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Class War protest outside Kennington Road London High Street Estate Agents Reed and Rains

Governments come and go with new bills and legislation , there will always be agreement or opposition, that's living proof, democracy is alive and well, within the UK.With geopolitical events, in the news more so with twenty four hour news , to her credit the UK, has always been a beacon of democracy, whether your for something or against, you can within reason ,complain, demonstrate, in a civilized manner. 

This weekend  was no different, seeing opposition to the housing bill

The march, called by Lambeth Housing Activists, who are part of the Radical Housing Network, began at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park and made its way through North Lambeth to Westminster Bridge.

Measures in the Housing & Planning Bill – which is currently before Parliament – include the abolition of lifetime tenancies in social housing, higher rents for tenants with a household income of £40,000 or more, and powers to force councils to sell off high-value homes when they become vacant.

The march featured a…

Bill Gates Bill's playlist The eight tracks Bill Gates would most want on a desert island

Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks in detail about his life to the BBC's Kirsty Young on this week's Desert Island Discs, on Radio 4 - from his schooldays , to his latest work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to "get rid of" diseases that kill young children.

please feel free to share this interview on your blog  "as Bill would have wanted everyone to hear his thoughts and about the Gates Foundation"
Each castaway interviewed in the programme is asked to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item to take with them to a desert island.
Gates's choices are listed at the bottom of the page, after some highlights from the interview.

Disruptive child
At the age of 12, Gates explains, his parents sent him to see a psychologist.

"I was a bit disruptive. I started, early on, sort of questioning - were their rules logical, and always to be followed? So there was a tiny bit of tension there, as I was kind of pushing back. The [psychologist] th…

Airbnb Sharing Economy Marks 4M UK Guests by Hosting Business Secretary

Airbnb marked achieving its four millionth UK guest by hosting business secretary Sajid Javid at its London base as he announced the publication of a report into the UK sharing economy.

James McClure, Airbnb's general manager for the UK and Ireland, shakes hands with the 4 millionth person to stay in an Airbnb UK property.

The homesharing site now has more than 81,000 UK listings, a figure which has almost doubled in a year.

Hosts welcomed more than 2.2 million global travellers to the UK in 2015, 85% of whom said they choose to stay in homes listed on Airbnb to ‘live like a local’ in communities beyond tourist hotspots.

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP “Innovative businesses in the sharing economy give consumers more choice and put money in the pockets of ordinary people across the country.

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP UK Business Secretary speaking at Airbnb HQ 

“This is why the government wants the UK to be a welcoming place for new ideas and a beacon for innovation.”

The report [see below], co…

Soul Singer turned property Developer transforming Liverpool for the better

Liverpool chart star turned property developer is converting a community church into homes as part of his family’s ongoing effort to rejuvenate the Liverpool 8 neighbourhood where they grew up.

The £2m redevelopment of Belvidere Baptist Church in Princes Park is the latest project from ECAM Properties, which was founded in the mid-1980s by brothers Eddyand Chris Amoo of British soul sensations The Real Thing.

After a string of smash hits including the number one ‘You to Me Are Everything’ and ‘Children of the Ghetto’, they set up the business to put something back into the L8 area were they grew up and breathe new life into its neglected buildings.

Today the family firm is run by Eddy [pictured above centre] , his wife Sylvia and their daughters Dionne and Marlene.

The new development, called Lili May Mews, is the firm’s 22nd and features 20 homes, from one bed apartments to three bedroom townhouses, for sale and rent.

Eddy said: “Lili May Mews is a quirky development and will attract peop…