Location: UK

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/ Lifestyle

23 Sep 2013

 

Imagine a life free of debt, liberated from societal constraints and large mortgages. A growing number of homeowners are seeking out cheaper and more sustainable ways to fund the four walls in which they live

 
Wimp
 

/ Culture

20 Sep 2013

 

Amy Smith is enticed by an unnerving and touching performance that shines a light on masculinity

 

Dramatic improvement for skin and testicular cancer survival rates

 
 

/ Health

20 Sep 2013

 

Survival rates for people diagnosed with two of the most common types of cancer have significantly improved since the 1970s, according to figures from Cancer Research UK

 
Costas Lapavitsas
 

/ New Economics

19 Sep 2013

 

Never before have we as a society been so interested in the economy, and thanks to the recession, traditional banking models are being cast under the spotlight. Claudia Cahalane considers how a more ethical, sustainable financial future is emerging

 
Elephant
 

/ Justice

18 Sep 2013

 

Travelling circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals under new government proposals

 
Ethical and sustainable investment
 

/ Economics & Innovation

13 Sep 2013

 

Ethical and sustainable investments have performed 6% better than non-ethical funds

 
Rowan Wiliams
 

/ Body & Mind

11 Sep 2013

 

Speakers at the Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury, will consider how to shift the country’s focus from economic growth to growth in wellbeing

 
Take One Action film festival
 

/ Arts, Culture

10 Sep 2013

 

Now in its sixth year, the Take One Action film festival smashes the traditional ‘lights down, be quiet’ ethos of film-going and invites discussion and debate in a bid to inspire shared responses to global issues

 
Photovoltaic panels
 

/ Renewable Energy

06 Sep 2013

 

Hot temperatures in July and high number of new installations help solar power soar to new levels

 
Mark Williamson
 

/ Mark Williamson

05 Sep 2013

 

New data shows that the UK is taking promising steps towards a happier society, but we must redefine our idea of success if we are to truly nurture our wellbeing

 
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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