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Landlords Exploit Loopholes

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 theGuardian and ITV News reported that convinced landlords who have been ruled unfit to rent out their properties are exploiting loopholes in the law intended to protect vulnerable tenants.

Bangor: Gwynedd Council Crackdown on Letting Boards

BBC News reported on Friday 19 October 2018 that a crackdown on letting signs in areas of Bangor had been agreed by Gwynedd Council and estate agents following complaints about streets permanently full of 'To Let' boards.

Bristol University Students' Noisy Parties to Face Fines

BBC News on line has reported (Thursday 18 October 2018) that Bristol University students who keep their neighbours away with noise now face a £100 fine.

Northampton University Decides to Fund Police Team

The BBC News on Friday 5 October 2018 reported that Northampton University will be funding Northamptonshire Police team over three academic years, at a cost of £774,027. 'The university decided to fund the team "rather than allow the taxpayer to bear the cost".'

'Town v Gown: Is the Student Boom Wrecking Communities?

As the new academic year is about to begin, and students are arriving in towns and cities across the country, Brian Oliver, writing in the Observer, Sunday 23 September 2018, explores the impact of the relentless expansion of universities on the fabric of local neighbourhoods