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Bailiffs clear homelessness protesters camp from Leicester Town Hall Square

Homelessness protesters living at a camp outside Leicester’s town hall for three weeks were evicted this morning. Seven enforcement agents from the Sheriff’s Office, acting on behalf of the county court, moved in to remove the tents at 7.30am. The protesters, led by homelessness campaigner James McLean, have vowed to set up another camp elsewhere […]

Secret struggle of tragic homeless man found burned to death in van where he was living

The tragedy behind a homeless man found burned to death in the back of his van in an Asda car park has rocked common misconceptions about rough sleepers. Two weeks ago, emergency crews were called after smoke was seen pouring from a van parked outside an Asda store in Reddish, in Stockport. A man, who […]

Qatari investors own more of London than the Queen and the Mayor’s office

Qatari investors own more property in the capital than the Mayor of London’s office and three times more than the Queen, according to new data seen by The Telegraph. Canary Wharf Group Investment Holdings, which is co-owned by Qatar Holdings, part of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and American investment group Brookfield, is the capital’s largest […]

Met slammed over NINE failures after homeless man dies at Forest Gate police station

An inquest into the death of a homeless man taken into custody and later found dead on the floor of his cell has criticised police for making a catalogue of failures. Forest Gate police arrested and detained Valdas Jasiunas on September 1, 2010, for begging after previously giving him a caution for the same offence. […]

Almost 3000 charged with stealing food in London as expert warns ‘hungry people are criminalised’

  The majority of cases pertain to the hungry and homeless taking waste food from supermarket bins.   More than 2,800 people in London were charged with stealing food in London last year.  Thousands of people were charged with stealing food in London last year in what a food bank expert has warned is a “criminalisation […]

Housing is a women’s issue: The facts

The UK housing crisis has hit women harder than men, as they earn less money and cuts have hit homeless and domestic abuse services Charities working with rough sleepers say women are more likely to be ‘hidden homeless’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo‘ No matter where you live, or how you pay for your home, from […]

NHS cuts blamed for 30,000 deaths in new study

An unprecedented increase in “excess deaths” in England and Wales could be linked to underfunding in the NHS and social care system, new research suggests. “Relentless cuts” to the health service could be behind 30,000 deaths in 2015, argued researchers in two articles published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The Government […]

UN: Housing is a fundamental human right.

A massive shift of global capital investment has left homes empty and people homeless, argues Leilani Farha, UN special rapporteur for housing   The UN special rapporteur for housing, Leilani Farha, will highlight the devastating human rights impact of society’s tendency to view houses as financial commodities rather than homes for people, in her report […]

Britain’s new wave of militant grocers

So much food goes into landfill while many families go hungry. Sarah Butler meets the shopkeepers fighting waste Retail crusaders: Nathan and Bethany Richards of Niftie’s in Dover. Photograph: Richard Saker for the Observer A steady stream of shoppers are filling their baskets with biscuits, fizzy pop, risotto rice and tins of tomatoes at Niftie’s grocery […]

Evicted Belgravia squatters ‘posed grave security risk’ to Queen

Squatters branded a “security risk” to the Queen have been evicted from a mansion close to Buckingham Palace. About 30 people were removed from the seven-storey building on Buckingham Gate at around 04:00 GMT. The Met Police raised concerns the squatters could peer into the royal gardens from the roof of 19 Buckingham Gate ; […]