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Affordable Housing not fit for purpose

Further evidence that the regeneration of Thames Gateway is not what it could be comes from a study by the University of East London. It reveals that 82 per cent of homes being built in the region to the east of London are one and two-bedroom flats, raising fears that families will fail to move into the area. The research blamed government targets for the high density of building and gave a warning that we could be repeating the design mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s.


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Rising East Online September 2006 edition

Links to four articles in Rising East Online worth looking at

Regeneration Without End: Urban and Social Change in the East of London since the 1890s —William Mann;


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Time Inside Training

HMP Wayland at Griston, near Watton, yesterday revealed that from next February it will become a national hub for prison labour, supplying big business with skilled workers from jails across the UK.

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Getting a LEGI-up

A joint bid for £70million is being made by Greenwich and the other London Olympics boroughs to ensure long-term benefits for businesses.


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Rising Flood Risk Cover

BRITISH homeowners are facing a house-insurance crisis as global warming and a surge in house building and conversion raises the risk of flood damage.

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First Time Buyers Property Index

BETHNAL GREEN and Stratford have come first and second in a poll of the capital's most promising hotspots for first-time buyers. (Newham Recorder)

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Landlords sell to avoid property licences

Landlords with houses in multi-occupation (HMO) are selling up to avoid the new licensing arrangements introduced by the UK Government in April 2006.

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