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New Owners Of Electric Vehicles Invited To Join Electric Nation Community

Officially launched today at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2016 at Millbrook Proving Ground was The Electric Nation project. Electric Nation is trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to allow the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the...


House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

Monday marked the launch of the UK’s third social Saturday, which takes place on 15th October 2016, by MPs in the House of Commons and some of the UK’s best-loved social enterprises. Speakers at the event on Monday (12th September) included Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, Chris White...


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Organic Will Be Everday Choice According To Soil Association

The Soil Association Certification has today shared their research commissioned to look at the organic consumer and has revealed growth the organic sector has again doubled (+5.6% according to Nielsen Scantrack 52 weeks to 13 August 2016) at the annual Organic September trade briefing. Armed with more detail about the...


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Campaigners Claim New Boundaries Will ‘Skew Our Democracy’

The Electoral Reform Society has stated that constituency boundaries should be drawn on the basis of population rather than an incomplete electoral register.  On the day that the Boundary Commission released its provisional proposals for redrawing constituencies, the ERS has found that both London and the South East are...


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Around The World Faith Communities Join In Prayer For Pacific Islanders

Communities that are faith-based from the Pacific region and from around the world have organised prayers for Pacific Islanders whose homes have been terribly affected by climate change. More than one hundred events took place over the past two weeks as part of the #PrayForOurPacific campaign. Small island countries in the...


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Urban Art And Sports Festival To Celebrate Adrenaline Alley 10th Anniversary

From 10am on Saturday 24th September t0 8pm on Sunday 25th, Europe’s largest skate park, Adrenaline Alley, is celebrating its ten year anniversary with an urban art and sports festival and an all-night event. The event, called Alleyfest, will host BMX, inline skating, scooter and skateboard competitions at professional level, public...


Celebs Lucy Watson, Dame Judi Dench & Peter Egan Call For End Of South Korean Dog Meat Trade

Celebs Lucy Watson, Dame Judi Dench & Peter Egan Call For End Of South Korean Dog Meat Trade

HSI Campaigners joined by Made In Chelsea star, Lucy Watson. As MPs prepare today to debate South Korea’s factory farming of dogs for human consumption, celebrities and dog experts urge the British Government to use diplomatic influence to help close the estimated 17,000 factory farms where up to 3...


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Chance To Veto UK’s Largest Coalmine For Javid

Today Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, has intervened in plans to give planning approval to potentially the UK’s largest open-cast coalmine. Before the Minister makes a final decision, the proposals by Northumberland County Council will now be the subject of a public inquiry. The move to “call-in” the controversial Druridge...


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Bristol Tenner On Offer For Wishing Bristol Pound A Happy Fourth Birthday

Bunting, party hats and a huge cake will be at the ready for Bristol Pound’s fourth birthday at the Make Sunday Special event outside St Nicholas Market on Sunday 18 September, not to mention a whopping great offer for members signing up on the day. Visit the Bristol Pound party...


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Half Of Zero Hours Contract Workers Increase Is Among People Aged 25 Plus

The Resolution Foundation responded to the most recent ONS figures by stating zero hours contracts have gone beyond the student job market, with half of the increase attributed to workers aged 25 and over. The figures also reveal that the number of people on zero hours contracts has risen...


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Are Flies and Earthworms Next After Badger Cull, MPs Tell Minister

The Humane Society International UK, in response to the debate at Westminster Hall on the badger cull and bovine TB, has criticised the government for ignoring scientific evidence against culling badgers as a method for eradicating bTB. The organisation argues that, despite opposition to the cull from animal welfare campaigners,...


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To Retain Climate Credibility UK Government Must Ratify Paris Agreement

Following the debate in parliament on ratifying the Paris Agreement, Christian Aid has warned the Government if it delays then it runs the risk being left out in the cold.  Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s Senior Climate Advisor, said: “Early ratification of the Paris Agreement will strengthen the UK’s international credibility and...


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Labour Leader Calls For Fracking Ban

Friends of the Earth say Corbyn’s call for fracking ban today was the right thing to do Ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto launch on the environment and energy in Nottingham today, Friends of the Earth strongly welcome his expected commitment to ban fracking. Liz Hutchins, senior political strategist, Friends of...


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Low Paid Workers Could Be £1,000 Worse Off

Resolution Foundation predicts some full-time workers to be £1,000 a year worse off by 2020 with women, the young and older workers affected the most. Earlier this year, the introduction of the NLW delivered an average 7.5 per cent pay rise to around 4.5 million workers aged 25 and...


Air Pollution & Climate Injustice Must Be Highlighted : Friends Of The Earth React To Protest

Air Pollution & Climate Injustice Must Be Highlighted : Friends Of The Earth React To Protest

Friends of the Earth say that we must recognise environmental injustices in the black community highlighted by Black Lives Matter UK protest. A City Airport protest today (6 September) by Black Lives Matter UK has rightly shone a light on the injustice of the disproportionate impact of the air pollution crisis on...