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…
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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Exploring the possibilities – and limitations – of the new economy
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 |...
Kulang was days old when South Sudan became the world's newest country three years ago. For Kulang's parents, Elizabeth and Gatluack Choul,
Mutual banks play an important role in hard times – we must save the Co-op
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
The arguments over HS2 have covered increasingly wider ground of late, including analysis of additional benefits, revised benefit-cost ratio
Is being ‘Scottish’ a matter of birth, descent or residence? | openDemoc...
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
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'
World Bank says allowing Palestinians to use the 61% of the West Bank under full Israeli control would boost the economy
We Own It - A Message for Railways, Royal Mail, the NHS and Much More
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
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
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
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
The Guardian claimed on Monday that the arrival of the Coalition's welfare raft, cruel and dispassionate, heralded the day Britain changed.