'London émigrés' putting pressure on Bristol's housing market

Reports that an influx of 'London émigrés' is putting pressure on Bristol's housing market features in today's newspaper round-up.

The Guardian reports that "Bristol’s economic success has attracted London émigrés making a break from the expensive cost of living in the Big Smoke, while the city’s two universities have also fed an additional 10,000 students into the local population of almost 450,000 people over the past decade". The newspaper says that "not enough homes have been built for all of these newcomers, in a city where affordability was already stretched a decade ago".

The Telegraph reports that Tendring District Council has relaxed its policies to allow the owners of beach huts at Frinton-on-Sea to "have carte blanche to paint their seaside boltholes however they choose". The newspaper says that previously the beach huts could only be painted black or stained wood.

The Telegraph reports that a study has found that the "UK high street is causing its own downfall by excluding elderly shoppers". The newspaper says that, according to new research by the Centre for Future Studies think-tank, "a rise in e-commerce, hi-tech payment methods, and shops' reluctance to invest in seating are driving older customers away from shops".

The Guardian reports that "hundreds of local councillors in England’s rental hotspots are landlords or own second properties, including more than a third of members in some town halls". The newspaper says that "more than 300 councillors in the 40 boroughs with the largest proportion of private homes for rent own multiple properties. One in seven elected representatives in the areas are landlords, according to declarations of interest."

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