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Tory heat pump plans may be full of hot air | Letters
Letters: The units are expensive to install, and become less efficient at low outside temperatures, writes Gary Bennett. Plus letters from Frank Brown and Austen Lynch

Letters

20, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Councils face call to prioritise gang victims for rehousing
FoI research finds threats or links to crime put 26,500 people at risk of homelessness in England and Wales

Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Wales is in my bones, but I probably won’t be going back | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Though the Welsh government’s drive to stop young people leaving is admirable, some of the main ‘push factors’ still apply, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

19, Oct, 2021 @12:17 PM

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Youth homelessness has risen 40% in five years, says UK charity
Centrepoint estimates 121,000 homeless or at risk, with analysis showing black people disproportionally affected

Aamna Mohdin and Tobi Thomas

18, Oct, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Thousands of affordable UK homes ‘won’t be built because of safety crisis’
Construction firms say diversion of money towards repairs will result in fewer new buildings

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Britain’s homes could be worth £9.2tn on open market, report shows
Property website values total UK housing at four times the value of the country’s economy

Hilary Osborne

13, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Poor housing harms health of 20% of renters in England, says Shelter
Housing charity says many renters are affected by damp, mould and cold

Robert Booth and Patrick Butler

13, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘The only place like it in the world’: why the Nicholas Building is the creative heart of Melbourne
Built in 1926 by a pharmaceutical company, the heritage-listed building has since become a hub for artists – who now fear it may be under threat

Brigid Delaney

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘This is not democracy’: Tories accused of selling out to developers
Environmentalist Isabella Tree says that ‘troubling’ relationship with housebuilders calls the party’s environmental credentials into question

Toby Helm Political Editor

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Tories’ manifesto pledge to build 300,000 houses a year now ‘almost impossible’
Shortages of material, labour and drivers put the party’s mid-2020 target in serious jeopardy, say analysts

Michael Savage

09, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Bolder moves required as Michael Gove tackles building safety crisis
Previous housing secretaries have failed to make much headway, but two sledgehammer options are available

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

08, Oct, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Gove looks at cutting insurance costs to tackle building safety crisis
Housing secretary may also push developers to pay for repairs in signs of renewed push to fix problem

Heather Stewart and Robert Booth

08, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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