Stoke-on-Trent City Council worker Zainul Pirmohamed is the woman who came up with the idea to sell terraced houses for just £1.
She told ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin how shocked she is the scheme now has global interest from places as far away as India, China and Australia, with foreign authorities looking at how they could adopt a similar project in run down communities abroad.
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The family of Jeremy Prescott say they are 'devastated after the 51-year-old from Telford was killed by lightning strikes whilst walking.
A collision involving two lorries on the M6 in Birmingham this morning has left one man dead and another needing hospital treatment.
Telford and Wrekin Council has paid a tribute to 51-year-old Jeremy Prescott who died during a lightning storm on the Brecon Beacons