Misc

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]

The sick truth about our meat

Three dead pigs lie piled on top of one another, dumped in a corner of a hangar-like building at a farm in the north-east of England. From the snout of one, a stream of blood snakes across the concrete floor and into an adjoining pen. There, young, live animals are held in groups of five… [Continue Reading]

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Pret A Manger accepts folley of ‘sandwiches in exchange for work experience’

Pret A Manger has been forced to backtrack on plans for a work experience scheme which would have seen 16-18 year olds offered free sandwiches. The company announced the “Big Experience Week Scheme” on Monday, which it said would allow 500 young people to “get exposure to aspects of our business including food production, customer service, social responsibility.”… [Continue Reading]

Petrol-based chemical silicone found in Silly Putty make up a MacDonalds Fries

‘Potatoes, thank goodness! That’s a good start,’ former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara says as he goes on to reveal the 13 other ingredients contained in a humble McDonald’s fry. The TV personality traveled to the fast food chain’s potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish. During his investigation he found… [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]