Random acts of kindness and community spirit on a stranded ferry - Alone Together podcast

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This week we are here to share some positive stories in an episode filled with ‘random acts of kindness’.

But first, to cover this week's main news, hosts Dan McLaughlin and Matt Millard discuss Boris Johnson’s medical status after he was taken into intensive care.

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Sam McBride, the Northern Ireland political editor for the i paper and the political editor of the News Letter, also provides us with his perspective.

Matt chats to Ben George, joint owner of Redbrick Property in Birmingham, who after having several cancellations and therefore empty units decided to offer NHS staff free housing for two weeks and then a 50% discount after this period. To receive a discount on housing as an NHS worker you can email [email protected].

Community spirit can be formed anywhere - even on a cruise ship stranded in the Pacific Ocean.

Morven McIntyre chats to Terri Shanks to find out how a community was formed on board the MS Maasdam ship among passengers and staff after ports were closed due the pandemic leaving them stranded for four weeks.

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And finally, when the humans stay at home the goats come out to roam... well that’s certainly the case in the seaside town of Llandudno in Wales. Dan chats to Andrew Stewart, a video producer at the Manchester Evening News, who has captured video footage of goats, which typically live on the headland of the Great Orme, causing mayhem in the town. The adventurous goats have been eating flowers in locals’ gardens and climbing on houses and walls.

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