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Shelter from the Storm

May 25th 2009
Pete Postlethwaite, the star of The Age of Stupid, recently turned up in north London to open Shelter from the Storm, a new centre named after a Bob Dylan song. Just three backbreaking months after taking on a near-derelict warehouse housing only a colony of urban foxes, Islington residents Sheila Scott and Louie Salvoni have created bright, spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation for up to 25 guests, with a separate space for seven women. The project is open three days a week and will open for more days as money and volunteers permit. The shelter is by referral only; potential volunteers are asked to email

April 2009



Why don’t they leave?

Poncho's back

Building a bicycle club

Booze to the door

Rough sleeper


Discussion on move-ons

A new Scottish alliance

Murder rumour unfounded

US white-collar homeless

A strange invitation

Your own budget

Croydon hut eviction

Riverside rent rise

Tent City to be shut down

A plea to Obama

Why referrals stopped

Shelter from the Storm

Street Shield 4: The Villains!

Glasgow residents complain

Edinburgh charities compete for funds

Kids out

Section 11

One Life, coming soon to cinemas

30,000 Scots now homeless


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