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Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum
The Independent, by Jon Stone
Date: 2017-09-21

The central government in Madrid says the breakaway region's referendum is illegal.

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Spain crisis: 'stop this radicalism and disobedience,' PM tells Catalan leaders
The Guardian, by Stephen Burgen
Date: 2017-09-21

Mariano Rajoy says region must stop ‘escalating’ independence standoff after thousands protest at police raids government buildings in Barcelona.

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Scots are working miracles in their local communities
The National, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 2017-09-21

IS the Scottish Government about to drop plans to bypass councils and hand responsibility and budget for service provision directly to development trusts, housing associations and other grassroots organisations?

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Plummeting wages are bad news for the economy, as well as workers
The Herald Scotland, by Iain MacWhirter
Date: 2017-09-20

It's not often that Nicola Sturgeon and the Tory Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, agree about something, but last week they both hailed that latest unemployment figures as a very good thing.

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Scottish Labour leadership: Anas Sarwar denies being 'one of the few'
BBC News
Date: 2017-09-20

A candidate for the Scottish Labour leadership has denied being "one of the few" as he defended his family firm over its failure to pay the living wage to all staff.

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Historic high school to be turned into £14.5m flats
Edinburgh News, by John-Paul Holden
Date: 2017-09-20

A £14.5 million bid to turn a historic high school into flats has been given the green light – dashing hopes of transforming it into a cultural hub and sparking criticism the move was a “lost opportunity”.

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Boosting the power of workers should be Corbyn’s priority – any MP not up for the challenge must go
The Guardian, by Paul Mason
Date: 2017-09-20

The building site where you have to slip the foreman £50 out of your wages; the warehouse where they send you home early, without pay, when they run out of books to pack; the container port where zero-hours contracts are driving security guards to mental stress and family breakdown

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Schooling is not a private matter
The Herald Scotland, by Ian Bell
Date: 2017-09-19

The school you choose for your children is your own affair.

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Putting a money worker in a GP practice led to £850,000 in benefits being paid out
Evening Times, by Caroline Wilson
Date: 2017-09-19

People battling extreme poverty accessed £850,000 of benefits because they had access to a money advice worker in their GP practice.

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Advantages enjoyed by private schools simply cannot be justified
The Herard Scotland, by Kevin McKenna
Date: 2017-09-19

The pattern of unearned privilege at the heart of British life was laid bare in an article a few years ago.

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