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The Thinning Blue Line – Conclusion
Reform Scotland
Date: 27th Jul 2016

Conclusion Scotland is a diverse country and it is unlikely that in any public service area one uniform policy will work across the country. What works and is needed in Glasgow is unlikely to be the same on Skye. 

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Tap the care work market.
Yes! Magazine, by John Duda
Date: 27th Jul 2016

Many people worry—with good reason—that cooperatives won’t be able to compete with traditional corporations without abandoning their social mission. 

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London’s first community fridge set to launch
Sustainable Food Cities
Date: 26th Jul 2016

The People’s Fridge is a public fridge where local businesses and residents can leave spare, edible food for those who need it. It will be run by a group of local volunteers and aims to cut food waste 

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5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win
Michael Moore
Date: 26th Jul 2016

I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. 

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Nearest cash points
Beanbags and Bullsh!t
Date: 26th Jul 2016

It is likely that mainstream banks are lending far more money to social enterprises and charities than the 'social investment market'. That's the headline news from The Forest For the Trees, a new report I've co-authored with Dan Gregory for the bank, RBS. 

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The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP
Yes! Magazine, by John Duda
Date: 26th Jul 2016

Six things we can learn from Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, where cooperatives drive the economy. 

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Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics (Some reviews)
Peter L. Hurst
Date: 21st Jul 2016

How did Jeremy Corbyn become leader of the Labour party? and what does this mean, if anything? Richard Seymour's 'Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Parties' sets out to answer both questions. 

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Why Social Investment Is a Threat To Charity Values
Forbes Magazine, by Jake Hayman
Date: 21st Jul 2016

In a world where charities are already pitted against each other by funders looking to procure impact, using tools of social investment over grants makes a lot of sense.  

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2016 Holyrood Elections: Review of Party Manifestos
Howard League Scotland
Date: 21st Jul 2016

We have reviewed the manifestos of the five parties currently represented at Holyrood, comparing the various pledges and commitments against five key issues where Howard League Scotland would most like to see action in the next Parliamentary session

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Three-quarters of newspaper stories about Jeremy Corbyn fail to accurately report his views, LSE study finds
The Independent, by Jon Stone
Date: 21st Jul 2016

Three-quarters of newspaper stories about Jeremy Corbyn in the first months of his leadership either distorted or failed to represent his actual views on subjects, a study has found.

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Holland considers closing its deserted prisons
West, by by Ivano Abbadessa
Date: 21st Jul 2016

The Netherlands’ prisons are half empty or deserted and now a document from the Ministry of Justice has proposed to close eight of them by 2021.  

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Community Assets - new Big Lottery Fund funding stream launch
Big Lottery Fund
Date: 14th Jul 2016

I am writing to tell you that the Big Lottery Fund will be launching our new funding stream called Community Assets on 13 July 2016. However, although I am about to describe the main features of this new funding stream and how it will operate, I should be grateful if you would treat this information as confidential until that date

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Hopes that community land buyout could help save Rio Tinto smelter
The Press and Journal, by Sue Restan
Date: 14th Jul 2016

A group set-up to draw up plans for the largest community land buyout in Scotland is urging local people to get behind the ambitious project.

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Meet the 50 radical-thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better.
Nesta
Date: 14th Jul 2016

In 2016, for the third time, we worked with the Observer to unearth a group of change-makers offering us a glimpse of a different, better society.

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Treating Alcoholics - With Wine
BBC News, By Linda Pressly
Date: 14th Jul 2016

The recommended treatment for chronic alcoholism is abstinence. But at the Oaks - a permanent home for those who once lived on the streets - residents are given a measure of wine at hourly intervals. It is called the Managed Alcohol Program, and aims to change the drinking behaviour of inveterate addicts.

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New report exposes ‘shocking’ levels of severe poverty in Scotland
Scottish Housing News, by Citizens Advice Bureau
Date: 14th Jul 2016

 The most vulnerable people in Scotland are falling into destitution because the benefits system is failing to provide a safety net, according to a charity.

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Theresa May: Britain’s Angela Merkel?
FT Magazine, by George Parker and Helen Warrell
Date: 14th Jul 2016

She is the longest-serving home secretary for more than 50 years and the most powerful Conservative woman since Margaret Thatcher. Dismissed by some as ‘boring’, she’s now the bookies’ favourite for next Tory leader

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Robin Cook's Resignation Speech (in full)
YouTube
Date: 7th Jul 2016
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Development Trusts are Transforming Scottish Communities
Third Force News, by Susan Smith
Date: 6th Jul 2016

People who are taking control of the development of their own communities in Scotland have a positive impact on the lives of their neighbours and make a strong contribution to the local economy. 

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Cultivating a workers’ paradise
The Observer
Date: 6th Jul 2016

In 1984 a disillusioned Spanish psychologist named Cristóbal Colón drove his Citroën 2CV through a high-canopied Catalan forest called La Fageda d’en Jordà.

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A "fotbolta höll" ... rural!! ... if you want to know why Iceland doing well at EURO 2016
Angus B MacNeil MP
Date: 6th Jul 2016
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A Guide to Arnaldur Indridason’s Detective Erlendur
Features, by Jeremy Megraw
Date: 6th Jul 2016

Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is a brilliant cop, but also a gloomy and thoroughly anti-social figure who guards his privacy jealously.  

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