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Lynne Featherstone

Sexual abuse of children in our country

Published Sunday 20th July 2014

Two women came to my surgery to ask if I would support the call for an Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse – and of course an inquiry is now on the way.But what I said to them was whilst I was happy to have an inquiry – more than that – I wanted the police t...

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Rob Hattersley

Indoor streets

Published Tuesday 1st July 2014

In cities around the UK, there are several buildings in which you will find Coronation Street type variations on the following themes: a full size street, car, pedestrian crossing, house, full stocked shop, Internet cafe, water feature, train and alleyway. Se...

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Anne Rowlands

Life through a lens

Published Tuesday 20th May 2014

Later this year the country will mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War and on a more personal note we will mark the 95th anniversary of Railway Housing Association. There is a direct link between both anniversaries because when the Associati...

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Yvonne Hutchinson

"It's all good"

Published Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Last week’s Panorama programme about fraud in the NHS was shocking!  It’s difficult to imagine how apparently respectable professionals can watch NHS budgets being slashed and still stick their greedy mitts in to extract even more!  I’m sitting i...

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Steve Ellard

Sexy Housing

Published Sunday 15th December 2013

"So, you’d like to work in social housing?" - said no Careers Officer; ever.  Okay, so that may be a little presumptuous. There may be a handful of teenagers out there, somewhere, who are desperate for a career in social housing. I highly ...

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Phil Morgan

Yes to Homes, No to Homes?

Published Friday 22nd November 2013

Recently I took part in a BBC Three Counties interview about Yes to Homes. They had already interviewed someone from the National Housing Federation and I was happy to chip in with broadly supportive comments. Feeling faintly smug I was driving later th...

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