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Why the Dutch are closing prisons – and what they’re doing with empty ones The Dutch prison population has fallen so much that prisons are being repurposed for other uses. What went right? Culture Justice Society World
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For the love of: spending time with strangers When his wife died, Will Buckingham found solace in people he didn’t know. Is it time we all celebrated what strangers can offer? Lifestyle Society Spirit UK Wellbeing World
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Restaurant chefs are reinventing school dinners in the UK Top chefs are helping transform school meals in deprived areas, serving up food that is fresh, nutritious – and fun Education Food Health Wellbeing
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What went right this week: the plan to save magical fungi, plus more positive news An unusual conservation project launched, Ireland’s most famous music pub was saved, and renewables smashed records, plus more Conservation Culture Environment Justice Society
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Landowner pact in England could ‘turbo charge’ rewilding efforts Some of the country’s biggest landowners have signed a pact to restore wildlife habitats on their estates Conservation Environment Society
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Back to the drawing board: the movement to reclaim cities from ad hoardings Can we do better than the ad billboards that dominate our towns? A swelling movement for more inspiring alternatives says ‘yes’ Culture Media Society Wellbeing
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