Communities

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Victoria Frank obituary
Other lives: Community advocate and key driver in the creation of the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Merleen Frank

24, Jan, 2022 @5:48 PM

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A new start after 60: ‘I was a banker who finally took a risk – and bought the village shop’
Ruth Crocket spent little time at home when she made a sudden decision to buy her local post office. Just as she lost her job, it began losing money. But then came the pandemic …

Paula Cocozza

24, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Most of UK’s levelling up taskforce based in London, figures reveal
Whitehall-centric approach to regional equality project is ‘frankly insulting’, says Labour

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

23, Jan, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Faster internet speeds linked to lower civic engagement in UK
Study finds involvement in political parties, trade unions and volunteering falls as web speeds rise

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Jan, 2022 @3:25 PM

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How co-operative housing gave me the peace of mind I thought I’d never find | Rosie Collington
Denmark’s system offers tenants a chance to escape grasping landlords and own an affordable stake in a community, says academic Rosie Collington

Rosie Collington

23, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Garden villages fill me with despair | Letters
Why build on green fields when there are plenty of brownfield sites crying out for development?

23, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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We face a land crisis, not a housing crisis | Letter
Letter: Dr Justin Robbins considers the ways to fix this modern ill

Letters

21, Jan, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Developers tell Gove: we will not foot £4bn fire safety bill alone
Housing secretary told that government and sellers of combustible materials must also pay to fix flats

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @6:55 PM

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Uproar in garden of England at homes plan that could ‘swallow up’ villages
The housing crisis needs solving but in Kent protesters fear for their way of life

Gareth Rubin

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Fears of pandemic exodus from England’s cities prove unfounded
Exclusive: figures show Covid has not deterred people from moving to Manchester and other city centres

Helen Pidd North of England editor

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding looms
Ministers urged to extend grants as funding gap and driver shortages prompt operators to draft list of route cuts

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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A victory for families sucked into dangerous cladding scandal – but their fight is far from over | Lucie Heath
The minister’s promise that many more leaseholders will not have to pay for repairs is heartening, but flaws in his proposal must be addressed, says housing journalist Lucie Heath

Lucie Heath

11, Jan, 2022 @2:21 PM

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