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First co-op SIM launched

10 hours 20 min ago
The Co-operative Group has become the first co-operatively run company to release a pay-as-you-go SIM card in the UK

Campaigns round-up: Spring 2014

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 06:00
The latest news, efforts and success stories from the world of campaigning

Blindness breakthroughs herald hope for the partially sighted

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:54
As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world

Positive Travel: build a school, change the world

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 06:00
One problem, one solution, one week. A new volunteering travel initiative sets its sights on universal primary education

Gender parity in politics “possible within a generation”

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:36
A growing number of women in parliament indicate an encouraging trend towards equality

Citizen journalism puts itself on the radar of mainstream news

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 15:16
A groundbreaking journalism project allows local citizens around the world to bolster their communities, learn new skills and break vital news stories that might otherwise go unnoticed

Good Business: James Young, Woo Woo toilets

Sat, 05/04/2014 - 16:34
Starting a business has many challenges, so as James Young tells Nicola Slawson, there’s no harm in making the most of green credentials

Saudi Arabia appoints first female newspaper editor

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 03:02
The employment glass ceiling has long been off-limits to women in Saudi Arabia, but it’s hoped that this new appointment will strike within it a tiny crack that turns into an open door

Goodwill campaign frees thousands of Americans from $15m of debt

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:25
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

Brazil takes steps to save threatened tribe from extinction

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 10:57
Brazil’s police and military have begun evicting illegal ranchers and loggers from land belonging to the Awá, one of the world’s most endangered tribes

New reforms for children in care ‘most significant in a generation’

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 15:33
Children in care are to be allowed to stay with foster families until they are 21 years old, the government has announced

The journey approach to change

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 13:41
Our Positive Psychology columnist Chris Johnstone explores how a growth mindset strengthens our ability to have breakthroughs and generate positive news in our lives and the world

Lots and less: how do we solve income inequality?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:55
Income inequality has hit critical levels in the UK; never before has the disparity between top and bottom earners been so great. Here, four key organisations outline their vision for a more equal Britain

Positive Travel: the kindness of strangers

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 14:17
During six months of hitchhiking around Europe, Jamie Bowlby-Whiting puts his trust in the inherent goodness of the world, and it delivers

Raw food: worth the effort?

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 08:11
A raw food diet sounds like it would be good for you, but probably involves too much time and effort, right? Not so, Claudia Cahalane discovers on a raw food beginners’ course

Tweet by tweet, female representation is being redefined

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 06:39
Society is awash with sexism, from the Page 3 girl to apps encouraging plastic surgery aimed at children. But women’s voices in the media are becoming more powerful than their image, says Anne Louise Kershaw

Interactive conference to present a vision of a better future

Fri, 21/03/2014 - 09:53
Embrace the Change brings together experts in the environment, economy and media to explore more positive and sustainable ways of living

The best things in life aren’t things

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 15:30
Our happiness has been stolen by advertisers, celebrities and the media, says Mark Williamson, who explains how simple it is to take it back

Brits choose happiness over wealth

Thu, 20/03/2014 - 14:53
Majority of people in the UK believe happiness should be society’s top priority – not money

Good Business: Claudia Roth, ConsciousLab

Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:17
Does a fast-paced, cut-throat business environment lend itself to inner awareness? Nicola Slawson talks to Claudia Roth, co-founder of an initiative to raise consciousness in business