Chris Blackhurst

Group Content Editor of The Independent, i, The Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard - and former Editor of The Independent.

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The fallout from Right to Buy over the past 30 years means there is a now a chronic shortage in local authority housing

This housing bonanza for a lucky few leaves behind a squeezed middle

If there were evidence of a mass of new homes becoming available, then fair enough – but there isn’t

Ed Miliband has pledged to end zero-hours contracts (Getty)

Zero-hours contracts aren't as pernicious as you think they are

Imposing a ban and forcing a move towards regular working won't solve anything

Budget 2015: Is George Osborne aware of the chaos he has risked unleashing?

They may have been widely loathed - but annuities were there for a reason

Builders have been taking on apprentices and even turning to sources such as army veterans for workers

The march of the apprentices

Parents must end this snobbishness about working in Britain’s trades

Local councils in Manchester will control their own NHS budget

Osborne is intent on giving Manchester something it’s never really asked for

All this devolved power is just governing on the hoof – we Northerners won’t be taken in by it

HSBC leaks: 'Labour is in no position to point the finger on tax'

Their desperation to paint the Tories as the party of sleaze, the friend of big business, in the run-up to the general election, is painfully obvious

Lord Rose has accused Ed Miliband of dragging the Labour party back to the Seventies

Membership of the EU is what matters to business leaders – not the Miliband sideshow

Big business may not be happy with some of Labour’s rhetoric but it is as one with the pro-EU party on Europe

Money, money, money… Where is Apple’s inexorable rise going to lead?

The world has fallen for products that go way beyond ‘must-have’

Freedom for Kingston! The time has come to let our councils break away from Whitehall

'I don't think it’s going to work because the Government won't let it,' said a councillor

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'