• How many of you shop at a farmer’s market when you have the chance?  Especially when you’re traveling, don’t you love stumbling upon a local farmer’s market wherever you are?  What better way to get...

  • Computers gifted to developing countries by Co-operative Financial Services are being returned to the UK for safe recycling.


  • IT is impossible for me to start this greeting without mentioning the terrible natural disasters that have occurred over the last 12 months. No sooner had we written our messages for 2005 when tragedy struck...

  • YOUNG football players from across Bolton have been given Fairtrade footballs, donated by members of United Co-operatives. The latest batch of Fairtrade footballs donated by the society&#039s members went to representatives of Bolton Mosques and...

  • OVER 1,550 co-operatives have been affected by the recent south Asia earthquake. Reports from the International Co-operative Alliance office in New Delhi revealed the devastation that the Kashmir earthquake, on the Pakistan/Indian border, had on...

  • DURING a recent visit to Zambia and Malawi, I saw first hand the food shortages facing Southern Africa. Livelihoods have been steadily eroded over the past two decades by a number of ‘entangled&#039 causes that...