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University of Leicester’s fundraisers update on their 3,100 mile trek across the USA

Fundraising University of Leicester student and graduate give update on their gruelling challenge Photographs and video from Joel and Joe’s trek so far available to download at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0yv2o9jg2tw20z9/AABDJbSsnTYFoC2pY0oY1FBBa?dl=0 LEICESTER, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two amateur hikers who are taking on the challenge … Read the full press release

Debenhams designer John Rocha to receive honorary degree from the University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 20-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — When he was 17 and about to leave Hong Kong for the UK, John Rocha was told by a fortune teller that his life would be hard but it would all change when he reached 40. … Read the full press release

Admiral donates to mental health charity Growing Space

CARDIFF, 19-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health charity Growing Space is helping more clients to grow and heal thanks to two generous donations from local employer Admiral. Admiral has donated £850 to Growing Space, a charity based in Tredegar park and … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Royal Philips opens new Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera county, Kenya

Mandera County Government, UNFPA and Philips enable community development in a region that has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world Scalable modular concept is part of Philips’ new business model to improve access to care and … Read the full press release

Accenture to help Fukuoka City rethink the current health and welfare policies of its aging population

TOKYO, Japan, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has helped Fukuoka City establish the strategic plan for “Fukuoka 100 ~ Living Healthy for 100-Years” initiatives to support the health and long-term care of its aging population. Fukuoka’s citizens are aging rapidly, with … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham: Academics, young people to talk about self-harm at The Contemporary on the 23rd July

NOTTINGHAM, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23rd July at The Contemporary. The … Read the full press release

Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton nominated as Honorary Members of the Confederation of European Probation

UTRECHT, 13-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) is proud to announce that Dr. Anton van Kalmthout, Mr. Leo Tigges, Dr. Mike Nellis and Dr. Rob Canton have been nominated by the CEP Board as Honorary Members of … Read the full press release

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg reaffirms its support for the charity SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg

LUXEMBOURG, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Through this donation, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg is reaffirming its support for the charity SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg, which provides support for children in difficult family circumstances. At the charity’s annual party on 2 July, Nico Muller, the manager of … Read the full press release

Study to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry

LEICESTERSHIRE, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry. The two-year project will involve interviews with LGBT workers, as … Read the full press release

Exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War at Folkestone Town Hall

KENT, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University’s Gateways to the First World War research centre has helped put together a fascinating exhibition on the role of Canadian servicemen in Folkestone during the Great War. The exhibition, entitled Canada, Folkestone and the Great … Read the full press release

HSBC’s new report in The Value of Education series: Higher and higher

LONDON, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Parents can spend anything from just under USD8,000 to just over USD200,000 depending on location and whether provision is state or privately funded 87% of parents around the world are helping to fund their child’s education … Read the full press release

Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the life of Pierre de L’Estoile

CAMBRIDGE, 30-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L’Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval. Now Cambridge historian Tom Hamilton has written the first book devoted to the … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17

COVENTRY, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 to 2015

Study shows fall in stillbirth rate across the UK – a step towards the Government target LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Research published today shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8% over the period 2013 … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to explore the significance of music in the criminal justice system

University of Leicester free public event to take place on Friday 23 June LEICESTER, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester will be exploring the significance of music in the criminal justice system during a free public symposium taking place … Read the full press release

International Women in Engineering Day: University of Bristol female engineers to inspire women to pursue STEM subjects

Female engineers from the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering are on a mission to inspire women to pursue science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects this Friday [23 June] when 90 local secondary school girls, aged 11- to 15-years … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham explores intergenerational relationships within families

BIRMINGHAM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fears of inter-generational tension between young and old are unfounded, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Birmingham say that social, economic and demographic factors are generally pushing UK families together, rather than … Read the full press release

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week: critical need to shift the culture around breastfeeding

DUNDEE, Scotland, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts in neonatal care, mother and infant health, and nutrition from across Scotland are calling for a `change in the conversation’ around breastfeeding, at the start of National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week. More than 30 … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) welcomes Italy’s contribution to the Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF)

NICOSIA, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) welcomes Italy’s contribution of € 3 million to the Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF). This contribution brings the total amount committed to the MRF to almost € 24 million. … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approves ten new loans worth EUR 810 million for social projects

NICOSIA, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 June 2017), at its meeting held in Nicosia, the Administrative Council of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) approved ten new loans worth € 810 million. This brings the total amount approved for … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

National Grid: School children to learn about engineering, wildlife and safety as part of the Western Link project

Ysgol Golftyn school children take to the water to learn about the River Dee Quay Watermen’s Association teach valuable lessons in engineering, wildlife and safety Western Link project funds the day and provides life jackets for the river trip WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 … Read the full press release

European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular diseases kill a greater proportion of women than men in Europe

Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published today in the June issue of European … Read the full press release

Loughborough University: repeated exposure to vegetables at mealtimes worked when trying to improve child’s diet

Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens. Leicestershire, UK, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This is the advice of researchers at Loughborough University who found that ‘repeated exposure’ to vegetables at snack and mealtimes worked … Read the full press release

The Gaps Between art installation to celebrate Oxford’s alternative and often hidden stories

OXFORD, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Framed images will appear in public spaces in Oxford tomorrow (14 June), as part of an art installation called ‘The Gaps Between’ which has been set up by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). … Read the full press release

Newcastle University to help improve relations between residents and students in Jesmond

Newcastle University is leading a new initiative to help improve relations between residents and students in Jesmond. NEWCASTLE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working with Northumbria Police, Newcastle City Council, Northumbria University and local councillors, Newcastle University and its Students’ Union have … Read the full press release

Newcastle University celebrates 70th anniversary of the Thousand Families Study

They have been part of one of the longest ever studies into health, and now the ‘Red Spot’ babies are marking their 70th birthdays. NEWCASTLE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Set up by experts at Newcastle University and the Royal Victoria Infirmary, … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia (UEA) students will be travelling 9,000 miles across 13 countries to Mongolia for charity

NORWICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five University of East Anglia (UEA) students are combining raising money for charity with taking the trip of a lifetime when they graduate this summer. On 11 June, as soon as they finish their exams, they’ll … Read the full press release

Stagecoach and The Diana Award charity partner to launch the UK’s first and only anti-bullying #BeNiceBus

Transport company Stagecoach and The Diana Award team up to launch Britain’s first #BeNiceBus UK educational bus tour part of Diana Award Kindness Campaign during this 20th anniversary year. Thousands of school pupils invited to sign ‘Be Nice’ pledge following … Read the full press release