Ciara Leeming

Bricked up homes await demolition in Liverpool, December 2009. More than 100,000 terraced homes are being bulldozed to make way for developers under the UK government's controversial Housing Market Renewal pathfinder scheme, which uses public money to relieve homeowners of their properties at artificially low prices. In many areas, entire streets have stood empty for years now - causing misery for those who remain and are living in limbo.