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Arlington House reopens

 
July 3rd 2010
 

© S Crubellier

North London's famous Arlington House has reopened after a long and troublesome refurbishment.

The Victorian hostel, famous for once having Eric Blair (George Orwell) as a resident, opened again on 10 June, with 95 units for homeless people alongside 35 studio flats, training facilities and commercial space to rent.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson and artist Tracey Emin attended the opening. It was hosted by Lady Neuberger, from the housing association that took over the refurbishment after Novas Scarman ran into trouble amid allegations of mismanagement of funds. The Pavement covered the investigation last year (Investigating Novas, September 2009).

 
 
 

July 2010

 

Contents

Rochester Row under threat of closure

Dying rough sleeper found alive and well...

Homeless comic strip to raise laughs and questions

Squatting outlawed in The Netherlands

Making Invisible People visible

Squatter takes to the roof

Funding the fight against TB

Faker banned from NHS

Arlington House reopens

Rough sleeper found murdered in Darlington

Government plans widespread changes to benefits

Flawed count reform

Homeless couple forced to move on

Newsman's homeless days in new autobiography

Work for your benefits demo

Shelter Scotland responds to interest rate news

More local authority help

Blocking tactics

A dog’s life?

The Act

Street Shield 15: A diamond in the rough

 

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