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Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition to Labour’s housing review

Housing market is dysfunctional, says Diane Abbott in opposition  to Labour’s housing review

Diane Abbott has argued that increasing the supply of London housing will not bring down house prices in the capital because the market has become entirely dysfunctional. This is in direct contradiction to Labour’s newly published housing policy review which highlights house building as a solution to “the biggest housing…

Renters to “be exploited in perpetuity” with new Labour housing policy, says Generation Rent

Renters to “be exploited in perpetuity” with new Labour housing policy, says Generation Rent

Generation Rent has slammed a Labour housing policy review claiming that its proposals will force renters to be “exploited in perpetuity” to the benefit of homeowners. The Lyons Housing Review, commissioned by the Labour party and conducted by Sir Michael Lyons, was released last week and sets out a “roadmap”…

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

Lottery funding for Lewisham theatre project

A £31,000 lottery grant has been awarded to Lewisham Youth Theatre to support performances inspired by a community history project. Catford Tales will see local residents coming together to learn about Catford’s history and exchange memories and experiences, which will then be transformed into a theatre production by LYT. Helen…

Protestors shut down MIPIM-UK property conference

Protestors shut down MIPIM-UK property conference

Protestors, including organisations from Hackney and Tower Hamlets, briefly shut down the controversial MIPIM-UK property conference today, with police confirming that they made an arrest outside the venue. MIPIM is the world’s largest property conference and is taking place in London for the first time. The event gives domestic and…

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

The “Your Borough, Your Voice” campaign allows Tower Hamlets residents to nominate the services they value most, by voicing their opinions on numerous savings proposals. Tower Hamlets council is extending the deadline for residents to share their views on services spending in a major public consultation. Public feedback will help inform council spending decisions…

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

Lewisham teachers to campaign against free schools

A campaign to defend state education against free schools and academies is to be launched by Lewisham teachers next month. At the Lewisham branch of the National Union of Teachers members are concerned about the Government’s proposal to turn local schools into academies and open free schools in order to…

‘So U think I’m CraZy’ at Maudsley Hospital

‘So U think I’m CraZy’ at Maudsley Hospital

A new play by a Croydon woman about the challenges of treating mental health patients is to be performed at the Maudsley Hospital tonight Written and directed by Ekanem Hines, a mother of four and a mental health carer, ‘So U think I’m CraZy’ is described as ‘a powerful therapeutic…

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Train passengers warned to expect nine days of delays as London Bridge closure affects swathes of south London

Rail passengers are being warned to expect delays when London Bridge  station partially closes for nine days at the end of this month as part of a multi-million pound rebuild. First Capital Connect and Southern trains will not call at the the station from this Saturday, August 23 until Monday,…

Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing schoolgirl Natasha Sandford, who may be in Croydon. Natasha, 15, was last seen at around 10.20am on August 10 in Foxon Lane, Caterham and it extremely out of character for her to go so long without making contact with her friends or…

Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Planning a staycation in London this summer? Read ELL’s guide to your best local holiday hotspots

Summer is finally here and it’s time for the annual getaway in the sun. Or is it? If you are not heading abroad this year, you are not alone.  Research by Visit England suggests that almost 40 per cent of Brits are cutting back on holiday spending due to money worries. If…

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