Explainer: How the UK Government is changing renewables funding and why it matters
What is happening to renewable energy subsidies?
THE UK Government has made huge changes in renewable energy, but the impact of this is often lost in inaccessible language.
CommonSpace takes a quick look at the main points.
What do people mean when they speak about a sustainable development?
In its broadest sense, sustainable development covers two key areas.
Watch the Butterfly Rammy film now on CommonSpace
You can now watch Pauline Goldsmith, Tam Dean Burn and Declan Welsh perform in Common Weal's fringe festival show
THE VIDEO was filmed in The Stand in the Square yurt during the Edinburgh fringe, and runs through the entire content of the Butterfly Rammy book in one hour.
This year, Common Weal led an exciting cultural project for the fringe festival, exploring the politics and the arts of the political awakening of the Scottish independence referendum, with a focus on the upsurge of public engagement.
Senior coroner directly links suicide to welfare reforms for the first time
Senior coroner links death of a 60-year-old man to welfare reforms
FOR the first time, a coroner has directly linked the death of a social security claimant to the UK Government's welfare reforms.
Michael O'Sullivan, a 60-year-old father from north London, committed suicide after his disability social security was removed in September 2013.
The decision to terminate his social security had been challenged by three doctors, who stressed that O'Sullivan had suffered from depression, and was consequently signed off of work by his GP.
Former cabinet ministers voice fresh fears over Scottish independence
Fears grow in Westminster over the threat of Scottish independence
FORMER cabinet ministers have cautioned that, in spite of the recent vote to stay in the union, Scotland could become independent in the near future.
Nick Clegg, the former deputy prime minister, forewarned that the result of the up coming European Union (EU) referendum could see an end to a united Britain.
One year on: What do Yes youth activists want for the future of Scotland?
Meet the young, pro independence activists on the anniversary of the referendum
ONE YEAR on from the referendum, this is what Yes youth activists have to say about the future of Scotland and the type of society they want to live in.
Young people played a vital role in the referendum campaign. These are just a few of the youth Yes voices, and here are their dreams for Scotland's future.
Saffron Dickson (17), a student studying politics and geography
Nicola Sturgeon: David Cameron is "living on borrowed time"
Scotland's first minister tells David Cameron to scrap Trident and end austerity or face likely Scottish independence
SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon argued that David Cameron is living on borrowed time in a speech to mark the first anniversary of the independence referendum.
The statement coincides with Cameron outlining plans to guarantee the permanence of the devolved Scottish parliament. The Prime Minister's avowal comes after Scotland voted to remain in the union on 18 September 2014, with 55 per cent No to 45 per cent Yes.
Jeremy Corbyn confirms he will campaign to remain in the EU
Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that he will not campaign for Britain to leave the EU
FOLLOWING speculation that Labour may oppose European Union (EU) membership, the party's newly elected leader Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that they will campaign to stay in the EU.
When asked whether he could envisage the Labour party campaigning to leave the EU, Corbyn told the BBC: "No, I don't see that position."
The newly elected leader had previously refused to rule out campaigning for the UK to exit the EU.
UN Secretary General condemns Hungary's aggressive treatment of refugees
Hungary faces international condemnation for its treatment of refugees
THE UN Secretary General has stepped in to condemn Hungary's violent treatment of refugees, as the crisis escalates.
As the global refugee crisis continues to intensify, destitute men, women and children fleeing suffering have been confronted with an increasing hostile political environment in some parts of Europe.
'Pay yer staff!': Protestors take over National Museum of Scotland in labour rights dispute
Protestors met to demonstrate the conditionality of wages at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh
ON SUNDAY 13 September, protesters staged a flashmob demonstration in the National Museum of Scotland over a pay dispute
Rural areas hit hardest by food and fuel costs, report finds
Report uncovers major discrepancies between urban and rural living costs in Scotland
A NEW report has revealed that residents in rural Scotland pay more for services than those in urban areas.
The report, Remotely Excluded: Barriers Facing Scotland's Rural Consumers, by Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) uncovered that, while CAB clients throughout Scotland face problems with the cost of living, remote areas have been hit the hardest.