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Demolition threat for London estates

04 September 2018
Over 80 housing estates across London are up for demolition. They are some of the 118 sites that are undergoing or facing regeneration.

Woman ‘sets fire to herself’ in housing office

21 August 2018
A woman reportedly set fire to herself in a London housing office on Wednesday of last week. The incident took place in an office of Tory-run Barnet council.

The Troublemaker - Councils hit homeless people with up to £1,500 in charges

21 August 2018
Homeless people face being charged up to £1,500 a year by councils to store their possessions.

Tory housing green paper will not solve the crisis - we need more council housing

14 August 2018
The Tories announced their new social housing green paper on Tuesday.

The real scandal behind building on green belt

07 August 2018
The majority of houses built on the green belt last year were unaffordable.

Residents' rage forces Grenfell council to back off from ending secure tenancies

29 July 2018
Residents have forced Kensington and Chelsea council to retreat from plans that would threaten their secure council tenancies. 

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

24 July 2018
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

Housing round up: Protest over Ebury Bridge estate demolition

10 July 2018
Campaigners protested outside a meeting of Westminster council on Monday against plans to demolish the Ebury Bridge estate in the London borough.

New fears over safety of cladding after tests

10 July 2018
Further doubts have been cast over fire safety in Britain just over a year after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Reports round up: Labour’s housing trouble in Haringey

03 July 2018
The left wing leadership of Labour-run Haringey council has come under fire for its treatment of people living on the Broadwater Farm estate.

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

26 June 2018
Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided

19 June 2018
The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Firefighters join angry march to demand justice for Grenfell

16 June 2018
Some 2,000 people marched from Downing Street to the Home Office on Saturday to demand justice for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sorrow and anger on the streets of North Kensington one year on from Grenfell

14 June 2018
The mood was sombre in North Kensington on Thursday as people remembered those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

How can we get justice for Grenfell victims?

12 June 2018
Thursday 14 June marks one year since a fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people.

Grenfell survivor speaks out - ‘Some of us tried to raise the alarm before the fire’

12 June 2018
Antonio Roncalato escaped from Grenfell Tower on 14 June last year. He spoke to Socialist Worker about how survivors have been failed in the aftermath of the fire

Housing workers feel strong striking for fair pay

12 June 2018
Workers at Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) began the second week of their two- week strike on Monday.

Smears, crimes and lies - the people and firms responsible for the Grenfell disaster

12 June 2018
The Grenfell Tower fire was a crime against the working class made possible by a system that puts profit before ordinary people’s lives.

Fire safety professional speaks out - Greed failed people at Grenfell, not firefighters

12 June 2018
A fire safety professional spoke to Socialist Worker about how the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower put people at risk—and the experiences of firefighters who fought the blaze

Grenfell campaigner - ‘We have to fight to get justice in the here and now’

12 June 2018
Justice4Grenfell was set up in the days following the fire in the absence of a response from the authorities.

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