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Mum Sets Up ‘Uniform Drop Box’ To Give Free School Uniform To Families Struggling With The Cost

  A mum is trying to ease the expense of the back to school period for families struggling to buy new uniforms for their kids. Charlene Paterson, 33, from Newcastle, was throwing out old school uniform that her kids didn’t need, but realised she could do something much better with their cast offs. “I decided that instead of throwing…

The Real Junk Food Project Opens UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket

The good folk at The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) have already revolutionised the way we view food waste through their food banks and “pay-as-you-feel” cafés. But now they’ve taken their concept one step further, by selling food that would otherwise be destined for landfill in their very own supermarket. The team has recently opened ‘the…

How Can I Help People In Aleppo? 10 Charities Working To Provide Food, Shelter, Medicine And Education To Syrians

People around the world have been horrified at events in Syria’s second city Aleppo as pro-government forces look set to take back full control of the city. The UN has described a “complete meltdown of humanity” in the city with  pro-Assad forces reportedly entering homes and killing dozens of civilians – including women and children.  The…

NSPCC Launch Free Helpline To Support Parents Worried About Children Being ‘Radicalised’

Parents worried about their children being “radicalised” and the impact of terrorism can now call an NSPCC helpline for advice. The national children’s charity launched the free, 24-hour service after the spate of terrorist attacks in 2016. It will be the first national point of support for parents who might be concerned or need advice…

Sony Creates A Specialised PlayStation 4 Controller For Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

21-year old gamer Peter Byrne had hit something of a roadblock when using his PlayStation 4. You see Peter has Cerebral Palsy which, as you may know, is a condition which is not usually friendly with the complex and precise movements required to use the PlayStation 4’s controller. This issue had been manageable before but…

National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

World Day For Animals in Laboratories 2016: How One Charity Is Funding Replacements To Animal Research

Mention animal testing, and it’s likely you’ll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cruel, to scientists who say it is necessary to create invaluable medical treatments. But while the debate rages about whether or not it is ethical to test on animals,…

OrCam Glasses Could Help Blind People ‘Read Again’, Study Finds

Glasses fitted with a specialised miniature camera could help people read who are legally registered as blind, a trial has found. The camera, which uses optical character-recognition technology, was mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind and was found to “dramatically improve” their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu…

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