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18th March 2019

Social prescribing project launched across Scotland and Northern …

The largest cross-national social prescribing initiative of its kind was launched last week, involving 30 well-established community led health and wellbeing improvement organisations across Scotland …
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15th March 2019

Social enterprise award for Tayside Health SEN member

Health SEN member Home Straight received recognition for its work helping older people adapt their living arrangements, picking up an award at last month's Tayside Social Enterprise Awards. The soc…
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15th March 2019

Health SEN member boosted by Lottery award

Auchinleck Community Development Initiative (ACDI) has been awarded  £133,801 from The National Lottery Community Fund to manage and deliver the Auchinleck ConneXions Programme (Connecting People an…
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Senscot Bulletin
15th March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 15.03.19

I recollect an interview (2005) with the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho; he said: “for me, life and football are very different matters; generally, I’m fairly tolerant, but football brings out my p…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2019

The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg review – powerful person…

The Guardian, by John Self 25.04.18 From married life to the murder of her husband … the Italian author shows a deft lightness of touch in these moving pieces written between 1944 and 1960 So…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2019

Why are our MPs putting blatant self-interest ahead of the Brexit…

The Guardian, by Matthew d'Ancona 10.03.19 In the parliamentary drama of the coming week, the term “Namierite” is one you are unlikely to hear often, if at all. But it matches perfectly this m…
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Bulletin Articles
15th March 2019

Algerian protesters win historic victory — but massive challeng…

CNBC, by Natasha Turak 13.03.19 Algeria’s longtime president has conceded to popular demands to abandon his re-election bid after three weeks of massive protests rocked the North African count…
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13th March 2019

Connecting credit unions and Scotland’s workforce: learning fro…

Sponsored by Linda Fabiani MSP Tuesday 12 March, 6pm-8pm Fairfax Sommerville Room, the Scottish Parliament You are invited to join us for Connecting Credit Unions and Scotland’s workforce: lear…
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Bulletin Articles
12th March 2019

Scotland needs new institutions to transform our local communitie…

ElectoralReform.org.uk, by Willie Sullivan27.02.19 Can you remember a time you were talking with someone and the response you got back meant that it was blatantly obvious that they hadn’t underst…
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Bulletin Articles
12th March 2019

Jeremy Corbyn and the truth about Tom Bower’s book

Middle East Eye, by Peter Oborne09.12.19 A biography about the Labour leader systematically distorts the truth, writes Peter Oborn Those of us who report on politics are at liberty to express,…
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Bulletin Articles
11th March 2019

Buildings to be given new lease of life after £20m funding boost

Scottish Construction Now07.03.19 The Govanhill Baths refurbishment and the delivery of a new Torry Community Hub are among 18 projects to benefit from a share of £20.4 million to support loc…
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Senscot Bulletin
8th March 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 08.03.19

MP David Lammy recently took exception to a photo posted online by journalist Stacey Dooley – he said:  “The photo of a beautiful white woman, holding a black child, evokes a ‘colonial’ i…