Pukka Herbs' co-founder and master herbsmith Sebastian Pole believes a simple cup of herbal tea has the power to reconnect us with nature. We ask why herbs (and Stevie Wonder) bring him happiness, and why he’d like to share a brew with Jeremy Hunt
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‘UK would grind to a halt without migrants’, say economists as thousands celebrate their contribution
The UK economy would lose £328m – or four per cent of total UK daily GDP – if migrants stopped working for the day, according to new research. It comes as tens of thousands of people take part in a national day of action to celebrate migrants’ contribution
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Three ideas for your next adventure: from a wilderness walk in Spain to city tours led by migrants
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On Monday, a national day of action will highlight the contribution that migrants make to the UK. “We won’t let history repeat itself,” Laura Abigail, one of the organisers, tells Positive News
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Water is our planet’s most vital resource, and is under more pressure than ever. But while it can be a source of conflict, water shortage also has the power to spark innovation. Maggie Black, author of The State of the World’s Water, explains how
When journalist Danielle Batist became pregnant, she was shocked by a cultural overdose of dramatic birth stories. A year after her own baby arrived, she explores efforts to create a more balanced picture of childbirth
A ‘community fridge’ has launched in Brixton, south London, where people and businesses can donate spare food to those in need
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Acknowledging their loss is painful, but could celebrating animals that have vanished encourage us to protect wildlife in the modern world? Marketeer Matt Lindley explains how an extinct New Zealand bird sparked a new conversation on conservation
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Meet Noelia Garella, the first person with Down’s syndrome to work as a teacher in Argentina
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Wind overtakes coal and Germany is responsible for 44 per cent of all the wind farms installed in Europe last year. But progress is in danger of stalling, say experts
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Standing on the brink of a massive ecological crisis, humanity’s actions over the next few years will determine our planet’s future. In his book How Soon is Now? radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck explains how a people's movement could transform society
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As divisive characters take centre stage in global politics, what if prioritising people, planet and peace featured in the job descriptions of more politicians?
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Roma people in the UK listed things they wanted people to better understand about their communities before their thoughts were transformed into art
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A new Marvel comics series features interviews with real world scientists in an attempt to inspire a new generation of female science, technology, engineering and maths experts
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