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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness
Third Force News, by Paul Cardwell
Date: 2017-02-15

 

Plans are well under way to build a multi-million pound complex combining accommodation for homeless people with a community café and football pitch in Glasgow.
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Tributes paid to founder of iconic Rutherglen chip shop
Daily Record
Date: 2017-02-15
Michele Cocozza passed away last week in his native Italy at the age of 88. 
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Video of Ursula Le Guin's Speech
Ursula Le Guin
Date: 2017-02-14
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Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just commodities'
The Guardian
Date: 2017-02-14
In a passionate speech, writer takes aim at publishers who put profit before art, Ursula Le Guin cries freedom as she is honoured for contribution to literature.
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Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart
The Guardian, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Date: 2017-02-08

sness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is in dire financial straits, understaffed prisons have record suicide rates, the elderly lack social care – yet the rich continue to get richer, and continue to avoid taxes.

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New campaign to scrap Scotlandís private finance schemes
The Ferret, by Rod Edwards
Date: 2017-02-08

The Scottish Government is under increasing pressure to abandon its private finance schemes following revelations by The Ferret and The Guardian that they have blasted a £932 million hole in Scotland’s capital investment budget, whilst profiting private companies.

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Strengthening Support for Creative Sector

Date: 2017-02-03

Creative Industry Advisory Group members and first meeting announced.

Experts from across Scotland’s creative industries will meet for the first time next week to discuss how to make the sector stronger and enhance support, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said today.

As one of Scotland’s key growth sectors, there is clear evidence of the continuing significance of Scotland’s creative industries in respect of scale, employment and growth within Scotland’s overall economy. In 2015, the creative industries employed 73,600 people and new figures this year show the creative industries involved more than 15,000 registered enterprises.

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The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice
Parker Palmer Blog, On being
Date: 2017-02-01
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The Guardian view on Corbyn and pay: close that gap
The Guardian
Date: 2017-01-12

However clumsy his manner, the Labour leader is right: pay at the top is an outrage.

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The future is bright for community ownership
Big Lottery Fund Scotland
Date: 2017-01-12

With land reform high on the political agenda 2017 we anticipate that even more communities, particularly in urban areas, will look to the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) to help them acquire assets.

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