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Video: Estate agent's staff threatened

Police in Dorset have apologised to staff at an estate agency after officers failed to respond to a call for help. Two women were working at a branch of Lovetts Estate Agents in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth when a man burst in and threatened them.

The whole incident was captured on CCTV last Wednesday but, despite 6 phone calls and four e-mails, the police are only now investigating the attack.

Our reporter Richard Slee talked to Lyn Kravos, Branch Manager; Maximillian De Kment, CEO, Lovett International and Inspector Alan Setchell, Dorset Police.

Anyone with information is asked to dial 101 and ask for Dorset Police.

Sussex campaigners protest over high rents

Campaigners will gather outside a council meeting in Hove this afternoon, to highlight high rents in the private sector - which they say cause poverty and homelessness.

Protesters will also urge the council to set an example to other landlords and pledge to build new housing with living rents linked to local wages.

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An award for the treehouse, created in the woods of Sussex

Today we are featuring a winner of the RIBA prize - an oscar in the world of architecture and only awarded to those buildings that really stand out. It is a home in the middle of a forest, deep in the heart of Sussex. Using unusual materials and simple styling, it offers a unique place to live for a family that dared to be different. Stacey Poole has been for a look around.

Row erupts over idea for housing development over M4

A vision for a huge development of 30 thousand homes - on a flood plain - straddling the M4 is causing an outcry. It involves plans for a new garden city which would include shops being built above the motorway at Burghfield.

The scheme has been submitted as an entry for an influential economics prize. No official plans have been put to paper, but fears about flooding have already brought residents rushing to condemn the idea. Penny Silvester reports.

The interviewees are: Victoria Groulef, Reading West prospective parliamentary candidate; Alan Wade, a Southcote flood victim; and Babette Smeesters, a Southcote resident.

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Potential shortage of council houses in Oxford

Council tenants are buying their homes in increasing numbers because the discount they get has gone up. For many it means they can achieve their dream of owning their own home. But those against the move says it will leave more people in housing need.

The money the councils get when a tenant buys a property can be used for building new homes. But critics say there isn't enough land to meet the demand. And they want to limit how many houses can be sold. Juliette Fletcher reports on what's being called a council house crisis.

Should right-to-buy scheme be axed in Oxford?

Council tenants in Oxford are buying their homes in increasing numbers. For many it means they can achieve their dream of owning their own home. But those against the move says it will leave more people in housing need.

The money the councils get when a tenant buys a property can be used for building new homes. But critics say there isn't enough land to meet the demand. And they want to limit how many houses can be sold. Juliette Fletcher reports.

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