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  1. History of Ronan Point tower block and safety worries (1984)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on the history of Ronan Point, a tower block in Newham, east London, which raised doubts about the safety of large panel system buildings after a section collapsed due to a gas explosion in 1968....

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  2. Ronan Point tower block (1984)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on the decision of Newham Council to evacuate and eventually demolish the Ronan Point tower block in east London. The design of the structure is considered unsafe after part of it collapsed following...

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  3. Housing figures (1984)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with a Government housing spokesman (poss. Patrick Jenkin) on the Government’s housing figures and the plans for next year. Female interviewer not identified.

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  4. Scarman on housing (1987)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Lord Scarman urging Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Government to ensure more revenue from the sale of council houses goes into improving housing standards. Reporter not...

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  5. Heseltine says let house prices rise in the south (1988)

    Genre
    Interview

    Former cabinet minister Michael Heseltine says he is reluctant for new housing developments to be built on greenfield sites and housing prices in the south should be allowed to rise forcing people to move...

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  6. Green belt housing protested (1988)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Elaine Bancroft reports on petition with signatories including showbiz personalities living in the area against controversial plans to build 43,000 homes in the green belt in Berkshire, put forward by...

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  7. Thames gateway project launched (1994)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on the launch of the Government’s Thames Gateway project, intended to regenerate the East Thames Corridor part of London through private finance. Includes interviews with differing views on the...

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