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Senscot Bulletin
16th December 2011

Senscot Bulletin: 16.12.11

Dear members and friends, On Wednesday 21st December, Senscot closes for two weeks - next bulletin 6th January. I hope to be in my bolt hole on the southern shores of Andalucia - where even in midwint…
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Bulletin Articles
16th December 2011

£175m regeneration fund announced

£175m regeneration fund announced Press Association 13.12.11A £175 million programme of government investment has been announced to regenerate disadvantaged areas and strengthen local co…
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16th December 2011

Networks1st Update: Friday 16th December 2011

With this being the last Networks 1st Newsletter of 2011, we thought we'd reflect on some of this year's developments. SEN activity and membership continues to increase. There are now 24 SENs - 17 loc…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Extra funding for Enterprise Growth Fund

Extra funding for Enterprise Growth Fund The Scottish Government 15.12.11Please Note: The additional £2m funding from the Scottish Government has been taken into account in the assessment of c…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Time magazine names ‘The Protester’ as ‘Person of the Year

Time magazine names ‘The Protester’ as ‘Person of the Year’ TIME Magazine 15.12.11 Anonymous and defiant, a masked woman has been chosen as the figurehead of a turbulent 12 mon…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Opening Speech, Scotcash: North Glasgow Housing Association Branc…

Opening Speech, Scotcash: North Glasgow Housing Association Branch Office Steve Inch, Scotcash Chair 15.12.11Scotcash was formed in 2007 by the Council, GHA and the Royal Bank of Scotland as part of…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Want to reduce use of payday loans? Look to the banks

Want to reduce use of payday loans? Look to the banks Faisel Rahman, The Guardian 13.12.11Up to 2 million people could be using payday loans, according to a report last week by the Association of Re…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Social Enterprise in Anytown

Social Enterprise in Anytown John Pearce Financial institutions are required within the third system which have the capacity to make the scale of investments that are needed to seriously grow social e…
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Bulletin Articles
15th December 2011

Personal Tribute to John Pearce

Personal Tribute to John Pearce  Alan Kay 14.12.11 ***** Funeral arrangements for John Pearce - 11am at West Lothian Crematorium in Livingston Crematorium on Tuesday 20th December, and afterwards…
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Bulletin Articles
14th December 2011

Social Enterprise Cross Party Group

Social Enterprise Cross Party Group 13.11.12     …
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Bulletin Articles
14th December 2011

Scottish Orchards gave evidence at the Scottish Parliament

School and community orchards Scottish Orchards 14.12.11 Scottish Orchards gave evidence at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday - arguing for school and community orchards. See the  BBC onlin…
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Bulletin Articles
14th December 2011

Carpet reuse project

Carpet reuse project Clean Close Company 14.12.11   Providing good quality reusable / new end of line carpets / carpet  tiles. Every year in the UK 500,000 tonnes of carpet goes to land…