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Charities are the ‘glue of UK society’, report finds

Eight in ten people have used charitable services over the past year, with many Britons saying that charities play an essential or very important role in their lives, a new report has suggested. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. A...


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Two of the ‘big six’ energy providers among worst brands for customer service

A poll by consumer group Which? rated npower and Scottish Power as the worst UK brands for customer service, while First Direct and ethical companies Lush and John Lewis gained the top spots. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Which?...


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NASA: August hottest on record worldwide

Following the hottest May and June on record, August has also been confirmed as the hottest August since records began 130 years ago – with an over temperature increase of 0.70C above the 1951-1990 baseline temperature average. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Extreme weather displaced three times more people than war in 2013 – report

The number of people forced to leave their home last year because of natural disasters is higher than those displaced by wars and conflicts – with 87% of people affected living in Asia, according to a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Google reveal data requests from governments up 150%

Internet search engine giant Google has confirmed that it is facing increasing pressure from governments across the globe to provide user information in criminal investigations, among serious ongoing revelations regarding national surveillance programs. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge In its...


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Doctors call for sugary food to be banned from schools and hospital

London researchers have argued that sugar should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in people’s diet, in order to tackle the issue of tooth decay. To do so, experts have called on public establishments to ban sugary food and have suggested a tax on sugar....


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Scottish independence: Cameron describes a Yes vote as ‘painful divorce’ in emotional appeal

Prime minister David Cameron has delivered an emotional appeal to the people of Scotland to not vote for independence, describing a future union without Scotland as “heart breaking”, a feeling he says is shared by Britons elsewhere. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Ice Bucket Challenge boosts charitable giving

Social media is changing the way the public interact with and give to charities in a trend clearly demonstrated by the Ice Bucket Challenge, with one in six Brits having taken part – making it one of the most successful campaigns of its kind. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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UK celebrates first Social Saturday

On Saturday, Britain welcomes the first day celebrating social enterprises that do business by focusing on ethics and good practice. Social Saturday invites consumers to support the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The day, organised...


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MPs put forward ‘genuine’ Recall Bill

The government has published new laws that give voters the ability to recall their MPs, but critics say the bill is “meaningless” as it keeps powers in the hands of politicians. The bill, published on Thursday, rules that an MP can be recalled if they are convicted of an...


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‘Don’t ignore garment workers’, activists tell London Fashion week organisers

Campaigners from anti-poverty charity War on Want have called on the UK’s fashion industry not to forget garment workers, often forced to work long hours in despicable conditions in poor countries. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With London Fashion...


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European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...


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Co-operative Energy will begin sustainability fortnight with Community Energy Conference

Industry leader Co-operative Energy will open the Community Energy Fortnight 2014 with a conference exploring the rapid growth of community energy, complete with a panel of leading speakers from across the energy industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The conference...


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Sustainable Development Goals need to consider poverty and climate change

Climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development cannot be tackled as separate entities, claims a new report. Instead a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that considers all off these factors is crucial, it argues. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Scottish Independence: An overview – as shares rise in RBS and Lloyds over plans to leave Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its state-backed peer Lloyds have both confirmed plans to leave an independent Scotland and move its headquarters to England if the Scottish people vote for independence next week – a decision that has resonated well with investors. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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