Location: UK

Petit Miracles. Pic by Vicky Perryman
 

/ 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

 
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/ Education, Media

21 May 2015

 

Journalism students are learning to create inspiring stories and take a constructive approach to reporting on problems, through workshops being delivered at universities across the UK

 
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/ Community, Culture, Lifestyle, Wellbeing

12 May 2015

 

A growing network of Happy Cafes around the UK is helping to counteract the materialistic way of thinking that is damaging to both our mental wellbeing and the planet, says Stan Rosenthal, national coodinator for the Happy Cafe Network

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

07 May 2015

 

Poverty is not inevitable, says Common Cause director Karen Snow. Either we remain indifferent, or we do something to help those below the line help themselves

 
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/ Conservation, Environment

05 May 2015

 

A former geography teacher has launched a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City

 
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/ Community, Democracy

02 May 2015

 

Politics can be a divisive subject. But rather than arguing about our differences before the election, an event called Turn Up and Hold Hands is inviting people to take a moment to celebrate what unites us as human beings. Organiser Samantha Moyo explains

 
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/ Democracy, Politics

01 May 2015

 

A new campaign sees election candidates from all parties – and none – making a committed effort to changing the political playing field in favour of those who rely on it the most: the public

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

29 Apr 2015

 

Leaders from diverse fields have united to call to make the UK economy work for people and the environment

 
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/ New Economics, Politics, Positive Perspective

23 Apr 2015

 

Could society move beyond the rhetoric of 'strivers' and 'skivers' and be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore

 
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/ Good Business

23 Apr 2015

 

The UK's bee population is in trouble, having nearly halved over the last 25 years. Bee the Change, a social enterprise based in Bristol, is working to tackle the decline with a combination mentoring and educational courses for all ages

 
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/ Environment, Innovation

20 Apr 2015

 

A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Positive Perspective

16 Apr 2015

 

There is an ‘unheard third’ of the UK who choose not to vote in general elections. But, argues Simon Pardoe, by turning up at the polls, even to vote 'none', they could help change the system that they seem so dissatisfied with

 
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/ Justice

15 Apr 2015

 

The process of restorative justice – where offenders and victims meet in a safe, guided environment – is helping reduce crime and giving victims a chance to move on with their lives

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

13 Apr 2015

 

As we approach May’s general election, Mollie Malone, representative for youth-facing organisation Stand Up Be Counted, asks if politicians are doing enough to engage young voters

 
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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

10 Apr 2015

 

Peace is no longer a utopian ideal, says Peace in the City director Ella Matheson, who explores the idea of a government department focused solely on promoting peace and harmony

 
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/ Arts, Peace, Positive People

30 Mar 2015

 

Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

 
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/ Democracy, Politics, Technology

27 Mar 2015

 

Democracy is arguably out of step with the way the world communicates. Could open source software and a so-called parliamentary ‘cyber chamber’ help address this disconnect?

 
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/ Positive People, Science

19 Mar 2015

 

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science

 
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/ Conservation, Environment, Science

16 Mar 2015

 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is planning to work harder on disseminating its research to international scientists to fulfil its goal of targeting global challenges such as climate change

 
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/ Media

06 Mar 2015

 

Positive News will take centre stage at an event exploring how the media can more accurately and usefully reflect reality