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Police confirm three homeless deaths in Hastings in six days

Sussex Police have confirmed the details of three homeless people who died between Christmas and New Year. Police said a 41-year-old woman, a 56-year-old man and a 52-year-old man, all of no fixed address, died between December 26 and December 31 in Hastings. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Their deaths are not being treated […]

Homeless to ‘take-over’ Euston Station on Xmas Day.

Thanks to a unique partnership between Streets Kitchen, St Mungo’s and Network Rail, London Euston station will welcome 200  homeless guests on Christmas Day.    As colleagues enjoy time off with their families during the festive season, around 30 volunteers from Network Rail will give up their Christmas Day to work alongside volunteers from homelessness […]

Nearly 130,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas as child homelessness reaches 10-year high

Nearly 130,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless and in temporary accommodation this Christmas as child homelessness reaches a 10-year high, new research shows.   The number of youngsters who will be spending the festive period in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs and hostels – often with a single room for the whole family […]

Council proposes £1,000 fines for homeless sleeping in tents

Stoke-on-Trent council called ‘callous’ for proposing penalty notice in city centre followed by court appearance and fine   A council has been called “cruel and callous” for proposing £1,000 fines to homeless people sleeping in tents in the city centre. Stoke-on-Trent council in Staffordshire is consulting on a public space protection order (PSPO) that will make […]

Brighton Centre to be used as homeless night shelter this winter

The Brighton Centre is to open its doors to the homeless this winter as part of a council scheme to use empty buildings to house rough sleepers. A large room in the council-owned building is currently being prepared to be used a shelter for up to 30 people. It’s currently due to open on 10 […]

Homeless veteran begs for shelter outside homeless charity’s multi-million pound headquarters

A down-on-his-luck man has spent years begging strangers to ‘give me shelter’ while sleeping rough on a street – opposite the headquarters of Britain’s biggest homeless charity. Army veteran Tony Richards has built himself a makeshift camp on the cold street opposite the posh London headquarters of Shelter, a charity who work to help the […]

Homeless people in Oxford threatened with £2,500 fines

City council under fire after legal notices pinned to rough sleepers’ bags left in shop doorways  The rough sleepers’ belongings were having a detrimental effect on other people’s quality of life, the council notices said. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Homeless people putting their possessions in shop doorways in Oxford have been threatened with fines of up to £2,500. […]

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 […]

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 ; […]