Location: UK

New tax relief for social enterprises


/ Economics & Innovation

10 Mar 2014


The UK government is hoping to encourage investment into businesses that are working for social benefit, through the creation of a new form of tax relief


/ Pies and Principles

03 Mar 2014


Our choice of cafes and restaurants that put morals on the menu. This month we check out a veggie cafe that supports mental health work and a community cafe that’s literally rolling with the times

Two of the lovely people who keep the wheels turning at Hampstead Norreys Community Shop (c) Mark Lord

/ Economics & Innovation

28 Feb 2014


A new finance programme will support fledgling community groups while providing mortgages to community shops that would otherwise struggle to obtain help


/ Health

26 Feb 2014


A smartphone app, credited with encouraging more boys to seek help and easing the pressure on school nurses, has won a wider roll-out after a trial in Leicestershire


/ Media

24 Feb 2014


New freesheet puts a positive spin on life in Bradford, becoming the country’s first regional newspaper to focus on good news


/ 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

Coming down the steps of the turbines (c) Andy Cantlon

/ Renewable Energy

13 Feb 2014


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


/ Culture

12 Feb 2014


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

Jini and Polly

/ 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


/ 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


/ 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


/ 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

Greta Rossi from Akasha Innovation. c Katharina Tran Phuc, Hub Islington

/ 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