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Revealed - shocking state of child homelessness in Britain

Revealed - shocking state of child homelessness in Britain At least 135,000 children will be homeless by Christmas—the highest in 12 years, according to a report by housing charity Shelter.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

Flames spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in fire at Bolton students’ flats

Flames spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in fire at Bolton students’ flats A fire tore through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday

Homeless protesters occupy Chester council building after torrential rain

Homeless protesters occupy Chester council building after torrential rain Homeless protesters who stormed a council building in Chester on Monday night were still inside on Wednesday demanding a place to live.

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis Millions are in housing need while hundreds of thousands of homes lie empty.

Glasgow asylum seekers face eviction on a ‘mass scale’ at the hands of Serco

Glasgow asylum seekers face eviction on a ‘mass scale’ at the hands of Serco Private landlord Serco could begin evicting some 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow as early as this week.

In Brief — Fatal outbreak caused by NHS cuts

27 August 2019
Listeria outbreak is further proof that cuts kill

Life in a container is like a prison - residents speak out

26 August 2019
Councils warehousing poor people in disused office blocks are now putting them in shipping containers.

Defend victims of Serco’s racist greed

29 July 2019
Anti-racists are demanding an immediate stop to the mass eviction threat facing up to 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow.

Addison Act anniversary shows there is far to go

16 July 2019
Sarah Bates looks at a milestone in the struggle for decent homes and why we still need to fight for better homes 100 years on

Refugees in Glasgow fled war - now Serco wants to dump them on the street

01 July 2019
Over 300 asylum seekers face being turned out onto the streets of Glasgow by multinational giant Serco. Alistair Farrow spoke to the tenants and activists on the frontline of resisting the evictions

Wheeler deals a racist blow in anti-Irish email outburst

25 June 2019
 

New York state housing campaigners win big victory

24 June 2019
Glyn Robbins reports from New York, where tenants and campaigners have scored a victory against the landlords

PFI projects disastrous for safety, argues new book

18 June 2019
Stuart Hodkinson spoke to Alistair Farrow about a public housng scandal that leaves many residents at risk

Thousands march to remember those who died in Grenfell Tower

15 June 2019
There was sorrow on the march but also anger at the system that produced the conditions for it to happen

Outsourcing giant Serco renews threat to evict Glasgow asylum seekers

12 June 2019
The company announced on Wednesday that it will begin changing locks on the properties where 300 people live

Echoes of Grenfell Tower horror in east London fire

10 June 2019
Residents had warned of dangers before a blaze that engulfed a block of flats in east London on Sunday

Tory council lied about safety spending in run-up to Grenfell Tower fire

04 June 2019
At least 72 people died because the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower was done on the cheap.

New cladding tests fail

28 May 2019
Theresa May had the front to claim during her resignation speech last week that she had fought “the burning injustices that still scar our society”.

Prospect House exposes what is wrong with housing in Britain

23 May 2019
Living in Prospect House is dangerous. It is an old office block just off the North Circular motorway in north London which has been converted into studio flats. It is separated from the motorway by a single slip road.

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