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Shelter: homeless denied housing rights in Scotland
Scottish Housing News
Date: 23rd Feb 2005

Local authorities unable to provide permanent or affordable housing, says homelessness charity.

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Edinburgh congestion charge 'no' vote is 'step in the wrong direction'
Simon Cattle
Date: 22nd Feb 2005

Green organisations' disappointed by 'short term thinking' as opponents win comprehensive victory. 

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Devolution ‘strengthens’ Scottish influence in EU
Simon Cattle
Date: 22nd Feb 2005
Devolved UK administrations have better bargaining position than English regions, says think-tank. ...more

Citizenship grant for young people
Simon Cattle
Date: 21st Feb 2005
Young people are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £100 for a citizenship project in their community....more

18,000 home Leith plan approved
Regeneration magazine
Date: 18th Feb 2005
redevelopment of dock-lands site intended to become flagship for sustainable regeneration...more

World's biggest voluntary sector event comes to Scotland
Scottish Executive
Date: 16th Feb 2005
CIVICUS World Assembly to be staged in Glasgow from 2006 for three years in a row....more

Villagers reject Skye ferry offer
Simon Cattle
Date: 16th Feb 2005

People living in the west Highlands have rejected a plan to become the first community in Scotland to own and operate its own ferry.

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Committee backs second tram bill
BBC
Date: 16th Feb 2005
Proposals could bring "transport, socio-economic and environmental benefits" to the local and regional economy. ...more

Voluntary sector gains new equity tracker
Senscot
Date: 15th Feb 2005
A new common investment fund aimed at the voluntary sector is being launched by Charities Aid Foundation....more

Campaigners push for debt ruling details
Teresa Murray
Date: 15th Feb 2005

Debt campaigners are using the Freedom of Information Act in an attempt to force the Government to reveal why it rejected capping interest rates

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Congestion charge is 'good for Edinburgh'
Teresa Murray
Date: 15th Feb 2005
Leading health and public welfare advisors have recommended the proposed £2-a-day congestion charge for the Scottish capital. ...more

Almost half of all adults do charity work
Alison Chiesa
Date: 15th Feb 2005

 

People in Scotland giving more money and more time to charities, despite recent scandals, finds report.

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Scots fight pressure to repay EU funds
Susan Downer
Date: 14th Feb 2005

Enterprise chiefs accused of poor management of millions of pounds, and breaking funding rules.

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Executive extends Restorative Justice provision
Senscot
Date: 14th Feb 2005
New web site launched to provide comprehensive links to research, publications and services in Scotland. ...more

Social Fund reforms could put poorest back in credit
New Start
Date: 11th Feb 2005
Low income groups will be exposed to even higher credit charges if commercial lenders continue to desert the poorest people - research ...more

Crofters back forced buyout plan
BBC
Date: 10th Feb 2005
Western Isles community to test new land reform laws by attempting to force landowner to sell part of his estate against his will. ...more

Public benefit test for Scotland
Senscot
Date: 10th Feb 2005

The chief executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has given her support to legislation that could strip many organisations of charitable status.

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Funding inquiry over Highland projects
Senscot
Date: 8th Feb 2005
The North's leading development agency could have to repay millions of pounds of funding after a probe by European Commission auditors, it has emerged. ...more

Public ‘alarm at house prices’
Simon Cattle
Date: 8th Feb 2005
increasing worry that future generations will be unable to afford to buy or rent a home...more

Street wardens on road to perdition
Senscot, Regeneration
Date: 7th Feb 2005
Five of Bristol's six street warden schemes will be disbanded next month when Government funding runs out. ...more

Green spaces ’failing’ over 50% of urban Scots
Simon Cattle
Date: 7th Feb 2005
Less than half find their local green spaces good places for children to play or safe places for physical activity. ...more

Neighbourhoods charter at heart of local power sharing
Austin Macauley
Date: 4th Feb 2005
A ‘neighbourhoods charter’ to give communities more say over local services is at the heart of a new five-year plan launched by the ODPM. ...more

Fury as woodlands face the chop
TFN
Date: 2nd Feb 2005
Anger has been voiced today over proposals which threaten some of Scotland's prime ancient woodlands with the axe....more

Voluntary chiefs revise public benefit position
Third Sector
Date: 2nd Feb 2005
Break with Government's stance on public benefit as the House of Lords begins considering amendments to the Charities Bill. ...more

Blair pledges ‘people power’ for communities
Peter Hetherington
Date: 1st Feb 2005
New form of local control below town hall level will include leisure centres and housing estates. ...more

Small grant fund to help social enterprises trade in capital
Simon Cattle
Date: 1st Feb 2005
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in Edinburgh from The Edinburgh Fund, which was launched today....more

Social enterprises ‘ignored’ by government
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 1st Feb 2005
Many government departments still see only marginal role for social enterprise despite lobbying for greater share of public sector contracts, says survey...more

Scots inspire right-to-buy extension
Jamie Carpenter
Date: 1st Feb 2005
New coalition to campaign to extend Scotland's community right-to-buy legislation across UK to boost neighbourhood-led regeneration. ...more

Three more Co-op specialist schools named
Co-operative news
Date: 1st Feb 2005
Three more schools have joined the growing national network of co-operative-sponsored specialist business and enterprise schools. ...more
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