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The former leader of Islington Council was feet away from being hit by "large chunks" of falling rubble in Highbury Park this morning.

Lonely pensioners have slammed the town hall's proposal to demolish Holloway's Drovers Centre as "disgraceful" and a "chronic shame".

An Islington letting agency that tried to dodge tenancy laws through a "membership club scam" has been billed more than £40,000 in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

Landlords in Finsbury Park could be forced to get licensed because it has the highest number of complaints from renters in Islington.

A young mother-of-four has won the right to live in her late grandmother's Canonbury home after a two-year battle with Islington Council.

Campaigners are urging Peabody to let all 600 "genuinely affordable" homes built in the former Holloway Prison site at Islington Council's social rent levels with permanent tenancies and "no hidden service charges".

Peabody has completed 98 homes near the City Road basin and 80 per cent of them are "genuinely affordable".

To mark the centenary of the 1919 Housing Act, which paved the way for the widespread roll-out of social homes, Islington's housing chief took us on a tour of flats being built on the Redbrick Estate, outlining what he says is the council's vision for the future of the sector. Lucas Cumiskey wore a hard hat (on the hottest day of the year)

Fresh plans for a major new development in Archway have been revealed - two years after the project was criticised by neighbours over its scale.

Crouch Hill school children are growing crops to show solidarity and help feed homeless people in the community.

Islington Council will not be sharing personal data of rough sleepers with the Home Office - and has asked its partners not to participate in the latest "hostile environment" policy either.

A block of 20 homes on the St Mary's Path estate could be bulldozed and rebuilt to create bigger flats and more units for social rent, it can be revealed.

A rogue landlord was who breached fire safety regulations and neglected to carry out proper repairs was fined £12,400 at Highbury Corner Magistrates' on May 16.

Luxury flats in City North are being advertised as far afield as Hong Kong - and a housing campaigner has blamed the development for the rise in rough sleeping just yards away in Stroud Green Road.

A family in Farringdon Road say communal waste left spewing out near their bedroom window for more than a month has made their children ill.

Islington's housing boss will warn Clarion's chief exec not to use a former Holloway social home as a "cash cow" when they hold crunch talks on the property's future.

A single mother has been forced to move home four times by her housing association due to "major disrepair issues" in each property.

Peabody wants to hear your ideas for the Holloway Prison site - and has confirmed it is in talks with charities about turning the visitors' centre into a homeless shelter.

Islington's most famous allotment keeper is calling on green fingered volunteers to help grow food with the homeless at a Holloway community garden - and he has honoured Britain's first female black headteacher, which it's to be named after.

Police used a battering ram to smash their way into a family home and suspected drugs den in Finsbury Park this morning

Housing association Clarion has paused controversial plans to sell off a boarded-up Holloway property - after the body of Erik San-Filippo was found in a bin in the property's front garden.

Islington Council has scrapped plans to seek an injunction over begging and anti-social behaviour under the Stroud Green Road bridge, the Gazette can reveal.

Pensioners at a Finsbury Park care home enjoyed a "beautiful and touching" opera performance as part of a new music therapy scheme.

A consortium of private companies managing thousands of Islington homes were accused of "extortion" and "gangsterism" by leaseholders on Tuesday night.

"Did the maggots come first or the blue bottles?" asked irate neighbours living in a Holloway sheltered housing complex where "rancid" rubbish was left to rot due to an admin error.

Broad daylight drug dealing and crack smoking in and around the Holloway Waitrose carpark has become a daily blight on the lives of neighbours, claims one terrified witness.

A controversial medical firm blasted for labelling a homeless torture survivor not vulnerable and suggesting a cancer patient didn't qualify for priority housing could see its relationship with Islington Council end next year.

The "first specialist LGBTQI+ homeless shelter in the world" has opened in the former Clerkenwell fire station, the Gazette can reveal.

The last guests at a pioneering Hornsey Road homeless shelter enjoyed a buffet breakfast before saying goodbye to the site and moving onto new accommodation this morning - but organisers say "this is just the beginning".

The empty Clerkenwell fire station will be used as a homeless shelter and advice centre while talks continue to convert it into council homes, the Gazette can reveal.

Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

Flats are so overcrowded in a Hornsey Rise council estate that more than 10 families are being forced to sleep in their kitchens, claims one single mother.

Neighbours on the St Mary's Path Estate are breathing a collective sigh of relief after 18 months fearing they could be forced from their homes by regeneration plans.

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

More than three thousand council houses bought under right to buy in Islington have been re-sold at a collective profit of £861million, new figures have revealed.

Town hall chiefs agreed Islington's new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy for the next five years at a meeting of the executive on Thursday.

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.

Workers fear they've been inhaling harmful fibres for years after a staff area in the Barnsbury Estate was "locked down" yesterday following an asbestos inspection.

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.

The Hornsey Road Traders Association has donated £3,500 to its new homeless shelter neighbour, which is due to open any day now.

Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has sided with Islington's Labour council in its efforts to lease empty Roman Way flats off the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) - sort of.

Islington' Council's new permanent street sleeping chief Sarah Turley speaks to Lucas Cumiskey about austerity, Universal Credit and short term tenancies and the impact they are having

Firefighters tackled a blazing flat in Oakley Road on Saturday

I shouldn't be surprised, but backing out of a deal to let Islington fix up and let out 29 huge empty flats behind Pentonville Prison is really shameful behaviour from the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has snubbed Islington Council's attempts to lease 29 three- and four-bedroom flats near Pentonville Prison to accommodate homeless families, the Gazette can reveal.

A 12-year-old with the UK's only known case of a rare genetic condition risks breaking her fragile bones every time she's carried up and down the steps to her Clerkenwell flat, claims her mother.

A disabled poet has slammed Newlon Housing Trust for leaving him to survive without heating or hot water in his Lower Holloway flat for "nearly a month".

A temporary homeless shelter set to open in Hornsey Road next week is a "unique pilot" mapping out how empty commercial buildings can be used to tackle London's street sleeping crisis.

Firefighters led neighbours and young children to safety after a Holloway flat went up in flames last night.

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