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We're Still Stronger Together

Oliver Tickell

15 June 2017

Vivian Woodell, social entrepreneur and founder of the phone co-op, shares his thoughts on the growing co-operative movement and its role in building collaborative, sustainable alternatives to the standard model. Interview by Oliver Tickell. more...
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The rise and rise of co-op schools

Mervyn Wilson

6th August, 2012

Do co-operative schools (trust schools and academies) provide a democratic community based alternative? Mervyn Wilson, Principal of the Co-operative College – which has been at the heart of the development of co-operative schools - explains why co-operatives are proving so popular more...
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Made in Britain: why UK craftsmanship is good news for the environment

Yanar Alkayat

13th March, 2012

With high street giant Topshop bringing manufacturing back to the UK and Labour leader Ed Milliband calling for a return to ‘Made in Britain’, could 2012 be the year that fashion came home? more...
Move your money

TAKE ACTION to build a more ethical banking sector

Priyanka Mogul

15th February, 2012

As we slowly recover from one of the worst economic recessions of our time, Move Your Money will guide us towards building a safer and better banking system that we can rely on more...
Dartmoor

PHOTO GALLERY: Dartmoor National Park

Ruth Styles

3rd November, 2011

Andrew Cooper’s latest tome offers a fascinating insight into the life of Britain’s best-known national park more...
Molly Scott Cato

Forget the 'big society'; we just need a co-operative one

Molly Scott Cato

16th August, 2010

Claims that we need a 'big society' to fix our 'broken' one are just Victorian throwbacks - we have the business tools to survive; we just need a co-operative attitude to go with them more...
Money

Life without supermarkets: forget posh organic shops; check out food co-ops

Laura Laker

13th July, 2010

To keep prices down, Laura shops around and gives food co-ops a whirl... more...

Why hand-weaving is a technology for the 21st century

Katherine Joseph

12th May, 2010

Far from being drudgery, weaving without a machine is, for many Indians, a route to emancipation and financial independence more...
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An atmosphere of cooperation

Richard Bickle

22nd March, 2007

A global capitalist economy obsessed with economic growth has plenty of faults, but chances are it's here to stay. Fortunately, there are other types of organisations out there to prove that the limited liability or plc company is not the only way to get business done. more...
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ARE YOU LIVING IN A FOOD DESERT?

John Reynolds

1st April, 2005

You do if… you live in an area where healthy food is either non-existent or too expensive. This is likely to be the case if your only ‘local’ food shopping option is a supermarket, and you have no good small independent local shops, farmers’ markets or box schemes serving your area. more...

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