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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

University of Bristol: Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A charity for disabled children, which has closely been associated with the University of Bristol for many years, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. BRISTOL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund has been one of … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: facial expressions can get in the way of our ability to tell unfamiliar faces apart

BRISTOL, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using hundreds of faces of actors from movies, psychologists from the University of Bristol have shown how facial expressions can get in the way of our ability to tell unfamiliar faces apart. People’s faces change from … Read the full press release

Women and Celebrity Culture discussion at Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

DUNDEE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This month’s Dundee Arts Café will be taking a look at the role women have played in the creation of celebrity culture. Dr Ana Salzberg from the University of Dundee will be discussing the evolution of … Read the full press release

Study: Like chimpanzees, humans may console their threatened peers out of empathy

Aalborg, Denmark, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Like chimpanzees, humans may console their threatened peers out of empathy, according to a study published May 31, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard from the Netherlands Institute for the … Read the full press release

Samaritans’ suicide prevention and marketing campaigns won two major prizes at the Business Charity Awards

SURREY, 30-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans’ suicide prevention and marketing campaigns with the railway industry won two major prizes at the Business Charity Awards last night. The awareness-raising campaign, We Listen, won Marketing Initiative of the Year and the suicide prevention … Read the full press release

Consumers Demand Benevolent Capitalism

Live online seminar tackles topic of capitalism and the new consumer Houston, USA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business innovator, Gary Douglas warns, “You cannot afford to ignore the demand for benevolent business.” International speaker and vocal advocate of Benevolent Capitalism, … Read the full press release

Co-op Funeralcare: worrying gap in end of life planning across Devon

MANCHESTER, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Figures published by Co-op Funeralcare reveal a worrying gap in end of life planning across Devon, with as many as 91% of adults in the region yet to create a funeral plan and almost a quarter … Read the full press release

Two Loughborough University students made the The Tab’s Future 100 list

Leicestershire, UK, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two Loughborough University students have made the Future 100 list compiled by international youth news network, The Tab. The list, described as ‘the top 100 women to watch in 2017’, highlights women at UK universities … Read the full press release

New study: for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study. Academics from the … Read the full press release

Gender equality: University of Aberdeen retains its Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The University of Aberdeen has retained its Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality. ABERDEEN, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Athena SWAN charter aims to address the lower proportion of women than men found in academic, professional, and … Read the full press release

Nokia’s Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) platform deployed to ensure the best mobile experience during the Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage

MEC combined with Edge Video Orchestration delivers live video feeds around the area and the Zain People Finder  allows subscribers to navigate the crowds and stay in contact with friends and family A trial during the last Hajj showed how … Read the full press release

ABP Supports The Norfolk Hospice By Joining GEAR

ABP employees prepare to take part in the GEAR Corporate Challenge LONDON, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of ABP employees is preparing to take on the sell-out ASDA Foundation Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR), one of Norfolk’s biggest charity runs … Read the full press release

Barclays study: UK population is offer-phobic

The average Brit is offer-phobic, missing out on £520 from ignoring offered deals Barclays sends fleet of coffee vans around the UK, but there’s a twist… The vans will hand out breakfast and £7 to commuters across the UK LONDON, … Read the full press release

Malta Joins Forces with GENE to Promote Global Education in Europe

BRUSSELS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Malta has become the most recent European country to participate in GENE – Global Education Network Europe. The island joins 25 other European countries who are united in their efforts to achieve better outcomes, shared … Read the full press release

National Grid Raises Money for Charity With Wacky Hat Day

Wacky hat day raises money for brain tumour charity Fun loving team brimming with ideas Day capped off with tea served by team leaders WARWICK, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s hats off to a team of fun loving employees from … Read the full press release

New Research Initiative To Find Ways to Improve UK Population Health

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve joined an alliance of research funders to support a new initiative in UK prevention research. A funding call will follow later in 2017. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which includes some of the Research … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

Kenyan Germanist Dr. Auma Obama winner of this year’s International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award

COLOGNE, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kenyan Germanist, sociologist, journalist, and author, Dr. Auma Obama, is the winner of this year’s International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award. On October 10, 2017, the older sister of former US president Barack Obama will … Read the full press release

MINI LIVING – Breathe installation — an interpretation of resource-conscious, shared city living within a compact footprint

MUNICH/MILAN, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Attractive places to live are in increasingly short supply in today’s cities. And when it comes to those living spaces, the responsible use of resources is an issue of gathering urgency. MINI has teamed up with … Read the full press release

Adventurers complete expedition of a lifetime to raise fund for cancer charity

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two young adventurers have just completed the expedition of a lifetime, walking from the UK to Nepal to raise £11,000 for the Annie’s Challenge charity. Henry Dunham, a University of East Anglia (UEA) graduate from Framlingham, … Read the full press release

Umeå University to gather hundreds of world-leading researchers for the largest research conference on the future of the Arctic

Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? Is this a new … Read the full press release

New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

Aviva: UK employees are more motivated by amount of holiday allowance and flexible working hours than workplace pension contributions

Holiday allowance (46%) and flexible working hours (33%) are seen as more desirable than pension contributions (24%) by UK employees Under-35s value free on-site car parking (14%) as much as health insurance (15%) or pension contributions from employers (15%) Over-35s … Read the full press release