Kevin Boy followed in the footsteps of his grandfather to master the art of blacksmithing and has run his forge at Surrey Docks Farm, London, for 25 years – helping a new generation rediscover this ancient art
From downtown New York to remote corners of India, sport is being used to break social barriers and address issues from homelessness to addiction
Fabian Hamilton is the shadow minister for peace and disarmament, the first post of its kind in UK parliament. Appointed in October by Jeremy Corbyn, we ask Hamilton how he will tackle his brief to reduce violence, war and conflict
The global divestment campaign, urging people to move their money out of oil, coal and gas companies, has gained momentum. Here are some key figures
Experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, Elaine Fox, tells Lauren Razavi about her surprising research into the links between genes and happiness
Discovering that milk can be cheaper than water left a sour taste in the mouth of artist Nessie Reid. She explains why she turned to performance art to challenge the modern dairy industry
A new documentary about northern Uganda documents the region’s recovery from two decades of civil war. Its co-director explains why the film draws on hope, rather than the wounds of the past
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Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 87 of Positive News
A campaign calling on advertisers to boycott newspapers that promote “demonisation and division” is also asking the public to lobby the advertisers in a positive, constructive way
Next week, clothes recycling charity Traid will be urging people to wear secondhand instead of buying new. Could instilling pride in wearing pre-owned clothes help avoid wasteful fast fashion?
Dr Estelle Lazer has spent the last three decades getting to know Pompeii’s dead. Now, new technology promises to reveal even more about the ancient population she has tirelessly worked to bring to life. Lorenza Bacino meets her
Restoring public trust in banking is a huge task. But Triodos Bank’s Bevis Watts is no ordinary banker, and he thinks it’s possible. We ask him: could the financial sector benefit people and planet, as well as profits?
Frustrated with the way mainstream media ignores much of the progress being made in the world, researcher Jodie Jackson set out to uncover the power of positive news. She tells Danielle Batist what she has learned