Leeds United’s struggle to avoid relegation from the Premier League continues as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage. Second-half goals from Harry Wilson and Andreas Pereira secured the victory for the hosts, who climbed to ninth place and reinforced their bid to finish in the top half of the table. Leeds, on the other hand, are just one point above the relegation places in 16th. Despite a late rally and an own goal from Fulham, they were unable to find an equalizer. Manager Javi Gracia is now facing a crucial game against relegation rivals Leicester on Tuesday.
Britain’s chronic housing shortage is a major issue, with a backlog of 4.3 million missing homes. While the Government aims to build 300,000 new homes per year, only 250,000 were built last year. The issue is most acute in economically successful cities and towns, where demand for housing outstrips supply due to planning regulations that disconnect the two. This has led to inequalities in housing wealth and pressure on the welfare state, with solutions including planning reform and releasing green belt around commuter stations.