Bjorn Ihler saw friends die at the hands of Anders Breivik in one of the worst terrorism attacks in modern European history. His response was brave – and astonishing
From an outdoor gym made from melted down weapons, to conflict management for young people: our pick of UK projects that are tackling knife crime in innovative ways
A self-defence model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard is helping Native American women heal from sexual assault
From the gig economy to the unfairly shared spoils of global capitalism, inequality threatens to drive the UK apart. Could the answer be to work together, owning and controlling the things that really matter to us? Lucy Douglas meets the co-operators
Majd Mashharawi has invented environmentally friendly, cheap and lightweight blocks that use ash instead of sand. Could ‘Green Cake’ help rebuild the besieged Gaza Strip?
Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh challenges preconceptions about her country and continent with her bold, colourful images
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Editor Lucy Purdy introduces the new issue of Positive News magazine, which includes a candid interview with Russell Brand about addiction. It also features an interview with a terrorism survivor, portraits of young conservationists, and a look at the case for optimism in the face of climate change
Four former members of right wing extremist groups on how they overcame their hate-failed pasts and now help turn others’ lives around
As agriculture becomes ever more reliant on technology, horse-drawn farming seems consigned to a bygone age. But working with horses reduces the reliance on fossil fuels, cuts soil compaction, and can be economically viable on a small scale, writes Eleanor Paddock, from her farm in the shadow of Dartmoor using real horse power
From intertwined ‘love bird’ swans to a herd of hungry seahorses, the winning shots from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year awards capture the breadth and beauty of our aquatic ecosystems
A cross-border conservation agreement signed by 126 countries will offer extra protection to migratory species including lions, chimpanzees and blue sharks