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With the UK general election just weeks away, voter apathy among young Brits is high. Frances Brill explains how innovative policy that targets 18- to 24-year-olds' struggles with finding affordable housing could be the key to igniting fervour for electoral politics among this group.

A range of UK government initiatives seek to rebalance the country's urban-based economic growth on major cities other than London. Zoe Green assesses the field.

While many are outraged, it is senseless for city leaders to sow further division and resentment by dismissing young looters, especially when the systemic causes have been hidden in plain sight for decades.

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