Articles Tagged with the word ‘Community’

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr 2014

 

A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random

 
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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

26 Mar 2014

 

During six months of hitchhiking around Europe, Jamie Bowlby-Whiting puts his trust in the inherent goodness of the world, and it delivers

 
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, / Positive People

17 Mar 2014

 

Jini Reddy finds out what led successful model Lily Cole to set up a website and app aimed at nurturing a culture of sharing

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

13 Mar 2014

 

Ready to look beyond consumerism? A new online movement is helping people to band together, share their resources, and get by with less

 
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/ Environment

11 Mar 2014

 

The Dongria Kondh in India have won a landmark victory against metal mining giant Vedanta, as plans for a bauxite mine are rejected in a move that could set a new precedent for tribal rights

 
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/ Positive Perspective

07 Mar 2014

 

The government announced in January that it would welcome a small number of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees to Britain. This is not enough, says Mike Levy, who is calling for a national effort to take 10,000 refugees into our homes

 
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

 
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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’

 

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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/ Wellbeing

27 Dec 2013

 

The benefits yoga has for body and soul are well-documented, but now it seems this ancient practice has much to offer societies around the world, too. Nicola Slawson discovers the groups stretching their local communities toward positive change

 
Mr Jayalal Madde, the first person in Liverpool to be granted a Home for a Pound is handed the keys by Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson (c) Terry Mealey
 

/ Community

03 Dec 2013

 

The project aims to rebuild derelict communities and give hope to those struggling to get on the property ladder

 
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/ Wellbeing

29 Nov 2013

 

UK citizens are some of the most satisfied in the industrialised world, according to a new report

 
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/ Positive Perspective

02 Sep 2013

 

Climate change conferences have been tarnished, but communities coming together to create a ‘global power shift’ show we are all on the frontline, says student activist Tom Youngman

 
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/ Community

12 Aug 2013

 

A tradition started in Italy over a hundred years ago has recently re-emerged as a massive global movement of selflessness and compassion. Veronique Mistiaen reports on the ‘suspended coffee’ phenomenon

 
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/ 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

 

Bedroom swap scheme cuts costs for university students

 
 

/ Community, Education, Youth

08 Jul 2013

 

A new enterprise helps cash-strapped students ‘bedroom swap’ to save money

 
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/ Arts, Culture

21 Jun 2013

 

Inflated ticket prices for ‘sold-out’ events could become a thing of the past, thanks to the growing popularity of a collaborative ticket-finding service

 
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/ Arts, Culture

21 Jun 2013

 

More music fans in Brighton can now enjoy live events, thanks to a scheme pairing up gig-goers who have learning disabilities with volunteer buddies

 
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/ Community, Youth

17 Jun 2013

 

A groundbreaking social project is using the art of capoeira to coax shell-shocked and vulnerable children out from behind their painful memories and towards empowerment and hope