Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
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Sunday 03 October 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The Liberal Democrats have traditionally been forced to scream – or beg – for attention when they hold their annual conference. But it could not be more different this year with an unprecedented spotlight about to be trained on the Coalition Government's junior partners.
Sunday 22 August 2010
As a Pakistani I am no less touched by the catastrophe of the floods than the persuasive Ayesha Siddiqa ("My country needs help, not disapproval", 15 August).
Sunday 15 August 2010
David Cameron's Big Society vision will make it easier for a handful of Nimbys to block new homes in rural areas, killing village life and hastening the demise of post offices, schools and pubs, a damning report will warn this week. It condemns a plan to allow just 10 per cent of villagers to block new homes for local people as a "giant step backwards".
Sunday 08 August 2010
Thursday 05 August 2010
The prospect that council tenants in Britain could be evicted because the state decides they are too well off has threatened to open a rift in the coalition Government.
Wednesday 04 August 2010
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes today warned the Prime Minister that fixed-term council tenancy agreements "in no way represent the policy of the coalition".
Monday 02 August 2010
Town hall snoopers were dealt a blow today after a landmark ruling against a council that spied on a family to check they were living in the right school catchment area.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Home repossessions could soar to 175,000 in 2012 if the Government fails to tackle the UK's deficit, it was warned today.
Friday 16 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
Monday 21 June 2010
Controversial quangos set up to boost England's regional economies award almost two-thirds of all grants to other public sector groups, research found today.
Wednesday 16 June 2010
The current method for counting the number of rough sleepers in the UK will be radically overhauled to give a more accurate picture of how many people are sleeping on Britain’s streets, the government announced today.
Thursday 10 June 2010
Plans for new regulation of private landlords are being scrapped, housing minister Grant Shapps said today.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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