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‘Our job is to prevent people from dying’: Squatters fighting to stay at a former NHS building given chance to appeal the eviction notice, Manchester Evening News – 13th March 2019

Landlord’s battle to mum of five who lived in a mountain of rotten junk and kept a HORSE in the garden causing £20k of damage, The Sun – 2nd March 2019

Heathrow third runway activists hide in tunnel to stop evictions, Sky News – 26th February 2019

Squatters have taken over this old city centre cafe, DevonLive – 13th February 2019

Squatters move in as new luxury homes left empty on Droitwich estate, Birmingham Live – 26th January 2019

Have squatters moved in to Yew Tree Hill housing estate as row over road improvements rumbles on?, Worcester News – 16th January 2019

Social rent home left to rot and overrun with squatters, Guardian – 14th January 2019

NHS is going to court to kick homeless squatters out of a former doctor’s surgery, Manchester Evening News – 9th January 2019

Disgusting crime-ridden block of flats home to rats, squatters and rubbish to be demolished, Hull Live – 24th December 2018

Squatters being evicted from empty site – but homes won’t bee built for a year, Bristol Live – 12th December 2018

‘Dozens’ of squatters in former Basildon M&S store handed enforcement notice, Echo – 11th December 2018

Will Montpelier become latest victim of gentrification? Plans for sheds used as squatters have residents worried, Bristol Live – 10th December 2018

Should homeless people be expected to live in a box?, BBC News – 10th December 2018

Plans to turn bungalow used by squatters into a care home turned down, Birmingham Live – 5th December 2018

Squatters have taken over a former pub in Tunbridge Wells town centre, Kent Live – 26th November 2018

Squatters evicted from vacant shop in Bath city centre, Somerset Live – 26th November 2018

Squatters sighted on roof of £500m Nestlé Tower development, Inside Croydon – 19th November 2018

Four charged after police called to help evict squatters from Frankie and Benny’s Southend, Echo – 17th November 2018

Squatters in empty buildings over the festive period, Property118 – 5th November 2018

Artists squatting Thornton Heath building plan to create community hub, The Guardian – 31st October 2018

‘Squatting’ Pa. parents arrested after toddler found wandering streets, The Daily Buzz – 26th October 2018

Authorities urged to assist squatters living in deplorable conditions, The Star Online – 26th September 2018

Mum’s worry as squatter son evicted from Exeter pub, Devon Live – 25th September 2018

‘Serial squatter’ who has been evicted 20 times is sentenced to six years in prison for continually renting homes under a false name and never paying, The Daily Mail – 19th September 2018

Mafia drug dealers move into ‘social housing’ for easy money, The Times – 12th September 2018

Farm secures over 50 acres of water meadows, thanks to a local doctor, Salisbury Journal – 10th September 2018

Shameless squatters move into a landmark Garde II listed pub and start selling off the fixtures and fittings after holding ‘rowdy sex parties,’ Mail Online – 6th September 2018

Traveller faces court action for ‘trespassing’ on land he has lived on for decades, Norwich Evening News – 24 August 2018

Boris Johnson ‘squatting’ in plus Foreign Office mansion despite quitting days ago, Politics Home – 20 July 2018

Hampstead Heath hermit’s land sells for £154k at auction, BBC News – 18 June 2018

The forgotten story of the ‘Dilly Dossers’ and London’s most luxurious hippy squat, The Telegraph – 08 June 2018

Woman, 90, with dementia threatened with legal action, ITV News – 21 April 2018

Look at the shocking state of this Hull shop after it was taken over by squatters, Hull Live – 19 April 2018

Farmer wins Church of England battle over ownership of 16ha, Farmers Weekly – 18 April 2018

Historic house by Central Gardens ‘overrun by squatters’ can now be demolished, Daily Echo – 16 April 2018

Police took ‘squatters’ rights on dead children’s identities, BBC News – 20 March 2018

Squatters in upmarket London property spark debate over homeless, Thomson Reuters – 19 March 2018

Great Portland Street squatters ordered to leave, BBC News – 14 March 2018

‘Garden Grabber’ plans to build next to Shanklin nature reserve, Isle of Wight County Press – 09 March 2018

Are these Britain’s CLEANEST squatters? Group take over closed Virgin Active Health Club to enjoy free sauna, steam room and showers, Daily Mail – 07 March 2018

Squatters who took over Hull city centre building reveal their aim, Hull Live – 04 January 2018

Chelmsford property squatters ruling linked to Queen Boudicca’s battle with the Romans, Essex Live – 10 November 2017

Wealthy couple sue pensioner, 74, who sold them luxury £500000 …,Daily Mail – 05 October 2017

Neighbours row over garden wall leads to bitter legal battle, Gloucestershire Live – 06 September 2017

Squatters reclaim town’s iconic Hippodrome where big names once played – and spend weeks cleaning it, Mirror – 02 September 2017

Special Report: Squatters Rights? Wrong, Herald and News –  13 August 2017

“He is nothing but a squatter” says homeowner forced to give tenant cheap rent for life because of obscure law from 1925, Mirror – 12 August 2017

Have your say on land registration proposals, IomToday – 9 August 2017

Homeless vs. community tensions rise to “dangerous level”,  The World Link – 9 August 2017

Private property ownership is a state of mind, Manila Times – 27 July 2017

Real property – Adverse possession – Garden – Exclusivity, Mass Lawyer Weekly – 26 July 2017

Row as council attempts to open Blackburn South lane, Herald Sun – 25 July 2017

Adverse Possession of the River Thames, Todays Conveyancer – 21 July 2017

Squatters battle Kenya’s ex-president and charities over wildlife park, Daily Mail – 21 July 2017

Squatting makes the world a better place – get behind it, The Guardian – 19 Jul 2017

Man asks court to order neighbour to prevent rock slides, Irish Times – 19 July 2017

 

Mystery of Hampstead Heath squatter whose home inspired Hollywood romcom, The Guardian – 10 June 2017

Nursery in land row wins closure reprieve… for now, Islington Tribune – 28 April 2017

Uni squatters told to leave by Sunday, BBC News – 8 March 2017

Oxford University college squatters told to leave, BBC News – 26 February 2017

Is squatting art?, BBC News – 30 January 2017

Oxford University college squat to be demolished, BBC News – 12 January 2017

Homeless squat in car showroom, BBC News – 10 January 2017

Driveway blocked by concrete posts as neighbours go to war in …,Yahoo News – 30 December 2016

Home free: when ‘adverse possession’ can mean good news for squatters, The Guardian – 09 June 2016

Elderly couple who cut wealthy neighbour’s grass verge for 12 years given land in ‘squatters’ rights’ ruling, The Telegraph – 26 May 2016

Mayfair squatters told to leave immediately by High Court, BBC News – 27 May 2015

Mayfair squatters granted time to fight eviction, BBC News – 26 May 2015

Mayfair squatters told to leave immediately by High Court, BBC News – 25 May 2015

‘Love activists’ squat in London housing protest, BBC News – 24 December 2014

Builder wins landmark victory for squatters’ rights, The Telegraph – 07 May 2014

Roman law could secure DIY squatter ownership of property, The Guardian – 07 May 2014

Prince Charles faces political campaign to strip him of special legal privileges, The Guardian – 30 March 2014

Inside ‘Billionaires Row’: London’s rotting, derelict mansions worth £350m, The Guardian – 31 January 2014

Oxford City Council moves closer to owning riverbank, BBC News – 14 November 2013

Brighton squatting trial: ‘No case to answer’ for two men, BBC News – 23 April 2013

Brighton man Dirk Duputell sentenced under new anti-squatting legislation, BBC News – 28 May 2013

London squatting community figures revealed by Met Police,  BBC News – 24 March 2013

Squatting on commercial premises – social nuisance or social utility?, The Guardian – 12 October 2012

London squatter first to be jailed under new law, BBC News – 27 September 2012

Squatter in London flat jailed under new law, BBC News – 27 September 2012

Squatting law challenged by Powys woman, BBC News – 13 September 2012

Squatting: Your stories, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Video Squatting law change: ‘Victims will become criminals’, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Q&A: Squatting laws, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Criminalising squatting raises homeless fears, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Squatting becomes a crime in England and Wales, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Squatting becomes criminal act in England and Wales, BBC News – 31 August 2012

Has your property been affected by squatters?, BBC News – 21 August 2012

Bank of Scotland seeks to end Bristol mansion squat, BBC News – 30 March 2012

Pat Buckley ‘squatters rights’ case settled, BBC News – 31 January 2012

Buying is cheaper than renting, The Telegraph – 28 January 2012

‘Missiles thrown’ during Brighton squat eviction, BBC News – 22 December 2011

Squatting: The need for shelter versus property rights, BBC News – 22 November 2011

Man jailed for Bristol squat murder, BBC News – 17 November 2011

Slough squatting victim backs law change, BBC News – 07 November 2011

Squatting rights and wrongs in southern England, BBC News – 06 November 2011

Twelve arrested outside Parliament over protest to outlaw squatting, The Telegraph – 01 November 2011

Serial Belgravia squatters vow more action after taking over £15m property, The Telegraph – 20 October 2011

Pat Buckley to enter talks over ‘squatters rights’ case, BBC News – 09 September 2011

Plans to tackle squatting could criminalise homelessness, The Guardian – 02 September 2011

Couple ‘battered man to death’ in Bristol squat, BBC News – 23 August 2011

Ignore headlines about squatters, government proposals target Gypsies and travellers, The Guardian – 13 July 2011

Scotland offers lessons for clampdown on London squats, BBC News – 10 July 2011

Squatters: Who are they and why do they squat?, BBC News – 06 July 2011

Video Squatting in England and Wales ‘should be illegal’, BBC News – 04 July 2011

Criminalising squatting would threaten our rights, The Guardian – 22 June 2011

Beachcomber told to leave driftwood home, The Telegraph – 17 June 2011

Pat Buckley legal bid for “squatters rights” to home, BBC News – 3 June 2011

‘Squat’ raids ahead of royal wedding ‘disproportionate’, BBC News – 28 April 2011

Squatting to be made illegal, vows Clarke, The Telegraph – 18 March 2011

Libya: Saif Gaddafi’s London mansion occupied by squatters, The Telegraph – 09 March 2011

How squatters evade the law, The Telegraph – 06 March 2011

Squatting laws endorse theft, The Telegraph – 27 February 2011

Squatting in 10-bed Highgate home was ‘easy’: squatter, BBC News – 07 January 2011

Thousands of illegal immigrants win right to stay in Britain under ‘squatters’ rights’, The Telegraph – 20 February 2010

Property advice: adverse possession, The Telegraph – 28 April 2009

Stoke City squatter’s tent burned, BBC News – 01 February 2009

Man pledges 10-year site protest, BBC News – 17 January 2009

Crown awarded ‘squatter’s rights’, BBC News – 20 February 2008

Firm loses case over £21m loss to squatters, The Telegraph – 30 August 2007

Squatter given £2m plot on heath in London, The Telegraph  – 28 May 2007

Tramp wins rights to prime land, BBC News – 24 May 2007

Bowlers claim squatters’ rights,  BBC News – 23 May 2007

House fire victims were squatting, BBC News – 04 January 2007

Protesters claim squatting rights, BBC News – 17 November 2006

Government fights to avoid paying for land taken by squatters’ rights, The Guardian – 06 November 2006

Common land victory for villagers, BBC News – 20 October 2006

Investment: Land Boundaries, The Independent – 02 May 2006

Court overturns squatters’ rights on land worth millions, The Guardian – 21 November 2005

Squatting on a fortune, The Telegraph – 13 March 2005

‘Britain’s biggest ever land-grab’, The Guardian – 09 July 2002

Farmers win land worth £10m under squatters’ rights, The Independent – 04 July 2002

Twelve arrested outside Parliament over protest to outlaw squatting, 01 November 2001

Artist wins ownership of squat now worth £150,000, The Telegraph – 15 June 2001

Squatter wins right to £250,000 home, The Independent – 14 July 2001

Bill aims to crack down on squatters, The Guardian – 13 April 2000

When possession is ten tenths of the law, The Guardian – 21 July 1999

Law report: Case Summaries, The Independent – 09 May 1999