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‘The Gift Of Hearing’: Jo Milne, Whose Cochlear Implant Video Went Viral, Helps Deaf Children In Bangladesh

Back in 2014, Jo Milne captured hearts around the world when a video of her hearing for the first time thanks to cochlear implants went viral. Since then, the 41-year-old author has made a guest appearance at Glastonbury, been reunited with a long-lost friend and raised awareness of what it’s like to be born deaf in…

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Jeans For Genes Day 2016: Meet Three Children Who Benefit From The Annual Campaign

Jeans for Genes is known by most as the day when people don their denim. But more importantly, the fundraising event run by Genetic Disorders UK, helps to provide support, resources and treatment to help those with a number of different genetic disorder charities.  Three children who will be benefitting from Jeans for Genes day are four-year-old Imogen…

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Bio-Bean Entrepreneur Arthur Kay Is Turning Coffee Into Fuel And Wants To Power All Of London’s Buses

“I’m the most boring person to sit next to at dinner parties,” Arthur Kay jokes about his obsession with waste. Specifically, he’s interested in coffee waste. The 25-year-old entrepreneur started a company that turns leftover coffee grounds from thousands of UK coffee shops into fuel to power homes, offices, airports, and factories. His London-based company…

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Mums May Be ‘Forced’ To Name Child’s Biological Father In Paternity Cases With Proposed German Law

A proposed German law could require mums in paternity cases to name their child’s biological father. It means women who have been unfaithful during their relationship will be “forced” to reveal who they have slept with. The plan has already been dubbed the “Cuckoo Kids’ Law” by German newspapers, according to Telegraph. Heiko Maas, the…

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Support Black Owned Cosmetic Companies With The BOMB YouTube Makeup Challenge

A new YouTube beauty challenge is calling on everyone – no matter their skintone – to support black-owned makeup brands. Vlogger Jackie Aina posted her own take on the BOMB (black owned makeup brands) challenge, encouraging her followers to buy products made by “black and minority-owned businesses” – especially “those who are not black”. “There are a lot…

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Culture Of Kindness: ‘Imba Means Sing’ Follows African Children’s Choir As They Perform For Their Future

Remember those sweet young voices that joined in with the Commonwealth Band on stage for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert back in 2012? Well, many of them belonged to the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir, now the subject of their own moving and surprising documentary. ‘Imba Means Sing’ follows eight-year-old Moses, drummer for the choir. Born…

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Popular Baby Name Trends: American, ‘Gangster’ And ‘Ladylike’ Names See Surge In Popularity

The latest baby names info from the Office for National Statistics has revealed three emerging trends being favoured by new parents. “Firstly, after years of traditional English names proving popular, parents are once again looking across the pond for Americanised monikers,” explains Siobhan Freegard, founder of video parenting site ChannelMum.com. “Jaxon, an US-version of the…

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