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Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt

Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study on the fortunes and fate of the Gaelic language in Scotland casts serious doubt on its survival in the medium to long-term in the region where it is still spoken.

Researchers say that without intervention Gaelic will no longer be spoken as a community language within a few short years and will be completely replaced by functionally dominant English. 

Gaelic was once spoken in the whole of Scotland but is now on UNESCO's list of endangered languages. 
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London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data

London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
London’s Poverty Profile provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on these issues to prompt action from local and national government, the third sector, faith groups, practitioners, experts, businesses, the public and indeed anyone who cares about making London a fairer city to live in.

Despite living in a global city with a level of economic performance to be proud of, many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line. As a result, poverty is higher in London than in any other region or country in the UK. Across a wide range of indicators, there is a gulf in outcomes between Londoners on low incomes and those who are better off, both in the capital and across the rest of the UK.
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Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years'

Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Gaelic-speaking communities in Scotland are in crisis and the language could die out within 10 years, according to a new study.

A team of experts from the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Soillse research project studied a number of Gaelic communities and found that "the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of collapse," according to a press release published Thursday.
The language has been used in Scotland for more than 1,500 years. While its use has declined, Gaelic is "a valuable part of Scotland's cultural identity, especially for people in the Highlands and Islands," the Scottish government says.
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If Boris Johnson really wants to improve the UK’s buses, he should look to Switzerland | Lynn Sloman | Opinion | The Guardian

If Boris Johnson really wants to improve the UK’s buses, he should look to Switzerland | Lynn Sloman | Opinion | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Finally, after decades of disastrous, or at best feeble, bus policy, Boris Johnson’s pledge of £5bn to improve buses suggests that at long last the importance of this neglected mode of transport is being recognised. The prime minister said in parliament that there would be more services, including at evenings and weekends, and simpler, cheaper and more convenient fares, as well as more bus lanes and zero-carbon buses. But while £5bn could build quite a lot of bus lanes, it will not have much impact on fares and services unless it is accompanied by countrywide regulation of local public transport.
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