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Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’
Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention
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Instant Opinion: Britain needs ‘bold British foreign policy’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 26 October
26 Oct 2020
What has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?
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What has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?

Charities call for urgent government action to prevent rough sleepers being forced back onto streets
18 Jun 2020
Man found dead in back of London bin lorry
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Man found dead in back of London bin lorry

Waste companies warn that number of homeless people sleeping in bins is increasing
25 Feb 2020
Child homelessness rockets in the UK
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Child homelessness rockets in the UK

Shelter says a child loses their home every eight minutes
3 Dec 2019
The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis
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The statistics behind the UK’s housing crisis

Government fails to build any of the 200,000 new starter homes it pledged in 2014
5 Nov 2019
Councils use shipping containers to house homeless children
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Councils use shipping containers to house homeless children

Families are being forced to live in unsafe, disruptive and overcrowded conditions
21 Aug 2019
San Franciscans raise money to block homeless shelter
Site of proposed homeless shelter, San Francisco
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San Franciscans raise money to block homeless shelter

Mayor’s proposal prompts battle between rival GoFundMe factions in America’s homelessness capital
29 Mar 2019

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London landlords are paid £14m to house homeless people
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London landlords are paid £14m to house homeless people

Nearly 6,000 payments were made last year amid cuts to social housing
25 Mar 2019
Homeless man pleads guilty to GoFundMe viral hoax
New Jersey couple and homeless man accused of £300,000 GoFundMe scam
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Homeless man pleads guilty to GoFundMe viral hoax

US military veteran and New Jersey woman admit making up good samaritan story purely for profit
7 Mar 2019
Rail staff filmed throwing dirty water over homeless man
Rail staff pour dirty water onto a homeless man
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Rail staff filmed throwing dirty water over homeless man

Three employees suspended and under investigation as video of incident goes viral
26 Feb 2019
Pret a Manger to sponsor London homeless hostel
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Pret a Manger to sponsor London homeless hostel

Cafe chain’s charitable foundation giving £200,000 to offer rough sleepers both accommodation and paid work
8 Feb 2019
How to help homeless people this winter
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How to help homeless people this winter

Charities warn that snow and sub-zero temperatures could be fatal for rough sleepers
1 Feb 2019
Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation bin
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Woman dies after getting trapped inside clothes donation bin

Homelessness activists call for the spring-loaded containers to be removed from the streets
8 Jan 2019
Homeless man dies outside entrance to Houses of Parliament
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Homeless man dies outside entrance to Houses of Parliament

News comes as Office of National Statistics reveals nearly 600 rough sleepers died on the UK's streets last year
20 Dec 2018
Has the government underestimated the homelessness crisis?
Homeless UK
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Has the government underestimated the homelessness crisis?

Estimates for charity Crisis suggest official figures fail to capture true scale of problem
14 Dec 2018
British children facing Christmas homeless crisis
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British children facing Christmas homeless crisis

At least 130,000 youngsters will be living in temporary accommodation this festive season, a rise of 59% in five years
6 Dec 2018
One in 200 Britons now homeless as crisis grows
Homeless UK
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One in 200 Britons now homeless as crisis grows

Newly released figures show that 13,000 more people have been forced to sleep rough over past year
22 Nov 2018
Police hunt group who put firework in homeless man's pocket
Homeless UK
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Police hunt group who put firework in homeless man's pocket

Rough sleeper suffered burns to hand and leg after incident near Liverpool Lime Street station
6 Nov 2018
Cornwall Council ‘housed’ homeless teen in a tent
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Cornwall Council ‘housed’ homeless teen in a tent

Social workers helped ‘vulnerable’ 17-year-old boy set up camp outdoors
30 Oct 2018
Hungary’s constitution now bans rough sleeping
Homeless man in Budapest
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Hungary’s constitution now bans rough sleeping

Homeless people face compulsory work programme or jail under new law
15 Oct 2018
Man arrested over homeless man found dead after paint attack
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Man arrested over homeless man found dead after paint attack

Viral video shows Michael Cash being sprayed red days before his body was discovered in cemetery
19 Sep 2018
New £100m plan to end rough sleeping by 2027
Homeless UK
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New £100m plan to end rough sleeping by 2027

Theresa May vows to help homeless people ‘turn their lives around’
13 Aug 2018
Five ways to end homelessness for good
Homeless UK
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Five ways to end homelessness for good

Charity says £10bn government investment could solve the problem
11 Jun 2018
Why a growing number of homeless people are being jailed
Homeless UK
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Why a growing number of homeless people are being jailed

Investigation finds more than 50 local authorities have PSPOs banning begging and loitering
21 May 2018
Was story of homeless 'Charlie Binbags' a scam?
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Was story of homeless 'Charlie Binbags' a scam?

Charity says Charlie Hennessy probably never really existed
3 May 2018
Homelessness Reduction Act: will it make a difference?
Homeless UK
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Homelessness Reduction Act: will it make a difference?

Under the new law, rough sleepers in England will have a legal right to help from their local council
3 Apr 2018
Justin Welby: churches should house rough sleepers
Government policy blamed for sharp rise in homelessness
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Justin Welby: churches should house rough sleepers

Archbishop of Canterbury says budget cuts have left councils unable to help homeless
13 Mar 2018
Tributes to homeless man who died metres from Parliament
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Tributes to homeless man who died metres from Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn says ‘the powerful cannot keep walking by’ in message of condolence
15 Feb 2018
Man fined for stopping to help homeless on Christmas Day
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Man fined for stopping to help homeless on Christmas Day

Volunteer given £70 fine for parking in a bus stop - even though no buses were running
7 Feb 2018
Bournemouth ‘anti-homeless’ bars on benches to be removed
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Bournemouth ‘anti-homeless’ bars on benches to be removed

Council U-turn comes after weeks of criticism for measures to stop rough sleeping
6 Feb 2018
Windsor councillor slammed for comments on town's homeless
Government policy blamed for sharp rise in homelessness
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Windsor councillor slammed for comments on town's homeless

Outrage as Simon Dudley urges police action to tackle ‘epidemic’ that paints town in ‘unfavourable light’
4 Jan 2018
Euston to host the homeless on Christmas Day
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Euston to host the homeless on Christmas Day

The London station will be transformed into a festive dining hall where rough sleepers can enjoy a turkey lunch
13 Dec 2017
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