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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

Homestead Act for Russian Far East – Putin supports free land handout
The Russian president has approved the idea to offer large land plots for free to anyone who resettles to the Russian Far East to start a farm or other business.

19.01.2015 12:57

UK church exhumes bodies to build vicar’s house
A vicar has provoked the anger of his locality after having a graveyard dug up and bodies exhumed in order to make way for a new family home adjacent to the church – reported to be in the region of $1.5 million.

01.01.2015 16:32

​US stock market hits milestone following surge in economic growth
The US stock market hit a historic milestone on Tuesday, following an announcement that the country’s economy grew five percent between the months of July and October ‒ its fastest pace in over a decade.

23.12.2014 20:33

UK sees luxury property, cheap travel bonanza in ruble crisis
As the ruble falls into a tailspin, air fares between the UK and Russia have dropped to an all-time low. Return tickets from London Gatwick and Manchester to Moscow are now selling at £50.

18.12.2014 11:10

Financial steal: Abu Dhabi investors snap up Scotland Yard
Investors from Abu Dhabi have secured a deal to purchase the iconic Scotland Yard building in St James’s Park. The building, which has housed the Metropolitan Police Service since 1964, sold for a reported £370 million.

10.12.2014 14:03

Qatari royals to build £200mn London mega-mansion
The Qatari royal family is planning to convert three of London’s most prestigious addresses into a single mega-mansion valued at over £200 million.

09.12.2014 11:38

Abandoned by God? Italian churches turned into banks, bars, shops (PHOTOS)
With the Italian economy crippled by recession, more and more churches are being deconsecrated and sold to private buyers, who repurpose these former houses of God into banks, theaters, night clubs and even car repair shops.

30.10.2014 19:22