More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson explains how a broken industry is putting itself back together

    Soil Association Oct 15

Five ways to share in London


/ Economics & Innovation

05 Oct

London (2)

See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities


Six reasons why being more curious can be good for you


/ Economics & Innovation

02 Oct


Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell

    Phone coop - front page

Can fixable handset keep Fairphone's ethical edge?


/ Economics & Innovation

01 Oct

Bas van Abel of Fairphone (left) and Vivian Woodell of The Phone Co-op (right) hold the new Fairphone 2

With the rest of the mobile phone industry beginning to look into supply chain ethics, Fairphone has launched their second handset as the first fully modular smartphone to try and stay one step ahead


Fishing for a solution to iron deficiency


/ Wellbeing

30 Sep


A small metal fish designed for use in cooking to increase iron uptake is proving a great success in Cambodia and is now set to be used further afield. Could the Lucky Iron Fish spawn an end to iron...


2016 declared Year of Global Understanding


/ Economics & Innovation

29 Sep


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”


Helping refugees integrate through language learning


/ Community

28 Sep


How can countries help refugees integrate? The question looms large in Europe, which is experiencing a refugee crisis many are calling the biggest since World War II. In Ireland one organisation believes communication could be the answer


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