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14th April 2016

Powers with a Purpose: Poverty Alliance Manifesto

Powers with a Purpose: Poverty Alliance Manifesto The Poverty Alliance April 2016   In 2013/14, there were 730,000 people living in poverty in Scotland, rising to 940,000 after housing costs are …
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14th April 2016

SIC sets up £15m business lending fund

SIC sets up £15m business lending fund Shetland News, by Neil Riddell 11.04.16   Money inherited from Shetland Development Trust (SDT) is to be used by Shetland Islands Council to set up an…
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14th April 2016

Election expert John Curtice and Strathclyde University team deve…

Election expert John Curtice and Strathclyde University team develop Holyrood poll tool The Herald, by Stewart Paterson 13.04.16   Academics in Glasgow have developed a tool to help voters decide…
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14th April 2016

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option Yes Magazine, by David Korten  06.04.16   Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward social…
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14th April 2016

The bill for PFI contracts is an outrage. Let us refuse to pay th…

The bill for PFI contracts is an outrage. Let us refuse to pay this odious debt The Guardian, by George Monbiot 22.11.10   You've been told that nothing is sacred; that no state spending is safe …
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14th April 2016

It’s not just Scotland’s schools. The whole PFI racket is cru…

It’s not just Scotland’s schools. The whole PFI racket is crumbling The Guardian, by Mike Small 12.04.16   The Acronym Soup can get confusing. PPP, PFI, NPD - they are all hurled abou…
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Bulletin Articles
12th April 2016

Family-run park cafe lives to serve another day after local prote…

Family-run park cafe lives to serve another day after local protest sees off Benugo chain The Guardian, by Ed Cumming 10.04.16   The leafier corners of north London are celebrating a triumph of p…
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Senscot Bulletin
8th April 2016

Senscot Bulletin: 08.04.16

Dear members and friends,               An editorial in the Observer this week entitled, “The threatened local café tells a bigger story of lost va…
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8th April 2016

The SENs: Friday 8th April 2016

Over the last 18 months, Village SOS has successfully supported 14 community projects in Scotland - with a further 17 currently receiving ongoing support. The support, in the main, comes via Rocket Sc…
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Bulletin Articles
7th April 2016

How a Cryptic Message, ‘Interested in Data?,’ Led to the Pana…

How a Cryptic Message, ‘Interested in Data?,’ Led to the Panama Papers The New York Times, by Nicola Clark 05.04.16   Paris - The leak of millions of private financial documents linki…
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7th April 2016

The Hampstead cafe on the frontline of the war against corporate …

The Hampstead cafe on the frontline of the war against corporate chains The Guardian, by Ed Cumming 01.04.16   “It felt terrible. But what can you do? Nothing lasts for ever.” Alberto…
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7th April 2016

Village SOS Case Studies

Village SOS Case Studies Village SOS April 2016   This report will set out five example case studies detailing community projects that have received support through the Village SOS programme. Thi…