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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Leaseholders facing huge bills are told cash does not cover work started before 11 MarchResidents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been
Out on the 'microbeats' where police hope to reclaim London's streets from gangs

Out on the 'microbeats' where police hope to reclaim London's streets from gangs

Crime has fallen in lockdown, and the Met has a new strategy to take back control. The Observer goes out with the ‘violence suppression unit’ in Croydon They are known as MBs – microbeats – small
Britons think UK will be more united after coronavirus recovery

Britons think UK will be more united after coronavirus recovery

Residents believe country will pull together after pandemic is over, according to ONS survey Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritons believe they will be much more united
Labour urges extended eviction ban amid risk of huge job losses

Labour urges extended eviction ban amid risk of huge job losses

Five-point plan to protect renters comes as poll shows 1.7 million people fear unemployment Labour is calling on the government to draw up emergency measures to protect renters beyond June as polling
Thousands of renters could be evicted in June. Will the government protect them? | David Renton

Thousands of renters could be evicted in June. Will the government protect them? | David Renton

The coronavirus-related freeze on evictions is ending – and the new ‘pre-action protocol’ relies on the kindness of landlords Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the
Berlin's Windowflicks film projections – in pictures

Berlin's Windowflicks film projections – in pictures

The Windowflicks project is hosting film screenings in Berlin’s courtyards, as cinemas are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organisers are currently offering these screenings for free as a
UK's community radio stations face closure as Covid-19 hits ads

UK's community radio stations face closure as Covid-19 hits ads

Community Media Association set to hold talks seeking commitment of support Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA third of the UK’s community radio stations could face closure
Tenants told to use lunch and holiday savings to pay full rent

Tenants told to use lunch and holiday savings to pay full rent

London agent for billionaire landlord turns down residents’ request for coronavirus reliefTenants who asked their billionaire landlord for a rent reduction during the coronavirus pandemic were told to

Coronavirus reminds us what functioning communities look like

Will we keep looking after our neighbors once the crisis has passed?
Millions in UK having to choose between paying rent and eating, poll suggests

Millions in UK having to choose between paying rent and eating, poll suggests

Renters’ unions call on government to suspend rents for duration of coronavirus crisis‘We felt the financial impact immediately’: case studyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus
Time to cut each other some slack amid lockdown fury | Zoe Williams

Time to cut each other some slack amid lockdown fury | Zoe Williams

In the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is trying to create new rules by constantly, volubly judging each other. Better to realise we don’t know the pressures others are under Coronavirus – latest
Tool to report lockdown rule-breakers 'risks fuelling social division'

Tool to report lockdown rule-breakers 'risks fuelling social division'

Majority of forces in England and Wales adopt online form allowing people to report others Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage New police tools that encourage the public to
My working week: 'Which homeless residents will we lose to coronavirus?'

My working week: 'Which homeless residents will we lose to coronavirus?'

Working in a supported housing service with staff off sick and residents with underlying health conditions is toughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI work in a supported
The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours | George Monbiot

The horror films got it wrong. This virus has turned us into caring neighbours | George Monbiot

Across the world, Covid-19 has triggered community action on a vast scale. It’s a powerful riposte to both government and private moneyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYou
How fresh economics can tackle coronavirus and climate change

How fresh economics can tackle coronavirus and climate change

Measures to ease the impact of coronavirus hold lessons for how we can fight the battle against climate change, argue Colin Hines and Rosamund Aubrey, while Carl Gardner looks at the future of our

Reddit makes creating a poll as easy as creating a post

Today, Reddit is introducing its own polls tool. Polls are already pretty popular on Reddit, with about 15,000 new ones created each month. But until now, they have been hosted by third-party sites.
Strike a pose! My night at a vogue ball with Malcolm McLaren

Strike a pose! My night at a vogue ball with Malcolm McLaren

In 1988 vogueing was still underground – but the Sex Pistols impresario was ahead of the curve. Our writer remembers a New York evening that would transform pop cultureIt was late September 1988:
UK has multiple social rights failings, finds Council of Europe

UK has multiple social rights failings, finds Council of Europe

Report points to breaches over age of criminal responsibility, migrants’ rights and low payThe UK’s low age of criminal responsibility, minimum pay rates for young teenagers and the failure to outlaw
Coronavirus has taught Italy hard lessons. Other countries must learn from us | Maurizio Molinari

Coronavirus has taught Italy hard lessons. Other countries must learn from us | Maurizio Molinari

My newspaper has found itself on the frontline of the crisis. Free information is more important now than everMaurizio Molinari is editor-in-chief of La StampaSee all our coronavirus coverage Last

Community Organizations That Need Your Support

From food to financial relief, these initiatives provide crucial assistance While many people all over the world feel uncertain and isolated, these surreal and unstable times can serve as a crucial