Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

vital statistics

  • Comment

£200 million is expected to be spent at Kent's Bluewater shopping centre over the Christmas period. The Dartford mall, illuminated by 500,000 fairy lights, has 360 shopsand restaurants.

600 million children live on less than 70p a day - 50 million more than a decade ago. Unicef said wars and aids threaten to overturn a century of improvements.

The detr says its 60 per cent brownfield housing target is 'challenging but achievable' after claiming that 52 per cent of new homes in 1997 were built on previously developed land. With conversions the total of new homes on brownfield land was 55 per cent.

England had 1.65m ha of green belt land in 1997, an increase of 1,850ha from 1993, according to the detr.

46,200 homes were started during the last three months,up 10 per cent on a year ago, also according to the detr.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.