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Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents, The Money Blog

Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents

It’s getting harder than ever for young adults to clamber onto the property ladder, leaving millions forced to remain in their parents’ home

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 12:29 pm

The Census shows that the rental market needs to be reformed, Notebook

The Census shows that the rental market needs to be reformed

This month’s Census confirms a seismic shift in the way we are living. With homeownership falling, we have to reform the rental market to make it a decent place to live.

By | Notebook, Property | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 4:34 pm

‘Homelessness does not just happen to vulnerable people’, Notebook

‘Homelessness does not just happen to vulnerable people’

If someone had told me last Christmas that my two-year-old son and I would be a Statutory Homeless and our home would be repossessed by Christmas 2012, I would’ve laughed in total disbelief and wished them a merry Christmas.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 6:00 am

Housing will be the next political battleground for 2015, Notebook

Housing will be the next political battleground for 2015

The imagery and the towns change, but the theme of party conferences is always the same: we are the party looking out for YOU.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 15 October 2012 at 4:00 am

Why exactly is it so expensive for us to own a home?, Chunomics

Why exactly is it so expensive for us to own a home?

An average three-bed house cost £2,000 in 1952. In 2012 it costs £162,000. That’s an inflation of 8,000%. Have you ever wondered – I mean really wondered – why this is the case?

By | Chunomics, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 at 10:00 am

In it for the long run: marathon day, Health

In it for the long run: marathon day

So where to begin? Sunday 17th April 2011: London Marathon day. As anyone following this blog will know the fact that I was getting up at 6.00am to take part was achievement enough. After a week of injury hell I was so delighted to be joining the race everything else seemed somewhat irrelevant.

By | Health, Sport | Monday, 18 April 2011 at 5:37 pm

In it for the long run: Expo, Health

In it for the long run: Expo

I could feel my heart starting to beat faster and my mouth get dry.  As I approached the sea of red Virgin London Marathon signs my adrenalin was pumping. I knew I was among fellow runners – they had a look in their eyes that was a mixture of steely determination and fear — except [...]

By | Health, Sport | Friday, 15 April 2011 at 5:49 pm

In it for the long run: Tapering, Sport

In it for the long run: Tapering

This is a strange time for runners leading up to the London Marathon. However half-hearted you may have been about the event at the start, after months of training I challenge anyone embarking on their first marathon not to admit that they are totally obsessed.

By | Sport | Thursday, 7 April 2011 at 10:35 am

In it for the long run: one month to go, Sport

In it for the long run: one month to go

This week has been all about coming back down to earth with a big, muscle-aching bump. After the elation — and elevation — of my running weekend in the Highlands it was back to pounding the pavements and racking up the miles in a far more urban setting.
At this stage of the training, now only [...]

By | Sport | Thursday, 24 March 2011 at 12:19 pm

In it for the long run: head to the hills, Sport

In it for the long run: head to the hills

Last Wednesday I was dodging green traffic lights and wobbly paving stones at the start of the A1 on a typical urban run. But by Friday afternoon I was running up a hill in three inches of snow, enjoying crystal clear skies with only the odd deer or cairn to distract me.
This was because I’d [...]

By | Sport | Wednesday, 16 March 2011 at 4:28 pm

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