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/ Body & Mind, Positive People, Wellbeing

30 Jan 2015

 

Can poems help in the struggle against depression? Rachel Kelly, who uses her own experience to help prison inmates, says that words really can heal

 
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/ Community, Democracy

26 Jan 2015

 

A post-Soviet generation of feminists is working to transform society through a mix of personal and political action

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015

 

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

 
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/ Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

21 Jan 2015

 

As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

 
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/ Community, Social Enterprise

20 Jan 2015

 

A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015

 

2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

14 Jan 2015

 

Cornwall has made a written declaration to restore compassionate action to the centre of its community

 
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/ Education

12 Jan 2015

 

A pioneering Scottish scheme aims to help teachers better support the 27,000 pupils with a parent in prison

 
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/ Community

05 Jan 2015

 

Forget wishing upon a star, a new site has hopefuls wishing upon the kindness of crowds instead

 
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/ Education

30 Dec 2014

 

Wellbeing and ‘peripheral’ subjects have long been sidelined in the UK education system. But as teachers and pupils struggle under increased pressure, calls for a radical rethink of the system are getting louder

 
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/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014

 

Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

 
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/ Community, Justice, Positive People

05 Dec 2014

 

Technology, and the role of people who have lived through slavery, are offering hope in the fight against human trafficking. We speak to some of those on the frontline

 
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/ Community, Media

25 Nov 2014

 

As local newspapers close and budget cuts put increasing pressure on remaining journalists, the hyperlocal journalism movement is stepping up to provide the services communities rely on. Nicola Slawson finds out more

 
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/ Democracy, Peace, Positive People

17 Nov 2014

 

As Syria struggles under the weight of ongoing conflict, teams of ordinary citizens are staying to help people where others have fled – and saving lives in the process

 
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/ Community, Democracy, Peace, Politics, Sustainable Development

14 Nov 2014

 

Permaculture is often associated with agriculture, but now a global network of environmentalists, development professionals and entrepreneurs aims to combine the power of human connections with sustainable design to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip

 
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/ Education

13 Nov 2014

 

Chile’s president Michelle Bachelet has proposed plans to provide free tertiary education to 1.2 million students

 
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/ Positive People

07 Nov 2014

 

One year ago, one of the largest typhoons ever recorded struck the Philippines. Niamh Coleman – then a newly qualified aid worker – was among the hundreds that scrambled to help relief efforts

 
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/ Community, Culture

06 Nov 2014

 

We need a transformation in our identity as human beings, says Lucy Purdy, as she reflects on the New Story Summit – a gathering of people from around the world to challenge civilisation's norms while attempting to create a new ‘story that serves’

 
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/ Community

04 Nov 2014

 

A new £200m National Lottery programme takes a bold approach to regeneration, investing over ten years in communities which have been overlooked for funding in the past and, most radically, letting residents hold the £1m purse-strings

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People, Youth

30 Oct 2014

 

With young people trapped between unemployment and underemployment, the political response is too paternalistic, says new organisation AltGen. Launching an award for new co-operative enterprises, it is encouraging 18-29-year-olds to shape their own futures