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Why food waste is food for thought

I’m sure many people are recovering from a month-long binge of hearty meals, nibbles and treats during the Christmas holiday. But what happens to all the left-overs and unwanted food? Well, the simple answer is that most of it ends up in the...


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Speed awareness; does it steer our behaviour?

I recently attended the AA-run Driver Aware course, more commonly known among law breakers as the speed awareness course.  Although I parted with nearly £100 of real English money for the privilege, it wasn’t because I was happy t...


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Resolutions are for life, not just for New Year…

Every January lots of people all around the world make resolutions to do something differently or better in the coming twelve months and, almost as soon as they’ve made them, everyone else is waiting for them to break them. This is no great ...


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“Statistics engage the mind but stories engage the heart”

This was the statement from Douglas Alexander, Scottish MP, at the start of Day Two of the Thomson Reuters Foundation ‘Trust Women’ conference in London on Wednesday, who had the perhaps unenviable position of sitting on a panel of fou...


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There is no landfill in nature

Nature works in an amazingly complex and cyclical way – when a plant or an animal dies, it provides food, either as a food plant or prey to another animal, or it rots down and provides nutrients to a whole cast of fungi, bacteria and other m...


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Diversity

A British street dance troupe, winners of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Celebrated and positively valued for their unique style and choreography.  They also won the Families United Positive Role Models at the Spirit of London Awards.&nb...