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Communities in Control: Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning
Department for Communities and Local Government
Date: 27th Feb 2014
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Project launched to help young entrepreneurs contribute to legacy of Glasgow 2014
Herald Scotland
Date: 27th Feb 2014

A new project has been launched to help young entrepreneurs start their own social enterprises and contribute to the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.

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Michael Marra: Decisions must be local
Scotsman, By Michael Marra
Date: 27th Feb 2014

IT DOES feel that at long last we have reached the real debate. Tough questions abound. The sofa squirmers. The blunt question asked ten times with no in­telligible answer. Such as, what is the Plan B on the currency? You get the idea

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Support for sports social enterprises
Scottish Government
Date: 27th Feb 2014

Fifty-first Games Legacy project to empower sports in communities. A £1 million fund to help communities own and run their sport facilities has been announced by the Minister for Commonwealth Games today.

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Guardian angels .... or Big Brother?
Herald Scotland, By Stuart Waiton
Date: 27th Feb 2014

AROUND 10 years ago, I decided to write a dystopian novel about a future where the idea of privacy had completely collapsed, where each child born was given a live-in "support worker" who helped the parent manage the difficult child while ensuring the child was safe from the parent's problematic behaviour.

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The prostitute state
The Ecologist, By Donnachadh McCarthy
Date: 27th Feb 2014

Donnachadh McCarthy, former deputy chair of the Lib-Dems, speaks to The Ecologist about the collapse of British democracy and his hopes for reform.

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Gangs And Poverty In East Glasgow
Morning Star Online
Date: 26th Feb 2014

BOB HOLMAN explains how community activism has made a real difference to Easterhouse, but government cuts are putting locals' good work in jeopardy.

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Build more houses in villages, says Princess Royal
Express, By Jane Wharton
Date: 26th Feb 2014

VILLAGES must build new homes in a bid to beat the housing crisis, according to the Princess Royal

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Largest annual rise in employment since 2007
Scottish Government
Date: 21st Feb 2014

First Minister welcomes rise as 1,200 new job opportunities created.

 

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A quick way to house the young homeless
Scottish Review, by Ian Begg
Date: 20th Feb 2014

Kenneth Roy's piece about homelessness among young people (29 January) hits hard. I have been aware of this serious problem for some time and have tried to do something about it

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West Lothian communities win landmark £13m deal after tough talks with wind-farm developers
Herald Scotland, By Rob Edwards
Date: 20th Feb 2014

Local communities have won a record-breaking £13 million deal from a French multinational company planning to build a wind farm near Edinburgh.

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The Whale Pod : New Creative Hub Seeks Entrepreneurs
Whale Arts
Date: 20th Feb 2014

An exciting new incubator unit for new-start and micro creative enterprises has been established at WHALE Arts in partnership with Community Enterprise.

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50 voices: what does social enterprise mean to you? Theo Paphitis
The Guardian
Date: 20th Feb 2014

To my mind you can have businesses that are a social enterprise and you can have businesses that include some form of social enterprise in their work. But the two are not the same.

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Owen Jones: My latest battle to stop the demonising of people on benefits
The Independent, By Owen Jones
Date: 20th Feb 2014

 

Another Monday, another rowdy TV ‘discussion’ in the wake of Benefits Street.

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Changin Scotland: March 28th-30th
Gerry Hassan
Date: 20th Feb 2014

A weekend of politics, culture and ideas …. And fun!

Friday March 28th-Sunday March 30th

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Scottish Greens launch local democracy report
Scottish Greens
Date: 20th Feb 2014

The Scottish Greens have today published a set of ideas for revitalising local government and local democracy.

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Memo to George Osborne: England's bullying of Scots will drive us into the Yes camp
The Observer, By Kevin McKenna
Date: 20th Feb 2014

The Observer's Scotland columnist believes that the threats over sterling may end up shattering the union.

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As Scotland Mulls Independence, A Stupid London Plays It Dirty
Forbes, By Eamonn Fingleton
Date: 20th Feb 2014

For students of British politics, the big issue this year is the future of Scotland. The Scottish people have enjoyed limited self-rule since 1999, when a separate Scottish parliament was set up. Now in a referendum planned for this September, they will vote on whether to establish an independent nation.

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Third Sector: A Strategic Approach for Scotland
Scottish Government
Date: 14th Feb 2014

The Third Sector: A Strategic Conversation
Meeting to be held on Thursday 13 February 2014

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Chris Cairns Cartoon
Chris Cairns
Date: 13th Feb 2014

British Petroleum (BP) told the Scottish people this week that, on the issue of independence, they prefer things the way they are.

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Vaclav Havell writing about Hope
Vaclav Havell
Date: 13th Feb 2014

Vaclav Havell writing about Hope

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International recognition on social enterprise
Scottish Government
Date: 13th Feb 2014

Finance Secretary outlines Scotland’s world-leading approach in Norway.

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CDFIs must be 'lenders of first resort' argues new report
Pioneers Post, By Sophie Hudson
Date: 13th Feb 2014

Community lenders should be a first port of call for small businesses seeking finance, according to a new report published this week by the think tank ResPublica.

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Plunkett and Ecology launch dedicated mortgage for community shops
Social Enterprise UK
Date: 13th Feb 2014

The Plunkett Foundation and Ecology Building Society launch a bespoke mortgage package for community-owned shops, helping to tackle the lack of services and isolation in rural areas.

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MPs condemn charities watchdog as 'not fit for purpose'
The Guardian
Date: 13th Feb 2014

Charity Commission failed to act robustly to deal with abuse, public accounts committee finds.

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Enterprise Ready Fund awardees
Scottish Government
Date: 12th Feb 2014

Enterprise Ready Fund awardees

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Alan Finlayson
Herald Scotland
Date: 5th Feb 2014
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Henning Mankell: chronicler of his own decline
The Observer, By Andrew Anthony
Date: 5th Feb 2014

After years of exploring Sweden's darkest fears in his fiction, the creator of Wallander faces his own anxiety after being diagnosed with cancer. He will now chart his illness in a newspaper column.

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Life in the Buckfast Triangle: drunk by noon, handcuffed by midnight
The Guardian, By Damian Barr
Date: 5th Feb 2014

Buckfast, the high-caffeine alcoholic drink brewed by monks, has been linked once again with high crime levels in the west of Scotland. I grew up witnessing the damage it can do.

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Social enterprise can improve Scotlandís health
Scotsman, By Cam Donaldson
Date: 5th Feb 2014

Research project may have major impact, says Cam Donaldson.

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Unconditional Love
Sarah Settelen
Date: 5th Feb 2014

Sarah Settelen, speaking in ‘Unconditional Love’, about her daughter Ellie. Ellie suffered from multiple disabilities and died at the age of 4.

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Philanthropy is in a 'sorry state' Ronnie Cohen tells charity leaders
Civil Society Finance, By David Ainsworth
Date: 5th Feb 2014

The world of philanthropy is in a “sorry state” and charities are too small to solve the social problems they need to address, Sir Ronnie Cohen, founding chair of Big Society Capital, told an audience of charity and City leaders yesterday.

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New Award Winners
Firstport
Date: 4th Feb 2014

Here are some of the people and their ideas we have recently funded through the Millennium Awards Trust and Social Entrepreneurs Fund

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