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As temperatures start to plummet, an initiative offering warm clothing to homeless people and rough sleepers will return to Exmouth Market tomorrow.

Fresh plans for a £150million development in Archway have been revealed - after being revised for a third time in as many years.

Volunteers counted 51 rough sleepers on the streets of Islington during the annual count on Friday - an increase of 8 people since last year.

A Roman Way restaurant will dish up free meals to homeless people every Monday of December.

Disabled and elderly people were "trapped" for five days when a lift in their Old Street block broke down earlier this month.

A private firm registered offshore made at least £9million off Islington Council's two out-sourced housing deals between 2012 and 2018.

Islington Council is looking to expand its trial of the innovative Housing First model as part of a redesign of its supported housing service for vulnerable people.

A homeless man with severe mental health issues was failed by three councils who neglected their legal duties to support him before he died, a safeguarding review has found.

A winter homeless shelter is set to open in the former Upper Holloway Crown Post Office.

Homebuilding may be at a 30-year high, but experts say a rise in the number of long-term empty properties shows the wrong kind of housing is being built.

Police and the council last week evicted someone who was persistently causing anti-social behaviour in his community.

Vulnerable neighbours say the loss of heating and hot water on the Spa Green Estate is stripping them of dignity and causing their health to deteriorate.

A homeless man living in Islington was told he'd have to pay £89 for a new passport - without which he can't apply for benefits or housing.

Renters in Islington are paying £3,000 a year more than they were in 2012, new figures show.

A mother says living in an overcrowded Upper Holloway flat while her debts rise due to the bedroom tax "feels like torture".

A blocked pipe in a neighbouring property left an Archway family fighting back a constant stream of raw sewage that spewed out of their toilet for days.

Islington Council has vowed to redecorate a woman's Clerkenwell home after it was flooded when work to fix the block's water tank went wrong.

Plans have been submitted to transform the old visitors' centre at Holloway Prison into a 24-hour winter homeless shelter for 25 people.

A burst pipe that flooded streets in Finsbury Park this morning has finally been turned off - but neighbours are left counting the cost with up to 150 homes damaged and warnings that hordes of rats could be "flushed up" by the tide.

Do we have a homeless problem or a problem with homeless people? An event at Union Chapel will ask just that, as well as screening a documentary about the making of a shelter and putting on performances from the Museum of Homelessness.

An elderly couple watched in horror as a "fountain of water" burst up from the kitchen sink and flooded their flat off St John Street last week.

Peabody is investigating allegations its contractors called a disabled women living in the Cally a "dummy" - during a 10-month project to fix her damp flat.

The 70-year-old academic who scoops rubbish out of the Regent's Canal every day has spoken about his "extreme camping" lifestyle in King's Cross.

Islington is dotted with disused police stations, an empty prison, dusty homes and derelict warehouses - Streets Kitchen needs to find one it can use as a homeless shelter before winter arrives, so we asked the community for recommendations.

Two years after Islington Council accepted the Spa Green Estate needs essential fire safety work, neighbours must endure a further delay due to faulty pipes.

Neighbours have rejected a proposal to bulldoze a building in St Mary's Path Estate by a commanding two-to-one majority - and their housing association has now completely ruled out demolition.

Islington's housing chief has edited a booklet about building affordable home that will be launched at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton later this month.

Neighbours of the £400million Islington Square development dubbed the "new Covent Garden" are not happy about the prospect of open-air events taking place yards from their homes.

Precautionary works are being carried out on a block of flats in Newington Green that doesn't meet government safety standards.

Housing campaigners will hold a meeting next week over the future of the Holloway Prison site in Islington.

An outreach worker has slammed Network Rail for "dragging out" maintenance work under Stroud Green Bridge for "months" at the expense of rough sleepers and pedestrians.

Today we report on parallel London-wide scandals: that of homes sitting empty across the capital, and that of the lack of adequate permanent social housing.

London may be in the grip of a housing crisis, but it has more than 67,000 homes with no permanent residents, according to government figures.

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.

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