A new strategy to help tackle the housing crisis in London was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan last week. But will it help or hinder efforts to bring vitally needed affordable homes to Hackney? We asked the Mayor of Hackney for his views.
It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments – yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.
In the final part of our special Hidden Homeless investigation, EMMA YOULE asks what radical new ideas are necessary to solve the housing crisis in Hackney. The answer, time and again, is: ‘We need to build more homes’
In the third of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless series, EMMA YOULE learns how Hackney hostels have become a ‘dumping ground’ for some of the capital’s most vulnerable people – and how they receive little or no support
In the second part of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless spotlight, Emma Youle goes behind closed doors at two hostels to find out what Hackney’s temporary accommodation is like for those stuck living there
After a man’s decomposing body was found in shocking conditions at a homeless hostel in Hackney this month, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE meets a domestic abuse victim who lives at the hostel, and asks if the accommodation is suitable for a woman in her situation?