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‘You forget how remarkable people are’: photos reveal the colourful lives of ordinary folk One hundred intimate portraits of east Londoners – aged between one and 100 – celebrate the extraordinary lives of ordinary people Culture Lifestyle Society
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Meet the hikers and bikers who are keeping the UK countryside clean How a mountain bike enthusiast inspired a community of cyclists, hikers and runners to collect litter from the countryside Conservation Environment Society Sport Wellbeing
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Lifesaving, convenient and controversial: the app that gave everywhere an address What3Words means that everywhere on Earth has an address. The app has saved lives and sparked debate Innovation Society Travel
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Alive and glittering: lessons from 12 years living with terminal cancer Twelve years ago, Kris Hallenga was told she only had a few years left to live. She talks about finding happiness after her diagnosis Body & Mind Health Positive People Wellbeing
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Bouncing forward: why the pandemic could make our communities stronger We examine how communities came together during the coronavirus crisis and how that can be carried forward into post-pandemic life Health Society UK Wellbeing
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Renewal: why clean energy should power the ‘new normal’ Putting nature and climate at the heart of the nation’s recovery makes economic sense, say business leaders Written in partnership with Good Energy
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