Location: UK

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/ Positive Perspective

17 Feb 2014

 

Britain’s first ‘social supermarket’, enabling local people on low incomes to buy food at knock-down prices, is a welcome addition to food banks, says Caspar Van Vark, though more needs to be done to tackle the roots of food poverty

 
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/ Renewable Energy

13 Feb 2014

 

The first of its kind the UK, the Community Energy Strategy aims to spark a ‘decentralised energy revolution’

 
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/ Culture

12 Feb 2014

 

Singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph dishes up feisty folk with a side of solemn soul

 
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/ Wellbeing

10 Feb 2014

 

What does it take to achieve the seemingly impossible? Jini Reddy spends a weekend at Hawkwood College with Polly Higgins, the woman campaigning for a law against ecosystem destruction, and discovers what makes the ‘Earth lawyer’ tick

 
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/ Health

07 Feb 2014

 

People experiencing mental health problems should be provided with therapy in the great outdoors, according to a new report from mental health charity Mind, which included findings from the University of Essex

 
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/ Arts Review

06 Feb 2014

 

Amy Smith looks at a few of the less conventional exhibitions piquing the interests of art communities this spring

 
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/ Good Business

04 Feb 2014

 

In this fortnight's Good Business column Nicola Slawson talks to Pablo Spaull about the fine art of raw chocolate making and how he's using it to help protect the rainforest

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

03 Feb 2014

 

A new power plant that turns waste wood into electricity will slash greenhouse gases by 2.1m tonnes

 

Muslim community rallies around synagogue threatened with closure

 
 

/ Community

30 Jan 2014

 

In a move that has strengthened interfaith relations in the local area, a synagogue in Bradford set for closure has been saved thanks to a successful fundraising campaign led by the local Muslim community

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

28 Jan 2014

 

More than 500 homes in Islington will benefit from heat captured underground

 
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/ Blogs, Good Business

23 Jan 2014

 

Nicola Slawson finds out how entrepreneur Rob Reason applies the principles of transparency and value-based pay to his unique company that helps people to discover hidden parts of cities across the UK

 
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/ Positive Travel

20 Jan 2014

 

John Muir is a household name in the US, but few in Britain are aware of the Scotsman's legacy. With The John Muir Way long-distance footpath opening in Scotland in April, Aaron Millar looks at the life of the man who changed the way we interact with nature

 
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/ Community, Wellbeing

17 Jan 2014

 

Free phone service for the elderly aims to combat loneliness and will also offer confidential advice

 

Record number of adults leave drug treatment free of dependency

 
 

/ Health

14 Jan 2014

 

A “record” number of adults in England are leaving drug treatment programmes free of dependency, according to Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne

 
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/ Blogs, Good Business

13 Jan 2014

 

Nicola Slawson finds out how sustainability expert Greta Rossi is helping people to learn from nature and neuroscience in order to do better business

 
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/ Environment

10 Jan 2014

 

Environmental campaigners celebrate as the first group of protestors charged during fracking protests in the summer are acquitted

 
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/ Culture

10 Jan 2014

 

Nicola Slawson checks out a new pop-up restaurant experience offering vegan fine dining

 
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/ Community

08 Jan 2014

 

Brighton is the latest town to join a new wave of cat cafes opening or in planning around the UK, giving pet-less tenants a chance to make some furry friends

 
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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