15 Feb From the section Charlton Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47245347 Read more about sharing. Charlton Athletic fans have had The Valley re-listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).The south-east London stadium was originally recognised as an ACV in November 2013, but the status only lasts for five years.The successful re-application by the Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust (CAST) means the group must be notified if the ground is put up for sale.Should that happen, CAST would have the right to make their own bid.Charlton first played at The Valley in 1919 and it was their home until 1985 when, following financial struggles, the ground was closed that September.The Addicks were forced to groundshare at Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace, and then at Upton Park with West Ham, but eventually … [Read more...] about Charlton’s The Valley re-listed as Asset of Community Value
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PUBLISHED: 17:00 22 October 2018 April Roach Engaging new audiences with wildlife, the Land of the Fanns bioblitz event held jointly with the Thames Chase Trust and the Forestry Commission. Picture: Land of the Fanns. Archant Hornchurch, Upminster and Romford are part of a large area that has been earmarked for conservation and community projects. A map of the focus area for the Land of Fanns project.The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five-year programme that aims to restore and celebrate 11 landscape character areas that cross in Havering and Barking and Dagenham.Described as the “grandest prospect in England” by writer Philip Morant in the 1970s, the Land of the Fanns area is full of environmental and historical gems.From places such as Rainham Marshes which is home to 10 per cent of the UK population of water vole, to the rich histories of royal residence within the Havering hlls - the project hopes to get residents … [Read more...] about The Land of the Fanns: Project hopes to restore and celebrate historic gems in Havering
Image courtesy of The Manchester Meteor This essay was first published in the Manchester Meteor: an “an alternative, radical, community-based publication for the people of Manchester”. The housing crisis is a prime example of the economic term market failure. Politicians of different stripes have followed policies, introduced by Margaret Thatcher, of increasing market forces in the housing market, by promoting private ownership of homes, and degrading social housing by selling it off with heavy subsidies – while promising but failing to build more. These policies continue in spite of the increasing homelessness and housing crisis, and have seen the number of home owners drop across the UK and Greater Manchester, making a mockery of the Conservative claim to be ‘the party of home ownership’. “There is no alternative” was Thatcher’s motto to ensure her political and economic neoliberal dogma was adhered to. But Thatcher was … [Read more...] about Can alternative models of ownership help solve the housing crisis?
UK Politics 30 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44956501 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel After facing criticism for being slow off the mark ahead of the 2016 mayoral race, the Conservatives have been quicker with their … [Read more...] about Who’s who: Tory candidates for London mayor
Shane got kicked out of home by his mum when he was 15, as he didn’t get on with her new boyfriend. He started using the street drugs spice and mamba while sofa surfing for two or three years. Finally, he was referred by a youth homelessness organisation to rent a flat from Mark Blake, a co-founder of Homeless Rooms Birmingham, a website which helps homeless people in the city find supported accommodation. “For the first six months it was all good - he paid his rent, paid his top-ups, it was fine,” explained Blake. “But then after a while he started to smoke too much cannabis, and just kind of stopped paying his rent. He got sanctioned by the job centre because he couldn’t be bothered to get there.” “So I said, ‘Ok, we need to come up with a plan.’ I knew he didn’t have the money, and was unlikely to ever have the money, so I said ‘I’ve got a new property, could you come and paint for me and we’ll … [Read more...] about Birmingham’s Housing Is In Crisis – These People Are Working To Fix it