Housing costs: Five surprises explained Is rent cheaper in the next street? Use our map to find out Join our Affordable Living Facebook group here A survey of 6,000 people by rival property portal, Zoopla, earlier this year suggested that 27% of people had no intention to buy or sell. Fewer were actively looking for a specific property to buy than those browsing in general with an ambition to move or buy a first home. … [Read more...] about Most-viewed mansions of 2019 revealed
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It won’t be until the results of next month’s official homelessness count are published that the true picture of what is happening on Britain’s streets will emerge. But evidence from homeless charities, hostels, outreach teams and shelters across the country suggests demand for their services is rising just as temperatures are starting to fall. Last winter, at least 78 homeless people died on the streets and in temporary accommodation, according to figures compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism – a national total that is likely to be a significant underestimate. … [Read more...] about Why are so many people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets?
'Honestly, North Dakotans have been very welcoming to me and I give North Dakota credit for helping people like me better their lives,' he said. 'It wasn't my choice to come to North Dakota, but I'm glad I did. Big time.' … [Read more...] about North Dakota county could become the first to BAN new refugees after Trump signed executive order stating they can only be resettled where local governments give consent
This is the essence of Zapatismo, and explains much of its appeal: a global call to revolution that tells you not to wait for the revolution, only to stand where you stand, to fight with your own weapon. It could be a video camera, words, ideas, "hope" - all of these, Marcos has written, "are also weapons". It's a revolution in miniature that says, "Yes, you can try this at home." This organising model has spread throughout Latin America, and the world. You can see it in the anarchist squats of Italy (called "social centres") and in the Landless Peasants' Movement of Brazil, which seizes tracts of unused farmland and uses them for sustainable agriculture, markets and schools under the slogan "Ocupar, Resistir, Producir" (Occupy, Resist, Produce). These same ideas were forcefully expressed by the students of the National Autonomous University of Mexico during last year's long and militant occupation of their campus. Zapata once said the land belongs to those who work it, their banners … [Read more...] about The unknown icon
Halliday was able to manage his diabetes through diet and exercise, because he has type 2 diabetes. Not to be confused with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition which is not associated with lifestyle, type 2 diabetes is very often linked to obesity and inactivity. Three out of five cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable, but the consequences can be severe. People with diabetes can go blind, have heart attacks or strokes, or require amputations. The life-expectancy of someone with type 2 diabetes is reduced by a decade. It is a horrible, frightening disease – which is why Kelly Perrin, a 31-year-old finance worker from Rushden, Northamptonshire, burst into tears when she was diagnosed in January. “I knew it was serious,” she says. … [Read more...] about ‘I used to eat for convenience’: how young diabetics reversed their diagnosis