Good news stories from 2023

Huge strides have been made in medicine and science, and records broken in women's sports and conservation

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Advances in science, medicine and technology have offered hope for the future, while cultural and sporting figures have continued to strive for excellence
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It might feel like good news stories have been few and far between this year, with wars breaking out and the climate crisis ravaging four separate continents. 

But Christmas is also the time to take stock of what has gone right, and here a brighter picture emerges. All over the world, advances in science, medicine and technology have offered succour now and hope for the future, while cultural and sporting figures have continued to strive for excellence. 

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