Labour will promise to tackle Britain’s housing crisis by “building for the many”, setting aside £75bn over five years to fund the most dramatic increase in council home construction since the second world war. As he launches Labour’s manifesto, Jeremy Corbyn will pledge that by the end of its first term in office, a Labour government would build 100,000 council houses a year, and 50,000 social homes through housing associations – all of them to high environmental standards. Only 6,287 council homes were built in 2018-19. The rapid increase would be paid for using half of the £150bn “social transformation fund” recently announced by the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, which will be funded through government borrowing. The shadow housing secretary, John Healey, told the Guardian: “We’re talking about a new era of council housing. “And the significance of it is that building on this scale allows us not just to build … [Read more...] about Labour to unveil £75bn social housing plan to ‘build for the many’
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Derek Hough and his girlfriend Hayley Erbert were snapped shopping in Los Angeles at Barneys New York following the dancer's recent emergency removal of his appendix. The 34-year-old TV personality, who's been seen on Dancing with the Stars and World of Dance, kept warm in a navy blue coat with brown fleece collar over a dark blue top with blue jeans, sporting a mustache and a goatee. He said in a social media clip he was 'getting a little stir crazy' after a few days of recuperation. Erbert - a 25-year-old dance pro who's dated the Salt Lake City native since 2015 after working together on DWTS - donned a garnet red coat over a black top with black pants. On the mend: Derek Hough, 34, and his girlfriend Hayley Erbert, 25, were snapped shopping in Los Angeles at Barneys New York following the dancer's recent emergency removal of his appendix The stunning Topeka, Kansas native, who's also been seen on So You Think You Can Dance, had her dark black locks down and parted to … [Read more...] about Derek Hough and girlfriend Hayley Erbert step out to shop in LA after he had emergency surgery to remove his appendix
Claim Labour will build 100,000 council houses a year by the end of the next parliament, a significant increase on the 6,287 built in 2018-19. In addition, there will be 50,000 housing association homes. Background The party has promised a “housing revolution” focused on a programme to build council houses. It plans to provide the homes for social rent – currently this is linked to local incomes, but the party is proposing changing this to link it to rents on the open market. The 50,000 housing association homes will be “genuinely affordable” the party says. They will need to meet new rules on cost – rents will either be social rents, or linked to a third of local incomes, while homes to buy will have mortgage costs linked to a third of local incomes. Reality The target of 100,000 council homes is in line with the needs identified by housing experts. The property company Savills, for example, found that there were 100,000 households who could not … [Read more...] about Is Labour’s pledge to build 100,000 council houses achievable?
A clubber launched a brutal attack on a nightclub bouncer, punching, kicking and hurling him to the ground in front of stunned punters. Shocking footage showed the punter appear to throw a kick at the doorman in Liverpool. He then hits the bouncer with a series of punches before hurling him to the pavement outside McCooley's nightclub, the Liverpool Echo reported. At least one person can be heard shouting with delight as the bouncer is left sprawled on the ground, lying almost motionless as a few more kicks come in. After the clubber moves away from the doorman, he can be seen lying on the cobbles and lots of shouting can be heard in the background. A kind witness then attempts to help the doorman and puts him in the recovery position on the floor. The phone footage was taken shortly before 2am on Saturday, September 21, and police are now appealing for information to find the person responsible. Officers have released a number of CCTV images of a man they believe could help them in … [Read more...] about Clubber launches brutal attack on bouncer in front of stunned partygoers
A woman was punched and had her hair yanked by a gang of teenage girls after a row in McDonald's. Police have released CCTV stills of three females and a male they are tracing who they believe could have vital information about the bust-up in Liverpool. The victim, a 23-year-old woman, was involved in a verbal altercation inside the burger chain on July 23. The dispute erupted into violence after the woman left the fast-food chain. Shortly after the confrontation the woman was "assaulted by a small group of teenage girls” near the docks. The attack left the woman with bruising and swelling to her face. Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Now detectives have released CCTV images of four people they believe could have vital information as part of the investigation. A spokesman said: "Anyone who recognises the people pictured or has any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police." Anyone with information can make contact on social media via Twitter … [Read more...] about Woman attacked in street by teenage gang after row in McDonald’s