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Tories give green light to evictions

Tories give green light to evictions Landlords now have the power to evict tenants for not paying rent during lockdown

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain Overcrowded housing has increased the spread of Covid-19 among poorer people and black people in England according to research by the Health Foundation.

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

Homelessness hits a record high in London

Homelessness hits a record high in London Homelessness in London now stands at a 15-year record high, councils have warned.

Protesters demand One Housing Group improves safety

Protesters demand One Housing Group improves safety A 20-kilogram piece of lead fell from a window into communal gardens

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester

Student action wins big rent cut in Manchester Students at the University of Manchester (UoM) have won a 30 percent cut in rents for this term after months of protest.

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

24 November 2020
Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

19 November 2020
Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

14 November 2020
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

Homelessness crisis is deepening further during virus chaos 

10 November 2020
Eviction bans and a government scheme claiming to house homeless people during the pandemic are failing ordinary people.

New domestic abuse law won’t bring change without new cash

19 October 2020
The Domestic Abuse Bill currently going through parliament can’t solve the problem of victim’s housing—and that’s a huge problem, says Isabel Ringrose

Child poverty soars across Britain under the Tories

14 October 2020
Anna Feuchtwang from End Child Poverty said Boris Johnson should stop “resorting to his own inaccurate statistics” and admit the true scale of child poverty

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis

06 October 2020
Eight people have died at a Glasgow hotel used to shelter the homeless during lockdown.  

Grenfell inquiry hear details of cost cutting and incompetence that led to tragedy

23 September 2020
The project manager responsible for overseeing work on Grenfell Tower’s cladding system didn’t properly understand safety warnings, an inquiry has heard.  

Olive Morris—a tragically short life dedicated to struggle

18 September 2020
Teenager Olive Morris was hanging out at Desmond’s Hip City record shop in Brixton, south London, on a Saturday afternoon in November 1969 when it happened.

Tories’ failure to replace Grenfell-style cladding leaves people ‘living in fear’

16 September 2020
Dangerous cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower remains on hundreds of residential buildings

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’

25 August 2020
Consultants McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds by the British government for “six weeks of work” to decide the “vision, purpose and narrative” of a new public health authority in England.

Letters—Museum is wrong, we won’t walk in under slaver’s boot

03 August 2020
The Fight continues to remove the statue of Robert Geffrye at the Museum of the Home, in Hackney, east London.

Grenfell dangers were ignored, inquiry hears

14 July 2020
Fire safety concerns relating to Grenfell Tower were ignored, an inquiry into the 2017 fire has heard.

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