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Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Today’s new childhood obesity strategy underlines the serious issue of unhealthiness among children . More than a third of those aged 11 are overweight or obese and just one in five children are sufficiently active to stay healthy. This is negatively impacting the nation’s health as we age and is costing the NHS...


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Shoppers Expect Food Fairer By Business And Government

A new survey, published today, 17 August 2016, has revealed that the vast majority of British consumers believe it is the responsibility of businesses and the government to make food fair. The research shows 92% of shoppers said food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, whilst...


Nuneaton Borough Council Housing By Lydia Via Flickr

Average Working Age Households Still 400 Pounds A Year Worse Off Than Before Downturn

A triple whammy of slower growth, higher inflation and benefit cuts may result in the near ‘lost decade’ of growth being extended. Commenting on new ONS figures published today (Wednesday) that provisionally ‘nowcast’ household incomes up to the year 2015-16, Adam Corlett, Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation said: “Today’s...


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Rio Olympic City To Become ‘Fair Trade City’

Rio De Janeiro has become a Fair Trade Town during this year’s games marking a golden moment for the olympic city. Rio De Janeiro has become the largest city in Latin America to be declared a Fair Trade Town. The official ceremony took place against the backdrop of the...


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Survey Finds That UK Consumers, Especially The Young, Would Pay 10% More For Sustainable Products

Opportunity for organisations to find and display their ‘brand purpose’ highlighted by WE communications findings. London – 16 August, 2016 – The appetite for products that claim to be sustainable is growing, to the extent that consumers will now pay more for products that have environmental or social credentials,...


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2016 #GivingTuesday Campaign Launched With Call For UK People To ‘Do Good Stuff’

Today marks the rolling out of the 2016 plans from charity campaign #GivingTuesday with a call for everyone in the UK to ‘Do Good Stuff’. #GivingTuesday, led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), will take place on Tuesday 29th November this year, following the huge retail...


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Global Smartphone Survey Shows Phone Manufacturers Should Recycle More

Global Greenpeace smartphone survey reveals the lack of repairing and recycling habits behind e-waste Hong Kong, 15 August 2016 – Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia commissioned across six countries. In all countries surveyed, consumers were most...


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The Need To Stop McDonald’s Routine Use Of Antibiotics

Responsible investment charity ShareAction has launched an online action enabling people to email Steve Easterbrook, the CEO of McDonald’s Corporation, calling on him to stop the routine use of antibiotics in the company’s global livestock supply chains. Around 70% of all antibiotics used in the US and half of...


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Minimum Wage Dodgers To Be Named And Shamed

Further enforcement resources will be needed as the number of workers on wage floor is set to treble Commenting on the government’s publication (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/largest-ever-list-of-national-minimum-wage-offenders-published) of 200 employers who have been fined for not paying the National Minimum Wage, Conor D’Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “There is no...


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Low Emission Bus Zones Announced By London Mayor

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, announced today a new plan for a series of ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’, which will begin with Putney High Street in February next year. Responding to the announcement, Andrea Lee, Healthy Air Campaigner for environmental lawyers ClientEarth, said: “The Mayor’s plans highlight that air...


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India, London And Zambia Protest Against Vedanta AGM

Angry protests across Zambia and India in run up to Vedanta’s London AGM on Friday   Angry protests will be held in India and Zambia next week in the run up to British mining company Vedanta Resources’ AGM at Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, London at 2pm on Friday 5th August....


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Offshore Wind Industry Can Create Jobs In East Coast Ports To Boost Economy

A new strategic report of east coast port facilities has identified the enormous potential of the offshore wind sector to create jobs and accelerate wider economic growth on the east coast of Britain. It has found that east coast ports, from East Anglia to Scotland, have the capability to support the...


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Millions Raised For Charities Through Plastic Bag Levy

A new analysis conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) shows a “huge positive impact” on a diverse range of national and local charities as a result of the plastic bag levy. Nearly £10 million has been distributed via CAF to charities by retailers including Aldi, Marks & Spencer...


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Reaction To Controversial Proposal For New Road In Blackdown Hills

Warning issued against the potential harm that will be caused to Blackdown Hills in Devon. Campaign for Better Transport has warned against damaging the Blackdown Hills as Devon County Council opens a public consultation on building a new road. Devon County Council is proposing to replace the existing single...


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A More Competitive And Fairer Energy Market Promised By Ofgem

Ofgem has outlined its approach today to the recommendations by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA). Ofgem will implement these remedies to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market for all consumers. The CMA’s two year investigation, which concluded last month, confirmed that two thirds of households are disengaged and...