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I Lived On Trains For Five Years

Corky Clubman | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Corky Clubman

When you feel encased in doom and gloom, you're unable to look out of the window to see what's on the horizon. Crisis is like the window, the light in the attic. Shining the light in the darkness. That is what Crisis is.

How To Eat For Less

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I envy her lifestyle and her commitment to her values, I covet her retirement and although unable to copy her wholly at present (a first floor shoebox of a flat puts paid to any such day dreams of home grown veg, or a large freezer) I try to follow her lead as best I can: minimising food waste as much as possible, freezing anything close to its use by date, and implementing a simple cupboard stock rotation.

Little England, Little Thinking

Joel Durston | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Joel Durston

So let's speak up for foreign aid...even if selfishly.

Rich Kids Of Instagram Donate Thousands To Help Children Living In Slums

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Known for private yacht parties, mid-week bar tabs that run into the thousands, and popping bottles of Cristal champagne just to pour them into the oc...

Is Social Media Socially Isolating?

Sophie Andrews | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Andrews

Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr and even old-school Facebook have become the social life-blood of the so-called 'digitally native' generation - with new channels constantly springing up. For millions, communication by social media puts them instantly in touch with a network of people they call friends online.

Thrill-Seeking Grandpa Becomes World's Oldest Person To Ride A Rollercoaster At 105 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Grandfather Jack Reynolds doesn’t like to take things easy on his birthday. Last year he stole our hearts when he got a tattoo - at 104 years old - ...

How The £30-A-Week Cut To ESA Will Have A Devastating Impact For People With A Learning Disability, Like Me

Danny Brice | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Danny Brice

But this week, the Government has brought in a cut to a key disability benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, that I and thousands of disabled people rely on. For new people claiming this benefit from April 1st, they will receive £30 a week less. That is a huge amount when you think so many disabled people live in poverty.

Being Mum And Dad

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

She died so suddenly that Rio expressed that he barely had time to absorb the news before she had already 'slipped away' from them leaving him with the huge task of raising three small children alone. He has risen to the challenge and has discovered that he is doing well considering he is being Mum and Dad. As a viewer you think, thank God those children have him.

The Refugee Crisis In Calais: Forgotten But Not Gone

Adam Isaacs | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK
Adam Isaacs

It had been about five months since my last visit to Calais, volunteering in the warehouse and visiting the 'Jungle' camp. Hundreds of volunteers line...

Holding On To Life

Frances Harrison | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Frances Harrison

Tired and in shock, he leans on her shoulder as if it were his mother's. His reddened eyes keep on closing as he nods off, drained by sleepless nights...

Let's Help Team GB's Paralympians Fulfil Their Dreams In Tokyo

Sudhir Choudhrie | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Sport
Sudhir Choudhrie

UK Sport's decision to strip Wheelchair Rugby of its £750,000 a year funding was a chastening reminder that disabled sport in Britain remains a poor relation, struggling to keep its head above water.

Being A Woman, Becoming A CEO

Robin Boles | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Robin Boles

I'm the younger child from a Jewish family with parents who encouraged me to do the very best at everything I tried. With my mother being a phys-ed te...

First For UK Safer Internet Centre And Everton Football Club

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Susie Hargreaves

Today, the workshops are up and running throughout Everton Football Club's communities. The goal of the project, if I can use that pun, is to educate young men to understand what healthy/appropriate relationships look like and then apply this learning to keeping safe online. Andy, who runs the workshops aided by the Everton Safeguarding Team, is not only an e-safety expert trainer, but also a Football Coach, so he's been able to make an immediate connection with all the young men participating.

How To Explain The Westminster Attacks To Your Children

Scott Salter | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Scott Salter

Talk to children using words they understand and are appropriate for their age. It's best to use honest, clear language if possible. It's probably best to tell children information a bit at a time, giving them the opportunity to come back with more questions. Older children will want and be able to handle more information.

It's Still A Man's World: Gender Inequality In The Arts

Nicky Goulder | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Nicky Goulder

Nicky Goulder working with a participant during a Create project Earlier this month it was inspiring to see high-profile and widespread recognition o...

Volunteering Abroad Renews Your Sense Of Pride And Faith In The NHS

Manish Raval | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK
Manish Raval

I'm an anaesthetist and volunteer for blindness prevention charity Orbis. We operate the Flying Eye Hospital, which is a teaching facility with both a...

Why Alan Turing's Family Charity Is Putting Computers In African Schools

James Turing | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Turing

As my great uncle Alan Turing once said, 'we can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.' I couldn't agree more.

Is It Always Bad When A Charity Shuts Down?

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

You probably know of a charity that has closed down over the past year or so, whether it's a small local organisation or a national more high-profile ...

Internet Unmasks Kind Stranger Who Paid £613 For Fellow Passenger's Flight Ticket

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A kindhearted woman who paid £613 for a fellow passenger’s plane ticket has been revealed as Debbie Bolton. The woman was travelling from Omaha, Ne...

Thousands Raised 'For Katie Hopkins' Legal Fees' - But All Is Not What It Seems

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

A spoof fundraiser for Katie Hopkins has actually raised more than £14,000 for charity. The page, which is titled “Help raise enough money for Kati...

How To Find Your Voice When You Have Breast Cancer

Jackie Scully | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

With cancer, you have everything to lose. It can steal your loved ones, turn your skin to scars, crush your confidence and force you to stare in a mirror and not recognise the face staring back. And, in the case of breast cancer, if it spares your life, you must live in the fear that it might one day return unexpectedly to finish the job.

How My Charity Works With People Sleeping Rough From Non UK Countries

Petra Salva | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Petra Salva

Working with migrants who are sleeping rough is challenging and complex work. We often get asked about the approach we take and the partners we work with, in particular what our relationship is with the Home Office in such cases.

Goodbye Negativity And Welcome Home Hope

Sir Tim Smit KBE | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Sir Tim Smit KBE

Last month The Big Lunch patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the launch of The Great Get-Together at Clarence House, announcing a weekend of com...

World Kidney Day - What The Public Really Need To Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr Claire Sharpe | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Claire Sharpe

Today is World Kidney Day. This annual event provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of kidney disease amongst the general public. It also gives organisations such as Kidney Research UK a chance to educate people about conditions and lifestyle choices that put them at risk of developing chronic kidney disease and some of the warning signs to look out for.

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents - Done!

Georgie Acons | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

I have a lot of people to thank, everyone who donated to the charity, to everyone for their messages of support, my friends family and work colleagues, Tom, everyone at Psycle and everyone involved in the world marathon challenge; the organisers, the volunteers, the support crews and my fellow runners.