Monday, January 25News For London

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Housing Bill said to increase number of homeless in London

Housing Bill said to increase number of homeless in London

News, Politics
Londoners face the risk of losing their homes if the new Housing and Planning Bill is passed, the Lambeth Housing Activists warned hundreds of protestors on Saturday. The march against the new bill and the damage it may bring upon Londoners, began in the borough of Lambeth and ended outside 10 Downing Street on Saturday 30 January. Through the new Housing bill recently discussed in the Parliament, the government aims to increase home owners by privatising the sector. Leaders of the Green Party and Revolutionary Communists were present at the rally organised by the Lambeth Housing Activists, as well as some Labour and LibDem members. Crowd gathering at Imperial War Museum for march against dreadful #HousingBill This pretty much sums it up... — Helen

‘Cheers for that. Now get out!’ Brixton traders told.

They have survived riots and drug dealing on their doorsteps, but it will be a redevelopment plan by Lambeth Council and landlord Network Rail that will seal the fate of many shop owners in Brixton. Alex Leonards visits Atlantic Road to speak to angry traders. Sub editor: Aimee Ren A & C Co. Continental Grocers has served Brixton for 25 years. In six months time the owners will have to abandon the shop that has seen them through Brixton's best and worst of times. “It’s really gutting,” says Bella, who has been at the grocers since the very beginning. “We were here when no one else would step foot in Brixton. We’ve been through it all: riots, drug dealers lined up every 10 yards,” she says. “And now that it’s all nice, it’s like ‘Oh, cheers for that. Now get out’.” These days wal