Plans to build a 40-foot tower for animals above a Leeds canal have been unveiled. The ‘man-made tree’ will provide a habitat for bats, birds, butterflies, insects and foxes. The design was chosen in a competition held because, the organisers said: ‘birdsong had all but vanished’ from the area.
The average council home in England is more than a half a century old, junior housing minister Iain Wright has revealed. He was responding to a parliamentary question from the Conservative housing minister, and said the typical council house is 53 years old, almost a decade older that its
The Tenants Services Authority should not over regulate housing associations, chief executive of the National Housing Federation David Orr has warned. Mr Orr said he welcomed the creation of the TSA, but said it must be clear about the purpose and limitations of regulation. He said the TSA should