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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
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
Inside Housing Council leader: lift borrowing restrictions 20 June 2017 4542
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 Seize files now to stop cover up of crimes 19 June 2017 4536
Morning Star Corbyn right to call for empty homes to be occupied 19 June 2017 4537
Daily Mail Fireproof cladding at Grenfell 'would have cost just £5,000 more' 18 June 2017 4534
Inside Housing Kensington &Chelsea TMO appointed 'competitively priced' fire risk assessment consultant 16 June 2017 4531
Guardian Theresa too scared to meet Grenfell survivors. She's finished. 16 June 2017 4526
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 Grenfell: Fire in 2010 caused no injuries 16 June 2017 4532
24dash.co.uk Barwell blanks questions over fire review report 16 June 2017 4533
Daily Mirror Mass fight breaks out outside Kensington town hall 16 June 2017 4525
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
Socialist Worker Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire 15 June 2017 4519
24dash.com Call for urgent review of building regulations 15 June 2017 4520
The Sun 'Seize luxury homes' Corbyn call for govt to take empty houses for Grenfell survivors 15 June 2017 4524
Daily Mail Homes of rich in Kensington should be SEIZED for Grenfell Tower residents, says Corbyn 15 June 2017 4523
Morning Star Grenfell residents warned of fire tragedy 15 June 2017 4522
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
Inside Housing Revealed: less than half of Right to Buy replacements for social rent 26 May 2017 4479
Morning Star Protesters call for repeal of Housing Act 26 May 2017 4478
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
Morning Star Families stage demo as eviction looms 19 May 2017 4471
Guardian Conservative victory will see housing crisis continue 19 May 2017 4472
24dash.com Leader's debate - housing crisis on the agenda 19 May 2017 4473
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
24dash.com Labour manifesto - the reaction 16 May 2017 4468
24dash.com Corbyn commits to a million new homes 16 May 2017 4467
Inside Housing Labour sets out housing pledges at manifesto launch 16 May 2017 4466
Inside Housing Conservatives' social rent plans - 10 unanswered questions 15 May 2017 4460
Morning Star Labour dismisses Tory housing plan 15 May 2017 4459
Guardian 'Spin with no substance': Tory housing pledge 14 May 2017 4456
Guardian May appeal to low-paid with social housing pledge 14 May 2017 4457
24dash.com We'll build 300,000 homes, Libdems pledge 14 May 2017 4458
Red Brick Can Labour deliver 100,000 social homes annually within 5 years? 12 May 2017 4455
ARCH newsletter The case for council housing 12 May 2017 4454
Wordpress Homelessness and the Housing Revenue Account (Swindon) 12 May 2017 4453
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 Sex for rent? Logical extension of housing market 21 April 2017 4434
24dash.com 10 reasons why Housing won't survive another tory government 21 April 2017 4435
Morning Star Tories oversee mass council homes sale 21 April 2017 4432
Guardian If you don't feel rich on £70K it's because of broken housing system 21 April 2017 4433
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
Inside Housing West Midlands strong contender for RTB pilot 20 March 2017 4395
24dash.com London councillor resigns over house prices 20 March 2017 4394
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
Inside Housing Welsh government launches Right to Buy ban bill 13 March 2017 4393
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
Observer Housing benefit freeze leaves families facing rent rise or eviction, Shelter warns 05 March 2017 4386
Sunday Mirror Shameful cuts to housing benefit will put young people on the streets 05 March 2017 4385
Daily Mirror Tory govt slips out plans to stop housing benefit for out-of-work teenagers 05 March 2017 4384
Guardian UN report lays bare the waste of treating homes as commodities 04 March 2017 4380
24dash.com Retaining RTB receipts could give London £470 million 04 March 2017 4381
24dash.com Only £8 billion of £51 billion going to affordable housing 04 March 2017 4382
Inside Housing Govt has thinking to do when it comes to council housing 04 March 2017 4383
Inside Housing What the English Housing Survey report shows 03 March 2017 4379
Business Reporter New Build homes unaffodable to 83% of working privately renting families 02 March 2017 4378
Inside Housing Barwell under pressure over £800 million RTB receipts kept by treasury 02 March 2017 4377
Guardian Disastrous effects of Right to Buy policies 02 March 2017 4376
Guardian Home ownership in England at 30 year low 02 March 2017 4375
Morning Star Council told to shun blacklister's tryst 02 March 2017 4374
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
Guardian Serial squatters face eviction from £14 million mansion 24 February 2017 4369
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
24dash.com LGA: Councils can lead house building renaissance 23 February 2017 4366
Inside Housing Welsh councils hike rents to boost investment 23 February 2017 4367
24dash.com Government warned over homeless figures 22 February 2017 4365
Guardian Official inquiry into Universal Credit as criticism grows 22 February 2017 4364
Morning Star Homes crisis requires additional 400,000 builders 22 February 2017 4363
24dash.com Barwell hints at RTB deal for councils 21 February 2017 4362
Inside Housing Scottish ministers warn against Bedroom Tax 'clawback' 20 February 2017 4357
Guardian Hard Brexit would risk deepening housing crisis 20 February 2017 4356
Inside Housing Manchester city council to increase PFI rents 16 February 2017 4355
Red Brick Housing white paper: Government reinvents wheel 16 February 2017 4354
Inside Housing RTB extension to companies could reduce affordable development 15 February 2017 4353
Socialist Worker Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing 15 February 2017 4350
24dash.com Wigan set to shut down ALMO 15 February 2017 4351
24dash.com Council unveils £32 million social housing plan 15 February 2017 4352
Inside Housing Birmingham changes expexted to remove 4,000 from waiting list 14 February 2017 4349
Morning Star Residents to protest at £2 billion land grab 14 February 2017 4348
Observer America's eviction epidemic 12 February 2017 4347
Guardian Sajid Javid, stop strangling councils 11 February 2017 4346
Guardian Let councils build homes again 11 February 2017 4345
Socialist Worker Tory housing policy papers over the cracks 08 February 2017 4344
Morning Star Tory housing plan shambles 08 February 2017 4343
24dash.com Right to Buy could apply to council housing companies 07 February 2017 4342
Guardian Universal credit flaws pushing claimants towards debt and eviction 07 February 2017 4341
24dash.com Birmingham wantsd more 'realistic' waiting list 06 February 2017 4340
Guardian May to offer more security for renters 06 February 2017 4339
Guardian Leaking sewage and rotten floorboards: life on 'flagship' estate 06 February 2017 4338
iNews Theresa May should build more council homes 04 February 2017 4337
Guardian Response to dire housing 03 February 2017 4336
Inside Housing CIH president calls for more homes for social rent 02 February 2017 4335
24dash.com Rogue landlords branded 'scourge of London' 01 February 2017 4334
Guardian Once biggest housing assocs own 90% of social homes, tenants will lose out 25 January 2017 4333
Inside Housing Areas with rising waiting lists see falls in social housing 24 January 2017 4332
Morning Star Khan backs trial of land value tax 24 January 2017 4331
Inside Housing Rogue landlords receive £2.3 billion in housing benefit 23 January 2017 4330
Guardian Migrants aren't to blame for housing crisis, Theresa May 23 January 2017 4329
Inside Housing Social rents have increased faster than earnings 19 January 2017 4328
Socialist Worker 'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates 19 January 2017 4327
Inside Housing Council-owned homes drop by 10% in 6 years 17 January 2017 4325
Inside Housing Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments 17 January 2017 4324
24dash.com The ten year wait for a council house 17 January 2017 4323
Cambridge News Is 'affordable housing' term meaningless? 17 January 2017 4322
Inside Housing Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling 17 January 2017 4326
24dash.com Fears of 'back door bedroom tax' in N.Ireland 13 January 2017 4321
Guardian Scottish benefit reforms offer tenants greater flexibility 13 January 2017 4320
Guardian Deadlock in Stormont could spell turmoil for tenants 13 January 2017 4319
Guardian Housing crisis - 'right to rent' 12 January 2017 4316
Inside Housing Government reveals councils on fixed term tenancies working group 12 January 2017 4318
Inside Housing Implementation dates for Housing Act policies revealed 12 January 2017 4317
Socialist Worker Can sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from wreckers? 11 January 2017 4313
Inside Housing RTB pilots: 1 in 4 express interest, but sales limited 11 January 2017 4315
Inside Housing Association tenants 'significant financial risk' under RTB 11 January 2017 4314
24dash.com Conservative MP to defend evicted tenants 10 January 2017 4312
Keep our council homes Statutory homelessness in Swindon 08 January 2017 4310
Guardian January is the cruellest month for families 06 January 2017 4309
Inside Housing Shared ownership out of reach for young London singles 04 January 2017 4308
24dash.com Betts: government needs to lift HRA cap 04 January 2017 4307
Morning Star Tory starter homes too little too late 04 January 2017 4306
Socialist Worker Garden villages are no Eden 04 January 2017 4305
Morning Star Activists call on Tories to fix housing crisis 03 January 2017 4303
24dash.com Families with children hit by PRS insecurity 03 January 2017 4304
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