£1 house neighbourhood previously had drug problem

Michael Williams has lived in the area of Stoke-on-Trent where houses are being sold for £1 since 1988.

He says in recent years Cobridge gained a bad reputation for anti-social behaviour and drugs, but hopes the new council scheme to sell houses for £1 will give the area the boost it needs.

He hopes the new tenants will take pride in the community, and it will bring more investment to the area.

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£1 housing scheme in Stoke

Twenty council houses in Stoke-on-Trent have been sold for £1 each, and another 13 are still for sale. The scheme is to help regenerate rundown properties in the Portland Street area of Cobridge.