22 Apr

Housing crisis on Arran leaves hundreds of islanders without homes

Campaigners say houses now among UK’s least affordable owing to rise of holiday rentals‘Nothing’s affordable’: buying a home now just a dream on ArranCampaigners on the Isle of Arran have called for help to cope with a housing crisis that has left...

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21 Apr

Broken land ownership system fuels inequality | Letters

The unequal distribution of land has created serious problems in housing provision and wider society, say readersThe revelation that half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population (Report, 18 April) is a stark example of how broken our...

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21 Apr

Housing poverty is a moral disgrace | Letters

In Weston-super-Mare, as elsewhere in Britain, the poorest tenants are facing a stark choice between eating and paying rentTom Wall’s piece on housing poverty in Weston-super-Mare brought into sharp focus what many of us living here have known for a long time...

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21 Apr

Home improvements customers need stamina to conquer Everest

Many sign up with the household name believing costly work will go smoothly. It’s not always soThe thrill of Everest is adventuring into the unknown. Even the most doughty stamina and resolve can’t guarantee those who commit to the journey will reach...

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20 Apr

The 'boomerang' generation still living with their parents

Soaring house prices leave millions of young adults unable to afford to move outHow do the finances work for ‘boomerang’ generation families?Would you want to move back into your parents’ home after university? How much rent, if any, should you pay? Can...

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20 Apr

What makes a great place to live? Answer: it’s not a shopping plaza | Simon Jenkins

Hipster watering holes in formerly run-down neighbourhoods are the new cathedralsThe best place to live in Britain today is Salisbury. So says the Sunday Times. The Office for National Statistics disagrees. It says the best place is Farnborough. No, says the Royal...

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20 Apr

Why you should pay your parents £100 board a month

Researchers calculated that young adults save £8,000 a year by living at home – and worked out how much they should pay for board each monthThe ‘boomerang’ generation still living with their parentsYoung adults should be paying at least £100 a month...

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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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