News and Happiness have merged in a unique new UK/global newspaper – the Good News Post.

With rocketing levels of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues, caused by 24.7 modern life, phone and social media addiction, news had to change.

The Good News Post (The Post) steps into that vacuum with a unique ‘one stop shop’ of News and Happiness.

The Good News Post is the world’s first newspaper designed also to practically boost the happiness, calm and mental health of its readers – with a mental health charity CEO as Editor (Happiness) and a 19 year old as Mental Health Correspondent.

It has a host of partnerships including with The Priory Learning Trust, In Charley’s Memory and Business Leader magazine, businessleader.co.uk

It is also uniquely powered by an expanding ‘army’ of Jill Dando News reporters aged 8 to 18 across the world – all kind, positive and brilliant in the style of former BBC TV legend Jill Dando.

The Post was formed in 2016 out of Priory Community School Academy and the newly formed The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) after the school became one of the most ‘Good News’d’ schools in the country – with students themselves finding and writing the PR stories. Professional journalists, editors, print, radio and TV were regular visitors to the school.

Sir Richard Branson had spurred the 1400 Priory students on in 2011 with a video message to encourage them in their tremendous school and culture of ‘all things are possible’ and ‘positive mindsets’.

The Jill Dando News project was then created out of the murdered TV presenter’s former school Worle Community School Academy just a mile up the road, which became part of TPLT after a terrible run of bad news stories into the Media.

Now hundreds of young people aged 8 to 18 find and write positive stories and interview a range of people. 

Mental health Charity In Charley’s Memory was set up in 2015 after the death of Charley, 18, a former student of The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA) which was just a 20 minute car journey from Worle. It has since helped thousands of young people in his memory. TKASA also became part of TPLT in 2018 along with a host of local primary schools.

Now News and Happiness have merged in this unique way to help people across the world.

Sir Richard Branson praises Jill Dando News

Both former schools of Jill and Charley have Jill Dando News Centres. They provide stories for The Good News Post and wider Media.

The Good News Post has trained hundreds of young reporters from Somerset, to Berkshire, to Wales and even in Malawi, Africa.

They are trained by professional journalists including Jill’s older brother Nigel.

Fiona Bruce hails Jill Dando News

Their vision is to be in every nation of the world, finding and publishing positive news to the globe and Media.

For UK and World News stories contact news@goodnewspost.co.uk

Students were themselves inspired back in 2012 by a motivational message from Sir Richard Branson from New York who told them to go for their dreams and ‘all things are possible’.

They have taken up the advice with passion.

Stories are all in the unique style of Jill – kind, positive and with a passion to make the world a better place.

Good news across the UK and World

Since then it has expanded to become a UK and world news newspaper.

Their project has taken our Jill Dando News reporters to Downing Street. Our reporters aged 9 to 12 were the first journalists in Britain to interview new Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in August 2019.

The reporters have seen their work and stories seen globally by millions. Our first ever reporter, Alex Crowther, has recently finished a First-Class Degree at the University of the West of England, and is now a stop flight journalist.

Real life stories to cheer people up

Since 2017, hundreds of young people aged 8 to 18 in the UK have written real-life “news that’s good for you”, covering people, animals, stories to cheer people up, and tips to make lives better.

They are regularly trained by professional journalists from BBC including Fiona Bruce, ITV, Sky News, local, regional and national newspapers. Jill’s older brother, Nigel Dando has helped out since the beginning with his 48 years of journalism experience.

Malawi. Africa now has Jill Dando News reporters

Jill Dando News has spread to Priory Academy also close to Jill’s childhood home, as well as primary and secondary schools in her much-loved county of Somerset.

With Jill thinking about becoming a missionary in Africa before choosing journalism to help to make her mark, our Jill Dando News has also now spread to Malawi, Africa in her memory.

Good news will always have the last word

With news now worse, darker and more accessible than any time in history, their Jill Dando-inspired project is expanding. Good news will always have the last word.

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Jill Dando News video made on fifth anniversary
Two of the founding Jill Dando News reporters represent Britain at COP26 and featured on national news live

Jill’s legacy lives on and is expanding

Worle Academy in Weston-super-Mare is less than a mile from the childhood home of Jill who was murdered in 1999. It was the highest profile ever murder of a journalist in the UK. Her killer has never been caught.

Nigel Dando does the first ever annual Jill Dando lecture

Yet through Jill Dando News and their stories in the Good News Post and beyond, Jill’s legacy not only lives on but is expanding. Jill’s brother Nigel Dando helps in the training of young people

✔️ Training thousands of young people to become positive journalists.

✔️ Making the world a better place, turning bad news into good, bringing hope.

Jill Dando was murdered in London in 1999 at the peak of her powers, becoming the best TV journalist in the land. Not only that, but she ran her life and work with kindness, compassion, and a smile.

The smiling face of Britain

But her memory is very much alive with dozens of young reporters across Somerset and Britain writing stories for The Post, with Jill as their inspiration.

She was the smiling face of Britain. Now more than ever, the world needs that smile.

Jill Dando reporter Olivia, front left, with world author Jeffrey Archer, middle, Nigel Dando, left, and Oli Ballard, second left, and Andrew Scott, far right, at the launch of a Jill Dando News Centre

Our reporters were the first journalists in the world to interview Prime Minister Boris. Johnson inside Downing Street.

Our reporter Dawson interviews The Prime Minister Boris Johnson in front of millions of Tv viewers

Our reporters are trained by Jill’s older brother Nigel, 48 years a journalist, and a host of top flight Media people from across Britain.