UPDATE: Evictions from St Michael's Gate in Peterborough misses out on BBC's The One Show '˜due to Brexit story'

The controversial evictions of residents from 74 properties in St Michael's Gate, Parnwell, did not feature as expected on The One Show last night (Thursday, November 3).

Friday, 4th November 2016, 11:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:49 pm
Julia Davidson, Darren Fower and Jelana Stevic handing in their petition to Peterborough City Council against the St Michael's Gate evictions

The story was due to feature but was replaced with breaking news about yesterday’s controversial decision by the High Court regarding Brexit.

The residents are being evicted by landlords Paul Simon Magic Homes and managing agents Stef & Philips.

Peterborough City Council has signed a deal with Stef & Philips to spend nearly £1 million a year to use the properties as temporary accommodation for homeless people.

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The 74 properties are being renovated into 98 properties.

The council argues that if it does not rent the properties, another council will move its homeless people in instead.

It follows coverage of the story, which was exclusively revealed by the Peterborough Telegraph, in several national newspapers, as well as ITV, Radio 4 and even Russia Today.

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