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We're working with @NHS_HS over several sessions to explore what role community café activity plays within social enterprise, examining issues around sustainability and considering different business models. First session in Aberdeen, 18th June: eventbrite.co.uk/e/c…

About 2 days ago from Senscot's Twitter

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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

Our archive offers an overview of the development of the social enterprise community in Scotland and is fully searchable, making it a valuable and unique resource.

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Bulletin Articles
22nd May 2019

Beyond Preston: How local wealth building is taking the UK by sto…

City Metric, by Jonty Leibowitz & Neil McInroy 25.03.19 The Preston Model, which has seen the Lancashire town rise from the bottom 20 per cent of the deprivation index to be named the UK’s…
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22nd May 2019

Dysfunctional SNP Westminster group threatens push for independen…

The Herald, by Kevin McKenna 18.05.19 YOU can build up a substantial pension pot over two decades of belonging to Scotland’s party of government or travelling along on its coat-tails. In the cour…
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22nd May 2019

Doris Day, Movie Star Who Charmed America, Dies at 97

The New York Times, by Aljean Harmetz 13.05.19 Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1…
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22nd May 2019

Local governance review: joint statement

A joint statement from The Scottish Government and The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) on the local governance review.   Democracy Matters to Scotland Communities want more …
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22nd May 2019

The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator

Blog, by Gerry Hassan 15.05.19 For eighteen years I have subscribed to and enjoyed reading The Spectatormagazine. But under Fraser Nelson’s editorship from 2009 the magazine has slowly and irre…
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Bulletin Articles
16th May 2019

Andrew Wilson: This review may bring real answers on tacking ineq…

The National, by Andrew Wilson 16.05.19 IN most countries, but certainly in the UK, politics struggles with the long-term, seemingly intractable issues. Budgets are set every year in one of the most…
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Cities, the Social Economy and Inclusive Growth

Middlesex University London, commissioned by Joseph Rowntree Foundation This study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examined the actual and potential roles of the social economy in bringing about…
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Inequality driving ‘deaths of despair’

BBC News, by Sean Coughlan and David Brown 14.05.19 Widening inequalities in pay, health and opportunities in the UK are undermining trust in democracy, says an Institute for Fiscal Studies report. …
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Bulletin Articles
15th May 2019

Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason review – in the midst of cris…

The Guardian, by Eliane Glaser 26.04.19 In a classic Little Britain sketch, David Walliams, playing a bank clerk named Carol, flatly refuses applicants for a loan – however reasonable, hopeful…
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15th May 2019

Pope asks youth to create the economy of tomorrow

UCA News, by Carol Glatz 14.05.19 Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a "new and courageous culture" that finds new ways to do business, pro…
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Bulletin Articles
14th May 2019

Clear Bright Future review: Paul Mason redraws Marx for the 21st …

The Irish Times, by Ed O'Loughlin 11.05.19 The demonstrations against the introduction of water charges in 2014 were a clear example, whether you agreed with them or not, of how mass public protests…
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14th May 2019

‘NI-GEL!’ Brexit party event offers terrifying glimps…

The Guardian, by John Grace 13.05.19 “NI-GEL, NI-GEL.” The Tories have buried their heads in the sand, trying to pretend the European elections aren’t really happening next week. Labour…