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Charity retail saw remarkable growth last quarter
Charity shops do great work fundraising for the sector, providing affordable goods, and recycling. But, with the High Streets struggling, are they too successful? Probably not – but the context is important.
Give Stormont more powers to fix economy, says think tank
A landmark report into the economy by an influential think tank argues that more devolution is a key element in boosting prosperity.
Investing in resilience
Prevention is better than cure. When it comes to poor mental health, prevention can often mean resilience - but how can this be improved? Scope speaks with Action Mental Health about their efforts to do just that.
People power: how communities can take over public buildings
Stevie McGirr of Development Trusts NI explains how community asset transfers work in advance of its conference on 19 September
Time to end this unfair tax break to help save Health?
The health service desperately needs more money, with or without reform.
The Roughest Form of Justice
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement so-called punishment beatings are on the rise.
Fighting back against violence
A new report from the Big Lottery Fund makes a good effort at illustrating what prevention and early intervention actually mean, when it comes to reducing youth violence.
We deserve better: bringing power to the people
On August 28 Northern Ireland will have gone 589 days without a government.
The Red Cross you might not know
As image concerns go, it's a bit different; the Red Cross is a world-famous organisation held in high esteem. However, most awareness concerns the work in the world's worst disaster zones. Their day to day is less spectacular but just as important.
Northern Ireland: a peace process in crisis
A coalition of peace builders in Northern Ireland is reaching out to the community and voluntary sector to help inject new life into a faltering process.
Justice is expensive
Local legal aid costs are very high. However, reforms in England and Wales highlight real problems of trying to reduce them effectively.
The crisis that will not go away: the scandal in the aid sector
There is much more to the sexual exploitation and abuse scandal in the aid sector than the shocking headlines in the media this week suggest.
Democracy is changing
Politics feels increasingly fractious, perhaps irrevocably broken. That is a blinkered view. The only thing that is certain is change, not ruin.
How to prepare for climate change
A glorious summer has been soured by recent apocalyptic headlines about multiple future deaths as summer temperatures rise.