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Positive News - 2017-07-24 - Original post - cached version

A new campaign sets out to end discrimination against Gypsy and Traveller communities, the ‘last respectable form of racism’

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Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

From hip-hop that tackles toxic masculinity, to frank online discussions about mental health, a global movement is asking afresh: what does it mean to be a man?

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Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh challenges preconceptions about her country and continent with her bold, colourful images

The post The photographer whose colourful images of Africa cut through cliches of war and famine appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Los Angeles-based ‘gangsta gardener’ and community leader Ron Finley is determined to redefine ‘gangsta’ as being about building thriving communities, not machismo

The post The ‘gangsta gardener’ who believes masculinity is about being a conscious citizen of the planet appeared first on...

Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

A community microgrid is helping New Yorkers exchange renewable power

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Positive News - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

Solar energy is helping to save lives in Syria by providing a more reliable power supply

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Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Football isn’t particularly known for its progressive thinking, but Ecotricity’s collaboration with Forest Green Rovers could shift the goalposts. Welcome to the most sustainable football club in the world – probably

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Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Business owner and former gang member Daniel Barnes describes turning his life around after a lack of positive male role models led him to violence and crime

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Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Nathan Roberts, chief executive of A Band of Brothers, explains how the network's male mentors help young men become more emotionally expressive

The post ‘We provide young men with positive male figures. I trust all of these men with my life’ appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

For stay-at-home man Jack Morris, domestic life doesn’t make him feel any less masculine

The post “I’m a stay at home dad, and I couldn’t be happier” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Adrian Kowal, co-founder of Way of Nature UK, facilitates men’s retreats in the wilderness to help shed the ‘armour’ locking in suppressed emotions

The post “Men are looking for a safe container to be able to share our shadow side” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Ken Hermes works for the Lions Barber Collective, an international collection of barbers who raise awareness about preventing suicide

The post “I lost my father to suicide; now I help others” appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

Credit and debit card fees that are added to payments for goods and services will be axed from January, the government has announced

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Positive News - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

North Sea cod has been certified as sustainable after stocks recover from the brink of near collapse

The post British cod is labelled sustainable for the first time in 20 years appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

New technology and community engagement strategies have helped the city's police force cut gun crime

The post New York City records fewest shooting incidents in 25 years appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-18 - Original post - cached version

Babies born dangerously early could one day have a significantly higher chance of survival, suggests a trial of a new artificial womb

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Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Young people who are taking the latest HIV drugs have a near-normal life expectancy as a result of improvements in treatments, a study suggests

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Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Thousands of Farc guerrillas in Colombia have begun the process of becoming civilians again following a peace deal with the government

The post Colombia’s Farc soldiers plan normal lives after peace deal appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

Could riding the waves be the ultimate meditation? Professional surfer and author Sam Bleakley suggests what the oceans can teach us about our place in the natural world

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

Since yesterday, 250,000 people have been lifted out of bone-crushing, one-meal-a-day, soul-destroying, unrelenting, extreme poverty, writes Dr Angus Hervey. It’s time to tell that story of progress

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

The world’s most intricate imaging of the brain's internal wiring has been made by scientists at Cardiff University. It could provide unprecedented insight into the causes of conditions such as dementia, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis

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Positive News - 2017-07-14 - Original post - cached version

People with claustrophobia and other anxiety conditions could find their journeys less stressful by using a Transport for London map that shows which stations and sections of its network are underground

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Positive News - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

A lack of hygienic sanitation is a major issue in many parts of the world, but are resource-hungry western style toilets the only option? Not according to the company piloting a loo that's waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the...

Positive News - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

Martin Skelton owns Magazine Brighton, an independent shop that stocks Positive News. We ask him why he stepped away from a more conventional career to follow his passion for print

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Positive News - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

Refugees are not a common sight in out-of-the-way Montana, but Missoula resident Mary Poole and her book club decided to make a change by welcoming fleeing families into their homes

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Positive News - 2017-07-12 - Original post - cached version

His passion for biking took root on the wind-licked Isle of Skye, where he grew up. Now a professional stunt cyclist, Danny MacAskill’s technical trickery and breathtaking videos have made him one of the world’s best known riders

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Positive News - 2017-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Jessi Baker, founder of blockchain technology platform Provenance, envisions a future where all physical products have digital histories, allowing people to trace and verify products’ origins, attributes and ownership. Is it time for a new dawn of transparency in retail?

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Positive News - 2017-07-11 - Original post - cached version

Online campaign #WhiteWednesdays, which protests the obligatory wearing of headscarves for women in Iran, is gaining momentum

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Positive News - 2017-07-11 - Original post - cached version

The number of people who are alive in the UK thanks to organ transplants has exceeded 50,000 for the first time

The post Organ donations are keeping more people alive than ever appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

If population growth is unsustainable, are there humane ways to limit it?

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Positive News - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

World champion rock climber Ashima Shiraishi won her first competition when she was just seven. Now, her sights are set on the 2020 Olympics

The post ‘I’m a 16-year-old world champion climber: I feel like I’m dancing on the rock’ appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

Around 8m tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year. How can we clean up our seas?

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Positive News - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040. The country’s ecology minister called it a “revolution”

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Positive News - 2017-07-07 - Original post - cached version

France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040. The country’s ecology minister called it a “revolution”.

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Positive News - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

When she won her seat in the 2015 general election, Mhairi Black became the youngest MP to be elected in Britain since 1667. She features in a book, The Female Lead, which is designed to inspire a new generation of girls

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Positive News - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Brenda Berkman was among a group of women who sued New York City’s fire department for sex discrimination in 1982. They won and she became one of the city’s first female firefighters

The post ‘I was one of the first female firefighters in New York City’ appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Sierra Leonean-American Michaela DePrince was orphaned at the age of three. She went on to join the Dutch National Ballet. DePrince features in a book, The Female Lead, which is designed to inspire a new generation of girls

The post ‘I went from being a war orphan to a ballerina’ appeared...

Positive News - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

Issue 90 of Positive News magazine is out now, and it’s our favourite yet. Read on for 10 insights into the latest issue

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Positive News - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

Why do girls struggle to name female role models beyond fashion or social media celebrities? A book that showcases 60 inspiring women is being donated to 18,000 schools in a bid to challenge this

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Positive News - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

From LA’s ‘gangsta gardener’ to a stay-at-home man in Hertfordshire, the new issue of Positive News magazine interviews people who are ‘rewriting the man code’

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Positive News - 2017-07-04 - Original post - cached version

From terror attacks in London and Manchester, to the US withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty, and the Grenfell Tower fire: bad news has dominated in recent months. But there are inspiring stories that are important too. Get a fuller picture with our top 20 positive developments from April to...

Positive News - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

In July 2007, a law came into effect that banned smoking in enclosed public places in the UK. Ten years on, the number of smokers has fallen by nearly 2 million

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Positive News - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

Ten years to the week since the introduction of the smoking ban, the number of UK smokers is at a record low. Here are 5 positive health impacts sparked by the ban

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Positive News - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

As surges of nationalism and incidents of hate crime are reported across the globe, a network of far right extremists who have renounced their views and resolved to help others, is growing too. Meet the ‘formers’

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Positive News - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Four former members of right wing extremist groups on how they overcame their hate-failed pasts and now help turn others’ lives around

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Positive News - 2017-06-30 - Original post - cached version

German MPs have legalised gay marriage after Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote

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Positive News - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

With such limited space, how can cities be designed to feature more greenery? China is thinking outside the box: vertically

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Positive News - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Matching up London’s struggling artists with the empty properties of holidaying homeowners, social enterprise Launch Pad is seeking its first applicants. It’s ‘house-sitting for creative folk,’ they say

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Positive News - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Rather than ploughing energy into treadmills and dumbbells, GoodGym members keep fit by helping their local communities. And the concept is spreading fast

The post A need for deeds: the gym where running isn’t about speed, but doing good appeared first on Positive News.

Positive News - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

After years of being castigated for their reluctance to deal with extremism, some of the world’s biggest tech companies have formed a counter-terrorism forum

The post Tech titans take on terrorism – after being criticised for failing to act appeared first on Positive News.

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