1. Julie Harrison

Byker Wall homes in community ownership

People living in the Byker Wall estate are celebrating after the ownership of their homes was transferred to their community. Around two thousand houses have been handed over from Newcastle City Council following a multi million pound funding deal.

Last year £23m of council debt was wiped out by the Government enabling the Byker Community Trust to take over the running of iconic development. The tenants feel that now their future is in their own hands