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Senscot Bulletin
29th November 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 29.11.19

Dear members and friends, When, a few years ago, I became aware of the campaign to paint Jeremy Corbyn as racist – I gave it ‘nae chance’.  But I was wrong; these are the words of journalist M…
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Cultural SEN News
28th November 2019

Boat Festival Celebrates Wave of Success

The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival has been crowned winner of the Best Cultural Event / Festival category at the Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA). The accolade was presented…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

Total Homes Co-operative donates nearly 1,000 Christmas gifts

A reuse social enterprise has donated just fewer than 1,000 Christmas gifts to a number of worthy organisations in Glasgow. Some of the gifts in the Queens Cross Housing Association offices Tot…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

How one ex-offender is helping hundreds of Scots find work

The Herald, by Rohese Devereux Taylor 24.11.19 When Gerry Keogh finished the end of an 18-month sentence for credit card theft he was convinced he would never work again. But 11 years after …
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

“If not you, then who?” – Big Society Capital b…

by Helen Heap - Pioneers' Post, 26th November 2019 Why isn't there much more patient risk capital available to the rest of the social investment market – when that was considered the most appropr…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

Wherever something is wrong, something it too big

The Smart Urbanist Paul Kingsnorth in his article in the Guardian ‘The Crisis of Bigness’ tells how old school theorist, lLeopold Kohr, predicted the recent economic collapse and how things wou…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

The end of neoliberalism and the rebirth of history

Social Europe, by Joesph Stiglitz 26.11.19 For 40 years, elites in rich and poor countries promised neoliberal policies would lead to faster growth and the benefits would trickle down so that ev…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2019

Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web

The Guardian, by Ian Sample 24.11.19 Sir Tim Berners-Lee has launched a global action plan to save the web from political manipulation, fake news, privacy violations and other malign f…
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Senscot Bulletin
22nd November 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 22.11.19

Dear members and friends, Letter from the DVLA informing that my driving licence expires on 20th Dec: ‘To check you meet the legal eyesight standards for driving, you must attend an appointment wit…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd November 2019

Andrew Sparrow’s election briefing: big reveal for Labour&#…

The Guardian, by Andrew Sparrow21st November 2019 Jeremy Corbyn launches radical Labour manifesto. The Labour leader has launched the most radical and potentially transformative manifesto publis…
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Community Food SEN News
20th November 2019

CFINE, winner of ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year Award …

CFINE, winner of ‘Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2019’, are opening Aberdeen’s third of its kind, pantry-style food scheme on Thursday the 21st of November, at their premises. The …
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Community Food SEN News
20th November 2019

Kaleyard is now open in Toryglen Community Base

Kaleyard is now open in Toryglen Community Base, with commercial, community and catering events available.  Our masterclasses are casual, informal but you go away learning real home cooking and ea…