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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

 
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/ Arts, Culture

03 Mar 2015

 

Matthew Gilley heads to Dalston to experience Polish avant-garde music collaboration Jacaszek and Kwartludium perform live

 
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/ Democracy, Politics

02 Mar 2015

 

Vote for Policies, an online service that allows people to see which party their views most align with, has launched its 2015 edition ahead of the general election in May. The site aims to engage with five million voters before polls are cast

 
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/ Arts, Culture, Science

23 Feb 2015

 

Tom Lawson talks to Robin Ince, comedian and co-host of BBC Radio 4's award-winning The Infinite Monkey Cage, on how comedy is bringing science to a wider audience

 
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/ Positive Perspective

20 Feb 2015

 

The volatile situation in the Middle East is cause for concern, but widespread anti-Semitic scaremongering is not indicative of Britain’s real feelings towards the Jewish population, claims Thomas Scotto

 
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/ Good Business

13 Feb 2015

 

Currently just 10-15 per cent of children in care in the UK achieve five A*-C grades at GCSE. We talk to Paul Singh about how his social enterprise, Equal Education, is working to help improve their prospects

 
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/ Renewable Energy

12 Feb 2015

 

Britain now has more than 650,000 solar installations across homes, businesses and public service buildings, according to recent figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

 
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/ Media

10 Feb 2015

 

Publications such as Positive News are pioneering a more diverse journalism, suggested a BBC Radio 4 programme broadcast on Sunday

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

10 Feb 2015

 

Businesses could save up to £5,000 by paying their employees more

 
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/ Food

04 Feb 2015

 

UK supermarket giant Asda is trialling a new range of misshapen fruit and vegetables – sold at reduced prices – in what they say is an attempt to cut food waste

 
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/ Peace, Positive Perspective

02 Feb 2015

 

The UK government spends £37bn on the arms industry every year. What if that was invested in green energy instead, asks Andrew Smith

 
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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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/ 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, 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