Location: UK

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/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015

 

A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people

 
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/ Education, Wellbeing, Youth

17 Aug 2015

 

A new study on mindfulness aims to find out how it can boost teenagers’ mental health

 
At Home With Vanley Burke, 2015,  Installation photograph, courtesy Vanley Burke and Ikon. Photo by Stuart Whipps
 

/ Arts

13 Aug 2015

 

Ikon Gallery in Birmingham have launched one of their most ambitious projects to date, transporting the entire contents of photographer Vanley Burke’s Nechells flat into the gallery space and inviting everyone to explore

 
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/ Education

07 Aug 2015

 

It may not be a big surprise to learn that children who learn philosophical thinking are more confident and patient, but philosophy lessons can also improve reading and maths skills

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

27 Jul 2015

 

Despite an increasingly loud conversation about inequality, its root causes remain intact. Stewart Lansley argues that the government has the power to tackle the issue if only it would consider new models of debt financing

 
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/ Social Enterprise

22 Jul 2015

 

Social enterprise Year Here encourages promising graduates into the social sector to apply themselves to the most pressing social issues of the day

 
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/ Education, Technology

21 Jul 2015

 

Back in the 1980s the BBC introduced the Model B – a computer designed to inspire the tech innovations of the future. Now, it’s releasing the micro:bit, a handheld device that could turn Britain into a digital powerhouse

 
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/ Environment

14 Jul 2015

 

Scotland’s environment secretary has challenged the nation to #MakeThingsLast with the launch of a social media engagement campaign to promote repairing, reusing and remanufacturing as part of a wider circular economy drive

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise

08 Jul 2015

 

A morning cup of coffee can make or break some people’s day, but for those involved in We Walk the Line, it can make the difference to their whole lives

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

08 Jul 2015

 

Since its inception last year, the Constructive Journalism Project has worked with hundreds of staff reporters, freelance writers and students to bring more solutions-focused elements into conventional reporting. Co-founder Danielle Batist shares some lessons learned

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

03 Jul 2015

 

Journalist Nicola Slawson explains how Positive News inspired her to think differently about her dream career

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

30 Jun 2015

 

Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jun 2015

 

A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use

 
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/ Environment

25 Jun 2015

 

A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation

23 Jun 2015

 

From breweries to newspapers, the co-operative model is thriving today. Rin Hamburgh takes the temperature of the UK co-operative economy

 
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/ #OwnTheMedia

10 Jun 2015

 

Positive News’ 30-day drive to become the first global media cooperative financed by crowdfunding has enjoyed a swell of support in its first three days. Supporters have so far invested almost £70,000 towards its £200,000 target

 
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/ Good Business

10 Jun 2015

 

Think. Eat. Drink aims to deliver high-quality catering that doesn't cost the Earth. Bethany Wrede Peterson chats to founder Jamie Grainger-Smith to find out how it's done

 
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/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015

 

Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food

 
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/ Blogs, New Economics

03 Jun 2015

 

What does the new economy look like? How can organisations the world over become generative rather than extractive? And what does that mean for society? Greta Rossi travelled to transformational learning space Schumacher College to find out

 
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/ Social Enterprise

26 May 2015

 

Social enterprise Petit Miracles offers a new lease of life to furniture, and to the long-term unemployed people responsible for renovating it