NEWS: World’s largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in China

The world’s biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It’s products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southeastern China by Hong Kong based WildLife Risk. The slaughterhouse, operated by China…

NEWS: Rana Plaza collapse victims still waiting for long-term compensation from major international brands

Retailers are still failing to compensate the victims of the disastrous collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed 1,129 people and left thousands of families injured and without work or money. Christmas Eve marks eight months since the collapse of Rana Plaza Factory in Dhaka, reportedly the deadliest disaster in the garment industry.…

How Londoners are finding alternative energy solutions: a case study of the new King’s Cross development

VIDEO: With rising energy bills and the aim to reduce carbon emissions on the agenda, people are taking to alternative and sustainable energy solutions that can save them money and reduce CO2 emissions. New developments in London are emphasising their environmentally friendly and sustainable features, such as energy saving heating systems and solar power installations,…

NEWS: New report questions wholesome claims on supermarket loaves

Labelling of healthy breads can be misleading claims a new report published in collaboration with the charity Sustain. The Real Bread Campaign (RBC), who conducted the study, are calling for an Honest Crust Act to tighten regulations and improve transparency for labelling and marketing of British loaves. RBC’s report, titled A Wholegrain of truth?, claims that bread with…

NEWS: The Mayor says no to compulsory Living Wage

The UK is celebrating Living Wage Week but the Mayor says it will remain voluntary.  Boris Johnson says although he does believe in the Living Wage, making it compulsory could hinder small businesses from creating new jobs in the capital. The Mayor says he is still behind a voluntary Living Wage Campaign, which recommends employers…

NEWS: London child obesity still rising – Islington among worst boroughs

Child obesity in London has been on the rise since 2006 despite attempts to reduce figures and there is a large gap between boroughs, with Islington not far from the capital’s highest, new figures from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) show.  22.1 per cent of Islington children in year six were classed as obese last year –…