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Inside Britain’s very middle-class squat

Last week the Mail Online revealed how one of Bristol’s most expensive homes – with a price tag of £2.25m – had been invaded by squatters.

Here Robert Hardman reveals what life is now like inside the grade II-listed building.
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Anger at Polish builders squatting in Army homes – using British law to live there for free

Polish building workers are squatting in Army homes – using British law to live there for nothing.

The three Eastern European men moved into a Ministry of Defence semi-detached house next to dozens of Service families three weeks ago.
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Mogul keeping out the squatters

Even in a neat black suit Joost Van Gestel appears slightly rumpled, as though distracted by the demands of managing thousands of far-flung properties that do not actually belong to him. The preoccupied air is understandable for someone running such a peculiar real-estate empire.
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Squatters Evicted

The squatters are out, although the lingering smell of cheap beer, tobacco and weed still made me gag as I went upstairs this evening

Chassidism teaches that everything we see, hear or experience, including supposedly negative or sombre encounters, are orchestrated ‘on High’. We are charged therefore to learn and be inspired from each experience. In fact, the 18th Century Chassidic Master Reb Zushe of Anipoli declared that he was inspired in seven different ways by a thief! (http://www.chabadsussex.org/309299).
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Moldovan squatters prevent house sale

Janice Mason had decided to put her childhood home on the market and make a clean break with the past by selling the property.

But having found a buyer a group of Eastern European squatters moved in before the contracts had been exchanged and changed the locks.

As a result, she and her husband David are unable to progress with the sale and are even having to pay for the electricity the squatters use while they remain in the £250,000 property.
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