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Transport For London Sends Lost Toys And Games To Disadvantaged Children For Christmas

Transport for London has given more than 500 children’s toys and games new homes this year to disadvantaged kids for Christmas.  The lost property team has donated the toys to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal, so children will have something to unwrap this year.  The toys that have been donated are those that have…

City Installs Floor-Based Traffic Lights To Protect Smartphone-Addicted Teens

Smartphone addiction is real problem. It’s making us anti-social at dinner, sleep badly at night and it’s killing our ability to talk like normal people. Its gotten so bad in the city of Augsburg, Germany that young millenials are now so engrossed in their phones that they’re entirely oblivious to pedestrian crossings. After two seriously…

David Bowie ‘Labyrinth’ Showings Will Raise Funds To Help Fight Cancer

Special one-off screenings of David Bowie’s ‘Labyrinth’ will be shown in an effort to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. READ MORE: David Bowie Will Forever Shine Brightly In Soaring Constellation Tribute Kanye ‘Recording Bowie Tribute Album’ The 1980s classic cult film will be shown at selected ODEON cinemas, with all the money raised going…

Student Emily Temple-Wood Writes A New ‘Women In Science’ Wikipedia Entry Every Time She’s Harassed

Emily Temple-Wood is a 21-year-old science microbiology student at Loyola University in Chicago. She’s also an “epic” contributor to Wikipedia. Her motivation? Being sexually harassed. Wikipedia Emily Temple-Wood, known on Wikipedia as ‘Keilana’ Temple-Wood, who plans to attend medical school in 2016, has been a Wikipedia editor since she was 12 years old, as she…

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…

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…

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