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Rooftop TV: Jonny Benjamin, Rescue Dogs, Social Media Ethics

In this week’s Rooftop TV, campaigner Jonny Benjamin MBE joins Tom York to talk about how his charity, Beyond, is supporting young people’s mental health. Plus, positive news about rescue dogs and charities standing up against hate speech online.

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Rooftop TV: Tom York, Army Veterans, Horse Therapy For NHS workers

Simon Francis is back with a rundown of this week’s top positive news, including stories about a homeless army veteran who is volunteering on the NHS frontline, a crowdfunder by a charity that wants to reward NHS workers with respite days with horses, and how Tom York has been reunited with his husband in Italy after more than three months of being apart due to the lockdown.

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Rooftop TV: Episode 10 – Refugee Week, United World Colleges, Ellis Jenkins

Tom York interviews a Tibetan student who is making PPE for hospitals in Wales. Plus, stories on the first ever high school diploma for refugees, and how rugby star Ellis Jenkins is helping keep up the fundraising for City Hospice in Cardiff.

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Rooftop TV: Episode 9 – Beach Cleanups, Missing People, Keeping Fit

Tom York interviews Arjun Sharma, a 16-year-old student from Hawaii, who is using his talent for coding to help tackle the global problem of plastic pollution. Plus, Simon Francis talks about Missing People’s new Zoom Call appeal. And a story about a sporting duo from Cardiff who have launched a series of sports classes adapted for people who live in care homes.

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Rooftop TV: Episode 8 – Stand Up To Racism, Pride Month, Road Safety

Simon Francis shares an important message about how we stand up to racism. And to mark Pride Month, Tom York interviews a singing sensation who has been entertaining their neighbours in Surrey. Plus, we find out how the Road Safety Trust is taking action to improve cyclist safety.

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Rooftop TV: Episode 7 – Free laptops, blind college challenge, sleep in fundraiser

Tom York interviews Madhane Kuflu, an inspiring young man who is using technology to help find a way out of homelessness, thanks to support from community interest company SocialBox.Biz, which provides free laptops and tablets to vulnerable people.

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Rooftop TV: Episode 6 – The Big Issue, food poverty, mental health awareness

UK Editor of The Big Issue talks to Tom York about how the publication reinvented its entire business model so it can continue to provide vital support to 1,500 vendors across Britain who are currently unable to sell the magazine on the streets.

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