19 Apr

Rockeries are back in fashion, say British garden centres

With many gardeners short of weeding time, rocks and alpine plants are in vogue this EasterA rockery revival is under way. A new generation of gardeners, inspired by Instagram images, are once again buying boulders to build rock gardens that had until...

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19 Apr

Let’s move to Ely, Cambridgeshire: still haunted by its past

‘I can imagine a rather fabulous Nordic-noir inspired TV detective series being set there’What’s going for it? It’s an odd place, Ely. For a start they have an annual eel-throwing competition on Eel Day. (That’s toy eels, animal lovers.) But that makes...

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19 Apr

Homes with stained glass windows – in pictures

From a converted chapel in Bristol to a Victorian church in North Yorkshire, here are some homes with colour Continue reading… Continue Reading

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18 Apr

Section 21 and why landlords will still hold all the keys in housing | Letters

SP Chakravarty says the market is inherently rigged against renters, David Griffiths wants court procedures reformed and Rev Paul Nicolson says fighting evictions will be a challengeYou are too kind in your view of the consultation paper (Editorial: Better protections for ‘generation...

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18 Apr

So 1% of the people own half of England. Inheritance tax reform could fix that | Peter Hetherington

I interviewed private landowners across the UK – if we want to stop them trading what is morally ours, we need radical changeFour years ago I asked a simple question about our most basic resource that feeds, waters and houses the nation,...

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17 Apr

Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population

Research by author reveals corporations and aristocrats are the biggest landownersHalf of England is owned by less than 1% of its population, according to new data shared with the Guardian that seeks to penetrate the secrecy that has traditionally surrounded land ownership.The...

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17 Apr

House prices rise at slowest rate in six years as Brexit hits growth

London experiences biggest slump in a decade but Midlands and north-west race aheadHouse prices across Britain have increased at their slowest rate for more than six years, with London experiencing its biggest slump in a decade as Brexit concerns drag on growth.The...

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16 Apr

The Guardian view on rights for renters: only the start | Editorial

A consultation on scrapping no-fault evictions and introducing new safeguards for tenants is welcome – but not enoughHome is not an address. It is a feeling. Millions of people have the keys to a property, yet enjoy none of the security we...

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15 Apr

Controlling house prices and the need to be able to evict bad tenants | Letters

Carolyn Hayman says action must be taken to bring prices back into an affordable ratio with incomes, while Tom Booth says section 21 should not be abolishedThere was a note of scepticism (Labour’s home truths, Nils Pratley, 10 April) about Labour’s proposal...

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