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Bilingualism: Social Phenomenon or Dangerous Trend?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people -- mainly ultra-conservative politicians -- say that the social phenomenon that is bilingualism is a danger for a nation's unity and claim...

Why Your Minority Students Need Role Models - And Where to Find Them

Tatiana August-Schmidt | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Tatiana August-Schmidt

There is a growing mismatch between the diversity of students and teachers in schools across England. In 2014, nearly 30 per cent of pupils in state-f...

Fun Palaces - Society as Community

Stella Duffy | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Stella Duffy

We need publicly-acknowledged leaders to be as brave as the unacknowledged leaders who are our community and local Fun Palaces Makers, those who step up and say, "Yes, I'll do this - we'll do this. We'll create something in, for, by and with my local community - something fun." A nation of engaged and integrated communities - there is no reason we can't have this, it just needs people to say yes.

Politics is Broken, Not Jeremy Corbyn: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It..

Karl Davis | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Not that long ago, I walked away from Labour for the second time. I was in despair at their brazen rejection of the ideals and values that spurned the...

How Your Neighbourhood Can Have Its Own Community Allotment

Tony Armstrong | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Armstrong

Allotments are wonderful things, aren't they? They mean that even if you live in a big city you can get outside and feel the sun (or rain) on your back as you nurture fresh, healthy food for your dinner table...

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

If you are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and work in the NHS in the UK, you will already know that survival can be the name of the game. As well as doing the day job, whether you are a consultant, a hospital porter, a chief executive, a nurse or an administrator there are factors you are far more likely to have to negotiate than your white colleagues.

Community Work: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Unemployment

Michelle Wheeler | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wheeler

Every year in August, thousands of students across the country wait for exam results to determine what their next step will be. But qualifications are...

10 Amazing Things About Notting Hill!

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

I normally switch it up depending on whom I'm talking to and how posh I want to sound (naughty I know). But they all equate to the same thing- the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!

David Cameron's Strategy on Extremism - The Way Forward?

Farooq Aftab | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Farooq Aftab

In short, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community supports the Government in its genuine efforts to curb extremism and we pray that their efforts are successful so that the evil of extremism and terrorism is finished and so that all people of all faiths and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony.

Volunteers Make The World Go Round

Frontier | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...

Voices From the Ground: How Tech Can Help Services Respond to Citizens

Loren Treisman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

Understanding context is key. Interventions run entirely by or in strong partnership with local organisations are more likely to be successful, as they are better able to navigate local nuances and political structures and understand the public's needs.

Greening Grey Britain

Sue Biggs | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Biggs

At the RHS we believe a balance can be struck between the needs of motorists to pave and park, and the benefits front gardens bring, that's why we're providing advice, guidance and tips on the plants and paving that can be used in conjunction with the needs of motorists.

How Can Technology Bridge Existing Gaps, Not Create New Divisions?

Dr Natalia Kucirkova | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Natalia Kucirkova

New technologies can inspire and facilitate teaching, working arrangements and communication, but they can also introduce new kinds of crime, disorders and anti-social behaviour.

Let's Give More Control to Residents and Local Volunteers to Help Create Positive, Lasting Change for Our Communities

Debbie Ladds | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Ladds

Volunteering to help others can have diverse benefits both for us as individuals and for those we volunteer with. It can increase people's confidence, boost wellbeing and help strengthen the fabric of society. There is increasing recognition of this from policy makers too. Take for example, the Government's pledge to offer up to three days' paid volunteering in companies employing over 250 staff - a move which could provide new opportunities to around 15 million staff.

Running for More Than Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Sometimes we look to the wrong things to fulfil us or make ourselves happy, I believe happiness comes from simplicity. Look at your life and see what really has made you feel good and in a place where things are balanced and content.

Why a Grateful Goodnight Is the Best Part of My Day

Ceri Gillett | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Gillett

When I sit at the end of my day, regardless of how that day has gone, what I am searching for is a true feeling of gratitude. "I got to live today through", "I communicated with my parents", "I had enough".

Not Rugby Songs as You Know 'Em!

Helen Astrid | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Sport
Helen Astrid

I've always loved creating unique combinations. Whether it's my own cooking (I've collated cookbooks from every country ever visited) or my wild (and sometimes wise) wardrobe or mixing my home décor with the old and the new. I love being individual.

Is Litter Too Boring for the Environment Movement?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Another general election slides by with barely a murmur about environmental issues despite growing evidence that we are placing increasing strains on the earth's capacity to provide the resources desired by modern lifestyles.

I'm Not Good Enough

Bev James | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Bev James

As the world of business evolves at rapid speed, it's not uncommon to find yourself feeling overwhelmed with eager competitors. The initial enthusiasm and determination chips away and it can become a challenge to re-motivate yourself, even more so when plagued with doubts on whether you or your business is good enough.

Be Planetary: Compassion And Community

Jojo Furnival | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Correct me if I'm wrong, but a company is a living thing; it's a body made up of human beings like you and me that love their families, fear losing loved ones, have insecurities, hopes and their own bills to pay. They all have a moral compass; they know right from wrong.

The Struggle to Survive

Marcelle Speller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Marcelle Speller

There are some people in this world who are true inspirations to us all. You might not have had the honour of meeting one of these people yet, but they won't be far away. They'll be quietly and diligently going about their business without you even noticing - but they'll be making a big difference to a lot of people who really need the help.

Getting to Know Your Neighbours Is Good for Your Health: Five Ways to Make the First Move

Sir Tim Smit KBE | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sir Tim Smit KBE

I'm always interested in how people connect with one another. So it worries me that, in some UK villages, towns and cities, getting to know our neighbours seems to have fallen out of fashion. It should, in fact, be a priority.

The Beauty of Battersea: Lessons From the Battersea Arts Centre Fire

Deborah Bull | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Deborah Bull

But what has been remarkable about the BAC fire is not the extent of the damage, or the disruption to performances, or the loss of a space for South London communities. What is remarkable is the opposite: the spontaneous outpouring of love, compassion and support for BAC, the heartfelt warmth and goodwill that confirms the special place of this special organisation.

We All Need Friends

Richard Kramer | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Richard Kramer

Our friendships are among the most valuable relationships we have. This is the same for people young and old. We are all social beings and require one another. However, many people with disabilities are facing major challenges in making and sustaining friendships.

Ofsted Criticism Shows Growing Importance of Anti-Radicalisation Provision for Our Young People

Charlie Rigby | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Rigby

Ofsted has received criticism from two committees of MPs this week, who have slammed its failure to highlight the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal and the 'Trojan Horse' plot in Birmingham schools, after allegations of attempted takeovers by individuals looking to impose a view of radical Islam on the students.