11 perfectly nice things to take your mind off Brexit
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Never mind Brexit. It’s National Cream Tea day. Put the kettle on.

Regardless of your take on the EU Referendum, there are uncertain times ahead for Britain.

It’s too early to properly assess the political and economic fall-out from the vote to leave, so take five minutes to read this, and reassure yourself that the world’s still turning.

There was a massive singalong at Glastonbury in tribute to David Bowie

The festival already has some major plans to remember the late star, but a major Bowie fan has created a stage called GlastonBowie where fans are gathering to sing his hits.

Today is National Cream Tea Day

Forget Leave or Remain, it’s all about whether jam or cream comes first.

It’s also Bring Your Dog To Work Day

And it’s National Kissing Day too

A Somali man finally graduated from high school – at the age of 61

Over the years, Ahmed Mohamed Ali made attempts to go back to school but the economic situation in Somalia forced him to continue working as a tailor to support his family.

“People were surprised. They told me to give up because of my age, but I said you are never too old to learn,” he told VOA Somali. (source: VOA Somali)

And a homeless teenager in America graduated from high school two years early

Destyni Tyree, a 16-year-old student who lives at a homeless shelter with her family, graduated from high school two years early with a full scholarship to college.

In addition to her academic success, she was prom queen,  a member of the cheerleading team and works 25 hours a week in an ice cream parlour. (source: various)

New York has approved free feminine hygiene products to all women in public schools, prisons and homeless shelters

“They’re as necessary as toilet paper,” said Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, who has led this campaign.

New York becomes the first part of America to approve this move, after a resounding 49-0 vote. (source: Sydney Morning Herald)

Irish football supporters are charming Europe

While there has been crowd trouble at Euro 2016, Irish fans have been doing their reputation no harm.

While celebrating their win over Italy in Lille, a crowd of fans caused a dent in a car. They then started chanting “fix the car for the boys in green!” and even stuffed money into the windows of the vehicle.

Previously, they’ve also been singing lullabies to babies, cleaning up Bordeaux and serenading a nun.

A father got a tattoo to match his son’s scar from brain surgery

Kansas man Josh Marshall’s son is battling brain cancer, and so he got a tattoo to help him with his self-confidence.


After entering the photo in the #BestBaldDad contest sponsored by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer charity, Mr Marshall won with over 5,000 votes.

“Me and my son at this year’s St. Baldrick’s event in Wichita, Kansas. Got my son’s scar tattooed to help his self confidence,” Marshall wrote in his submission. (source: various)

Footballer Stiliyan Petrov is returning to train with Aston Villa four years after his cancer diagnosis

The 36-year-old will join the recently relegated club for pre-season training in Austria.

Stiliyan Petrov pictured during his cancer battle (Getty)

He was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March 2012, but a club statement said that “Stan will report next week with the rest of the group.”

A cat was found three years after going missing

Adele Bailey, owner of Ollie the cat, said: “He’s come back fatter – he’s not gone without a feed. I cannot believe how well he is looking. And he’s back playing with his favourite catnip mouse toy.” (source: BBC)

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