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Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone meets visits new local businesses

Published Monday 1st September 2014

Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited a new café in Alexandra Palace station. The Yard serves teas, coffees, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and food to take away.The Lib Dem MP popped in to the Café in between talking with station users...

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Anne Rowlands

Small is beautiful

Published Thursday 28th August 2014

As a Chief Executive of a housing association with close to 1,500 homes, it was pleasing to see that smaller providers like us have become the biggest bidders for funding for affordable homes. One possible explanation for the larger housing associati...

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Jonathon Porritt

The Nuclear Industry Today: Declining but not Dying

Published Tuesday 26th August 2014

Every year, the World Nuclear Industry Status Report reminds me why those in the Green movement who think nuclear has a major role to play in securing a low-carbon world are completely, dangerously off their collective trollies.read more...

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Rob Hattersley

Baked bean safety

Published Monday 18th August 2014

Last night Carolyn and I watched ‘The Rain Man’ (1988) starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Despite its age, a surprisingly good film. At one point, Raymond Babbit, who has social difficulties but is a very high functioning autistic, bec...

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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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