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Wordpress Labour's housing green papper, analysis - part 1 24 April 2018 4820
Guardian Britain's housing market broken.Here's how Labour will fix it. 19 April 2018 4819
Inside Housing Labour social housing review 19 April 2018 4818
Inside Housing Labour's plans are a powerful statement but will they work? 19 April 2018 4817
Inside Housing Fixing broken Right to Buy replacements 13 April 2018 4816
Keep our council homes Swindon council's unaffordable housing strategy 27 March 2018 4814
Morning Star Tory housing secretary admits most Grenfell victims still homeless 23 March 2018 4813
Guardian Of course homelessness is linked to Tory policies 20 March 2018 4812
24dash.co.uk 9 in 10 social housing tenants say they are portrayed negatively by media 28 February 2018 4811
24dash.co.uk Calls for government to commit to affordable housing 28 February 2018 4810
Observer Thatcher's crusade to wipe out council housing faces serious challenge 25 February 2018 4809
Keep our council homes Affordable Rent in England 23 February 2018 4808
24dash.co.uk Londoners need £20,000 more per year to afford rent 14 February 2018 4807
24dash.co.uk 1 in 7 families homeless in Kensington & Chelsea 14 February 2018 4806
Inside Housing Government must keep promise to build more homes at social rent 14 February 2018 4805
Daily Telegraph UK rent bills have doubled in past decade 13 February 2018 4804
Labour Briefing Labour should end Right to Buy 13 February 2018 4803
Keep our Council Homes 'Affordable' rent on average 31.9% higher than social rent 11 February 2018 4802
Morning Star Light at end of housing tunnel 11 February 2018 4801
Morning Star Could May save donor from building social housing? 09 February 2018 4799
Morning Star Anarchist hails victory in Qatar fight 09 February 2018 4798
Guardian Bone idol provocateur 09 February 2018 4797
Daily Telegraph Nationwide warns housing market is slowing down 09 February 2018 4800
Guardian The biggest privatisation: land 08 February 2018 4796
24dash.co.uk Parliament challenged to end terminally ill homeless dying on street 07 February 2018 4795
Inside Housing Council debt settlements risk hurting existing tenants and should be recalculated 07 February 2018 4794
Inside Housing Resident ballots will have significant effect on regeneration 05 February 2018 4793
Guardian Irony of trying to get back land the state gave away 05 February 2018 4790
Morning Star Demolition plans will need backing of tenants 05 February 2018 4792
Morning Star Housing campaigners reject Kober's 'bullying' claims 05 February 2018 4791
Inside Housing Labour considers 'seizing' land (for existing use value) for social housing 02 February 2018 4789
Morning Star Tory right to Buy has cost taxpayers £3.5 billion over 6 years 02 February 2018 4788
Guardian Labour's housebuilding plan labelled 'deeply sinister' by Tory 02 February 2018 4787
Morning Star Tenants saved from HDV plot 01 February 2018 4786
Morning Star Student occupation halts plans to replace Elephant & Castle centre with luxury flats 01 February 2018 4785
Guardian Bottom of the housing ladder 31 January 2018 4780
Inside Housing Social and affordable lettings drop by 40,000 31 January 2018 4783
24dash.co.uk Reality of renting in one area 31 January 2018 4784
Morning Star Council leader steps down over gentrification plans 31 January 2018 4781
Inside Housing Capita shares tumble 31 January 2018 4782
Socialist Worker After Kober quits turn tables on pro-cuts councils 30 January 2018 4779
Inside Housing Next Haringey council can scrap development vehicle 30 January 2018 4778
BBC News Haringey council leader to quit 30 January 2018 4777
Financial Times Council leader to stand down amid £4 bn housing project row 30 January 2018 4776
Daily Telegraph Mortgage approvals at 5 year low, London renters hit 30% 29 January 2018 4774
Guardian Hundreds of thousands in squalid rented homes 29 January 2018 4773
Socialist Worker Haringey Development Vehicle is on the ropes - fight to put it down for good 29 January 2018 4775
Cambridge News Will letting councils borrow more help fix Cambridge's 'broken' housing market? 23 January 2018 4772
Morning Star Raising borrowing cap not the solution to council housing shortage 22 January 2018 4771
Keep our Council Homes Borrowing to build is no solution to council housing shortage 20 January 2018 4770
24dash.co.uk Council housing - more to be done 18 January 2018 4769
Morning Star Haringey council accused of social cleansing 18 January 2018 4768
24dash.co.uk New housing agency to boost housebuilding 11 January 2018 4767
Daily Telegraph Persimmon sales soar as boss takes home £100 million payout 11 January 2018 4766
Guardian Housing association merger will lead to social cleansing, warn tenants 11 January 2018 4765
Inside Housing Reshuffle: DCLG renamed Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government 08 January 2018 4764
24dash.co.uk Javid has housing as a priority 08 January 2018 4763
Guardian Empty homes: if councils won't act, ordinary people should move in 08 January 2018 4762
Guardian Give up home-owning dream - social renters just as happy 03 January 2018 4761
Guardian Residnets need clarity over homes in Haringey 01 January 2018 4757
Guardian Over 11,000 homes empty for at least 10 years 01 January 2018 4756
24dash.co.uk Councils shifting more than 2000 families a year out of London 29 December 2017 4755
24dash.co.uk Top Tories saw social housing as toxic 29 December 2017 4754
Guardian Housing crisis could push young voters to extremes, says former Whitehall chief Bob Kerslake 29 December 2017 4753
Guardian This year housing crisis hit home in most visible way possible 22 December 2017 4752
Inside Housing London Assembly votes for tenant ballots for estate regeneration 21 December 2017 4749
24dash.co.uk Twitter fight sees stay on high value council home sales 21 December 2017 4751
24dash.co.uk Lords get 'read between the lines' answer on social housing 21 December 2017 4750
Inside Housing Labour launches social housing review call for evidence 19 December 2017 4748
24dash.co.uk Mayor steps in against loss of social homes 18 December 2017 4747
Guardian Protests in Haringey and a revitalised civic society 15 December 2017 4745
Inside Housing May's council housing revolution not what it seems 15 December 2017 4746
Inside Housing Less than half council tower blocks assessed since Grenfell 14 December 2017 4741
Guardian Grenfell memorial: Emotions raw as families and survivors mourn dead 14 December 2017 4739
Morning Star Grenfell - we will remember them 14 December 2017 4740
Daily Telegraph Housing market remains sluggish - Budget fails to dent gloom 14 December 2017 4743
New Statesman Failure to house Grenfell survivors shows how trust has broken down 14 December 2017 4744
Inside Housing Grenfell - survivors' stories 14 December 2017 4742
Guardian Haringey council being taken over by Momentum? It's just locals taking control 13 December 2017 4734
24dash.co.uk PMQs - Corbyn labels government policy a 'disgrace' 13 December 2017 4738
Inside Housing PM challenged by Corbyn on Right to Buy research 13 December 2017 4737
Socialist Worker Grenfell survivors demand thier voices are heard at enquiry 13 December 2017 4736
Guardian Grenfell survivors demand justice at parliamentary gathering 13 December 2017 4735
Guardian Corbyn brands failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors a disgrace 11 December 2017 4733
Guardian Welsh lesson 09 December 2017 4732
Daily Telegraph Our green and expensive land 07 December 2017 4731
Inside Housing Grenfell neighbours hit out over re-housing proposals 07 December 2017 4730
Inside Housing Majority back 'genuinely affordable' housing at Holloway site 07 December 2017 4729
Morning Star Grenfell survivors fear homelessness for Xmas 07 December 2017 4728
Morning Star Four more Haringey councillors step down 06 December 2017 4724
Inside Housing Welsh Assembly votes to abolish Right to Buy 06 December 2017 4725
Inside Housing 44% of councils have housing company 06 December 2017 4726
Daily Telegraph UK is worth £10 trillion - more than half is land value 06 December 2017 4727
Socialist Worker Estates campaign caused Labour right's woe in Haringey 06 December 2017 4723
Daily Telegraph Use compulsory purchase to force open lansd for 300,000 homes 05 December 2017 4722
24dash.co.uk Social housing demand at record high in Northern Ireland 05 December 2017 4721
Guardian We need governments to fix homelessness crisis they created 05 December 2017 4720
Inside Housing Genesis granted permission for major North London estate regeneration 30 November 2017 4717
Morning Star Social rent house-building falls 98% 30 November 2017 4716
24dash.co.uk Housing tenure and well-being 30 November 2017 4718
Daily Telegraph London house prices now a record 14.5 x average earnings 30 November 2017 4719
Morning Star Labour selections could derail Haringey's sell-out regeneration plans 30 November 2017 4715
Guardian Mortgages becoming a privilege of the rich 28 November 2017 4714
Inside Housing Savills: £7bn in grant funding needed to meet social rented demand 27 November 2017 4713
Left Foot Forward In the middle of a crisis, the government is selling off our social housing 25 November 2017 4712
Inside Housing The Battle for Haringey 24 November 2017 4711
Guardian Tories shame over lack of funds for fire safety in homes 24 November 2017 4710
Guardian Council proposes £1,000 fines for homeless sleeping in tents 24 November 2017 4709
Inside Housing The hole in the Autumb budget 23 November 2017 4707
Guardian We need a housing revolution, the chancellor gave us sticking plaster 23 November 2017 4706
24dash.co.uk Social housing sales up for councils and associations 23 November 2017 4708
Inside Housing Government to lift HRA caps in 'high demand' areas 22 November 2017 4704
New Statesman Hold the champagne, renters 22 November 2017 4703
24dash.co.uk OBR attacks stamp duty abolition 22 November 2017 4702
24dash.co.uk Budget 2017 22 November 2017 4701
Guardian What England needs is more affordable houses, not universal credit 22 November 2017 4700
Morning Star Not one 'starter home' built in 3 years 22 November 2017 4699
Inside Housing The lowdown on 'bespoke' council housing deals 22 November 2017 4705
Daily Telegraph Inside government's quarrels about housing crisis 21 November 2017 4698
Guardian 1 in 7 councillors in rental hotspots are landlords 20 November 2017 4695
24dash.co.uk Housing plans will fail without council homes 20 November 2017 4697
Guardian Give councils more borrowing powers 20 November 2017 4696
Morning Star Homeless for Xmas 16 November 2017 4694
Guardian 50p a week for housing 13 November 2017 4693
Guardian We've got loads of land 12 November 2017 4692
Keep our council homes A meeting with the Housing Minister 11 November 2017 4691
New Statesman Don't assume the only homeless are those on the streets 09 November 2017 4685
Inside Housing The horrors of temporary housing 09 November 2017 4682
Morning Star Families living in multimillion pound death trap 09 November 2017 4681
Daily Telegraph House prices rise at fastest rate since January 09 November 2017 4684
24dash.co.uk Collapse in number of new social homes for rent 09 November 2017 4683
Guardian Supported housing U-turn will make things worse 07 November 2017 4680
Morning Star Tories' disgrace: Only 26 Grenfell families housed 07 November 2017 4679
Inside Housing Labour plans motion of regret for deregulation 06 November 2017 4678
Guardian Joint ventures leave poorest at mercy of developers 05 November 2017 4677
Guardian The wrecking ball swings at Moscow 01 November 2017 4675
24dash.co.uk ONS provisionally reclassifies housing associations out of public sector 01 November 2017 4676
Observer Regeneration - or pushing out the poor? 29 October 2017 4674
24dash.co.uk Charities slam housing for asylum seekers 28 October 2017 4673
Keep our council homes Time to re-open council housing debt settlement 27 October 2017 4672
Keep our council homes Above inflation increases for council tenants should be opposed 27 October 2017 4671
24dash.co.uk Council ready to fight forced sale of homes 26 October 2017 4670
Inside Housing What now? 26 October 2017 4669
Speye Joe Social housing is unaffordable 26 October 2017 4668
Guardian Labour council attacking it's own people? 26 October 2017 4667
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