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Mosque and education center in Leeds investigated for trustees’ mismanagement of charity funds

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’) investigated Al-Hassan Education Centre (1078159), a mosque and education centre based in Leeds after it repeatedly failed to file its accounts – see endnote 1. The Commission concluded that the trustees … Read the full press release

Samaritans on Children’s Mental Health Week underscores importance of teaching children how to manage their emotional wellbeing

SURREY, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Easing the pressures on children and young people by teaching them how to manage their emotional wellbeing should be a priority, said Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland. “In Children’s Mental Health Week we all need to be … Read the full press release

Sight Loss and Minimum Income Standards report cites 73% additional costs for pensioners with severe sight loss

Leicestershire, UK, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University … Read the full press release

NERC science publishes Impact Report 2016

SWINDON, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 January 2017), we published our annual Impact Report which shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure … Read the full press release

Wellcome funds four new research projects to address health and environmental issues

LONDON, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome awarded four new research partnerships a total of £29m to tackle global environmental and health challenges. The scientists – from Australia, South America and the UK – are receiving the funding as part of Wellcome’s … Read the full press release

UK Live Music Census on March 9: a world first that will measure live music’s cultural and economic value

GLASGOW, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first live music census. For one night in March organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country, from lone … Read the full press release

Newcastle University’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Chris Day joins the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s Board of Trustees

NEWCASTLE, 10-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A liver disease expert, Professor Day brings with him a vast wealth of experience and knowledge and is a strong addition to Sir Bobby’s team. Professor Day was brought up in North Tyneside and studied … Read the full press release

University of Oxford research shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends may be linked to improved wellbeing

OXFORD, 10-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of … Read the full press release

LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt among the winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt is among the 10 winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016, which is awarded by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). The Leamer-Rosenthal … Read the full press release

JanUary: University of Liverpool research shows that eating prunes as part of a healthy life-style diet can improve weight loss

LIVERPOOL, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Monday, 9 January) sees the beginning of the national ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly known as National Obesity Awareness Week) which runs until Sunday, 15 January. JanUary, with a strapline of ‘do something good for U’, is … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Professor Ian Stewart receives the MAA Euler Book Prize for an outstanding book about mathematics

Coventry, UK, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A prize for the year’s best books in mathematics has been awarded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to Emeritus Professor Ian Stewart from the University of Warwick. Professor Stewart received the MAA Euler … Read the full press release

University of Warwick research: deadly parasitic disease Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in six years

Gambian sleeping sickness could be eliminated in 6 years thanks to University of Warwick research Combination of active screening and tsetse fly traps the key to quick elimination Without changing current strategy, elimination isn’t predicted until the next century Coventry, … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni honoured by the Queen in the 2017 New Year Honours list

BIRMINGHAM, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumnus and British Heart Foundation Director Professor Peter Weissberg received a CBE while academic and world-leading linguist Professor Susan Hunston; Honorary Professor in End of Life Care, Keri Thomas and; University Council member Martin Devenish … Read the full press release

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin to host lecture on Brexit – Xenophobia or Xenophilia on January 23rd

On 23rd January Professor Helen Cowie will speak about how aspects of xenophobia and xenophilia have played out following the Brexit referendum vote in Brexit Britain. BERLIN, 03-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Cowie, the Brexit campaign was highly divisive and the … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland on New Year’s Eve fireworks: Only tested fireworks are allowed in the EU

COLOGNE, 29-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On no other day in the year are the fire service and emergency services in demand as much as they are on New Year’s Eve. Careless use of fireworks is frequently the cause of fires and … Read the full press release

Social Mobility Commission: Achievements at school not being translated into labour market success is broken social mobility promise

Poor white boys do worse in schools but black and Asian Muslim young people, girls especially, do worse for jobs. LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In response to new research launched today, the Rt Hon Alan Milburn, chair of the Social … Read the full press release

Public Health England analysis: modern life taking its toll on health

PHE’s One You campaign is helping middle age people live more healthily by asking ‘How are you?’ and providing free support and tools. LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Eight out of 10 of the middle aged either weigh too much, drink … Read the full press release

National Grid Hinckley’s Sue honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children

Fun and games in the maths class Pioneering numeracy scheme helps pupils                                                          … Read the full press release

People with invisible impairments part of successful six-week trial across Transport for London (TfL)’s network

1,200 people with invisible impairments took part in the successful six-week trial across TfL’s network LONDON, 22-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — TfL is pleased to announce that a blue badge for those less able to stand on public transport will be introduced … Read the full press release

Virgin Media research: 65% of parents have asked their children to help them with technology

Children teach their parents how to use home entertainment technology Parents think that their tech-savvy kids outshine them at exactly nine years and 10 months old Two thirds (65%) of parents have asked their children to help them with technology … Read the full press release

Virgin Media signs Young Women’s Trust pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships

LONDON, 21-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media has today signed the Young Women’s Trust pledge to help more young women into apprenticeships – making it the first Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) company to do so. Young Women’s Trust, which … Read the full press release

Nationwide research reveals one in five Brits want stores to be open on 25 December

Nearly one in five Brits think stores should open on Christmas Day Boredom and last minute shopping top reasons for wanting shops open Nearly a third have ‘popped to the corner shop’ on Christmas Day for food and drink SWINDON, … Read the full press release

Oxford University studies highlight the threat posed to lions by human activity

OXFORD, 14-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity – including trophy hunting. The first paper, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analysed the deaths … Read the full press release

University of Kent students teach English to refugees to help them settle into local communities

Students from the University’s Department of English Language & Linguistics (ELL) are teaching English to refugees to help them settle into local communities. KENT, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The refugees, who are aged between 16-18 years old, arrived in the UK … Read the full press release

University of Kent research: Creative people worry less about dying

Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University shows. KENT, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Creative people, such as newly-announced Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan , are often thought to be … Read the full press release

RBS: Coutts Million Pound Donors Report: 19% increase in the number of donations in UK vs previous year

Charitable donations worth more than £1m are at their highest level since 2008 after £1.83bn was donated through 355 gifts to charitable causes or foundations in 2015, according to the latest Coutts Report which launched this week. LONDON, 09-Dec-2016 — … Read the full press release

Destatis: Number of traffic accident fatalities in Germany to reach a new all-time low in 2016

WIESBADEN, 08-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of persons killed in road traffic accidents is expected to decline for the first time in three years and to reach a new all-time low in 2016. According to estimates of the Federal Statistical … Read the full press release

Aviva’s Health Check UK report: 48% of UK adults are overweight or very overweight

Millennials (18-34 year olds) eat 10 takeaways per month – five times as many as the over 55s Fish and chips tops the nation’s takeaway list – but millennials prefer pizza Almost half (48%) of UK adults are overweight or … Read the full press release

EBRD to publish its latest Life in Transition Survey on 13 December

Report is a unique barometer of people’s hopes, fears and aspirations in over 30 countries LONDON, 06-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 December, the EBRD will publish its latest Life in Transition Survey (LiTS), a unique series of reports that lay … Read the full press release