Building surge hints at comeback of the council house

Image copyright Bristol City Council Image caption These houses in Broomhill are the latest addition to Bristol council’s housing stock English councils are building homes again, on a scale not seen in decades, constructing an estimated 13,000 dwellings over a 12 month period. That’s tiny compared with housing need, however…

Iran’s Conservatives Win Elections After Record Low Turnout, Disqualifications

TEHRAN—Iran’s conservatives won a landslide in the country’s parliamentary elections, strengthening hard-liners opposed to diplomacy with the West. But a record-low turnout dealt a public rebuke to the establishment’s call for unity in the face of escalating tensions with the U.S. Acknowledging the defeat of nonconservative factions, the moderate President…