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August 2014
Volunteers and vinyl: community radio in Galashiels
Aug05

Volunteers and vinyl: community radio in Galashiels

Over the least five years there has been a sharp increase of community radio stations in the UK. Flashback to December 2008 and in the Borders town of Galasheils TD1 Radio was about to begin broadcasting. David Henderson who founded and runs the station explains what it was like in those early days, the stresses and strains it can bring and what the plans are for the future. Why did you decide to start a community radio station? ...

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June 2014
Macedonia vs UK (in social entrepreneurship)
Jun30

Macedonia vs UK (in social entrepreneurship)

How is social entrepreneurship abroad different from in the UK? Seun Oshinaike of Brighter Steppings interviews Dimitar Dimitrovski, 22, from Macedonia, on his fellowship visit to the UK to explore social entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer....

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May 2014
Local Elections 2014: “Can you name your local councillor?”
May22

Local Elections 2014: “Can you name your local councillor?”

In the run up to the local elections, Seun Oshinaike was surprised to learn that few young people in his local area of Barking and Dagenham were able to name any of their local councillors. Having started by filming people’s baffled responses to his questions, he presented the footage to the councillors to see what they made of it. Responses were mixed, as the video shows. But on the day of the local elections, stop for a second...

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Local Elections 2014: “#SocEnts are the untapped gold mines of our communities”
May22

Local Elections 2014: “#SocEnts are the untapped gold mines of our communities”

Ahead of this week’s local and European elections, the UnLtd community reporters were quizzed on what voting, elections and local councils meant to them and their involvement in social enterprise…  Rachel Walker is founder of ARTiculate productions, a Scottish based theatre company that specialises in reaching out to as many members of society as possible through the creative arts. Her constituency is Bridge of Don. “I’ll...

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March 2014
Story: Heads Above the Waves
Mar04

Story: Heads Above the Waves

Grace Quantock finds out how Heads Above Water is helping young people express their problems through music. They work primarily with young people suffering from depression with episodes of self-harm....

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AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style
Mar04

AS Apparel – Get that Urban Style

Arrfa Ali meets Samual Kankuni, 16, founder of Newcastle-based AS Apparel...

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Jewellry to Bring Out Your Dreams
Mar04

Jewellry to Bring Out Your Dreams

My Sister’s Wardrobe (MSW) was set up by 17-year-old student, Victoria Azubuike, who’s currently doing A-levels in Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics and Religious Studies. She comes from a Nigerian background but grew up in London’s Islington. Her aim, she says, is to sell elegant pieces of jewellery at affordable prices so that people can look great for less. This was not something she did on a whim but rather the culmination...

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There’s Business in Diversity
Mar04

There’s Business in Diversity

Seun Oshinake speaks to the leader of Diverse Leaders Network to find out how the group is raising awareness to the business opportunities in multicultural communities...

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Alternative Orchestra
Mar04

Alternative Orchestra

Setting up a social enterprise can be extremely rewarding but it also comes with its difficulties… On a rather cold and wet February afternoon in Edinburgh Kyle Wilson caught up with with Jack Nissan who runs a social enterprise called Tinderbox. He explained the highlights and frustrations of running your own project, click below to hear a bit more. https://audioboo.fm/boos/1963476-kyle-wilson-interviews-the-founder-of-tinderbox...

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Story: Have a Social Bite of it!
Mar04

Story: Have a Social Bite of it!

Josh Littlejohn rarely gets bored. A normal day could go from speaking to Richard Branson’s or Bill Clinton’s office – selling sponsorship of tens of thousands of pounds – to panicking over whether there is enough salt and pepper in the egg mayo rolls. The young entrepreneur started in the world of enterprise by founding Capital Events, hosting prestigious occasions for the likes of the Scottish Business Awards, securing...

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