Location: UK


/ Justice

18 Sep 2013


Travelling circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals under new government proposals

Ethical and sustainable investment

/ Economics & Innovation

13 Sep 2013


Ethical and sustainable investments have performed 6% better than non-ethical funds

Rowan Wiliams

/ Body & Mind

11 Sep 2013


Speakers at the Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury, will consider how to shift the country’s focus from economic growth to growth in wellbeing

Take One Action film festival

/ Arts, Culture

10 Sep 2013


Now in its sixth year, the Take One Action film festival smashes the traditional ‘lights down, be quiet’ ethos of film-going and invites discussion and debate in a bid to inspire shared responses to global issues

Photovoltaic panels

/ Renewable Energy

06 Sep 2013


Hot temperatures in July and high number of new installations help solar power soar to new levels

Mark Williamson

/ Mark Williamson

05 Sep 2013


New data shows that the UK is taking promising steps towards a happier society, but we must redefine our idea of success if we are to truly nurture our wellbeing

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/ Wellbeing

05 Sep 2013


UK ranked 10th happiest out of 27 European countries


Heart disease cases have halved since 1980s


/ Health

30 Aug 2013


The UK is among a group of European countries that has seen a large decrease in heart disease mortality over the last three decades


/ Environment

29 Aug 2013


Oxford City council rules out using oil from Canadian tar sands

Project Guardian

/ Positive Perspective

27 Aug 2013


With womens’ campaign groups ‘involved at every step’, Project Guardian – an initiative to tackle sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour on public transport in London – could mark a turning point for dealing with the problem, says Laura Smith

London array

/ Environment

26 Aug 2013


Clean energy generation in the UK has been given a boost with the opening of the world’s largest offshore windfarm

Fathers in prison

/ Community, Positive People

23 Aug 2013


In 2013 more than 200,000 children had a parent in prison in England & Wales. Caspar Walsh, author of prison memoir Criminal, speaks to those at the heart of a new scheme to empower prisoners to become better fathers


Latest asthma figures are a breath of fresh air for hospitals


/ Health

22 Aug 2013


Asthma-related hospital admissions have dropped by almost 5% since the introduction of the smoking ban, say researchers.

First time home buyers

/ Economics & Innovation

21 Aug 2013


The number of first-time buyers in the UK is the highest since the 2007 housing market crash


/ Environment

16 Aug 2013


New wildlife-rich meadows will be created around the UK to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation


UK road deaths at record low


/ Wellbeing

15 Aug 2013


New figures show UK road deaths are at the lowest since records began, but cyclist casualties rise

Bees costume

/ Environment

14 Aug 2013


A new strategy aims to protect bees and by extension our food, countryside and economy

York mosque

/ Democracy

09 Aug 2013


The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich this year sparked waves of anti-Muslim hate crime around the country, but many mosques are taking it in their stride, determined to show the world that they preach messages of love

Wilderness minds

/ Positive Travel

06 Aug 2013


A new trip to Snowdonia National Park combines walking and wild camping with mindfulness meditation. Jini Reddy straps on her boots and finds her hiking Zen

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/ Youth

02 Aug 2013


Nine out of ten children in the UK are happy, according to a new report, with an overwhelming number of teenagers being completely content with their friends