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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 ; […]

Body of ‘homeless man’ Dave pulled from Leeds-Liverpool canal

“Not a beggar or freeloader. A man, our friend. RIP Dave xx” The body of a homeless man, was discovered in the Leeds-Liverpool canal in the Vauxhall area. A tribute laid on a doorstep in Lord Street where a homeless man used to sleep, after a body was pulled from the Leeds-Liverpool canal‘ Reports on […]

Homeless man ‘bottled in the head’ and homeless woman ‘booted and robbed’ by gang of thugs

A GANG of men assaulted two homeless people in unprovoked town centre attacks. A rough sleeper, aged in his forties, was rushed to Southend Hospital for treatment after being hit over the head in Warrior Square, Southend. It is believed a glass bottle was used in the attack. Minutes later a homeless woman, aged in […]

Squatters ejected from oligarch’s £15m mansion move into new base yards away

A group of squatters who were evicted from a mansion in Eaton Square have taken over another building worth millions of pounds just hours after being moved. Activists from the Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians were thrown out roughly of the five-storey, Grade II-listed building after a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with bailiffs. They have now settled into […]

Anger as security guard ‘BINS homeless couple’s sleeping bags and belongings’ outside M&S

A former charity worker has branded a security guard “disgusting” after he claims he caught him throwing away a homeless couple’s sleeping bags outside M&S. The 26-year-old says the rough sleepers had gone to the toilet in a nearby Burger King (Photo: Facebook/Wez James) A former charity worker has branded a security guard “disgusting” after […]

Westminster Council to move homeless people out of London.

Homeless people will be shifted from the borough and relocated to places elsewhere in the UK – likely the home counties – from January 30. The Council is moving homeless people out of London to combat the high cost of temporary housing.   The council has argued it will enable people to “put down local roots”, despite many of them […]