Tenant Management Organisations – A Risky Gamble?

Tenant management is promoted the best form of social housing management.  Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs), which have been around since the late 1980s, are touted as a co-operative system under which council housing residents – both renters and leaseholders – successfully manage their estates under benign council supervision.  Unfortunately this is not the whole story. … [Continue Reading]

Annual pollution limit for Brixton street ALREADY breached – just days into 2017

THE ANNUAL pollution limit for a London street has already been breached just five days into the New Year. Brixton Road in south London has already recorded more than 20 hourly readings where the concentration of toxic nitrogen dioxide exceed 200 micrograms per cubic metre.Under European law, people should not be exposed to high levels… [Continue Reading]

Save the Stockwell Community Centre from closure

Hyde Housing Association is planning to get rid of its Community Centres in Lambeth and the rest of London. It wants to lease Stockwell Community Centre to a private group and flatten the Centre on Kennington Park Estate. There, they want to build luxury flats for sale, with no social housing. But these Centre are… [Continue Reading]

Save The Stockwell Community Centre

Toxic takeaway containers: Fast food lovers exposed to higher levels of chemicals that are linked to autism

If you love tucking into burgers and pizzas it’s not just the takeaway that’s bad for you – even the packaging can damage your health. People who eat a lot of fast food are exposed to up to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals, according to new research. The study showed that… [Continue Reading]

Artificial sweeteners really ARE bad for you: They make you crave real sugar even more

Millions rely on them to help stay thin but artificial sweeteners may actually make us eat more. Research has linked the popular sugar alternatives to increased appetite – with real sugar particularly appealing. The studies were done on animals but the Australian researchers believe the findings are likely to apply to people too – and… [Continue Reading]

Boots fiddling its profits by carrying out unnecessary medicine reviews

Boots has been accused of boosting its profits by telling its staff to carry out unnecessary medicine reviews – which are paid for by the NHS. The UK’s biggest pharmacy chain has ordered some staff to carry out medicine-use reviews (MURs) for people who do not need them – including its own staff – a Guardian investigation… [Continue Reading]