When Grenfell-style cladding was removed from a Salford tower block in 2020, tenants had no idea it would take years to replace. With authorities passing the buck, residents of Holm Court have now spent three winters without insulation.
With hundreds of thousands of people accessing warm banks each week, we travelled to ex-chancellor Nadhim Zahawi's constituency to find out why a Royal Shakespeare Company venue has opened as a place for the community to shelter from the cold.
The 15-minute city has recently found itself at the centre of a bizarre conspiracy about freedom of movement, but millions are already living in them. Is it hell on earth as some fear, or is it, in fact, lovely?