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Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrated in Islington

Today (Wednesday, 24 August), Islington Council is celebrating the Independence Day of Ukraine, in solidarity with the 284 Ukrainian refugees who have settled in the borough this year.

One tenant was forced to cook in their bedroom without proper kitchen facilities.

Landlord must pay £40,000 in fine and costs for breaches of property licence

Islington Council has prosecuted a landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with licensing regulations, including refusal to provide a kitchen for a tenant, resulting in costs of £40,000.

Toni Warner (SHP), Tom Copley (Deputy Mayor of London), Cllr Una O'Halloran and Jeremy Corbyn - photo by Keith Emmitt-2

Islington Council opens new scheme to help people sleeping rough

Islington Council has opened a new housing scheme to provide accommodation and support for people who have slept rough in Islington.

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Local people invited to have their say on proposals for new Finsbury Leisure Centre and much-needed council homes

Islington Council is inviting local people to have their say on early proposals for a new leisure centre, health and wellbeing hub, better public spaces, and much-needed new council homes near Old Street.

With the newly-planted oak sapling at Christ The King Catholic Primary School are, from left, Cllr Michelline Ngongo, Osap, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Nikita, Yulia and Denys-2

Ukraine: School plants oak sapling in symbol of solidarity as Islington community opens its hearts and homes to welcome refugees

An oak sapling was planted in the grounds of a school in a moving ceremony last week to symbolise solidarity between refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine and those opening their hearts and homes to them in Islington.

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Rogue builder prosecuted by Islington Council sentenced to four years and nine months in prison

A rogue builder who fraudulently charged vulnerable residents thousands of pounds for unnecessary work to their homes has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison, following action from Islington Council’s Trading Standards team.

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Caretaker and Concierge of the Year awards celebrate Islington housing staff who go the extra mile

Islington Council is celebrating frontline housing staff who make a real difference to local residents’ lives with its Caretaker and Concierge of the Year awards.

Celebrating new council homes at Dover Court Estate - local resident John Lowe and Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Islington Council's Executive Member for Housing and Development, with five new council homes

Islington will build 750 new council homes and move ahead with a multi-million pound investment to existing homes and estates

Islington Council will build 750 much-needed new council homes - and will have invested an additional £155m by 2025, to make local housing estates better, safer and greener for local people.

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Council provides Streets Kitchen with new space to support homeless people

Islington Council has provided Streets Kitchen, a grassroots group working to help the homeless community, with space for a new hub in Nags Head, as part of its ongoing efforts to challenge inequality in the borough.

Ms Cinko (new resident), Cllr Ward, Mrs O'Donoghue (new resident), Cllr Jackson

Families move into new Islington Council homes in Holloway

Two Islington families have moved into newly-built council homes with gardens on Belfont Walk, Holloway, as part of Islington Council’s commitment to tackling the housing crisis.

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Council proposes to buy former Holloway Police Station to create genuinely affordable homes

Islington Council is proposing to buy the former Holloway Police Station site to create much-needed new council homes.

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Islington Council offers to welcome 15 households under Afghan resettlement scheme

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, Islington Council has today pledged to help accommodate and support up to 15 Afghan households in the borough before the end of the year.