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Estates campaign caused the Labour right’s woe in Haringey council

05 December 2017
The battle between left and right in the Labour Party has come starkly into the open in Haringey, north London.

March against estate demolitions in Brixton

05 December 2017
Some 200 people marched through Brixton against the demolition of six estates in the south London borough of Lambeth last Saturday.

Strikers want better pay—and ‘an end to Mears’

28 November 2017
Housing maintenance workers in Manchester are stepping up their fight for pay parity.

Vicious housing attack is on the rocks in Haringey

28 November 2017
Plans for a regeneration project by a Labour-run council has split the local party—and campaigning has pushed back the right, says Alistair Farrow

Housing summit vows to fight against gentrification, and for safer homes

26 November 2017
Some 200 housing campaigners, tenants and residents came together to discuss the way forward for the housing movement.

Grenfell justice campaign rejects police’s official death toll

21 November 2017
Cops say 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. They released the official figure last week.

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council

14 November 2017
Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

Haringey Labour falls out over housing plan

07 November 2017
Also: Grenfell council goes for college

Activists build opposition to social cleansing plans in Haringey

31 October 2017
Housing campaigners took to the high court last week to challenge Labour-run Haringey council over its plan to demolish seven estates in the north London borough.

More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

31 October 2017
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

Haringey council faces formal complaint over plans to push out tenants

24 October 2017
Housing campaigners have lodged a formal complaint against Haringey council

Rochdale tower blocks under threat

24 October 2017
A giant redevelopment project in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, threatens to wreck hundreds of lives

Housing is a ‘safe place’ for money, say rich property developers

24 October 2017
Property developers, politicians and investors descended on Kensington Olympia in west London to carve up the housing market

Most Grenfell survivors still wait for new homes

24 October 2017
Only ten out of 203 Grenfell Tower households have found permanent housing. Most are still waiting to be rehoused four months after the fire.

Haringey council sells off Love Lane estate

17 October 2017
The Love Lane estate in Haringey, north London, is set to be sold off to property developers Lendlease.

Updated: marchers demand justice for Grenfell as Tories refuse to fund sprinklers

14 October 2017
Up to 1,500 people marched through North Kensington in west London on Saturday night to demand justice for the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Grenfell residents will march for justice

13 October 2017
Residents and activists will take to the streets for a silent march

Corbyn’s fight to end ‘social cleansing’ - and the Labour councils at war with him

10 October 2017
Labour councils and Labour’s leadership seem to be on opposite sides of the fight for better housing.

Tory-led Kensington and Chelsea council in fresh bid to sideline Grenfell survivors

10 October 2017
The Tory-led council that ignored safety warnings ahead of the Grenfell Tower fire is still trying to sideline residents’ voices.

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