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Housing officer and bailiff gunned down by tenant

Jenny Danson

April 2014

Last summer, a housing officer and a bailiff were shot while trying to evict Andrew Stephenson from his Brixton flat. For Metropolitan housing group it was a traumatic incident but one that had to be sensitively handled.

Turning the tide on loan sharks

Tony Quigley

November 2013

Loan sharks exploit borrowers and use horrendous methods to enforce repayment. But a specialist trading standards team is cracking down on the offence and using money reclaimed from the criminals to benefit the communities they stalk.

Brave Linda reveals bedroom tax pain on TV news

Roy Probert

July 2013

When TV news reporters approached Sovereign Housing Association to speak to tenants affected by the bedroom tax, there was one woman whose story stood out. She just needed to find the courage to tell it.

Memory loss mother reunited

Vicky Schofield

June 2013

A mother presumed dead for three decades has been reunited with her family after regaining her memory – and a little bit of housing help from Guinness Northern Counties.

The late Reg Dean

Housing 21 pays tribute to Britain's oldest man

Wendy Gornicki

April 2013

Britain's oldest man, Reg Dean, died in January at the age of 110. For the last few years of his extraordinary life he lived at a Housing 21 extra care scheme in Derbyshire.

Chancellor George Osborne with Peaks & Plains chief Tim Pinder

Affordable housing in the Chancellor’s back yard

Tim Pinder

October 2012

When the Chancellor opened a new housing development in his Cheshire constituency, Peaks & Plains Housing Trust spotted an opportunity to make the case for investment in social housing.


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