September 2011

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Pickles pledges support for high streets Doubled small business rate relief.Over the past twelve months, half a million firms have benefited including high street shops, newsagents and cafés....
In 2010-11, 86 per cent of people thought their community was cohesive, agreeing that their local area was a place where people from different backgrounds got on well together. The level was higher...
"I think there is real potential to provide some of this new housing in garden cities if we get the two most important elements right: private investment and community ownership." http://...
The research identifies: Logical persuasion, (LP) - where the appeal is by presenting facts Non-rational influence (NI)  – where the play is to the emotions And the research found that it...
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/ecjr-sii092111.php
This is possibly a counter intuitive finding, as one might expect that in a large community the possibility of finding a more diverse range of possible friends increases.  In fact people find...
LED white lights were found to be five times and Metal halide lights three times more powerful in suppressing melatonin production than High Pressure Sodium light http://www.eurekalert.org/...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14949188
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14916238
Daily Telegraph... Key numbers… 740,000 number of empty homes in the UK, a quarter of them in London and the south east http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/hands-off-our-land/8745367/Hands-Off-...
The Love where you live scheme is also supported by organisations such as Imperial Tobacco and chewing gum makers Wrigley's http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041319/Council-gives-McDonalds...
This overview report signals a change in Government policy which for a number of years has viewed light rail with a certain scepticism owing to cost.  It heralds a "UKTram" report...
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/09/22152925
The three-bedroom houses surveyed were found to have 77% of the recommended minimum space RIBA propose that floor area is included in property marketing material http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...
The shopping centre contains 300 shops, 70 restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, three hotels, a bowling alley and the UK's largest casino.  To date 95 percent of the space has been let. http://...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/slum-uk-housing-crisis-that-shames-the-nation-2351015.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-slum-supersheds-housing-britains-most-vulnerable-residents-2351022.html
http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/communities/pdf/1973312.pdf
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/orchardshowto
Code level 3 standards, average extra costs have fallen by almost three quarters in the last three years - falling from £4,458 in 2008 to £1,128 in 2010.   Rough figures for extra...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/ldfdatabasereport
The Analysis is based on the Police STATS19 forms that are filled in by officers attending injury accidents.  The forms are their subjective assessment of the cause of the collision and the...
There were 2,178 high street bookshops left in Britain in July, according to research carried out by Experian, the data company, compared with 4,000 in 2005. A total of 580 towns do not have a single...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/01/ford-mykey-teenagers
The Tesco model it seems was mismatched to retail patterns in Japan: a culture of immediate gratification from street vending machines (possible only in a vandal-free environment), a dense pattern of...
A further article on Binghampton USA.  Researchers found that people in Binghampton who behave in a “pro-social” way towards the care and welfare of others or the promotion of...
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/09/science-ghost-town-to-test-out.html
A leader in the Telegraph cites Homes and Communities Agency data states that there are 160,000 acres of such land available for development – enough for more than three million new homes The...
|Disorganization, marked by higher percentages of people living in poverty and in women-headed households with children and more renters, were hit the hardest by the presence of the liquor...
Reactions to the riots The search for simple solutions…Telegraph http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100100666/uk-riots-left-and-right-look-for-simple-answers-to-a-complex-...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/1965627.pdf
HMSO have published a celebration edition of the 1931 Code http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/picturegalleries/8704729/Highway-Code-turns-80.html What is unexplained is that for the past 80 years,...