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Video: Resident speaks of outrage at 'bedroom tax' confusion
There are warnings tonight that the so-called 'bedroom tax' is causing chaos and confusion, as thousands of people who thought they were liable to pay it are discovering they're not.
ITV News - Posted 16/01/2014

Suspected drug dealer leaves dog behind as he abandons home
A suspected drug dealer left a dog behind to starve after his social landlord won a possession order for his property.
24 Housing - Posted 16/01/2014

Benefits Street live debate commissioned
A studio debate, to include community members, is to take place after the final episode of Channel 4's Benefits Street, a public meeting has been told.
BBC - Posted 16/01/2014

Islington squatters take over former art gallery on Upper Street and vow to stay 'as long as possible'
Squatters have taken over a former fine art gallery on a busy London high street.
London Evening Standard - Posted 16/01/2014

Arthur Scargill 'tried to use Thatcher's Right to Buy scheme for discount on his London flat'
Former miners leader Arthur Scargill faced humiliation today after reports that he tried to use Margaret Thatcher’s Right to Buy scheme to purchase his London flat at a discount.
London Evening Standard - Posted 16/01/2014

Gloating Tories don't care that people are dying of poverty on the real-life Benefits Street
Conservative Philip Davies demonised welfare claimants in the Commons while a man died waiting for benefit payments a mile from the MP's constituency.
Mirror co uk - Posted 16/01/2014

Arthur Scargill 'tried to use Margaret Thatcher's right-to-buy scheme to buy London flat'
The National Union of Miners described Scargill as 'hypocritical' in light of the revelation.
Mirror co uk - Posted 16/01/2014

Benefits Street kids attacked by bullies even though they weren't on Channel 4 show
Labour MP Shabana Mahmood, who has been contacted by parents, said: “The production company has a responsibility to help deal with the fallout."
Mirror co uk - Posted 16/01/2014

Former NUM leader Arthur Scargill 'tried to buy London flat under Margaret Thatcher's right-to-buy scheme'
Former miners' union leader Arthur Scargill attempted to use a law introduced by his political enemy Margaret Thatcher to buy a council flat in London, it has been reported.
The Independent - Posted 16/01/2014

Arthur Scargill branded a 'hypocrite' after trying to get £1.5m London flat through Right to Buy laws of bitter foe Margaret Thatcher
Miners' leader Arthur Scargill was accused of hypocrisy last night after it emerged he tried to buy his London council flat by exploiting one of Margaret Thatcher’s flagship policies.
Mail Online - Posted 16/01/2014

Stonewall Top 100: MoD a top employer for gay, lesbian, and bi-sexual workers
Organisations to receive recognition from the charity include an NHS Trust, and a housing company.
The Independent - Posted 16/01/2014

St Mungo's highest placed charity in Stonewall's UK gay-friendly employers list
St Mungo's has made it into the top 100 list of gay-friendly employers released today by LGB charity Stonewall, ranking 11th overall, appearing for the third consecutive year and maintaining its position as number one in the third sector.
St Mungo's - Posted 16/01/2014

Retirement scheme resident going digital in Rotherham
A Rotherham retirement scheme resident has become an IT whiz by achieving specialist digital qualifications through a Sanctuary Housing computer initiative.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Family grieving after death of 11-year-old told: 'Now downsize or be hit with bedroom tax'
A family mourning the death of their young son have been told they will have to downsize or pay the so-called bedroom tax - because they now have a spare room.
Express co uk - Posted 15/01/2014

Fact or Fiction: Kris Hopkins
Apart from the fact that he’s a big help to buy fan, you’d be forgiven for knowing little else about our latest housing minister. But that’s about to change with this month’s Fact or Fiction. Trouble is there’s a spanner in the works. Can you spot the lie?
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Sixty Icon Housing officer's visit uncovered tenant's 33-years of domestic abuse
It seemed like a routine visit – an inspection at the West Berkshire home of an elderly couple.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Reducing waste and raising money
As part of Plymouth Community Homes' aim to recycle as much waste as possible, waste metal from the head office building has been recycled with proceeds given to Plymouth Foodbank.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Landlords fined after health and safety breaches
Two private landlords have been fined for failing to properly protect their tenants from health and safety risks.
24 Housing - Posted 15/01/2014

Riverside named the North West's most gay-friendly housing provider
Riverside is one of Stonewall’s 100 best employers, placed at 61 in the league table compiled by the gay rights campaigning organisation announced today.
Riverside - Posted 15/01/2014

Benefits Street: Comedian Frank Skinner turned down narrating job
Comedian Frank Skinner turned down a narrating job on Channel 4 documentary Benefits Street because he did not want to criticise Birmingham on television.
The Independent - Posted 15/01/2014

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