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Blindness breakthroughs: hope for the partially sighted


/ Wellbeing

14 Apr

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As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world


Citizen journalism on the mainstream's radar


/ Culture

07 Apr


A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed

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Brazil takes steps to save threatened tribe


/ Peace & Democracy

01 Apr


Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes


Lots and less: how do we solve income inequality?


/ Positive Perspective

27 Mar


Income inequality has hit critical levels in the UK; never before has the disparity between top and bottom earners been so great. Here, four key organisations outline their vision for a more equal Britain


Female representation is being redefined


/ Positive Perspective

24 Mar

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Society is awash with sexism, from the Page 3 girl to apps encouraging plastic surgery aimed at children. But women’s voices in the media are becoming more powerful than their image, says Anne Louise Kershaw


Brits choose happiness over wealth


/ Community

20 Mar

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Majority of people in the UK believe happiness should be society’s top priority – not money

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