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Across the country, neighbourhoods are once again becoming pleasant places in which to live, as people unite to reclaim their shared living spaces

20th November, 2010

It’s a chilly spring night, and I’m sitting on a hard plastic chair in a sports hall, wondering how much longer before I can go home to a glass of wine on the couch. I’m at the agm of my local residents’ committee, with two other young mothers from my road.

We are trying, in a vague and woolly way, to winkle open the padlocked gates of a...

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