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Weekly News Roundup

20th September 2018

Welcome to our new weekly roundup of the latest industry news.

Check out the biggest headlines of the week below:

You can no longer buy a property in London for less than £100k

The latest research from Housesimple has revealed that despite a highly publicised slump in London property prices over the past few months, £100k properties in the capital are now a thing of the past – in fact, there are only four at around £125,000. Read more…

Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags 

Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single-use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million plastic bags, the equivalent of 500 tonnes of plastic a year. Read more…

Shortlisted bidders revealed for £360m Tyne and Wear rolling stock deal

Nexus, which runs the Tyne and Wear Metro, has announced a shortlist of bidders in the running for the £360m contract to build and maintain the network’s new rolling stock. Read more…

PM pledges extra £2bn for housing associations over 10 years

The Prime Minister today pledged to release an extra £2bn for housing associations over the next decade to help them lead developments. Read more…

TfL helps people with learning disabilities launch new careers

Hundreds of thousands of passengers pass through King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station every day. It was the busiest station on the network last year and can be a stressful place for even the most seasoned traveller. Read more…

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