Location: UK

Mary Mosinghi (c) Africare
 

, / 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

 
David Bond and daughter with frog © Jack Barnes LOW RES
 

/ 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

 
Baby laughing © Flickr Member Petras Gagilas
 

/ 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

 
Youth
 

/ 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

 
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/ Pies and Principles

03 Oct 2013

 

Our choice of cafes and restaurants that put morals on the menu. This month we check out London’s first fair trade bar and tea rooms in Newport, South Wales that are training people with learning disabilities

 
Path of Love
 

/ Body & Mind

30 Sep 2013

 

Workshop veteran Rose Rouse tries out a self-development course with one-to-one support for all who take part and finds that this level of care, combined with the group process environment, makes for a powerful experience

 
(c) Flickr member RowdyKittens_LOW_RES
 

/ 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

 
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/ 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