Amid the doom and gloom we often find ourselves reporting on, there are a few stand-out stories that make us smile.

We think it is important to report everything - even the horrible stuff - to keep you all informed. But sometimes it can all feel a bit too negative.

So, we've rounded up some of our feel-good stories from the last week which will hopefully put a smile on your face this morning.

1) Baby born amid M25 coach crash chaos

The site of a coach crash that brought the motorway to a standstill for three hours might not sound like a good news story on the surface.

But after excellent efforts from our emergency services, and the goodwill of some bystanders who helped out, all passengers from the overturned coach made it out safely and were treated in hospital.

And as the crash was cleared and motorists got on their way, Kent Police announced a baby boy was born somewhere in the traffic queues.

Probably not quite how the mum expected to give birth, but a lovely new arrival can only be good news.

2) Bus driver goes 'above and beyond' to help elderly lady who was going the wrong way

A driver on the 208 service from Lewisham to Orpington realised one of his passengers, an elderly woman, was on the wrong bus.

After finding out his passenger was a bit lost, the driver helped her off, crossed the road with her and made sure she got on the right service, telling his colleague where she wanted to go.

Another passenger on the bus told News Shopper: “He was a real gent and went above and beyond.

“I think we should be celebrating people who go above and beyond in our community.”

3) Grove Park man fights back after his confidence was shattered by cancer as a teenager

Luke Richardson, 26, was just 14 when he was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, which affected his mental health.

He spent prolonged periods in hospital and missed out on socialising with his friends, who he was often too ill to see.

However, Luke, now a father, has conquered Ben Nevis to raise money for charity The Trust, which helped him out when he was struggling.

4) 'They have nothing': Community fundraiser set up for victims of Swanscombe house fire

After a house fire swept through a family terraced home in Ames Road, the community rallied around to help the mother and son affected.

Sally White, who lives just behind the house, and her friend Jodi Kench set up a gofundme page to collect money for the family and help them get back on their feet.

Speaking to News Shopper, Mrs White also said people had filled her house with donations of clothes and toiletries to pass on to the family.

5) Bexleyheath mum in the running for a national beauty pageant final

Miglena Ivanova, a married company director, will represent Bexleyheath in the final of Mrs England on September 9, 2018.

The pageant encourages women of all ages to get involved and showcase their beauty, as long as they are married.

If Miglena wins the Mrs England contest, she will head to China for the Mrs World competition, in January 2019.

Good luck to our local lady!

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