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Cambridge News 'Even Dick Turpin had the common decency to wear a mask' 23 August 2017 4597
24dash.com Brexit cuts off cash for social housing 22 August 2017 4596
Guardian The way tenants are treated is stain on modern Britain 21 August 2017 4595
Morning Star How Tory Britain makes people homeless 21 August 2017 4594
Inside Housing Khan joins Labour MPs criticising Grenfell inquiry 15 August 2017 4593
24dash.co.uk Grenfell inquiry 15 August 2017 4592
24dash.co.uk Evacuations over new fears for tower block homes 12 August 2017 4590
24dash.co.uk Councils cannot afford work on high-rises; LGA 12 August 2017 4589
Morning Star Two months on an only 14 families rehoused 12 August 2017 4588
Guardian Social housing - it's a basic human right 11 August 2017 4586
Morning Star Renewed focus on council housing thanks to Corbyn 11 August 2017 4587
Guardian Outsourcing is killing local democracy 10 August 2017 4585
Morning Star Rough sleeping set to increase by 76% in 10 years 10 August 2017 4584
24dash.co.uk Tenants 'struggling to put roof over their heads' 07 August 2017 4583
Guardian Grenfell must be a turning point 07 August 2017 4582
Guardian Right to shelter should trump profiteering 04 August 2017 4581
Inside Housing Morning briefing: the state of social housing 02 August 2017 4579
Guardian Names of wealthy empty home owners near Grenfell revealed 01 August 2017 4578
Inside Housing Cardiff council suspends Right to Buy 31 July 2017 4577
Socialist Worker Grenfell: corporate manslaughter charges not enough 28 July 2017 4576
Guardian Social housing system is being dismantled 27 July 2017 4575
Morning Star Grenfell Tower - deadly results of council housing starved of funds 17 July 2017 4571
Morning Star Politicians should be held to account for 'social murder' 17 July 2017 4572
24dash.co.uk Grenfell: Corbyn challenges PM over wider inquiry 17 July 2017 4573
Inside Housing Haringey vehicle has few solid guarantees for tenants 17 July 2017 4574
Socialist Worker Four weeks after the Grenfell fire 13 July 2017 4569
Guardian Grenfell - How we've lost our housing rights 13 July 2017 4570
Guardian Grenfell borough worst record for housing homeless 10 July 2017 4568
Inside Housing Single parents more than half of households hit by benefit cap 06 July 2017 4567
Inside Housing Haringey votes through £2 billion vehicle amid protest 04 July 2017 4566
Morning Star Haringey MPs urge council to scrap gentrification plans 04 July 2017 4565
24dash.co.uk Labour adds to front bench housing team 03 July 2017 4563
Guardian How power operates in modern Britain: with absolute contempt 03 July 2017 4562
Guardian Council homes sold almost 3 times as fast as new ones built 28 June 2017 4560
Morning Star Austerity kills 26 June 2017 4558
Guardian Tragedy shows system has failed UK citizens 26 June 2017 4559
Observer Decent homes...has social housing dream died? 25 June 2017 4557
Guardian Mcdonnell: 'Grenfell victims murdered by political decisions' 25 June 2017 4556
Inside Housing Grenfell residents could be hit by bedroom tax 23 June 2017 4555
Guardian Housing inequality kills 23 June 2017 4554
Guardian Grenfell - police considering manslaughter charges 23 June 2017 4553
Morning Star Posh locals contempt for survivors of Grenfell fire 23 June 2017 4552
Guardian Theresa May legally safe but morally wanting on Grenfell 22 June 2017 4551
Keep our council homes Grenfell: deadly consequences of under-funding of council housing 22 June 2017 4550
Guardian Grenfell families to be rehoused in flats (Social Housing) at luxury complex 21 June 2017 4549
Socialist Worker Murderous contempt for poor people's lives goes to the top 21 June 2017 4548
Inside Housing Council leader: lift borrowing restrictions 20 June 2017 4542
Guardian Grenfell fire was end result of disdainful housing policy 20 June 2017 4539
Guardian Grenfell fire is legacy of extensive out sourcing 20 June 2017 4538
24dash.co.uk Javid challenged over safety warnings 20 June 2017 4541
24dash.co.uk Government urged to rip up housing policy to help Grenfell survivors 20 June 2017 4540
Morning Star Corbyn right to call for empty homes to be occupied 19 June 2017 4537
Morning Star Seize files now to stop cover up of crimes 19 June 2017 4536
Daily Mail Fireproof cladding at Grenfell 'would have cost just £5,000 more' 18 June 2017 4534
Guardian Theresa too scared to meet Grenfell survivors. She's finished. 16 June 2017 4526
Daily Mirror Mass fight breaks out outside Kensington town hall 16 June 2017 4525
Guardian Kensington: capital's rich and poor 16 June 2017 4527
Guardian Grenfell Tower locals: 'Where are we going to live?' 16 June 2017 4528
Guardian Grenfell Tower - the terrible price of inequality 16 June 2017 4530
Inside Housing Kensington &Chelsea TMO appointed 'competitively priced' fire risk assessment consultant 16 June 2017 4531
24dash.co.uk Barwell blanks questions over fire review report 16 June 2017 4533
Inside Housing Grenfell: Fire in 2010 caused no injuries 16 June 2017 4532
Guardian How do we get over Grenfell tower? We don't. 16 June 2017 4529
Inside Housing Paying for tower block safety 15 June 2017 4521
The Sun 'Seize luxury homes' Corbyn call for govt to take empty houses for Grenfell survivors 15 June 2017 4524
24dash.com Call for urgent review of building regulations 15 June 2017 4520
Morning Star Grenfell residents warned of fire tragedy 15 June 2017 4522
Daily Mail Homes of rich in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents, says Corbyn 15 June 2017 4523
Socialist Worker Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire 15 June 2017 4519
24dash.com Bedroom tax and reconciliation 12 June 2017 4500
Guardian Housing policy now rests on new minister - and DUP 12 June 2017 4499
Morning Star Film exposes attacks on Britain's council estates 08 June 2017 4498
24dash.com Housing dept will start in first 100 days 06 June 2017 4497
24dash.com Labour offers new deal on housing 05 June 2017 4496
Inside Housing Barwell on the beat 03 June 2017 4485
Inside Housing Barwell: new homes for 'social rent' will be at 'affordable' rent levels 02 June 2017 4484
Guardian Home sweet homes: housing manifestos 01 June 2017 4483
Guardian Conservatives pledge more homes but no-one will be left to buuild them 01 June 2017 4482
24dash.com Call to stop immigration worsening housing crisis 30 May 2017 4481
Morning Star Shelter: Whoever wins, they'll need to build 500,000 homes 29 May 2017 4480
ARCH newsletter No mention of High Value Levy in conservative manifesto 26 May 2017 4477
Morning Star Protesters call for repeal of Housing Act 26 May 2017 4478
Inside Housing Revealed: less than half of Right to Buy replacements for social rent 26 May 2017 4479
Guardian The great London property squeeze 25 May 2017 4476
Inside Housing Councils defend record after Tory manifesto criticism 24 May 2017 4475
24dash.com Greens unveil housing plans 22 May 2017 4474
24dash.com Leader's debate - housing crisis on the agenda 19 May 2017 4473
Guardian Conservative victory will see housing crisis continue 19 May 2017 4472
Morning Star Families stage demo as eviction looms 19 May 2017 4471
24dash.com Conservatives pledge 1.5 million homes by 2022 18 May 2017 4470
Guardian Buy-to-let millionaire (very fat cat) faces legal action 17 May 2017 4469
Inside Housing Labour sets out housing pledges at manifesto launch 16 May 2017 4466
24dash.com Corbyn commits to a million new homes 16 May 2017 4467
24dash.com Labour manifesto - the reaction 16 May 2017 4468
Morning Star Labour dismisses Tory housing plan 15 May 2017 4459
Inside Housing Conservatives' social rent plans - 10 unanswered questions 15 May 2017 4460
24dash.com We'll build 300,000 homes, Libdems pledge 14 May 2017 4458
Guardian May appeal to low-paid with social housing pledge 14 May 2017 4457
Guardian 'Spin with no substance': Tory housing pledge 14 May 2017 4456
ARCH newsletter The case for council housing 12 May 2017 4454
Wordpress Homelessness and the Housing Revenue Account (Swindon) 12 May 2017 4453
Red Brick Can Labour deliver 100,000 social homes annually within 5 years? 12 May 2017 4455
Guardian Housing policy needs to be based on evidence 11 May 2017 4452
Guardian At last, a plan to tackle the housing crisis 10 May 2017 4451
Guardian Councils sold off houses, now buying them back - for milllions 10 May 2017 4450
24dash.com Corbyn launches election campaign with million homes pledge 09 May 2017 4449
Inside Housing Smoking ban for social tenants would reinforce class divides 08 May 2017 4448
Morning Star Britain needs land reformj 06 May 2017 4447
Guardian Conservative election victory could spell end of council housing 05 May 2017 4446
Inside Housing West Midlands selected as Right to Buy pilot region 04 May 2017 4445
Socialist Worker Labour's pledge on housing is 'wrong way round' 03 May 2017 4444
Inside Housing MPs: Scrap housing revenue account cap 02 May 2017 4443
Guardian 'Naked homes' taps into the horror of housing need 28 April 2017 4442
Morning Star Labour home building beats Tories by 50% 27 April 2017 4438
Guardian Corbyn attack on Tories' houebuilding record 27 April 2017 4439
24dash.com Campaign clash over housing 27 April 2017 4440
Inside Housing Corbyn adds housing associations to 500,000 homes pledge 27 April 2017 4441
Inside Housing Have Conservatives built twice as much council housing as Labour? 26 April 2017 4437
Guardian Housing associations...have lost their way 24 April 2017 4436
Guardian If you don't feel rich on £70K it's because of broken housing system 21 April 2017 4433
24dash.com 10 reasons why Housing won't survive another tory government 21 April 2017 4435
Guardian Sex for rent? Logical extension of housing market 21 April 2017 4434
Morning Star Tories oversee mass council homes sale 21 April 2017 4432
24dash.com Sociall housing sector increasingly commercialised 20 April 2017 4431
Morning Star Worries over crisis leaving 1 in 5 with mental ill health 20 April 2017 4430
Guardian Urban regeneration - tragedy for council tenants 19 April 2017 4428
24dash.com Labour ahead of Conservatives in housing polls 19 April 2017 4429
Inside Housing Winning election may prove easier than fixing housing 18 April 2017 4425
24dash.com Decrease in Welsh social housing for rent 18 April 2017 4424
Guardian London councils trying to force homeless families outside capital 15 April 2017 4418
Guardian Forget the property ladder 15 April 2017 4417
Guardian MPs call for sweeping changes to housing association regulation 12 April 2017 4416
Guardian Housing associations face storm of complaints over new build homes 11 April 2017 4415
Morning Star Labour seeks solution to housing crisis 07 April 2017 4413
Guardian Tories failing the poorest through benefit cuts - by choice 07 April 2017 4414
Guardian Homeless forced to wave goodbye to support network 06 April 2017 4412
Guardian Benefit cut will make youngsters homeless 06 April 2017 4411
Guardian Leasehold nightmare 05 April 2017 4408
24dash.com Government rejects CLG recommendation on Right to Buy 05 April 2017 4409
Inside Housing Up to 11,000 affected by under-21 benefit cap by 2021 05 April 2017 4410
Guardian Cambridge homes in latin graffiti protest in protest at rising prices 04 April 2017 4407
ARCH newsletter ARCH opens discussions with DCLG on 'bespoke' deals 03 April 2017 4406
Guardian It's a housing class war 31 March 2017 4405
Socialist Worker Labour council pays consultants £80,000 a year to push Haringey demolitions 29 March 2017 4403
Guardian Landlord investigated over disgusting remark about 'coloured' people 29 March 2017 4404
24dash.com Scotland to help 18 to 21 year olds with housing costs 27 March 2017 4402
Guardian Brexitland: People can't find homes 23 March 2017 4400
Inside Housing RTB extension pilot could damage supply in West Midlands 23 March 2017 4401
Inside Housing Nearly two thirds of councils struggling to find tenancies for homeless 22 March 2017 4399
Socialist Worker Claimants strike blow against bedroom tax 22 March 2017 4398
Keep our council homes Withdraw compulsory affordability assessment 21 March 2017 4397
Keep our council homes House price to earnings ratios continue to rise 21 March 2017 4396
24dash.com London councillor resigns over house prices 20 March 2017 4394
Inside Housing West Midlands strong contender for RTB pilot 20 March 2017 4395
Inside Housing Welsh government launches Right to Buy ban bill 13 March 2017 4393
Guardian Hopes and pitfalls of council business deals 13 March 2017 4392
Morning Star Rent rises, low pay - millions 'living on brink' 13 March 2017 4391
Cambridge News £70 million to build new council homes and ease Cambridge's housing crisis 08 March 2017 4390
Keep our council homes Housing Minister retreats on RTB sales 07 March 2017 4388
Keep our council homes Underfunding of council housing - impact on Bristol 06 March 2017 4387
Daily Mirror Tory govt slips out plans to stop housing benefit for out-of-work teenagers 05 March 2017 4384
Sunday Mirror Shameful cuts to housing benefit will put young people on the streets 05 March 2017 4385
Observer Housing benefit freeze leaves families facing rent rise or eviction, Shelter warns 05 March 2017 4386
Inside Housing Govt has thinking to do when it comes to council housing 04 March 2017 4383
24dash.com Only £8 billion of £51 billion going to affordable housing 04 March 2017 4382
24dash.com Retaining RTB receipts could give London £470 million 04 March 2017 4381
Guardian UN report lays bare the waste of treating homes as commodities 04 March 2017 4380
Inside Housing What the English Housing Survey report shows 03 March 2017 4379
Inside Housing Barwell under pressure over £800 million RTB receipts kept by treasury 02 March 2017 4377
Morning Star Council told to shun blacklister's tryst 02 March 2017 4374
Guardian Disastrous effects of Right to Buy policies 02 March 2017 4376
Business Reporter New Build homes unaffodable to 83% of working privately renting families 02 March 2017 4378
Guardian Home ownership in England at 30 year low 02 March 2017 4375
Inside Housing Govt to make bedroom tax change 5 months after judgement 01 March 2017 4373
Inside Housing Hammersmith stock transfer plan scrapped 01 March 2017 4372
Inside Housing Councils plug budget holes as rent cut bites 25 February 2017 4371
Independent Peg house prices to the cost of a chicken 24 February 2017 4368
24dash.com Corbyn puts housing at centre of fightback 24 February 2017 4370
Guardian Serial squatters face eviction from £14 million mansion 24 February 2017 4369
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