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Mould, cold and illness—the toll of Britain's housing crisis

Mould, cold and illness—the toll of Britains housing crisis Poor housing is affecting one in five renters’ health in England, according to housing charity Shelter.

Labour council’s choice to hundreds of residents—‘move over 100 miles or face homelessness’

Labour council’s choice to hundreds of residents—‘move over 100 miles or face homelessness’ A Labour-run council in east London has forced hundreds of residents to move more than 100 miles away—or face homelessness.

Rents soar outside London as profits come first

Rents soar outside London as profits come first Private rents outside London are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years.

House price hike will hit poor hardest

House price hike will hit poor hardest House prices in Britain are rising faster than they have in 17 years as people rush to beat a tax holiday deadline in England.

Battle continues at DVLA + Vote No in Haringey Love Lane demolition ballot

Battle continues at DVLA + Vote No in Haringey Love Lane demolition ballot The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has admitted it is dealing with a huge backlog of work. It comes amid strikes by PCS union members at its offices in Swansea.

Cladding protests target developers + No to Silvertown tunnel

Cladding protests target developers  + No to Silvertown tunnel Thousands of flat owners and housing activists protested last Saturday across Britain over the cladding and fire safety scandal.

How profit-hungry developers broke the housing system

06 June 2021
Housing exposes obscene wealth and hard poverty in Britain today. Behind it all is a system where houses are built for profit, not homes

Resistance gives hope of break from Tory ‘normal’

01 June 2021
Everyone wants to get back to normal. But what does that mean? For most people it means being able to go about daily life without restrictions and without fear of picking up and passing on the virus.

End to the eviction ban will mean more misery

31 May 2021
The ban on home evictions was set to be lifted in England on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of people facing the threat of homelessness.

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report

26 May 2021
Poverty is accelerating and workers are increasingly hit as well as people on benefits.

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response

25 May 2021
We won a massive victory over immigration deportations last week on the streets of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell

07 May 2021
Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the high-rise in east London were ablaze on Friday

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

29 April 2021
Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

Grenfell inquiry hears from residents who raised the alarm

20 April 2021
People living in Grenfell Tower were labelled “rebel residents” for raising safety concerns before the 2017 fire that killed 72 people.

Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing

20 April 2021
Housing campaigners took part in a day of action over empty homes last Saturday.

Housing campaigners demand action on empty homes

16 April 2021
Housing campaigners are gearing up for a day of action over empty homes on Saturday.

Goodlord strikers take on bosses’ fire and rehire plan

10 April 2021
Goodlord strikers in London are upbeat after over a month of strikes against bosses’ fire and rehire plans

Homes For All campaign organises

22 February 2021
Housing campaign group Homes For All held a summit last Saturday to discuss the crises around housing and to plan action.

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House

15 February 2021
Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens

11 February 2021
In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.

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