Islington Council is “looking for alternatives” to a controversial private firm that concluded a homeless refugee who had been tortured was not vulnerable and did not qualify as being in “priority need” for housing.
Isilngton Council has backed down over a controversial plan to ban rough sleeping under Stroud Green bridge – but will still ask the High Court for an injunction to stop begging and anti-social behaviour in the area.
The head of a consortium charged with letting and managing 6,440 council homes via two Public Finance Initiative (PFI) deals was lambasted over the group’s performance at a town hall meeting on Tuesday.
A leaseholder after permission to sell alcohol above the Nag’s Head market has dropped his request for a music licence in the hope it will make the controversial application more palatable to councillors.
A chatty Big Issue seller who died alone in a hostel room. A table tennis-playing “teddy bear” who killed himself. At least four people who were homeless in Islington have died over the last 12 months, but no one is recording their deaths.
Islington’s housing boss says scrapping the borrowing cap could make big difference to home building in the borough – but only if the Tories “cut red tape around Right to Buy receipts and grant funding.”