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Social Entrepreneur Yunus in battle for control of Grameen Phone
The International News, Pakistan
Date: 25th Apr 2007
Norway’s Telenor said on Tuesday it plans to list its GrameenPhone subsidiary on the stock exchange in Bangladesh after rejecting a claim by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus for control of the telecom firm....more

NHS staff could lose out on pay and pensions in social enterprises, union warns
Maria Ahmed
Date: 25th Apr 2007
Amicus has said the need of social enterprises to bid competitively for healthcare contracts could lead to “erosion” of NHS staff numbers and conditions such as annual holidays....more

Award Winning Social Enterprise Powers Employment Initiative With Smart Energy Solution
McSence
Date: 24th Apr 2007
Award winning social enterprise the McSence group has devised a system for charities, the not for profit sector and multi site business users to reduce energy consumption and create worthwhile sustainable employment....more

New online resource for Edinburgh arts and crafts groups
Voluntary Arts Scotland
Date: 18th Apr 2007
A new website for voluntary and community arts groups in the Edinburgh area is being launched. The site will be a great place to find out about venues for hire, what other groups are doing and for putting up your events and group information on the internet....more

Scots sector releases its own election manifestos
Nathalie Thomas
Date: 18th Apr 2007
Small councils for voluntary service in Scotland are producing their own manifestos ahead of May's local government elections....more

Nurses take the lead in social enterprise
www.healthcarerepublic.com
Date: 17th Apr 2007
More than 20 social enterprise pathfinders are set to launch across England after the DoH announced the initiatives that will benefit from £1.4 million of funding. ...more

Book building plans take a twist
BBC
Date: 17th Apr 2007
Councillors have put a temporary halt on plans to create a £2.5m social enterprise near Dumfries. The development hinges on the council gifting the former TC Farries building to a non-profit organisation for £1. ...more

'No major barriers' to community asset transfer
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 17th Apr 2007
A government review into the community ownership and management of public assets will conclude that there are "no substantive barriers" to the transfer of public assets to community organisations, it has emerged. ...more

Youth exclusion 'is costing UK billions'
Regeneration & Renewal
Date: 16th Apr 2007
Social exclusion among disadvantaged young people costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year, the Prince's Trust claims in a new report. ...more

Cabinet office launch hunt for social enterprise ambassadors
bcentral
Date: 11th Apr 2007
The government has launched a new programme to find at least 20 new social enterprise ambassadors. ...more

SNP pledges £10m a year for social enterprise
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 11th Apr 2007
The Scottish National Party has pledged to invest up to £10 million a year in social enterprise start-ups should it win power in next month's Scottish elections....more

Planning permission gives go-ahead for UK's first car recycling and social project.
RRF Email News Service
Date: 11th Apr 2007
The facility will be in Salford and will not only dispose of ELV in an environmentally safe way, but will create sustainable jobs and high quality training in the automotive trades for local people....more

Enterprise plan for book building
BBC
Date: 10th Apr 2007
Councillors have agreed to turn a former book supply building on the outskirts of Dumfries into a £2.5m social enterprise venture. ...more

Springback partner in Edinburgh mattress recycling
By Per Fischer
Date: 3rd Apr 2007
FEAT Enterprises Springback project will partner with Edinburgh City council in a one-year mattress recycling project funded by the Strategic Waste Fund. ...more

Community-owned ferry makes waves
BBC
Date: 2nd Apr 2007
A ferry service between the mainland and the Isle of Skye has made its first sailing since being taken over by a community group. ...more

Major schemes to face green target
Robert Boddy
Date: 2nd Apr 2007
All new large developments in Scotland must generate at least 15 per cent of their energy on site from renewable sources under planning guidance issued last week. ...more
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