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Bet your bottom dollar on this home in Stoke Newington, now the bookies’ favourite to win RIBA’s prestigious Stirling Prize.

Stoke Newington Town Hall could be put to use as a health clinic, restaurant - or even housing - to raise some of the £10m needed to renovate it.

A council tenant has spoken out after leaseholders launched a campaign to stop major refurbishment at their South Hackney estate.

A housing block in Upper Clapton has been “cocooned” in scaffolding since November because contractors ordered the wrong size windows for the flats.

Cladding similar to Grenfell Tower has been discovered at a block on the Woodberry Down Estate and will be removed immediately as a precaution.

Sprinkler systems will be “fully explored” as part of Hackney Council’s fire safety review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

All housing projects requiring external cladding have been “paused” by Hackney Council in the wake of the Grenfell Tower inferno.

Plans to re-clad a Lower Clapton tower block have been shelved following the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that left more than 100 dead, missing or injured.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

A decision is set to be made on the controversial luxury housing development on site of the old bingo hall in Hackney Road.

A brazen developer who was let off the hook after building an illegal block of flats in Hoxton has now made it even taller, according to disbelieving neighbours.

Sadiq Khan has waved through a huge development on the former Kingsland Fire Station site despite it providing just 8 per cent affordable housing.

Hackney Council wants to splash out £36million on a 148-room hostel in Seven Sisters Road so it can stop housing homeless people outside the borough.

A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 private-rented flats – but no on-site “affordable” housing.

Kingsland Fire Station will be flattened to make way for a school and flats – but there will be no affordable housing on site.

Hackney Council has been given £36,000 – 5 per cent of the cost of a single house – to solve the borough’s housing crisis.

Blocks on the Northwold Estate could be demolished if The Guinness Partnership gets its way. It says the estate is ripe for the kind of infill needed to ease the housing crisis but neighbours disagree.

Old Gazette cuttings discovered in a dusty old book in west London have shone a light on the chronic housing problem for injured veterans after the First World War.

Hackney Council wants to rent out rooms in Stoke Newington Town Hall and build homes behind it to help offset the millions spent on upkeep.

Developers stand to rake in millions of pounds from the sale of 68 full-price flats above a school.

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