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Lynne Featherstone

Alexandra Palace Station to become accessible for all

Published Tuesday 16th December 2014

Lynne Featherstone MP joined Baroness Kramer from the Department for Transport at Alexandra Palace station this morning, to formally announce extra funding for the ‘Access for All’ programme.The programme – which was given a £60 million boost in the Coalit...

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Anne Rowlands

#HousingDay

Published Wednesday 12th November 2014

As the head of a housing association which has been providing housing to people in need for 95 years, I am pleased to be able to support #housing day, a 24-hour social media takeover by housing associations and tenants telling stories of the positive im...

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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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