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Past articles by Liam:

‘The proudest day of my life’: Former Big Issue vendor opens new furniture shop with Jay Blades

The Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades and former Big Issue vendor Steve Wyatt joined forces to open the first Jay & Co store in Poole, Dorset. → Read More

Spring Statement: £20million investment in housing veterans a ‘welcome surprise’

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will commit £20 million to build and refurbish new homes for homeless veterans in this week’s Spring Statement → Read More

The number of women sleeping rough could be 7 times higher than estimated

A new project to count how many women are sleeping rough has found numbers could be significantly higher than official statistics show → Read More

New IKEA store displays will show off rooms inspired by homeless families

Forget visions of dream kitchens and bedrooms, IKEA and Shelter’s ‘Real Life Roomsets’ are showing off the reality of homelessness → Read More

The real Repair Shop: Jay Blades and former vendor Steve's new restoration venture

Former vendor Steve Wyatt and his mate Jay Blades are opening their own Repair Shop for furniture restoration in Poole → Read More

The government said it would upgrade social housing to help renters with energy bills. It’s not going well

The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is intended to upgrade social housing to cut down on energy bills and tackle climate change → Read More

Why are Ukrainians finding themselves homeless in the UK?

A year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainian refugees are finding themselves homeless in the UK. Here’s why → Read More

‘I feel like if I leave my home I won’t be coming back’: Families kicked out of homes over fire safety issues

People living at Cardinal Lofts in Ipswich were told to leave their homes and head to hotels after the building safety crisis intensified → Read More

It would take 50 years to build the homes the UK needs under the government’s 300,000 annual target

Government needs to change planning laws and build homes at more than double the rate to tackle housing crisis, Centre for Cities finds → Read More

Ukraine: One mother’s story of how she found herself homeless in the UK

Ukrainian refugee Anna Bozhenko and her son found themselves homeless in London after fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine → Read More

‘It looks like a sick joke’: Priti Patel accused of hypocrisy after calling on the government to house refugees

Patel’s presence on an open letter urging government action to help Ukraine refugees from becoming homeless has been branded a “sick joke” → Read More

Nicola Sturgeon’s most memorable moments as she resigns as Scotland’s first minister

Nicola Sturgeon has resigned as SNP leader and Scottish first minister. Here are her most memorable moments and biggest achievements → Read More

Why council tax rises will hit the poorest harder

Three quarters of councils are set to increase council tax by 5 per cent in April. But the poorest will end up paying more → Read More

Campaigners halt eviction after man told his home is ‘no longer used for the Eritrean Community’

The tenant received an eviction notice last year telling him people from Eritrea were no longer welcome to rent his home → Read More

Government urged to bring through rent reforms as evictions double

The government must act to introduce Renters Reform Bill and raise housing benefit as figures show evictions doubled at the end of 2022 → Read More

Lucy Frazer’s promotion means the government is looking for a sixth housing minister in a year

Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle means he is searching for a sixth housing minister in the space of a year after Lucy Frazer left the role → Read More

Brighton has its first night shelter specifically for LGBTQ+ people

The shelter will run for 10 weeks in Brighton to highlight how vital safe spaces are for LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness → Read More

Number of people sleeping rough for the first time in London increased by a third before Christmas

The "disgraceful" rise in people sleeping rough means numbers are almost as high as they were before the pandemic → Read More

Big Issue vendor uses magazine sales to fund Philippines retirement

London Big Issue vendor AJ has retired to the Philippines using the money he earned selling the magazine to save up £6,000 → Read More

Former Tory housing ministers agree Britain hasn’t built enough homes despite being in charge for 13 years

Tories Sajid Javid, Brandon Lewis, Kit Malthouse and Simon Clarke all agree on building more homes despite being in charge since 2010 → Read More