Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Sunday 29 May 2011
Hundreds of miles of cycle routes could be created across England following a move to make it easier for councils to scrap outdated local laws.
Friday 27 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
The housebuilding industry showed signs of recovering during the first quarter, with the number of new properties started jumping by 26%.
Monday 16 May 2011
Defence Secretary Liam Fox will unveil the new military covenant today - promising extra help for the armed forces after the Government bowed to pressure to enshrine their rights in law.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Sunday 01 May 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
Ed Miliband claimed Labour would be the public's "first line of defence" against the Coalition Government's spending cuts yesterday as he launched his party's campaign for the 5 May local elections.
Friday 25 February 2011
Newly built houses will be allowed to emit tons of CO2 every year and still be called "zero carbon" under new rules being considered by ministers.
Thursday 17 February 2011
The number of new homes completed in England last year fell to its lowest level since 1923, Government figures showed today.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
There is no "magic bullet" that will remove the problems faced by first-time house buyers, Michael Coogan, director-general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, warned yesterday. He told the First-Time Buyers summit called by the Housing minister, Grant Shapps, that mortgage insurance, shared ownership and product innovation could all potentially help, but that returning to a normal mortgage market was likely to be a gradual process, as confidence was restored.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
If you read a newspaper yesterday – almost any newspaper – you'll be aware that it's precisely 50 years since the Beatles played their first show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. Given they didn't break up until 1970, this means we can all look forward to almost a decade of semi-centennial Beatles stories. Put it in your forward planners: October 2012 is the 50th birthday of "Love Me Do", the band's debut single. In 2013, it'll be half a century since their first LP.
Thursday 13 January 2011
One of the country's biggest local authorities warned today of 2,000 redundancies, sparking threats of industrial action and taking the council jobs cull caused by the Government's spending cuts to almost 114,000.
Tuesday 11 January 2011
Judges are to be given new powers to fast-track the eviction of tenants who harass their neighbours.
Saturday 08 January 2011
It's not just the high-street retailers that are trying to encourage us to keep on spending. Banks are also getting in on the act with some lower personal loan rates on offer as we kick off 2011.
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more