Jill Dando News reporters across two schools have been sharing their top…

‘Mr Smiley’ who delivered pizzas in same town for 31 years gifted new car from community

By Jill Dando News Residents in a happy community are giving back to the man who…

Super pupils make puppets in time for Christmas at picturesque school

By Jill Dando News Pupils at Pawlett Primary School Academy in Somerset have embarked on a…

Super Mario: Meet Yorkshire’s great-grandfather who is still working out at the gym aged 94

By Jill Dando News A great-grandfather dubbed ‘Super Mario’ still pumps iron at the gym he…

Meet the window cleaner who cleans road signs for free in his spare time

By Jill Dando News A 25 year old who started a window washing business has been…

World’s oldest cat confirmed at almost 27 years old

By Jill Dando News Just before her 27th birthday, a British cat has been officially recognized…

Free porridge for every student at high-flying school and sixth form

By Jill Dando News Free 8am healthy breakfasts are on offer for every student including those…

Hotel wins Platinum toilets’ award

By Jill Dando News A hotel in Jill Dando’s former town in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset has seen…

Generous Big Bag Donation to Local Dog Rescue

By Jill Dando News Cromwell Polythene continues to support their local community Sherburn in Elmet, an…

Dozens of talented students exhibiting their amazing work

By Jill Dando News Year 11 GCSE Art students at Worle Community School Academy in Somerset…

£4500 already and donations galore as 5000 students and 700 staff help families through Foodbank charity

By Gytis, 14, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Some 5000 students and 700 staff will be…

World Cup 2022: Japan’s fans clean up stadium after win over Germany

By Jill Dando News The win was sensational, but the cleanup was even better. Japanese football…

Hayden and Ollie, 10, investigate Bonfire Night and its history

By Hayden and Ollie, aged 10, Jill Dando News With Bonfire Night coming up every November,…

Child development students get incredible experience at brilliant Little Learners Nursery in exciting new initiative 

By Jill Dando News Child Development Students from Worle Community School Academy spent a day at…

Baby otter saved from side of busy Aberdeenshire road

By Jill Dando News A baby otter is being cared for after being rescued from the…

‘Amazing plants and views’ – pupils visit super See Monster

By Chloe and Rose, aged 10, Jill Dando News Pupils of Castle Batch Primary School Academy…

Positive messages from incredible speakers inspire students

By Jill Dando News Incredible speakers from across Britain have been inspiring students with some fantastic…

UK’s oldest first-time buyer finally has his own bungalow – aged 86

By Jill Dando News A pensioner who wanted his own home to ‘spend his last days…

Nigel Dando gives top tips on story writing to Jill Dando News reporters 

By Jill Dando News Nigel Dando has been giving top tips on headline and story writing…

New laptops for high-flying academy and expanding mental health charity

By Jill Dando News A school and a local charity have received a donation of more…

UK sees biggest meteor shower of the year

Looking up this week would have given you a real light show treat. The UK saw…

Prolific singer-songwriter Becca Kate hosts an inspirational drop in session with students

By Isabelle, 12 and Elena, 12 Jill Dando News Singer-songwriter Becca Kate dropped into Priory Community…

Amazing students mark Remembrance Day in tribute to World War Heroes

By Kieran, 12, Jill Dando News Students from Priory Community School Academy joined students across The…

Hundreds turn out for first ever free community extravaganza

By Jill Dando News Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed a free breakfast with a…

Leanne, 14, invents headphones that play music and treat ear infections

By Jill Dando News Leanne Fan’s Finsen headphones is this year’s 3M Young Scientist Challenge winner…

Jeffrey meets 60 pupils for their animal learning project

By Sam, 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy  Jeffrey the King Charles spaniel…

Award winning dancer Gracie, 12, inspires children with disabilities to achieve their dreams!

By Lexie, 12, William, 12, Joey, 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA Inspirational Gracie Thorne entered…

Thanks for coming! Staff of BBC HQ’s Media City wow hundreds at former school of TV legend 

By Archie, 15, and other Jill Dando News reporters at WCSA Hundreds of children have been…

Learning lesson visit for popular King Charles pooch who met pop star Oli Murs

By Sam, 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy  This week, Jeffrey the King…

Teachers spread Christmas cheer by raising over £300 for Charity of the Year Foodbank

By Amy and India, 12, Jill Dando News @ Priory Community School Academy Two teachers successfully…

Super Archie, 15, does podcast with world expert eco Professor

By Archie and his team of reporters at Jill Dando News Archie Matthews of Worle Community…

Worle to the World – in an age of angst, why Jill Dando News is thriving

By Jill Dando News In a desperate age of anxiety and fear of the future, Jill…

Charity helps struggling people by turning phone box into community hub

By Jill Dando News A charity in UK has thought up a unique way of connecting…