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Senscot Bulletin
28th February 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 28.02.14

Dear members and friends,               Donnachadh McCarthy is a 55 year old Cork man, now living in England, with an impressive reputa…
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28th February 2014

The SENs: Friday 28th February 2014

Sport SEN members will be able to benefit from a new £1 million fund to help communities own and run their sport facilities. The fund – a joint initiative between the Robertson Trust and S…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

Communities in Control: Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planni…

Communities in Control: Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning Department for Communities and Local Government February 2014 See slides here: https://senscot.net/docs/CommunityRights.pptx…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

Project launched to help young entrepreneurs contribute to legacy…

Project launched to help young entrepreneurs contribute to legacy of Glasgow 2014 Herald Scotland 21.02.2014 A new project has been launched to help young entrepreneurs start their own social enterpri…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

Michael Marra: Decisions must be local

Michael Marra: Decisions must be local Scotsman, By Michael Marra 23.02.14 IT DOES feel that at long last we have reached the real debate. Tough questions abound. The sofa squirmers. The blunt questio…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

Support for sports social enterprises

Support for sports social enterprises Scottish Government 26.02.2014 Fifty-first Games Legacy project to empower sports in communities. A £1 million fund to help communities own and run their s…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

Guardian angels …. or Big Brother?

Guardian angels .... or Big Brother? Herald Scotland, By Stuart Waiton 23.02.14 AROUND 10 years ago, I decided to write a dystopian novel about a future where the idea of privacy had completely collap…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2014

The prostitute state

The prostitute state The Ecologist, By Donnachadh McCarthy 08.02.13 Donnachadh McCarthy, former deputy chair of the Lib-Dems, speaks to The Ecologist about the collapse of British democracy and his ho…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2014

Gangs And Poverty In East Glasgow

Gangs And Poverty In East Glasgow Morning Star Online 25.02.14 BOB HOLMAN explains how community activism has made a real difference to Easterhouse, but government cuts are putting locals' good work i…
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Bulletin Articles
26th February 2014

Build more houses in villages, says Princess Royal

Build more houses in villages, says Princess Royal Express, By Jane Wharton 22.02.14 VILLAGES must build new homes in a bid to beat the housing crisis, according to the Princess Royal. Instead of larg…
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Senscot Bulletin
21st February 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 21.02.14

Dear members and friends,               I’m not a very curious person about small talk, gossip, etc – but I get unusual satisfac…
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Bulletin Articles
21st February 2014

Largest annual rise in employment since 2007

Largest annual rise in employment since 2007 Scottish Government 19.2.14   Employment in Scotland has risen by 92,000 over the year to Oct-Dec 2013 – the largest annual increase in nearly s…