When reading or watching the news, it can sometimes be hard to find stories that put a smile on your face – so we thought we’d help by giving you a list of the best places to find positive news.

Whether you’re a sucker for solutions journalism or simply want to find some heart-warming stories of triumph and kindness, we’ve got you covered.

Good News Network 

Google ‘good news’ and Good News Network is the first result – since 1997, millions of people have turned to the Good News Network as an antidote to negativity in the mainstream media.

The Happy Newspaper 

The Happy Newspaper showcases incredible people doing incredible things in all corners of the planet, bringing a refreshing twist on what we typically know as ‘news’. And they have a lovely, sunny Instagram page!


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The Optimist Daily 

The Optimist’s vision is to create an optimistic, mobilized and solutions-focused global society, particularly focusing on environment and health.

Positive News 

Published four times a year, Positive News magazine tells you about good things happening in the world, providing stories of social and environmental progress, impactful photography and stunning visual design.

Reasons to be Cheerful 

Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit editorial project that is ‘tonic for tumultuous times.’ The project reveals many reasons to be cheerful in the form of intelligent and proven solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

There is also a podcast by the same name, hosted by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd, which provides a space for optimism and progressive ideas by talking through ways to solve some of the challenges facing society.

Squirrel News 

Like a squirrel that handpicks the most nourishing nuts, Squirrel News only selects the most productive and relevant news, exposing readers to original solutions, approaches and ideas. Squirrel News publishes stories which stay relevant beyond the usual 24-hour news cycle.

POP News

POP News collects the links to various websites sharing global innovative responses to social problems – putting them all in one place on an aesthetic Instagram feed. 

TED Talks 

From growing baby corals to building flying robots, TED Talks is where you can find optimistic, exciting news and information in video form. TED began in 1984 and has since burgeoned into a worldwide phenomenon and one of the best places to find positive news.

National news outlets also often have a ‘positive news’ section, including BBC News Uplifting Stories and HuffPost Good News. 

If you’re looking for more ways to remain positive, read our blog on how to stay motivated during lockdown.