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Fairer Trade and FairTrade, these are not the same things and probably mean different things to people involved in dealing with trade agreements. It might be that neither of them come into play. It depends on what values you are working from and bring to…
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If you’re on a clinical trial to reverse your diabetes how easy is the diet aspect? Bear in mind I’m on 800 calories per day – 2 soups, 2 shakes – not very easy. I find it difficult to do the amount of walking I used to. I’ve had to drop my morning walks…
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At the Highland Games back in August the people doing the First Aid offered “health checks” to the volunteer helpers. I took up the offer. They said there was nothing wrong with my lungs or heart however, they strongly recommended I saw a GP as quickly as…
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Mastercard apparently want to replsce their “SecureCode” with the use of “selfies” to authenticate online purchases. At the recent Douwnload Festival people who attended had their faces scanned and compared with a database of known criminals by the…
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A very clear set of answers describing TTIP
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George Osborne has in the past year assembled a coterie of advisers to help him become more human, more stylish, thinner and more in touch with voters. But this morning…
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Some views on migration from me. The United Nations Refugee Agency has found that 90 per cent of those who crossed into Europe by sea last year came from the world’s top-10 refugee producing nations. So why are refugees paying money to die? The answer…
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Can you really reverse type 2 diabetes?

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? That’s what I’m trying to find out – the hard way! Since being diagnosed in August I’ve been trying to watch my diet. My GP wrote to me a few months ago offering me the chance to participate in a trial (Diabetes Remission…
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I haven’t written about this event before but this year I feel obliged to do so, get a couple of things of my chest as it were. About 8 years ago I agreed to become Secretary to North Berwick Highland Games Assoc. Along with that came a commitment to run…
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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have switched their web-site to join that of the Federal Lib Dems using the Nation Builder web software. They have created several petitions in the last few months but, I have refused to sign any of them. The reason for this…
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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have switched their web-site to join that of the Federal Lib Dems using the Nation Builder web software. They have created several petitions in the last few months but, I have refused to sign any of them. The reason for this i...
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I live in North Berwick, East Lothian overlooking Milsey Bay, the Bass Rock and Isle of May. I support FairTrade and fairer trade. I'd like an economy based on sustainability not economic growth as measured by GDP. I want all elections at any level to be conducted fairly, with voter choice not political party and prefer the STV PR system. I no longer work as was made redundant by Centrica plc and offered the company pension which I took.
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TTIP – Frequently Asked Questions
www.marietjeschaake.eu

Last Update – 14-06-2015 What is TTIP and why would we need it? Since July 2013, the European Union and the United States of America are neg

Exploring the possibilities – and limitations – of the new economy
positivenews.org.uk

What does the new economy look like? How can organisations the world over become generative rather than extractive? And what does that mean

The UK's unique opportunity to change millions of lives | Oxfam GB |...
policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk

Kulang was days old when South Sudan became the world's newest country three years ago. For Kulang's parents, Elizabeth and Gatluack Choul,

Scottish independence: An energy revolution?
www.aljazeera.com

How a 'Yes' vote could transform Scottish society by ending the intellectually bankrupt oil tax regime.

Voter website 'to tackle electoral fraud'
www.theguardian.com

Government says people will just have to provide their NI number and date of birth to register to vote in three minutes

Scotland most ‘centralised’ in Europe - Cosla
www.scotsman.com

SCOTLAND is the most centralised nation in Europe with local councils stripped of key powers by government and “distant” powerful authoritie

Mutual banks play an important role in hard times – we must save the Co-op
www.theguardian.com

Elizabeth Chell: Circumstances have changed little since the Co-op Bank was founded by the Rochdale pioneers. Mutualisation can be revived

HS2 expensive? No more so than Afghanistan | ETA Trust
www.etatrust.org.uk

The arguments over HS2 have covered increasingly wider ground of late, including analysis of additional benefits, revised benefit-cost ratio

A vote of confidence for African women
positivenews.org.uk

When genocide tore through Rwanda in the early 1990s, women endured a particularly tough struggle. But in September, Rwanda elected a parlia

Is being ‘Scottish’ a matter of birth, descent or residence? | openDemoc...
www.opendemocracy.net

Who would get a Scottish passport?/ http://blog.widmann.org.uk. Defining citizenship status and allocating citizenship rights would be an in

UN stance on biofuels 'legitimises food violations', claim campaigners
www.theguardian.com

Civil society groups accuse Committee on World Food Security agreement of favouring industry at expense of small farmers

Israel's West Bank control 'costing Palestinian economy billions'
www.theguardian.com

World Bank says allowing Palestinians to use the 61% of the West Bank under full Israeli control would boost the economy

EU should end biofuel ‘misery’ in Africa
www.neurope.eu

Land-grabbing by European companies in Africa is continuing to ensure local communities suffer at the hands of large biofuel producers, acco

We Own It - A Message for Railways, Royal Mail, the NHS and Much More
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

The public - and the Green Party - understand that privatisation and outsourcing have been disastrous, built on putting public funds straigh

Flourishing in a not-for-profit world -- New Internationalist
newint.org

Donnie Maclurcan and Jen Hinton report from the new world of 2050 where the profit making business is a thing of the past.

Analysis: Time for a new poppy policy in Afghanistan
www.neurope.eu

KABUL, 4 July 2013 (IRIN) - Despite a surge in efforts to eradicate poppy farming, the country’s opium production is at close to record leve

Laurie Penny: A woman's opinion is the mini-skirt of the internet
www.independent.co.uk

You come to expect it, as a woman writer, particularly if you're political. You come to expect the vitriol, the insults, the death threats.

Restating Scotland: beyond the containment of austerity | openDemocracy
www.opendemocracy.net

The Guardian claimed on Monday that the arrival of the Coalition's welfare raft, cruel and dispassionate, heralded the day Britain changed.