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Vote Yes to Community Ownership
Bella Caledonia, by Justin Kenrick
Date: 2017-03-29

Since March 20th the citizens of Portobello have been receiving ballot papers asking whether they support Action Porty’s community buyout bid for Bellfield Old Parish Church and Halls: a bid to stop them from being lost to private developers.

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Press Release: Regeneration project for DC Thomson building

Date: 2017-03-29

 

A project to regenerate West Ward, DC Thomson’s former book and annual print works in Dundee, is now underway.
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A world without retirement
The Guardian, by Amelia Hill
Date: 2017-03-29

The population is getting older and the welfare state can no longer keep up.

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The sound of silence: why won’t the third sector criticise the Scottish Government?
Third Force News, by Robert Armour
Date: 2017-03-29

If you’re currently finding yourself turned on by Scottish politics, chances are decoupage, bus timetables and minutes of local council meetings get you hot under the collar too.

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Voice of dissent: poverty campaigners do challenge the Scottish Government
Third Force News, by Peter Kelly
Date: 2017-03-29

A couple of months ago there was a widespread feeling of grievance in the voluntary sector when the Daily Mail carried a number of articles where leading figures and organisations were accused of being SNP sock puppets. 

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Norway Is No. 1 in Happiness. The U.S., Sadly, Is No. 14.
Niraj Chokshi
Date: 2017-03-23

Norwegians have one more reason to smile, not that they need it.

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Scotland isn't different, it's Britain that's bizarre
Open Democracy, by Adam Ramsay
Date: 2017-03-22

Britain is in a state of self denial, sitting at the bottom of European league tables, but convinced it still rules the waves.

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The Dispossessed
Ursula K. Le Guin
Date: 2017-03-22

“I saw that you can’t do anything for anybody. We can’t save each other. Or ourselves.”

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The gig economy: freedom from a boss, or just a con?
New Statesmen, by Emma Jacobs
Date: 2017-03-22

When in August 2015 Michael Lane was made redundant from his job testing computer software, he needed to find work.

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Escaping from the echo-chambers of politics
Open Democracy, by Alica Thwaite
Date: 2017-03-22

In 2016, many people were shocked by the results of the Brexit referendum in the UK and the election of President Trump in the United States.

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