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...
Yes, we must help people to help themselves. But we must also recognise that punishing people for their addictions isn't the way forward. If we use this draconian approach, then we are setting them up to fail.
By continuing to allocate huge fishing quota to industrial boats, while leaving only the crumbs for our low-impact fleet, the UK government is continuing a business-as-usual approach which will do nothing to safeguard either fish stocks or the livelihoods of fishermen in the UK. The last 100 days have shown us that the Conservative government is missing a trick.
We want to see the Government take a more holistic view to prevent people becoming unwell in the first place and support people to make ends meet when they're not currently able to work. Mental health is a key issue for all politicians. With the comprehensive spending review approaching, now's the time to give mental health the investment it deserves.
Pacari is one of a rare breed of chocolate makers who are making chocolate at origin. With so much value added after the cacao is dried it is essential that more chocolate is made in origin.
Today I met Katy Etherington from PA Pool for a friendly coffee, Skyped Alan Chaulet in Boston about his Kickstarter to get wheelchairs on aeroplanes (more to come!), and read more of my latest book (about growing tech businesses).
In our sector, we tend to think that tech can solve everything, and many start-ups are making positive societal changes through innovative approaches and business models. But some of the world's most fundamental problems - like poverty, equality, or access to clean water - can't be fixed with an app, or even with a social enterprise or business-led approach.
While digital giving has accelerated greatly over the past 15 years, it appears that humans, be they the Palringo mobile community, Kilimanjaro climbers or the members of GamesAid, continue to be charitable beings.
The number of renting households forcibly removed from their home by bailiffs has increased again over the last year, as part of a 47% increase in families struggling to keep a roof over their head since housing benefit cuts began.
Disability does not discriminate, it can affect you no-matter your age, gender, or ethnicity, and anyone who fits the criteria can apply for a blue badge. I know there are people who abuse the system, but let the authorities deal with these people.
Elephants have no natural predators, yet they are now endangered. The closest thing to a predator is lions preying on the youngsters of a herd. So why has the elephant population shrunk so far the species is in danger of being extinct? As so often, the answer is humans.
The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.
Sitting in a board room full of heads of nursing and other patients and their representatives, I felt scared. In fact, I felt very scared. I don't know where my courage came from but I felt I had to speak about what mattered to me. So, I spoke up. It was time to talk.
We are Europe - we promote to the world the importance of respect for human rights and protection of individual liberty. The UK has frequently been at the vanguard of that effort. The Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis that I've met over the past 48 hours have unfortunately yet to see that side of us.
The Rugby World cup, it's nearly here. It's going to be huge, the eyes of the world on England. Players of all nationalities arriving on the UK to p...
This news is important. Without sanitary tax, the fight against female political alienation will be strengthened and period shame will begin to be tackled head-on. Let's hope Cameron hears this message, and knows that his time will soon come to fulfil his promise and benefit the millions by ending sanitary tax and the misogyny it represents. PERIOD!