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Mabel Cooper, who has died of cancer, aged 68, was a charismatic and inspirational figure in the changing world of learning disability. She had a tremendous ability to draw on personal experience to tell stories that, written or spoken, engaged and inspired her readers andlisteners in many walks of life.
A FORMER homeless drug addict who has worked to turn her life around has scooped a royal award at a star-studded London ceremony.
Offering child abuse victims a forum to relive their experiences without any chance of justice or compensation is immoral and may cause further emotional damage, victims have told MSPs.
Figures show the number of people asking for emergency housing was down 15 per cent in the past year and 22 per cent since 2010.