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The Guardian - Why it's good to laugh at climate change
20 Jan 2015
Climate gags are notable by their absence, but an RSA event on Tuesday night hopes to show that climate change comedy can raise laughs and awareness...

Huffington Post - The Ins and Outs of January
12 Jan 2015
January, named for the twin-faced Roman god Janus, is ever a time of contrasts....

Open Democracy - Charlie Hebdo: is nothing sacred?
08 Jan 2015
Until we know what we would die for, we don't know why we're alive. But what, if anything, would you be willing to kill for?...

Church Times - Disorganised religion
02 Jan 2015
The new report from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Spiritualise: Revitalising spirituality to address 21st century challenges, by Dr Jonathan Rowson, does much to restore respect for spirituality....

Church Times - Spiritual elements of the world's problems are 'not adequately addressed'
02 Jan 2015
A new report has called for spirituality to play a greater part in tackling the problems of "post-secular society", such as climate change, inequality, and widespread political alienation....

The Tablet - Call for greater understanding of spirituality in public life
02 Jan 2015
A deeper understanding of spirituality is needed to address problems such as political alienation, the ecological crisis and the decline in trust for major public institutions, according to a new report from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)....

City A.M - Farewell corporate power: How the rise of the blockchain could change everything
17 Dec 2014
A new early stage technology could render the conventional third party obsolete and ineffectual....

The Drum - Design for good: Can creativity save the world?
10 Dec 2014
When asked most designers naturally say ‘yes’. That was certainly the consensus this week when Cape Town’s creative fest Design Indaba quizzed a handful of its alumni on the subject....

WiredGov - Efficiency and reform: the next chapter
09 Dec 2014
Minister for Cabinet Office Francis Maude spoke about the government's plans for efficiency and reform yesterday....

Supply Management - 'Tight control from the centre' key to further savings, says Maude
09 Dec 2014
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said “tight control from the centre” will continue as the government attempts to make £10 billion additional efficiency savings....

The Independent - Failure – a target that Whitehall can actually hit
07 Dec 2014
Embrace defeat and learn from past mistakes; it's the best way to boost innovation, says minister...

The Guardian - Under 25 and looking for funding? Here's how to approach investors
04 Dec 2014
You’re never too young to start a business, but you may need to look at smart-money backers or use crowdfunding....

Place North West - AS 2014: City's influence acknowledged in small-print
04 Dec 2014
George Osborne said there will be a feasibility study published in March 2015 into east-west rail improvements in the North, citing research published by Manchester City Council in the document accompanying his speech....

Bdaily Business News - Multi-million pound science institute for Manchester
03 Dec 2014
The North West is to gain a multimillion pound science institute based in Manchester....

Public Finance - A mission to build cities that matter
01 Dec 2014
Jim O’Neill is leading the charge to boost the powers of the UK’s cities. He explains to Public Finance why change is needed...

The Guardian - Jim O’Neill: ‘My task is to build a global consensus on antibiotics by 2016’
30 Nov 2014
The economist who coined the term Bric on ‘Manpool’, Man United – and solving the global antibiotics crisis...

The Independent - Town Hall reforms: Supersized councils are now the new normal
30 Nov 2014
England's councils are clubbing together to create a new breed of "super councils" in one of the biggest shake-ups in local democracy for a generation....

The Guardian - Sole traders are driving UK business growth
28 Nov 2014
Government schemes to encourage self-employed to hire staff have had little success, RSA report finds...

Progress - Taking self-employment to the mainstream
28 Nov 2014
Self-employment is growing rapidly. Since the turn of the century there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of people working for themselves....

Huffington Post - A Destination of Choice: Empowering the North
28 Nov 2014
The North of England led from the front in the heat of the Industrial Revolution. A Northern Powerhouse can lead the post-industrial (and re-industrial) twenty-first century, too....


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