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EU: In or out?

7 hours 14 min ago

With a historic vote looming on 23 June, Brits remain divided over whether the UK should stay in the EU. Some believe a ‘Brexit’ would cut through red tape clogging the British economy and give Westminster more control. Others insist our ties to Europe profoundly shape Britain’s workforce, trade and culture for the better. Here, an expert offers a perspective to reframe the debate and we crunch the numbers to help inform your view

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‘Media needs to find its responsibility again’ says UN director general

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 22:41

Michael Møller urges news outlets to inform and empower citizens more effectively by adopting constructive journalism

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Spare room initiative helps house refugees

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 13:04

What began as a bid to fill a spare room in Berlin has spiralled into an international template for refugee integration, benefiting around 565 people to date

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New issue of Positive News magazine offers serious optimism

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 04:09

Illustrator Noma Bar produces iconic illustrated cover for Positive News magazine, as part of its perspective-shifting approach

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Tips for considerate travel in Costa Rica

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 17:27

The first direct flights from the UK to Costa Rica launch this month, making it cheaper and easier than ever before to reach this popular eco-tourism destination. But more people isn’t necessarily a good thing. Lorenza Bacino offers her top tips for seeing Costa Rica in a positive way

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Crowdfunding puts New Zealand beach in public hands

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 15:02

A hard-to-reach “stretch of paradise” in New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park is now in public hands after a successful crowdfunding campaign

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Getting to the root of cultural understanding in Brussels

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 13:04

In multicultural areas of the Belgian capital, an education project is drawing on family history to foster understanding and integration. Veronique Mistiaen investigates

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After the quake: Nepal one year on

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 13:49

The 25 April 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal was its worst natural disaster since 1934, killing more than 8,000 people. Katy Dartford treks through the country to see how it is rebuilding, and how tourism can aid the recovery

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Court ruling advances case for ecocide law

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 13:28

A ruling against a palm oil producer in Guatemala signals a shift in environmental and human rights law

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All our advances add up in time

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 09:02

Editor-in-chief Seán Dagan Wood introduces issue 85 of Positive News

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Dealing with drugs

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 16:49

More than 30 years since its inception, the US-led ‘war on drugs’ has done little to slow the rate of drug dependence and misuse around the world, and even less to address the causes. Ahead of the UN special session on the global drug problem in New York this week, Lauren Razavi speaks to five leaders in the field championing alternative approaches

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‘Ethics are increasingly important to business’

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 05:22

Increasingly businesses want to be more ethical, believes Business in the Community marketplace director Charlotte West, who argues that some of its members are prioritising purpose alongside profit

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Constructive journalism inspires next generation of journalists

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:20

A series of workshops has equipped hundreds of journalism students with solution-focused reporting, with the aim of changing the media landscape for the better

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Collective ownership is key, says ‘Green Nobel’ winner

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 06:00

As tribal communities around the world fight for recognition of their traditional territories, one Maasai activist is being recognised for pioneering a new legal strategy founded on collective ownership

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Through my lens: Icelandic horses

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:00

In our new Through my lens section, a photographer describes what it was like to be in the moment, capturing an experience framed and frozen in time

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World’s largest solar plant goes live in Morocco

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 13:23

Noor 1, the first section of the world’s largest solar power plant, has been switched on in Ouarzazate, Morocco

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UK’s first sharing festival launched

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 17:58

Share has grown from a single shop in Frome, to holidng the country's first festival dedicated to sharing

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Can you really colour yourself content?

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 15:26

As mindfulness colouring books dominate shop shelves, we look at the wellbeing benefits of this new take on child’s play

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Rewilding human nature

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 09:00

Lucy Purdy explores how the concept of ‘rewilding’ could be applied not just to the natural world, but to ourselves

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Positive Travel: news round-up

Sun, 03/04/2016 - 09:00

The latest positive developments from the world of travel

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