Good news round-up: Out of the blue
Air passengers have been left panicked and confused after a “Welcome to Luton” sign appeared near Gatwick Airport. The 60m (197ft) sign is visible on the approach to Gatwick – which is about 60 miles south of Luton. Elsewhere, researchers have identified seven habits that people can adopt to cut the risk of developing dementia. The findings were published on Wednesday in the US medical journal Neurology. The seven (unsurprising) habits are: exercising regularly; eating healthily; not smoking; maintaining a healthy weight; keeping blood pressure in check; having healthy cholesterol levels; and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. In other good news this week, a man who received a double hand transplant on the UK’s National Health Service said this week that the operation had given him “a new lease of life”. Steven Gallagher from Ayrshire lost the use of his hands after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. And finally, a child actor who starred in the blockbuster 1975 film Jaws has become a police chief on the island where it was filmed. Jonathan Searle had a minor role as one of the pranksters who placed a fake shark fin in the waters off Amity Island.
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