Location: UK

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

2 (c) Wake Up London

/ Wellbeing

19 Mar 2013


Commuters at Liverpool Street station will get a break from advertising that suggests “we’re not good enough” as people gather to display positive messages, say organisers of an event on the first International Day of Happiness

(c) Shelby Steward

/ Youth

19 Mar 2013


The announcement of prison closures across the UK has caused controversy, but it’s not all bad news, explains Caspar Walsh


/ Agriculture

18 Mar 2013


A Dorset-based entrepreneur is tantalising the nation’s taste buds with an offering of ‘British ethnic’ seeds inspired by immigrant cooking recipes, picked up from his travels around Britain

(c) Jens Rost

/ Sustainable Development

14 Mar 2013


Cycling enthusiasts are hoping for friendlier town planning, less bike theft and more protection on the roads, following a government cycling consultation


/ Good Business

08 Mar 2013


“We’re primarily about creating a better world, but through a gender lens. It’s not just about women but about what those women do”

Social entrepreneur Richard Leighton

/ Economics & Innovation

06 Mar 2013


As the town centres of the past fade in our collective memory and while recession-bitten chain stores shut up shop nationwide, across the UK people are launching community-minded projects to help revive our high-streets

3 (c) St Mungo’s

/ Education

04 Mar 2013


A new initiative is offering homeless people the chance to learn vital skills for free

3. (c) Cambridge Universi

/ Wellbeing

01 Mar 2013


Scientists at Cambridge University have proven the existence of four-stranded DNA in human cells for the first time, in what they say could be a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer