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Can art save our high streets? In Yorkshire, it’s already happening When big retailers abandoned a town in England, locals got creative. Now its high street is anything but dead Arts Economics Society
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Midwives launch not-for-profit ‘trying to conceive’ kit A group of midwives hope to boost people’s chances of conceiving, by launching a free hub that breaks down the science of conception Health Society Wellbeing
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This company is helping cities breathe by covering walls with moss It absorbs CO2, filters out pollution, supports wildlife and looks great. Now one Dutch startup is using moss to coat concrete buildings Environment Innovation Sustainable Development Technology
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