Members of Fife Migrants Forum, NFU Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committe and discussed fears of being treated as second class citizens as Brexit progresses.
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A fifth of the rapes reported to Police Scotland are from victims who were asleep or suffering from the effects of drink or drugs at the time. The ‘We Can Stop It’ campaign will share the message that sex without consent is rape.
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FCE Manager Nina Munday will be attending the launch of the Scottish Human Rights Declaration on 19 Febrary 2018. FCE is one of over 100 signatories to the new declaration which includes trade unions, national charities and professional bodies such as the British Medical Association.
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Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.
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In the second part of our special series looking at the impact of child poverty in Courier Country, Michael Alexander investigates the scale of the problem in Fife and visits Glenrothes where high child poverty levels are in stark contrast to the utopian vision of the ‘new town’ created 70 years ago.
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Half a million pounds is being made available to help break down inequality in the workplace.
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People who have nowhere to sleep or are about to lose their homes are being turned away illegally by councils, BBC Scotland can reveal.
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Residential care homes in Scotland are facing a crisis due to rising costs, a leading charity has warned.
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New data from Ucas has shown a drop in students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds applying to university
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Lifting the benefit cap in Scotland and ending the so-called ‘rape clause’ could lift 15,000 Scots out of poverty, a think tank has claimed.
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THE Benarty-Indian connection started from a room in 72 Kirkland Gardens, Ballingry, and it was significant international correspondence that would take place over thousands of miles between people who did not know one another, but had a common love for the Bible and the Christian faith.
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A disabled man said he is too scared to travel by bus after he was almost kicked off a by a driver because of issues with his pass.
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Bursaries are to be offered to support women entering Scottish tech roles in a bid to help close the gender gap.
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