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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.

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.

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