Meaning of NEWS in English
BAD : The news are never very good nowadays.
GOOD : The news is never very good nowadays.
BAD : I'm looking forward to hearing a good news from you.
GOOD : I'm looking forward to hearing some good news from you.
News is an uncountable noun: 'Why do Clive's letters never contain any news?' 'There's one piece of news that I'm sure will interest you.'
Longman Common Errors English vocabulary. Английский словарь распространенных ошибок Longman. 2012