‘They wanted pet rent’: Intense competition for a home leaves renters facing extraordinary demands
Renting

‘They wanted pet rent’: Intense competition for a home leaves renters facing extraordinary demands

Tenants are facing increasingly harsh selection criteria for a place to live. Some fear they’ll be left homeless.

A man who built a wooden house on a London pavement has now been given a place to stay
Homelessness

A man who built a wooden house on a London pavement has now been given a place to stay

And the council has now demolished the house, despite calls to put it in a museum as a symbol of the housing crisis.

Troy Deeney: ‘What about learning what other countries were like before Britain colonised them?’
Activism

Troy Deeney: ‘What about learning what other countries were like before Britain colonised them?’

Footballer Troy Deeney felt alienated and unrepresented at school. Now, he’s fronting a documentary, Troy Deeney – Where’s My History?, following his campaign to change the curriculum.

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Michael Gove vows to get tough with social housing landlords in warning over horror homes
Social Housing

Michael Gove vows to get tough with social housing landlords in warning over horror homes

Shell consultant quits with explosive LinkedIn post accusing oil giant of ‘extreme harms’ to planet
Oil industry

Shell consultant quits with explosive LinkedIn post accusing oil giant of ‘extreme harms’ to planet

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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’
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David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career’

How you can help boost bee and butterfly populations with a new government app
Biodiversity

How you can help boost bee and butterfly populations with a new government app

The number of ‘no-fault’ evictions being handed out to renters is now 30% higher than pre-Covid
Renting

The number of ‘no-fault’ evictions being handed out to renters is now 30% higher than pre-Covid

One in five regularly work from home as the government urges return to offices
Flexible working

One in five regularly work from home as the government urges return to offices

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How to keep cooking and hot water costs down if the energy crisis has increased your bill
Cost of living crisis

How to keep cooking and hot water costs down if the energy crisis has increased your bill

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage
Low pay

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage

Five ways the cost of living is rising - and how to get help if you’re struggling
Cost of living crisis

Five ways the cost of living is rising - and how to get help if you’re struggling

Cost of living: Why you should check if you're eligible for free prescriptions
Cost of living crisis

Cost of living: Why you should check if you're eligible for free prescriptions

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David Harbour: 'Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career'
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David Harbour: 'Stranger Things was different from anything I’ve ever experienced in my career'

As Stranger Things returns, David Harbour, aka Hawkins police chief Jim Hopper, talks about the weirdness of fame and how our upside-down world has cr…
Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’
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Stranger Things star David Harbour says Gandalf and Han Solo inspired Hopper’s ‘resurrection’

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Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us
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Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us

Lucy Sweet admires the vision and bravery of those on the popular homebuilding TV show – but wonders why they bother

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Joe Wicks: 'My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be'
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Joe Wicks: 'My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be'

'Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,' says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
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'Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,' says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she's written
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Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she's written

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham's legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
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Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham's legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

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Homeless man who built wooden house on pavement: 'People understand I'm just in a bad situation'

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
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The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

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Martin Lewis: 'The link between money problems and mental health problems is just so strong'
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‘Out of touch’ Tory minister tells people to work more or get a better job to beat the cost of living crisis

Expanded stop and search powers will lead to ‘more criminalisation of Black people’, groups warn
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My road from refugee to university graduate
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Maybe Liverpool fans wouldn't boo the national anthem if there was a level playing field
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Decades of initiatives didn't solve poverty. What can we do now?
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Decades of initiatives didn't solve poverty. What can we do now?

Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance
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Homelessness is holding back prison leavers when they get a second chance

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