Thursday, 30 May 2013

– Bedroom Tax, Highgate, Birmingham

Jacobs watching news on the increased usage of food banks on TV in his council flat in Highgate, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take him into debt. He moved into the flat to initially live with his brother in 1995 but his brother has moved on. Jacobs is 62 in September and until recently was on incapacity benefit, though this has been cut as he is supposed to be fit for work though he has heavy angina and arthritis and can hardly walk. He is supposed to bring up £15 bedroom tax per week.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

– Buddhist Meditation, outside the Bullring, Birmingham

A young man in a suit practicing Buddhist meditation outside the Bullring shopping centre in central Birmingham.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

– Bedroom Tax, Birmingham

Maggie, in her council flat in Moseley, Birmingham. She was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which she can't pay. She downsized four years ago to a flat in a rough neighbourhood from which her and her son moved into this flat three years ago. Her son has now moved out. Maggie is 61 and unemployed, she has been working in catering and is unlikely to find a job at her age. She is supposed to bring up £13 for the extra room per week. She could also not afford another move.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

– Anti Bedroom Tax Protest during Albert Bore's Surgery, Birmingham.


Protest outside the Birmingham Council House. Bridget Parsons of Birmingham Benefit Justice and two women from Ladywood effected by the bedroom tax addressing protesters after speaking to Albert Bore in his surgery. Albert Bore is leader of the Labour run council and councillor for Ladywood which has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.

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Friday, 17 May 2013

– Bedroom Tax, Ladywood, Birmingham


Roddy and his neighbour talking, both effected by the bedroom tax, Ladywood, Birmingham. He was asked to pay bedroom tax for one room, which would take him into debt. He initially moved in 11 years ago. The room is used twice a week for his visiting teenage daughter who otherwise lives with her mother. Roddy a social worker was made redundant in 2009. He is supposed to bring up £15 bedroom tax per week. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.

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Monday, 13 May 2013

– Bedroom Tax, Ladywood, Birmingham

The tenant of a council flat in Ladywood, Birmingham looks at a letter asking for the weekly bedroom tax payment of £15.38 for an extra bedroom which would take him into debt. The tenant has been living in the flat for 11 years and the room is used for his visiting teenage daughter two nights a week who otherwise lives with her mother. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax.

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Friday, 10 May 2013

– Opposing the Bedroom Tax, Ladywood, Birmingham.



Ladywood residents in their council flats who where asked to pay bedroom tax, which would take them into debt. Ladywood has the highest number of people in Birmingham effected by the bedroom tax. Top to bottom:

Robert, outside his council flat. He has lived in the flat for 15 years, with his refugee wife and 2 daughters from Sierra Leone of whom one has moved out.

Kathleen, watching politicians on TV in her council flat. She has lived in the flat for 13 years, first with her 3 daughters who now have moved out but come to visit and stay over with her grandchildren. She works part time as a cleaner for the same employer for 19 years but is reliant on housing benefit.

Michael, in his council home. He initially moved in the house with his parents in 1970, later lived here with his son and sister. Both have moved on but his son will return within a year. Michael a builder on sickness benefit is supposed to bring up £22 per week.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

– Salutations to Jeff Hanneman of Slayer!

Salutations to Jeff Hanneman!
The Slayer guitarist died yesterday of liver failure while recovering from a skin-eating condition he contracted after being bitten by a spider.
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