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Jolene Cargill

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Time to ditch hot air and tackle fuel poverty

By Jolene Cargill While Scottish and Southern Energy announced profits and warn that its domestic customers face yet further hikes in energy bills, predictions about...

Party, policy or personality?

by Jolene Cargill According to the STV poll after the last leader’s debate around 50% are not sure who they are going to vote...

Charity calls on Council to end abuse of homeless human rights

by Jolene Cargill, Social Affairs Editor A homeless support project is calling on the City of Edinburgh Council put an end to discrimination against...

Communities must demand priority for affordable housing

by Jolene Cargill Communities need to demand councils give priority to affordable housing as requirements are relaxed in a bid to stimulate new developments,...

Homeless ignored by Chief Planning Officer

Exclusive by Jolene Cargill A letter sent to the heads of planning across Scotland urging them to be realistic about the level of affordable...

Parents fear violent behaviour

by Jolene Cargill A growing number of parents in Scotland fear their children are becoming more violent as a result of gang culture, according...

Minister proposes minimum standard for diabetes treatment

by Jolene Cargill Health Minister Shona Robison has promised to look into setting a minimum standard for a treatment that can transform the lives...

Councillors vote for pay freeze

Councillors in Scotland have voted to freeze their pay, after a report out last week recommended an increase in their basic salary to reflect...

New report says Councillors should get pay rise

SCOTLAND’S councillors should receive a pay rise that reflects their workloads, according to Government advisors. A new report by the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration...

Women bear the burden of poverty

by Jolene Cargill, Social Affairs Editor While we are up to the eyes in statistics about poverty in Scotland, reports on the latest research barely...