Location: UK

Government pledge to reduce child mortality


/ Wellbeing

08 May 2013


As UK child mortality rates rise to among the highest in Europe, a new pledge aims to turn young people into more active and valued participants in their care


/ Environment, Positive Products

06 May 2013


10% of profits from new mobile phone service will go to WWF


/ Community, Economics & Innovation

03 May 2013


What began as an exercise in supporting her local economy quickly turned into a full exploration of independent Bristol. Rin Simpson explains why the city's indie culture makes for a fine model that could be replicated nationwide


/ Education

01 May 2013


Food growing and nutritional cooking classes could form part of the national curriculum from 2014, but the changes might be scrapped following criticism from industry


New technique could stop Parkinson’s disease tremors


/ Health

30 Apr 2013


Researchers at Oxford University could be on the verge of a medical breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

(c) Shared Interest

/ Economics & Innovation

23 Apr 2013


The Fairtrade Foundation says increased public awareness of product supply chains means the demand for ethical goods is growing


/ A permaculture journey

17 Apr 2013


Permaculture columnist Nicole Vopser explains controversial energy extraction methods and considers the energy rewards that permaculture can offer

3 (c) Leeds Metropolitan University

/ Health

16 Apr 2013


Some GP practices are now offering complementary therapies and reporting high success rates, happier patients and greater cost-effectiveness for the NHS

3 (c) OART

/ Environment

15 Apr 2013


Fish stocks and fish diversity are increasing in some English rivers following the work of community groups

Jim Fullalove

/ Technology

12 Apr 2013


London-based designers dream up a gravity powered lamp, which could light the far corners of the developing world using a bag filled with rocks or sand


‘Easy-read’ newspapers help people with learning disabilities follow the news


/ Media

10 Apr 2013


A charity is using visual cues and simplified language to make news accessible to all

(c) Flickr member ms6282

/ Pies and Principles

09 Apr 2013


Want to spend your money at cafes and restaurants that give back to society? For our new food and drink column, our reporters check out venues that have morals on their menu. Up first are El Piano in York and LWS Cafe in London

The dedicated team take a break on the roof of the structure (c)  Shoshanna Jones

/ Wellbeing

02 Apr 2013


Volunteers are building a specially designed home for a woman who is allergic to everyday chemicals


/ Environment

27 Mar 2013


Unsustainable palm oil practices pose a serious threat to rainforests, but a new guide aims to help consumers make more informed chocolate choices this Easter


/ Environment

22 Mar 2013


A new competition has been launched to help aspiring filmmakers gain exposure while addressing wasteful water habits


/ Culture

22 Mar 2013


A full 70-piece orchestra, made up of total strangers found at London Underground stations, has performed at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, raising funds for children with disabilities

(c) NEXT Berlin

/ Economics & Innovation

22 Mar 2013


Women entrepreneurs today are earning more than their male counterparts according to a report published in January

(c) Swansea University

/ Education

21 Mar 2013


Bright young Scottish scientists now have the chance to visit CERN, the home of pioneering particle research

Common Cause entrepreneurs hub

/ Economics & Innovation

20 Mar 2013


An innovative new venture is providing business support to micro-entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds. Claudia Cahalane goes along to a Common Cause event to see first-hand how it’s making a crucial difference

(c) Dan Esparza

/ Economics & Innovation

20 Mar 2013


As the number of employers signed up to the Living Wage campaign reaches 160, a new report says that the government could save £2.2bn if the initiative was implemented nationwide