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Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ Wins Mercury Music Prize 2016, And He’s Using His Prize Money To Give Back

Skepta has revealed how he plans to use his Mercury Prize money to help the disadvantaged. In Thursday (15 September) night’s ceremony, a panel of musicians and industry experts chose Sketpa’s ‘Konnichiwa’ as the album most worthy of the £25,000 prize, ahead of recent releases from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and eventual runner-up David Bowie….


Plastic Bags Charge Leads To 40% Drop In Carriers Being Found On UK Beaches

The number of plastic carrier bags found on UK beaches has dropped by almost half, according to conservationists. The Marine Conservation Society said the introduction of a 5p levy on single use plastic bags in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the last five years was instrumental in the drop. According to the charity’s…


Science’s Magic Solution To Children’s Mental Health Is Missing One Simple Ingredient

We’re walking through an “ivory tower”, a few doors away from where the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, spent his final years. The “tower”, as Dr Dickon Bevington calls it, is the Anna Freud Centre, named after the great man’s daughter and herself a founding figure in the study of children’s mental health. Forget the…


Richard Branson Says Banks Should Be ‘Force For Good’ And Those Driven By Wealth Won’t Succeed

Richard Branson thinks banking should be “a force for good in the world” and that people who only want to earn money stand little chance of “making it” in business. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post UK, Branson revealed three ideas he thinks will change society for good – stressing that those whose sole…


Ikea Boss Says Paying Workers The ‘Real’ Living Wage Has Been Crucial To Improving Business

Paying staff the ‘real’ Living Wage and improving their terms and conditions has been crucial to the success of Ikea’s business, the boss of its UK operations has revealed. Gillian Drakeford told The Huffington Post UK that the firm’s desire to be a great workplace for its 10,000 British employees – dubbed “coworkers” by the…


This Tiny Earpiece Can Let You Understand Another Language In Real-Time

Not understanding another language is one of the single greatest barriers we have in communicating to the global community. While translation apps have clearly come a long way they still feel like barriers to a fluid conversation. Well now a company claims to have built an earpiece that removes that barrier by translating another language…


Javoo Is A Social Network That’s Changing The Way People Fight Alzheimer’s

When brothers Sam and Scott Rosenberg lost their grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 it became distressingly clear to both of them that at times during his illness, they felt lost. Javoo is their response to this. It’s a social networking app which brings families and carers together to capture moments and ‘spark’ memories which…