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Gaurdian Cartoonist Martin Rowson leaves Twitter over Corbyn abuse
Politcal Scrapbook
Date: 29th Sep 2016

The Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson says he is abandoning Twitter because of the abuse he’s received recently over Corbyn.

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Ineos chief reacts after SNP ministers snub landmark shale gas arrival
Herald Scotland, by Daniel Sanderson
Date: 28th Sep 2016

Billionaire Ineos chief Jim Ratcliffe has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to cross the Atlantic to witness the benefits of fracking as the first ever shipment of US shale gas arrived in Scotland.

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How being alone may be the key to rest
BBC Radio 4, by Claudia Hammond
Date: 28th Sep 2016

Last November an online survey called The Rest Test was launched to investigate what rest means to different people, how they like to rest and whether there is a link between rest and well-being. The results are now in and the analysis has begun.

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Ineos condemned by charity as first shale gas shipment arrives in Scotland
Third Force News, by Gavin Stuart
Date: 27th Sep 2016
Friends of the Earth Scotland said fracking had led to environmental destruction in North America.
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Money for nothing?
by Aaron Bastani
Date: 27th Sep 2016
Last week Jeremy Corbyn said that Labour might consider adopting a universal basic income as party policy.
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A new way of farming: community schemes changing rural Ireland
The Irish Times, By Manchán Magan
Date: 27th Sep 2016
Community Supported Agriculture puts small-scale farmers like Fergal Smith back at the heart of rural society
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Arnold Palmer passes away at age 87
PGA Tour, By Larry Dorman
Date: 27th Sep 2016

Arnold Palmer, whose magnetic personality and bold style of play combined to make him one of golf’s greatest players, the sport’s most revered figure and the most influential athlete of his generation, died Sept. 25 of complications due to a heart condition with his two daughters and wife Kit at his side. He was 87.

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Social work faces watershed
Audit Scotland
Date: 27th Sep 2016

Social work in Scotland is at a watershed and the public and service users must be more involved in shaping future provision.

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AFTER THE BRITISH STATE: THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY | A special one day Radical...
Radical Independence Campaign
Date: 22nd Sep 2016

A special Radical Independence Conference to discuss, debate and plan action to put people powered solutions at the centre of the crisis of the British state and Europe.

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No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system
The Guardian, by Patrick Butler
Date: 21st Sep 2016

It’s a warm September afternoon in the Kallio district of Helsinki. Out in the Franzenia daycare centre playground, groups of four- and five-year-olds roam contentedly. “Would you like an ice-cream?”

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Your new iPhone’s features include oppression, inequality – and vast profit
The Guardian, by Aditya Chakrabortty
Date: 21st Sep 2016

Soon enough, we will see the first obituaries for openness, free trade and globalisation. When those writers ponder how wealthy countries turned towards the politics of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, they should devote a large chapter to Apple. 

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Concern as attempted suicides in Scottish prisons soar by over 50%
Herald Scotland, by Paul Hutcheon
Date: 21st Sep 2016

The number of prisoners who have tried to commit suicide has increased by over half in a year, fuelling concerns about the quality of mental health services for inmates.

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Awards seek best examples of rural community action
Plunkett Foundation
Date: 15th Sep 2016

Community owned businesses around the UK are being urged to enter the Community Ownership Awards which have been launched today by national charity Plunkett Foundation.

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Swinney launches three-month consultation and promises to devolve more power to schools
The National, by Andrew Learmonth
Date: 15th Sep 2016

Scotland's schools are set to receive more powers and more money in one of the biggest shake ups of the country’s education system.

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All eyes on Scotland as world's first large-scale tidal energy farm is launched on the Cromarty Firth
The National, by Kirsteen Paterson
Date: 15th Sep 2016

It towers 49ft tall, weighs almost 200 tonnes and could mark the moment the tide turns for marine renewables, is is claimed.

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SNP lobbying row mounts as new transparency campaign launched
The Herald Scotland, by Tom Gordon
Date: 15th Sep 2016

A campaign to oust the corporate lobbyist who chairs the SNP's new economic policy commission is being launched tomorrow.

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Dumfriesshire villagers set off on 'voyage of hope' as they pursue community buyout
The Herald Scotland, by David Ross
Date: 15th Sep 2016
One is a former mining community dubbed "the highest village in Scotland", the other embraces crofting townships in the Outer Isles."
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Land reform in Scotland: what lies ahead
Geographical, by Malcolm Combe
Date: 15th Sep 2016

The recent Scottish parliament elections raised the expected issues of things like education and healthcare, but another less mainstream subject also caught the attention of both the public and politicians and continues to reverberate – the so-called Scottish land question, ie. how Scotland’s land is owned and used.

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What would happen if Hillary Clinton dropped out of US election race after being diagnosed with pneumonia?
The Telegraph, by Chris Graham
Date: 15th Sep 2016

For weeks, the statements from the Trump camp about Hillary Clinton's health had been dismissed as the stuff of "conspiracy theories". 

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£100m for the citizens of Glasgow to spend how they chose
Third Force News, by Susan Smith
Date: 8th Sep 2016
The leader of the SNP in Glasgow has announced it will devolve £100m to local areas of the city if it wins a majority of seats in next year's election.
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Supporting information and guidance: Supporting effective clinical supervision
Care Quality Commission
Date: 8th Sep 2016
Skills for Care (2007) define ‘supervision’ as “an accountable process which supports, assures and develops the knowledge skills and values of an individual group or team”.
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Scottish social enterprises to lead the world
Third Force News, by Susan Smith
Date: 8th Sep 2016
A new Scottish Government plan aims to boost Scotland's leading social enterprise movement around the world.
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The timing of the referendum is the biggest decision Nicola Sturgeon will ever make
The Herald Scotland, by Iain Macwhirter
Date: 8th Sep 2016
It could be the best of times, or it could be the worst of times. In the next few months, Nicola Sturgeon must make the most difficult decision she will probably ever face in her political career: deciding when to hold the next independence referendum. 
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The gig economy is here to stay. So making it fairer must be a priority
The Guardian, by Will Hutton
Date: 8th Sep 2016
As the number of workers living in poverty grows, is it possible to have an ethically driven system?
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Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
Yes Magazine, by David Korten
Date: 8th Sep 2016

Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?

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Hunting for hygge, a new ingredient in Denmark’s recipe for happiness
The Guardian, by Richard Orange
Date: 8th Sep 2016
The Danes are ranked as the world’s most contented people, and many believe it’s down to the art of cosiness, simple pleasures and living well.
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Brett Smitheram wins World Scrabble Championship
BBC News
Date: 8th Sep 2016

A recruitment consultant from east London has fought off other wordsmiths to be crowned Scrabble World Champion.

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Members Survey 2015: Key Findings
DTA Scotland
Date: 6th Sep 2016
160 surveys returned - 73% return rate.  Information for further 60 organisations gleaned from desk-top research.
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Holyrood aide rules changed over conflict of interest fears
BBC News
Date: 1st Sep 2016

MSPs who act as aides to Scottish government ministers will no longer be able to sit on committees which scrutinise their bosses.

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Let's Eat Glasgow, the food festival that tackles inequality, set for a return
The National, by Nan Spowart
Date: 1st Sep 2016

The UK’s first major food festival aimed at tackling food inequality returns to Glasgow this weekend.

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Brilliant Maps
Making Sense Of The World, One Map At A Time
Date: 1st Sep 2016

Percentage of Young Adults In Europe, aged 25-34, Who Still Live With Their Parents

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Democracy means keeping it local
The Scotsman, by Lesley Riddoch
Date: 1st Sep 2016
Politicians must grasp the nettle of council change if we are to treat those in need with dignity, says Lesley Riddoch 
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Life after community death: this food bank has a lesson for Labour
The Guardian, by Aditya Chakrabortty
Date: 1st Sep 2016

Two women who restored pride to a blighted town can show Jeremy Corbyn and his colleagues what a social movement could be used for.

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Holyrood v Houdini Banking
Bella Caledonia
Date: 1st Sep 2016

Banking’s corrupt and unassailable and there’s nothing we can do about it, right? On the day that its revealed the Cabinet minister Sajid David was among Deutsche bankers paid massive bonuses under a tax avoidance scam a new Scottish alternative for a sane banking system has been put forward.

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Simply Psychology, By Saul McLeod
Date: 1st Sep 2016
Maslow wanted to understand what motivates people. He believed that people possess a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires.
 
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Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience
The Guardian, by John Naughton
Date: 1st Sep 2016
A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?
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