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The ‘too difficult’ box: Britain’s pre-election charades sidestep all the key questions
Is it laziness? Ignorance? Or have Britain’s political parties and the London media conspired to turn Britain's 2015 general election into a dreary series of rehearsed arguments?

15.04.2015 13:40

​Focus E15 housing activist arrested on suspicion of ‘squatting’
A London housing activist and key figure in the Focus E15 campaign has been arrested by police on suspicion of squatting after occupying a council flat in protest at the eviction of its tenants last month.

14.04.2015 12:51

‘Cozy & affordable’: West London studio boasts a shower… under the bed
A “cozy” crib in a lavish West London district is up for grabs for a mere £520 per month, as long as the prospective tenant is prepared to wash under their bed.

19.03.2015 16:36

Trump takes first steps towards 2016 presidential run; turns down ‘Apprentice’ renewal
Donald Trump has announced he plans to form an exploratory committee for a potential 2016 presidential campaign. The business magnate and reality-television star is adding political advisers to his staff in key primary and caucus states.

18.03.2015 15:51

‘Sale’ of US Embassy in Rome in elaborate scam lands ‘property brokers’ in court
A group of alleged fraudsters has appeared in court in Rome after an ambitious attempt to sell US Embassy and United Nations buildings in the city at a price of 1.3 million euro to a German businessman.

16.03.2015 17:34

​For richer, for poorer: Top earners surpass pre-crash wealth, low income youth worse off
Britain’s richest people are now better off than before the financial crisis, having seen their wealth grow 64 percent, according to a new report. Low income groups meanwhile have seen their share plummet, prompting warnings of “extreme inequality.”

10.03.2015 10:14

Almost 100 families evicted daily in Spain – statistics
At least 95 families were evicted every day in Spain in 2014, fresh statistics say as Spaniards struggle to meet mortgage payments. Home foreclosures have become a stark symbol of the 7-year economic crisis, with 2014 seeing a further rise in numbers.

06.03.2015 09:35

House in Parliament? Activists want Westminster for social housing
Britain’s Houses of Parliament should be converted into affordable flats to save taxpayer money and provide much needed accommodation, claims social housing campaign group Generation Rent.

02.03.2015 12:51

​‘100 riot police’ clash with housing justice activists in South London, 6 arrested
Six people were arrested on Tuesday night in a London council estate, following a standoff between riot police and activists protesting against the ‘social cleansing’ of London's poor.

18.02.2015 12:50

Student loan debt inhibiting home ownership - New York Fed
The quantity of student loans overdue by 90 days or more has risen to 11.3 percent, its highest point in a year. As youth grapple with student loan debt, they are less likely to take out a mortgage, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

17.02.2015 18:45

​#MarchForHouses: Thousands to descend on London mayor’s office, demand decent housing
Thousands of demonstrators will to take to the streets of London on Saturday afternoon to demand Mayor Boris Johnson deliver solutions to the capital’s deepening housing crisis.

30.01.2015 12:17

Qatar wins £2.6bn bid to buy London’s Canary Wharf
Qatar reportedly won a bid to buy London's Canary Wharf for £2.6 billion ($4 billion) on Wednesday after its majority owner, Songbird Estates, recommended smaller shareholders accept the 350p per share offer.

28.01.2015 11:54