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Prefab sprout: off-the-peg homes bid to ease UK housing crisis
The Guardian, by Patrick Collinson
Date: 2017-08-02

The first production run from a vast new factory outside Leeds began this week – with timber delivered at one end, and just a week later a fully furnished one-bed flat popping out the other.


Community asset transfer and ownership and the role of Community Councils
Community councils, by Linda Gillespie
Date: 2017-07-26

Over recent years, legislation and national policy in Scotland (such as the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and the joint Scottish Government/ COSLA Community Empowerment Action plan of 2009) has recognised the importance of, and been developed to support, strong, independent and resilient communities - empowered communities.


When will the SNP tackle Scotlandís shaming poverty?
The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna
Date: 2017-07-26

The first sparks of social awareness to pierce my comfortable world came early and were delivered in the classrooms of the west of Scotland Catholic primary schools I attended


Islanders halt £4.25m Ulva sale with community buyout plan
Herald Scotland, by David Ross
Date: 2017-07-26

The £4.25 million sale of the island of Ulva has been put on hold while islanders bid to pursue a community buyout.


Scotland is ripe for social business, so letís be bold
The Scotsman, by Alastair Davis
Date: 2017-07-26

For a long time, entrepreneurs in Scotland have been faced with a potentially conflicting choice – between a focus on maximising profit or social purpose


Whatís going on in UK social investment? Ė part one
Beanbags and Bullsh1t
Date: 2017-07-19

Social investment isn't working. There was only £4.5m of unsecured lending to social enterprises in 2016.


Taylor Review: All work in UK economy should be fair
BBC News
Date: 2017-07-12


All work in the UK's economy should be "fair and decent", a government review of employment practices has said.

Former SNP minister says party needs to relaunch major independence campaign
Herald Scotland, by Andrew Whitaker
Date: 2017-07-04

Alex Neil is a rarity for the SNP as a former cabinet minister-turned-backbencher voicing opinions at odds with the leadership of a party that in the eyes of many didn't appear to do dissent.


How This Chicago Organization Is Using Sports To Empower Young Girls
Good Sports, by Joseph Misulonas
Date: 2017-07-04

Growing up in Chicago, Lucy Mucino did well in school and played rugby at her high school, Rauner College Prep, but there was something missing.


Sir Tom Devine: Full Scottish sovereignty alongside close association with the EU is the best hope for our country.
The Herald Scotland
Date: 2017-06-28

Scotland stands at a historic crossroads not of its own making. The UK vote for Brexit has had its origins in the long-term problems of the Conservative party south of the Border. 


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