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Bulletin Articles
8th February 2017

Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society…

Prepare for the worst: this inequality rift will tear our society apart The Guardian , by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett  08.02.16   Homelessness and child poverty have risen, the NHS is…
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Bulletin Articles
8th February 2017

This is how people can truly take back control: from the bottom u…

This is how people can truly take back control: from the bottom up The Guardian, by George Monbiot 08.02.17   Without community, politics is dead. But communities have been scattered like dust in…
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Bulletin Articles
8th February 2017

Terry Waite: ‘I spent five years as a hostage in Beirut …

Terry Waite: 'I spent five years as a hostage in Beirut - but I never cried' The Telegraph, by Peter Stanford 08.02.17   Terry Waite, a former envoy to the Archishop of Canterbury, was captured b…
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Bulletin Articles
8th February 2017

Quicksand by Henning Mankell review – uplifting, serious reflec…

Quicksand by Henning Mankell review – uplifting, serious reflections on what it means to be human The Guardian, by John Burnside 08.02.17   In January 2014, Henning Mankell was diagnosed wi…
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Bulletin Articles
8th February 2017

New campaign to scrap Scotland’s private finance schemes

New campaign to scrap Scotland’s private finance schemes The Ferret, by Rod Edwards  08.02.17   The Scottish Government is under increasing pressure to abandon its private finance sche…
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Bulletin Articles
7th February 2017

‘It’s absurd to say 16m who voted Remain have no voice’

‘It’s absurd to say 16m who voted Remain have no voice’ The Times 04.02.17   Curiouser and curiouser, says Ken Clarke: “It does feel as though we have fallen down a rabbit…
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Bulletin Articles
3rd February 2017

Strengthening Support for Creative Sector

 Strengthening support for creative sector Creative Industry Advisory Group members and first meeting announced. Experts from across Scotland’s creative industries will meet for the first t…
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Senscot Bulletin
3rd February 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 03.02.17

Dear members and friends,   Newton, the nearest village to my cottage, has one shop – commercially fragile but vital to village life; it is also the nearest shop to the ‘House of the …
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3rd February 2017

The SENs: Friday 3rd February 2017

Yesterday, Scottish Govt announced that £96m worth of contracts will go out to tender to deliver a full programme of employment services from 2018 - to deliver employment support across Scotland…
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Bulletin Articles
2nd February 2017

Supported Business

Supported Business Pauline Graham Social Firms Scotland (SFS) Comment 2nd Feb 2017   European Directives set a change in scope for the award of reserved contracts that have been transposed into…
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Bulletin Articles
2nd February 2017

Gauntlet is thrown down to Nicola Sturgeon

Gauntlet is thrown down to Nicola Sturgeon Herald View 01.12.17   Nicola Sturgeon’s normally upbeat demeanour may not be much in evidence this morning. Eleven little words uttered by the UK…
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Bulletin Articles
1st February 2017

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice

The Gift of Presence, The Perils of Advice Parker Palmer Blog, On being 27.04.16 When my mother went into a nursing home not long before she died, my wife and I were told that, for a modest increase …