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Could banks not just be less bad, but a force for positive change?

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 19:38

Most agree that banks should keep our money safe and avoid unnecessary risk. But is the sector capable of much more than avoiding leading us into another financial crash?

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Kenya’s high priestess of graffiti

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 17:35

Nancy ‘Chela’ Chelagat Cherwon is one of Kenya’s few female street artists. Despite resistance from her family, she earns a living from her skills

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‘Swapping use-by dates for ‘sniff test’ could save 100m pints of milk’

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 17:31

Ditching use-by dates in favour of the more traditional ‘sniff test’ could save more than 100m pints of milk in the UK each year, according to research by waste and recycling advisory body Wrap

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Dancing in Mumbai’s red-light district

Sun, 26/02/2017 - 12:03

Through my lens: the story behind a photo taken in Mumbai’s red-light district

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India’s seed-saving farmers who pass down land to their daughters

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 19:07

In north-east India's mountainous state of Meghalaya, youngest daughters inherit the land – and the ancient food heritage of their mothers

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‘A cup of tea symbolised everything we believed in’

Wed, 22/02/2017 - 17:12

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 sales of organic goods soar by 7% in 2016

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 14:54

The value of the UK’s organic market – which is in its fifth year of growth – now tops £2bn. While sales of non-organic items declined in 2016, sales of organic produce increased by seven per cent

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‘UK would grind to a halt without migrants’, say economists as thousands celebrate their contribution

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:07

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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Positive destinations: migrant-led tours and a fair trade adventure

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 11:00

Three ideas for your next adventure: from a wilderness walk in Spain to city tours led by migrants

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Day of action celebrates migrants’ contribution to the UK

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 19:39

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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How water divides us – and unites us

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 19:18

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

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In photographs: the beauty of our oceans

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 18:22

From ‘dancing’ octopuses to hospitable clownfish, the winning images from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year awards celebrate the breadth and beauty of aquatic ecosystems

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Positive childbirth: birthing a better story

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 18:18

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

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Why our writers love constructive journalism

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 13:56

As a unique media co-operative, Positive News is owned by both our readers and our journalists. Here, three of our writers – each also a shareholder – explain why they find working with us different

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3 former conflict zones turned travel hotspots

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 16:40

Sustainable tourism can help previously war-torn places prosper. Be part of the solution by visiting one of these former conflict zones

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Cool run-ins: London’s first community fridge launches

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 16:30

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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Can remembering lost species inspire conservationists of the future?

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 16:20

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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A class of her own: country’s first teacher with Down’s syndrome

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 18:10

Meet Noelia Garella, the first person with Down’s syndrome to work as a teacher in Argentina

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Renewable energy accounts for almost 90% of new power in Europe

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 18:09

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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‘Today’s ecological crisis is a rite of passage for humanity’

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:28

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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