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Mum Invents Revolutionary New Basket Cot To Care For Daughter With Down’s Syndrome

Any new mother bringing her baby home wants to wrap them up in cotton wool and ensure they’re comfortable, safe and loved. But for Sinead Murphy, 37, this was even more important. Murphy’s daughter Rose, now nine, has Down’s syndrome. Days after Rose was born she began to have problems breathing and spent a week in intensive…


‘Andys Man Club’: The Male Suicide Prevention Group Smashing Stigma And Proving #ItsOkayToTalk

Earlier this year, on a Monday night in April, Luke Ambler’s brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. Ambler and his family were left devastated by the news. Two days before, Roberts had been at Ambler’s house, joking and laughing – he even played football on the Sunday. But then he was gone. It was in…


Culture Of Kindness: Roskilde Festival – What Other Festivals Could Learn From Denmark’s Unique Event

In the middle of a crowded Danish field, a stone stands alone, standing guard over nine young trees. There is an inscription with a lyric borrowed from a song by Sting, ‘How fragile we are.’ It is testament to the tragedy of 2000, when nine Roskilde festival-goers were fatally crushed during a set by Pearl…


Soldiers Promise To Protect Muslim Girl Scared Of Being Rounded Up After Hearing Trump’s Anti-Muslim Hate

American service members are adding to a remarkable hashtag vowing to protect a young Muslim girl who thought she was going to be rounded up and deported after hearing Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the US. Melissa Chance Yassini, the mother of an 8-year-old from Dallas, Texas, said she came home…


NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred thanks to the recession – but the NHS may have meant Britons weren’t as badly affected. Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown….


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…


Emmaus Charity Has Helped 11,000 Homeless People Make A Fresh Start Through Fixing Furniture

“Without Emmaus I would have probably ended up dying on the streets,” says Sean, 56. He’s just one of the 11,000 homeless people Emmaus has helped to make a new start since it launched 25 years ago. The charity, which celebrated its momentous birthday this weekend, provides homeless people with a roof over their heads,…


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,…