Olympic gold for local houses

Olympic Park. Aerial view of the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park with the Ol
Olympic Park. Aerial view of the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park with the Olympic Stadium in the background. Picture taken by Anthony Charlton. Photo © ODA 2008.

The value of homes close to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have risen by almost £60,000 on average since the city was awarded the Games, new research has found. That’s a rise of £192 a week since July 2005.

Squatters' rights to be scrapped

A new crime of squatting has been proposed.
A new crime of squatting has been proposed.

Justice minister Crispin Blunt has proposed plans to criminalise squatting for the first time in a bid to protect home and business owners.