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Cannabis capers

Max Salsbury

March 2014

Leafing through our news archive, it’s remarkable how many housing stories revolve around cannabis. So, for this month’s Fact or Fiction we thought we’d draw on five of the stranger dopey tales from the last few years - and throw in one that’s completely homegrown.

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

November 2013

Richard Wilson, assistant director of finance at Family Housing, confesses to an obsession with the ‘X Files’, and explains how Jeremy Clarkson destroyed his favourite clothing.

Celebrity supporters

Max Salsbury

Don’t always believe what you read in the tabloids. Celebrities can be a kind bunch, using their precious free time to back good causes and raise morale among workers. Here are six examples of just that within the world of social housing. As ever, five are true and one is so totally made up.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown

November 2013

Peter Brown, chief executive of Herefordshire Housing, reveals that his first record was too long ago to remember, how he realised that soap operas were eating away his evenings and his admiration for a mentally unstable chess player.

Debbie Griffiths

Debbie Griffiths

November 2013

The group chief executive of Housing Plus Group would use her 24 hours of regal power to change the way we perceive care services – and maybe get Kate to carry on reproducing.

Housing on screen

Max Salsbury

September 2013

For all the drama that unfolds within the sector, the world’s film directors and TV stations don’t seem too interested in social housing - with some exceptions. Now can you guess which of the following highlights are true, and which one is made up?

Lisa Pickard

Lisa Pickard

September 2013

The chief executive of LYHA (Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association) says a lot can be done in a day.

Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

September 2013

Rick Henderson, chief executive of Homeless Link, reveals an unfortunate first record purchase before recovering in style with Morrissey. Just one thing: Don’t even think of looking at his guitars.

Leann Hearne

Leann Hearne

August 2013

Leann Hearne, Riverside’s Group Director for Care and Support, reveals her likes and loves outside housing from Madeleine Peyroux and Les Miserables to Leicester Tigers and Chris Evans.

Clive Turner

Clive Turner

August 2013

The chief executive of Plymouth Community Homes uses his new influence to ban two naughty words and also urges his subjects to dig, plant and sow

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