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'Energy cafes' help Londoners cut bills and care for the climate

Sep 29 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maria Soria, 52, a hospitality worker living in west London, sought advice from a community energy group to save money on her utility bills, after struggling to keep up with payments in her new home during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK 'Love Island' star calls for revenge porn threats to be made a crime

Sep 24 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British reality TV star who became a victim of revenge porn urged the government on Thursday to introduce a law making it a crime to threaten to share intimate images or videos.

Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade wants to help women in new U.N. role

Sep 23 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigerian pop star Yemi Alade called on Wednesday for coronavirus recovery plans to focus more on women, particularly in her home country, saying she planned to use a new role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador to help vulnerable people.

Hate crime laws should protect women, UK legal regulator says

Sep 23 2020

LONDON, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Misogyny should be made a hate crime in England and Wales, the independent body that recommends legal change said on Wednesday, as it launched a consultation on updating hate crime laws.

London bus garage turns 'virtual power station' in world's largest trial

Aug 13 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A London bus garage is set to become a "virtual power station" in the world's largest trial of a new technology to help Britain meet its 2050 net-zero climate change target.

Timeline: How LGBT+ issues became a flashpoint in Poland

Aug 10 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ rights have become a flashpoint in Poland, pitching the conservative government against gay, bisexual and transgender activists.

Footballer who tackled poverty stars in British Vogue's Black 'hope' issue

Aug 04 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Footballer Marcus Rashford, whose campaigning pushed the government to change policy on free school meals, has won further recognition for his poverty-fighting efforts - starring on the cover of a British Vogue edition celebrating Black leaders.

British prison launches meal delivery service run by inmate trainees

Jul 31 2020

LONDON A British prison has launched a meal delivery service staffed by inmates as part of a charity initiative that aims to cut reoffending rates by giving prisoners a better chance of finding jobs after their release.

UPDATE 1-U.S. super-rich found failing in pledge to donate most of wealth

Jul 30 2020

LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Super-rich individuals who pledged to give away most of their money to good causes are instead sitting on rising wealth, with many also "warehousing" donations in dedicated family foundations or funds, a new study has found.

Will coronavirus thwart global efforts to end human trafficking?

Jul 29 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global gains in tackling human trafficking in recent years must not be undone by the coronavirus pandemic, several experts said on Thursday to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

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Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis.