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Mental health and women’s issues in the spotlight at Edinburgh Fringe

A quarter of all shows at this year's Fringe festival have a social impact finds a new festival award programme

18th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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DWP’s “indifference” cost disabled £340m in benefits

​Shocking lack of care exposed in MPs' report after disabled ESA claimants under paid between £5,000 and £20,000

18th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Project aims to inspire creativity amongst care experienced

Impact Arts is set to help those at a young offenders institute to improve their confidence through art

18th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Nurse celebrates NHS milestone with royalty

90-year-old former nurse worked in the NHS from the start and has helped celebrate its birthday in Edinburgh recently

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Lesbian activists attack Stonewall for “erasing” them

Lesbian campaigners say they are being disregarded in favour of transgender people

17th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Google join fight to improve digital skills in Scotland

The tech giants have teamed up with organisations such as SCVO and Business Gateway to bring a successful initiative to Scotland

16th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Ticket chaos sours Glasgow Pride as entry is refused

Organisers issue apology but hundreds want refunds

16th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Orange walk ban won’t be considered

Council chiefs say petition doesn't meet strict guidelines

13th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Free Fringe tickets for disabled reviewers

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Euan's Guide have teamed up to offer free tickets to Fringe events in exchange for accessibility reviews of venues

12th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Trump to face “wall of protests” in Scotland

Protesters expect thousands to turn out at various locations

12th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Poor pupils face hunger and stigma at school

MSPs have raised concerns about the effect of growing child poverty on children's achievement at school

12th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Social entrepreneur picks up prestigious honorary degree

Jonny Kinross has dedicated his thirty year career to community development and social enterprise

11th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Charity asks league to probe racial abuse of player

Anti-racism group condemns racial abuse of player

11th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Join Scottish protests against US President Donald Trump

Protests will be held in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire on Friday 13 July and Saturday 14 July

9th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Poverty campaigner calls for radical drugs reform

Drug deaths caused by lack of quality control says campaigner

9th July 2018 by Robert Armour

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Refugees left homeless by Home Office IT failure

The Home Office is still failing to provide support to destitute refugees within legal timeframes a year after Refugee Action flagged up the problem

9th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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Innovation fund to support communities

Charities and social enterprises are being invited to apply to new fund which aims to help create a fairer Scotland

6th July 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Scottish campaigners gets award from Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May gave Scottish LGBT+ campaigner Stuart Duffy an award at 10 Downing Street in recognition of his volunteering

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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More schools open to tackle holiday hunger

Schools across Scotland are turning into community hubs this summer as a charity programme aims to tackle food poverty

5th July 2018 by Susan Smith

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