Location: UK

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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

 
Oxford
 

/ 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

 
Meadow
 

/ 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
 

/ Peace & 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

 
Flickr Monkey Mash Button
 

/ 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

 
Duddon Estuary flood
 

/ Environment

30 Jul 2013

 

A new type of grass could feed livestock while protecting the UK from its biggest climate change threat: flooding

 
Brigid Benson
 

/ Economics & Innovation

29 Jul 2013

 

In the last 20 years, ethical and green investment in the UK has trebled to more than £11bn. Brigid Benson, from ethical financial advice service Gaeia, talks about moving money in a more moral and environmentally effective direction

 

Heroin and crack use falls to record low

 
 

/ Health, Wellbeing

23 Jul 2013

 

Figures also suggest drug-related crimes have been greatly reduced

 
Ben Dyson
 

/ Positive Money

22 Jul 2013

 

The economy needs more money, but it's not as straightforward as simply printing more. Positive Money’s Ben Dyson explains the challenges of creating money, and how they can be used as opportunities for positive change

 
Satish Kumar
 

/ Culture, Media, Positive People

18 Jul 2013

 

Believed to be Britain's longest serving magazine editor, Satish Kumar talks media sensationalism, core communication values and why it's time to push the boundaries of thoughtful reporting

 
Good Energy
 

/ Renewable Energy

17 Jul 2013

 

A sustainable future, empowered communities and rural growth – renewable energy can tick a lot of boxes, but is not without its challenges. Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport fills us in