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H&M Foundation Offers €1m Grant For Ideas To Make Fashion Industry More Sustainable

HuffPost The H&M Foundation is offering a million euro grant for innovators with ideas about how to make fashion more sustainable. Now in its second year, the foundation’s Global Change Awards take on one of the biggest challenges facing the fashion industry today – creating clothes for a growing population, while improving its impact on the…


Robert Plant Records Elbow Track ‘The Blanket Of Night’ For Refugee Crisis Album ‘The Long Road’

One of rock’s most celebrated voices has lent itself to a new record inspired by the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world. Led Zeppelin’s distinctive frontman Robert Plant has recorded a new version of the ‘Elbow’ track ‘The Blanket of Night’, as part of ‘The Long Road’ album,…


Campaign Urges Nurses To Consider Jobs In Children’s Hospices, As Families In Need Struggle To Access Help

More than 50,000 children in the UK are expected to have short lives and many are being robbed of the support they deserve. According to the charity Together for Short Lives, there’s a serious shortage of nurses working in children’s hospices or specialising in palliative care. Two thirds of voluntary services surveyed by the charity reported…


Schoolboy Designs Robotic Trolley To Help Elderly And Disabled People At The Supermarket

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly supermarket trip. Aidan McCann dreamed up the mechanized cart with height adjustment features after seeing his grandmother Lydia, 75, struggle to carry groceries. SWNS McCann explained why it was so important for…


This London University Is Holding Open Days For Refugees

A university in London is holding open days for refugees in order to provide information about legal aid, access to education, recognition of qualifications and career advice. The free sessions form part of Queen Mary University London’s Refugee Welcome programme, and aim to bring together organisations, lawyers and charities working with refugees. The days, organised…


How Sustainable Fitnesswear Brand Bella Kinesis Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth more than just a double tap. Best friends Roshni Assomull and Shaleena Chanrai started the company in 2014 after feeling that a lot of women’s sportswear on the market was “designed by fit people, for fit…


Online Gaming Could Improve A Teenager’s Academic Performance

Parents’ fears about the impact of gaming on their children’s academic performance may be misplaced, new research suggests. Scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne found that students who play online games almost every day actually score significantly better in tests. Frequent gamers scored 15 points above the average in maths and 17 points higher than…