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Boris Johnson has ruled out banning poor doors

21st century apartheid: Boris Johnson refuses to ban ‘poor doors’

Tory minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls to introduce a law which would effectively ban class-based apartheid in social homes. What am I referring to? I am referring to the common practice in the UK whereby in newbuild housing developments poorer residents are obligated to use separate entrances to those with more money. These ‘poor doors’ are predominantly based in[Read More…]

Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, is at the centre of a campaign to protect a Rastafarian heritage site

Bob Marley’s granddaughter campaigns to protect Rastafarian heritage site in Jamaica

Bob Marley’s granddaughter is at the centre of a campaign to protect one of the best-known Rastafarian comunities in Jamaica, it has been reported. Donisha Prendergast, 30 is the eldest granddaughter of the legendary Raggae musician, and has become involved in an initiative aimed at protecting Pinnacle – a 500-acre hilltop site in Sligoville, Jamaica, that was once home to[Read More…]

Prime Minister David Cameron, with Sharon and her daughter.

Help to Buy publicity stunt backfires on David Cameron

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has been hailed as an initiative which has helped thousands of hard-up people to get onto the property ladder – but is this really the case? Under the Help to Buy scheme, equity loans are given to first-time buyers and home movers on new-build homes worth up to £600,000. These loans lend buyers 95[Read More…]

Cob houses are proving particularly popular among innovative homebuilders

Mortgage-free homes soar in popularity among creative home buyers

  An increasing number of people are ditching traditional mortgages in favour of building their own debt-free homes in the UK. Creativity is making headway in the UK as an increasing number of people are making homes from wood, cob, a mix of clay, sand and straw, and even recycled shipping containers. In West Cork in Ireland for example, cob[Read More…]

‘No blacks please’. New study reveals racial tension in the property market

‘No blacks please’. New study reveals racial tension in the property market

London is often presumed to be one of the most culturally diverse and metropolitan cities in the world. And yet this veneer of tolerance does not always stretch to black citizens in the UK who are searching for housing. An undercover investigation carried out by the BBC revealed that letting agents in London are prepared to discriminate against would-be tenants[Read More…]