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Parents of children with disabilities lobbying Coventry Labour Council against cuts to, and charges for, school transport, Coventry. The Council is to approve a decision to spend 11 million buying an upmarket hotel
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Howard Beckett Unite speaking to members. Birmingham council refuse workers go on strike against redundancies, Perry Barr Depot, Birmingham. Birmingham City Council want to save 600,000 a year by axing 113 grade three bin men and replacing them with lower paid positions.
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Ferrier Point which allegedly same cladding as Grenfell Tower, Newham, East London  © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Ferrier Point which allegedly same cladding as Grenfell Tower, Newham, East London
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Contractors inspecting external panels on Bray Tower one of the five towers in Chalcot Estate, Camden, London, all of which have been refurbished using exterior cladding which now has to be urgently replaced as it is proven unsafe following the Grenfell Tower Fire  © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Contractors inspecting external panels on Bray Tower one of the five towers in Chalcot Estate, Camden, London, all of which have been refurbished using exterior cladding which now has to be urgently replaced as it is proven unsafe following the Grenfell Tower Fire
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Disabled resident in a wheelchair entering Blashford Tower. One of the five towers at the Chalcot Estate, Camden, which have been refurbished by Rydon with exterior cladding as was fitted to Grenfell Tower   © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Disabled resident in a wheelchair entering Blashford Tower. One of the five towers at the Chalcot Estate, Camden, which have been refurbished by Rydon with exterior cladding as was fitted to Grenfell Tower
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Taplow Tower. One of the five towers at the Chalcot Estate, Camden, which have been refurbished by Rydon with exterior cladding as was fitted to Grenfell Tower   © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Taplow Tower. One of the five towers at the Chalcot Estate, Camden, which have been refurbished by Rydon with exterior cladding as was fitted to Grenfell Tower
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Street in Islington, North London, described as a no go area at the time, barricaded by the locals in protest against rent rises, means testing and evictions under the proposed new rent act. © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Street in Islington, North London, described as a no go area at the time, barricaded by the locals in protest against rent rises, means testing and evictions under the proposed new rent act.
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Squatters talk to printers, lobby of The Evening News and Daily Mail over negative news coverage of squatting, London 1975 © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Squatters talk to printers, lobby of The Evening News and Daily Mail over negative news coverage of squatting, London 1975
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1976: Graffiti on a bricked-up empty council owned property in Westbourne Park Road, West London. A number of empty houses in the street were occupied by squatters. Think of this as a window. © Philip Wolmuth/reportdigital.co.uk

1976: Graffiti on a bricked-up empty council owned property in Westbourne Park Road, West London. A number of empty houses in the street were occupied by squatters. Think of this as a window.
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Squatters outside court. Piers Corbyn (L), one of the leaders and brother to Jeremy Corbyn, London 1979 © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Squatters outside court. Piers Corbyn (L), one of the leaders and brother to Jeremy Corbyn, London 1979
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Police and baliffs evicting squatters, London 1979 © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Police and baliffs evicting squatters, London 1979
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Meeting of squatters who took over part of housing estate, Kennington, South London 1980 © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

Meeting of squatters who took over part of housing estate, Kennington, South London 1980
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Youth protesting City Council closure of all 16 youth centres, Connecting Communities, Coventry Precinct. Don't We Matter? © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Youth protesting City Council closure of all 16 youth centres, Connecting Communities, Coventry Precinct. Don’t We Matter?
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Right to Buy government advertisement encouraging council tenants to buy their homes, side of a telephone box, Aston, Birmingham© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Right to Buy government advertisement encouraging council tenants to buy their homes, side of a telephone box, Aston, Birmingham© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
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Branch sec John Burgess Unison picketing Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Branch sec John Burgess Unison picketing Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London
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Unison picketing Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Unison picketing Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London
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Dave Prentis Unison joining picket of Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Dave Prentis Unison joining picket of Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London
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Dave Prentis Unison joining picket of Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London  © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Dave Prentis Unison joining picket of Mill Hill Depot, strike against outsourcing of council services, Barnet, London
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Construction of a new tower block on West Hendon Estate, where tenants and leaseholders in 680 properties are being moved out to make way for a 2000 home development by Barratts and Barnet Council, only 200 of which will be social housing.  Leaseholders have been forced to sell at very low prices and only secure tenants are being rehoused on the estate. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Construction of a new tower block on West Hendon Estate, where tenants and leaseholders in 680 properties are being moved out to make way for a 2000 home development by Barratts and Barnet Council, only 200 of which will be social housing. Leaseholders have been forced to sell at very low prices and only secure tenants are being rehoused on the estate.
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Mrs Mehta is about to move to a new flat on West Hendon Estate, where she has lived for over 30 years.  Tenants and leaseholders in 680 properties on the estate are being moved out to make way for a 2000 home development by Barratts and Barnet Council, only 200 of which will be social housing.  Many of her leaseholder neighbours have been forced to sell at very low prices and only secure tenants are being rehoused on the estate. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Mrs Mehta is about to move to a new flat on West Hendon Estate, where she has lived for over 30 years. Tenants and leaseholders in 680 properties on the estate are being moved out to make way for a 2000 home development by Barratts and Barnet Council, only 200 of which will be social housing. Many of her leaseholder neighbours have been forced to sell at very low prices and only secure tenants are being rehoused on the estate.
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Abdou Guernaoui (aged 14) at a house occupied by housing campaigners on the Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London.  His family was evicted from their former home on the estate and placed in emergency accommodation outside the borough in February. Abdou now has to travel up to 2 hours each way to school and evening football practice sessions.  The evictions took place in advance of proposed demolition and redevelopment by Annington, a subsidiary of private equity investors Terra Firma. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Abdou Guernaoui (aged 14) at a house occupied by housing campaigners on the Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London. His family was evicted from their former home on the estate and placed in emergency accommodation outside the borough in February. Abdou now has to travel up to 2 hours each way to school and evening football practice sessions. The evictions took place in advance of proposed demolition and redevelopment by Annington, a subsidiary of private equity investors Terra Firma.
© Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Empty housing on Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London.  Many former tenants are now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough following evictions in advance of demolition and redevelopment by Annington, a subsidiary of private equity investors Terra Firma. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Empty housing on Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London. Many former tenants are now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough following evictions in advance of demolition and redevelopment by Annington, a subsidiary of private equity investors Terra Firma.
© Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Esmaa Guernaoui confronts Barnet council leader Richard Cornelius.  Former residents of Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London, now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough, occupy council offices to demand rehousing close to schools, friends and family. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Esmaa Guernaoui confronts Barnet council leader Richard Cornelius. Former residents of Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London, now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough, occupy council offices to demand rehousing close to schools, friends and family.
© Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Ergi Dakuci (11) confronts Barnet council leader Richard Cornelius.  Former residents of Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London, now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough, occupy council offices to demand rehousing close to schools, friends and family. © Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)

Ergi Dakuci (11) confronts Barnet council leader Richard Cornelius. Former residents of Sweets Way estate in Whetstone, Barnet, London, now living in emergency accommodation outside the borough, occupy council offices to demand rehousing close to schools, friends and family.
© Philip Wolmuth (reportdigital.co.uk)