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Child abuse inquiry extended

A four-year remit has been removed for the probe, which is examining historical allegations of children being abused in care

21st June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Campaigner slams the “scourge” of poverty

Prominent blogger and campaigner Jack Monroe savaged poverty and the political causes of it

21st June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Alcohol consumption is ‘significant public health concern’

Over a quarter of Scots are drinking more than doctors recommend, with hospital admissions four times higher than in the 1980s

20th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Kids in care are doing better at school

Looked after children are doing better at school and immediately afterwards, but fewer visually impaired youths are going on to further education

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Communities are crumbling under an onslaught of cuts

Scottish communities have been left to go to ruin while the public is put at risk by brutal cuts to council spending, a survey finds

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Homelessness bombshell as figures rise

Shelter Scotland has said an increase in homeless applications for the first time in nine years should act as a wake-up call

19th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Revealed: the terrible toll of PIP on MS patients

A “senseless and unfounded" rule in the disability benefits system is causing people with MS to lose support at an alarming scale

19th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

Those who struggle to heat their homes in winter are more likely to be under 65 and living in rented accommodation

19th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Spending watchdog’s report slams Universal Credit

DWP doesn't accept system is causing hardship but report details numerous problems

15th June 2018 by Robert Armour

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Exclusive: winners of the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards

Blood Bikes Scotland secured a double at this year's ceremony, with HIV Scotland and the Point and Sandwick Trust amongst the other winners

15th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Charity boss is a Leading Light of the third sector

Ewan Aitken has been named as a Leading Light of Scotland’s third sector

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Meet Scotland’s new Charity Champion

Scotland has a new Charity Champion – Fiona Shapcott, founder of Kids Love Clothes

14th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Vulnerable witness plans welcomed by charities

Children's and women's rights charities have praised plans to allow vulnerable people to testify in advance of court cases

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Fund aims to provide homes for 800 homeless people

A new £3 million Housing First project - funded by last year's Social Bite charity sleepout - has been unveiled

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Modern slavery reported in Scotland

Around 300 potential victims - including children - have been reported by a charity which operates a slavery helpline

14th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Community gardens open up for Power of Food festival

Edinburgh community gardens are coming together for a festival celebrating community food growing

12th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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Hero firefighter backs refugees in Scotland

A veteran firefighter who rescued dozens of people from the Mediterranean Sea is now dedicated to supporting refugees in Scotland

12th June 2018 by Graham Martin

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Half of Scots believe poverty leads to poor health

More than half of Scots have said they are prepared to pay more tax to improve Scotland's health

12th June 2018 by Gareth Jones

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Edinburgh Women’s Procession pictures and video

Thousands of Scottish women took part in the procession in memory of 100 years of women getting the vote - see the video and pictures

11th June 2018 by Susan Smith

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