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Bulletin Articles
13th December 2017

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling Hunt’s NHS s…

The Guardian, by Denis Campbell Stephen Hawking has reignited his public dispute with Jeremy Hunt by joining a legal action aimed at scuppering an NHS shake-up that he fears will lead to greater pr…
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Bulletin Articles
13th December 2017

Who Do You Choose to Be?

Margaret Wheatley 08.12.17 Several years ago, in the face of irreversible global problems and the devolution of leadership, I began to challenge every leader I met with these questions: Who do you…
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Bulletin Articles
12th December 2017

Millions of meals go straight to the bin

Third Force News by Gareth Jones Tens of millions of meals are set to go uneaten this month. Zero Waste Scotland estimates that 60 million dinners in Scotland will go straight to the bin during …
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Senscot Bulletin
7th December 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 08.12.17

Dear members and friends, I’m swept up just now in Philip Pullman’s latest novel, ‘La Belle Sauvage’; surprised again by the sheer power of his ‘children’s’ books – which include all …
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7th December 2017

The SENs: Friday 8th December 2017

The SE conference 2017 is currently in its second day – with over 140 delegates from across the country – 70% from frontline social enterprises. Yesterday morning saw some lively discussion around…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2017

Scotland’s green watchdog wined and dined by polluters

The Ferret, by Rob Edwards The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has been repeatedly wined and dined by the fish farming, whisky and power industries, prompting questions to be raised a…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2017

How Scotland reduced knife deaths among young people

The Guardian, by Gary Younge and Caelainn Barr In 2005, Strathclyde police set up a violence reduction unit (VRU) in an effort to address a problem that had made Glasgow, in particular, notorious. …
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2017

Once our society cared about poor people. Now we damn them

The Guardian, by Polly Toynbee Hardly a week passes without a new report into Britain’s yawning social divide. And yawning is the response from the government and many voters who choose not to be…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2017

UK government warned over sharp rise in child and pensioner pover…

The Guardian, by Richard Partington Hundreds of thousands of children and older people have been plunged into poverty in the past four years, according to a stark analysis laying bare the challenge…
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Bulletin Articles
6th December 2017

How to grow good ideas in the charity sector

Civil Society, by Genevieve Maitland Hudson One of the most serious issues facing our sector is the expansionary nature of capitalism, or at least the unchallenged idea that we should accept its lo…
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5th December 2017

Community is the key to Scotland’s circular economy

NewStart Magazine, by Iain Gulland 05.12.17 Last week saw the launch of three more ‘zero waste towns’ in Scotland. Tapping into the creativity of communities is the key to building a circular …
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Bulletin Articles
5th December 2017

New revelations show the Scottish Government has questions to ans…

Common Space 04.12.17 The Common Weal think-tank has argued that the Scottish Government has to answer a number of questions about its closeness to the property developer lobby in Scotland, after …