Location: UK

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/ Pies and Principles

06 Jan 2014

 

Our choice of cafes and restaurants that put morals on the menu. This month we try a raw food feast and check out Britain’s only pub to pass on its profits to charity

 
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/ Food, Positive Perspective

31 Dec 2013

 

Tesco’s half-year figures for food waste gave a shocking insight into the problem of food waste in the UK. Supermarkets must take responsibility for their part in this, but progress is being made and consumers can act too, says Caspar van Vark

 
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/ Culture

20 Dec 2013

 

He’s known for his hair, his sex life and more recently, his encounter with Jeremy Paxman, but as Nicola Slawson finds during Russell Brand’s standup comedy show, there’s more to Britain’s famed lovable rogue than meets the eye

 
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/ Media

19 Dec 2013

 

Renowned news presenter Martyn Lewis CBE has become official patron of Positive News, the world’s first positive newspaper

 
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/ Positive News blog

18 Dec 2013

 

When Russell Brand challenged the status quo in a Newsnight interview, he was picking up on a shifting sense of what is possible for society - and recent successes in international diplomacy are among signs that he may be right

 

New campaign asks benefit claimants to share their positive stories

 
 

/ Community, Economics & Innovation

05 Dec 2013

 

More than 70 charities back the campaign, which calls on government to understand the real reasons people struggle

 
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/ Positive People, Wellbeing

04 Dec 2013

 

Ruby Wax rose to fame making people laugh, but off-stage she spent years battling depression. Now, with a newly acquired master’s degree, she tells Nicola Slawson about her mission to get the topic of mental illness into the limelight

 
Mr Jayalal Madde, the first person in Liverpool to be granted a Home for a Pound is handed the keys by Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson (c) Terry Mealey
 

/ Community

03 Dec 2013

 

The project aims to rebuild derelict communities and give hope to those struggling to get on the property ladder

 
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/ Wellbeing

29 Nov 2013

 

UK citizens are some of the most satisfied in the industrialised world, according to a new report

 
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/ Environment

25 Nov 2013

 

The government is to introduce a 5p charge for plastic bags in England from 2015 in an effort to discourage their use and reduce waste

 
Debbie So, Kristy Petkova, Ben Kane who lead the Hub Youth Academy
 

/ Economics & Innovation, Social Enterprise

22 Nov 2013

 

The Hub Youth Academy will help young people establish careers in socially-minded businesses by providing them with training, mentoring and access to a network of leading social entrepreneurs across London

 
First buses in Bristol will now be accepting the local currency
 

/ Economics & Innovation

21 Nov 2013

 

In a move that promises to both boost the local economy and benefit the environment, Bristol’s biggest bus operator is now accepting the city’s independent currency, the Bristol Pound

 
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/ Environment

18 Nov 2013

 

Once extinct in the UK, short-haired bumblebees are thriving in Kent thanks to a three-year-long project

 
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/ Blogs, Good Business

08 Nov 2013

 

Is it possible for a clothing manufacturer to integrate sustainability throughout its entire supply chain? Yes, according to Rob Drake-Knight, co-founder of multi award-winning ethical clothing company, Rapanui

 
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, / Community, Positive People, Social Enterprise

06 Nov 2013

 

Immigrants don't always generate good press, and those from Africa face particular challenges. Yet many have a positive social and economic impact. Veronique Mistiaen talks to some of those creating shared benefits for both the UK and Africa

 
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/ Environment, Youth

25 Oct 2013

 

Children are more disconnected from nature than ever before, new research says. But for one man, these findings present an exciting opportunity to get children into the great outdoors. Laura Smith talks to David Bond about Project Wild Thing

 
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/ Health

22 Oct 2013

 

Mortality rates in children’s intensive care units are at the lowest since records began despite an increase in admissions, a new report shows

 
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/ Youth

21 Oct 2013

 

Young people are more likely to pay attention to health and safety campaigns with positive messages than negative warnings, according to new research

 
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/ Social Enterprise

11 Oct 2013

 

The Social Economy Alliance wants to see policies formed to support social benefit instead of only corporate progress

 

National database and technological advances boost fight against cancer

 
 

/ Health, Technology

10 Oct 2013

 

World’s largest cancer database will help move towards tailor-made treatments using latest technology