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Fast fashion’s waste problem could be solved by recycled textiles but brands need to help boost production

Recycled textiles emerge as a potential solution to fast fashion.


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Age, not class, is now the biggest divide in British politics, new research confirms

Age now overshadows class in UK politics


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Women used to be more likely to vote Conservative than men but that all changed in 2017 – we wanted to find out why

Women historically voted more Conservative than men.


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Tears, compromise, divorce – what it’s like to leave the UK because of Brexit

Personal stories overshadow Brexit’s broader political narrative.


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Wealthy but worried: why the UK’s top 10% are turning their backs on the rest of society

UK’s wealthiest 10% increasingly distancing from society.


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How to design menopause leave policies that really support women in the workplace

Menopause leave is a tangible solution for gender equity.


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How community markets for all could be a sustainable alternative to food banks

Community markets offer a sustainable alternative to traditional food banks.


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The British public often has unexpected opinions about welfare spending – here’s why

Brits’ surprising views on welfare spending


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Hiring refugees is not just ‘doing a good thing’ – research shows it can also help businesses

Businesses benefit from the skills and resilience of refugees.


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Women are less happy than men – a psychologist on why and four things you can do about it

Gender gap in happiness: Women less content than men.