Lincolnshire registered a third of reported rapes as 'no crimes'
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Tuesday 01 June 2010
The Co-Operative Bank turned away £100m of business last year because it did not meet the organisation's ethical requirements. Twenty financial opportunities failed to meet the Co-op's standards on human rights and the weapons trade, while 16 companies were excluded by guidelines on environmental impact and four by rules on animal welfare, says the bank's annual ethical audit, out this week. Requests for finance for two new British coal mines were among those vetoed.
Friday 28 May 2010
FIFA will not pursue any further investigations into the Lord Triesman scandal, the world governing body announced today.
Tuesday 04 May 2010
An audit of the state of neurological science is to be carried out by Britain's pre-eminent scientific academy to establish rules for conducting research and treating and altering people's brains.
Saturday 17 April 2010
I nominated Minna Hepburn and her ethical clothing collection because the Finnish-born designer ticks so many boxes, not just ethically but on the style front as well. I've always loved vintage and I like a good "story" in my clothes – and you get that in her use of lace and antique fabrics. She has a transparent production process, and uses organic materials. There's a romantic, old-fashioned feel but also a modern approach to production and sustainability.
Monday 22 March 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Chosen by Harriet Walker
Friday 29 January 2010
An intellectual flagship of post-crisis compassion, this reader-friendly fusion of number-crunching and moral uplift has helped steer a debate about the route to a kinder, fairer nation. To the authors, "more equal societies almost always do better" for all.
Wednesday 30 December 2009
Fairtrade grew more than any other sector of virtuous goods in the past decade, according to an audit of ethical shopping in the Noughties.
Friday 20 November 2009
It is easy to get confused over stem cells. It doesn't help that there are several different types of stem cell but the one involved in this proposed clinical trial happens to be the most powerful and the most controversial – embryonic stem cells.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Before you come over all Working Girl 2, a word of warning: this season's power dressing is not simply to be confused with the Eighties revival.
Monday 05 October 2009
The head of MI5 during the 2005 London bombings today said she feared at the time the service would not be able to cope with continuing terror attacks.
Thursday 03 September 2009
It's good to know ethical shopping doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste, but with increasing numbers of Organic, Biodynamic and Fairtrade wine on the market, which organic bottles are worthy of attention?
Following the announcement of the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards, Tastings Director Christelle Guibert highlights her pick of the award-winning bottles.
"Organic wine can be hard to find," explains Christelle of the choices, "but there is more and more of it available on the shelves. More winemakers are today using less pesticide, fertilizers and fungicides in order to increase the natural balance of the soil. They are taking organic and bio-dynamic much more seriously resulting in better quality wines."
Click here or on the image to launch the guide, and leave your comments and suggestions below.
Monday 13 July 2009
Sunday 05 July 2009
This is an excellent translation of The Prince by Parks, accessible and gripping without diluting Machiavelli's message one iota. His sense of this masterpiece as an essentially psychological work, one that looks at the effects of power of the mind, infuses his translation, and he never forgets its origins as a letter, as a means of conveying a message to a new ruler.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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