Location: UK

Tea & Laughter

/ Pies and Principles

06 Aug 2014


Our latest selection of cafes and restaurants that put ethics on the menu. This time we visit one cafe that uses its profits to provide work placements for disadvantaged young people and another that gives retired women the chance to volunteer and socialise

Waterfall Landscape

/ Arts, Culture

05 Aug 2014


Set in a picturesque estate of ancient woodland, spring-fed lakes and rolling meadows in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Wilderness is a music festival that aims to make the most of its surroundings


/ Arts Review

01 Aug 2014


Amy Smith rounds up some of the country's most intriguing exhibitions to visit this autumn

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/ Culture

30 Jul 2014


With a standout performance from Fat Freddy’s Drop, it was the sounds of ska, reggae, brass and blues that, despite the heat, had the crowds dancing relentlessly


/ Environment

24 Jul 2014


Britain's urban rivers are at their cleanest for over two decades, according to scientists from Cardiff University

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/ Culture

21 Jul 2014


Festival-goers at this year's Womad will have the chance to delve deeper into sound with a new stage exploring audio intricacies


/ Environment, Renewable Energy

17 Jul 2014


A new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site. The findings have led to the government being accused of ignoring public opinion


/ Good Business

11 Jul 2014


Life is too short for boring, repetitive exercise, say Charlotte Roach and Rosemary Pringle, the founders of Rabble, a company that creates crazy team games for adults looking for ‘funner fitness’

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/ Community

03 Jul 2014


Cornwall’s 15-year fight for minority group recognition is victorious


Teenage pregnancy rates at all-time low


/ Wellbeing

30 Jun 2014


Labour’s Teenage Pregnancy Strategy credited with drop in teenage conceptions

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/ Environment, Positive People, Positive Perspective

27 Jun 2014


Sustainable development figurehead and Forum for the Future co-founder Jonathon Porritt tells Laura Smith why he's turned away from the media's ‘doom and gloom’ perspective and adopted a more positive outlook for the future of the Earth

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/ Pies and Principles

26 Jun 2014


Our choice of cafes and restaurants that put ethics on the menu. This month we check out a vegetarian cafe with a Rudolf Steiner social ethos and a cafe helping the homeless by offering on-the-job training

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/ Positive Travel

25 Jun 2014


Both NASA and Richard Branson plan to push exploration into space this year. But there is a more sustainable way to view the heavens, reports Naomi Tolley from Europe's first Dark Skies Reserve

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/ Positive Perspective

23 Jun 2014


The increasing number of voices articulating a positive vision of the future – including Russell Brand’s call for “a peaceful, effortless, joyous revolution” at London’s march against austerity – are a welcome antidote to the ‘anti’ approach, says Lucy Purdy


Government changes stance on Care Bill


/ Health, Wellbeing

20 Jun 2014


A government U-turn means those receiving state-funded care at home will receive extra protection under the Human Rights Act


/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

19 Jun 2014


As the term ‘housing crisis’ becomes ingrained in the British lexicon and millions of people face uncertain futures, seven organisations suggest their solutions


/ Community, Health

10 Jun 2014


Dementia-focused project is one of six awarded £20m government funding


/ Community, Positive Perspective

06 Jun 2014


With the UK boasting 15 million volunteers, Martyn Lewis discusses how citizens are taking society’s problems into their own hands


/ Environment

02 Jun 2014


How can we move towards a society that feels more human, natural and less dependent on money, considers Lucy Purdy, as she spends a week in Devon exploring ‘wild economics’

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/ Economics & Innovation

30 May 2014


Following a successful pilot in Liverpool, a loyalty card scheme for independent shops is being rolled out in cities across the UK in a bid to reclaim the high streets of Britain and beyond