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 Currently living in Paisley, Sean is a politics graduate with press office and research experience, working for a Member of the Scottish Parliament and a housing charity.

  April 12th 2013

Killer had been hearing voices and trying to visit the queen

  The Old Bailey has heard how a man killed a Scottish homeless person and later turned up at Buckingham Palace demanding ...

  March 21st 2013

Big Issue UK sales have fallen by 100,000 in less than a decade, so what‘s next?

  The Big Issue’s UK sales have gone down by 100,000 in less than a decade, putting pressure on the magazine’s...

  July 26th 2012

It was always an ambitous aim, but is it achievable?

  In 2003, the Scottish Parliament, like its counterpart at Westminster, set the then Executive the ambitious target of en...

  June 16th 2012

Irvine McMinn wants to highlight issues affecting people in his position

  Irvine McMinn, a candidate at the 2012 local authority elections, attempted to become the country’s first homeless...

  May 11th 2012

Irvine McMinn’s ‘Beggar’s Manifesto’ promises tax reforms and a relaxation of red tape for small businesses

  A rough sleeper with experience of homelessness spanning four decades is making a bid to become Scotland’s first h...

  May 11th 2012

Director of Shelter Scotland says unemployment figures and benefit cuts make figures virtually impossible

  The director of a major homeless charity believes that a 20 per cent drop in homelessness across Scotland, reported by t...

  April 10th 2012

...but it’s still a bad year for building, with new-build completions down 12 per cent on previous year

  The Scottish Government has announced an increase in the number of council homes in Scotland, with Housing Minister Keit...

  March 7th 2012

HIV and drug advice organisations issue safety advice after a recent spike in numbers 

  Drug users who inject are being warned by health chiefs to be extra cautious after six new HIV cases were diagnosed in G...

  February 11th 2012

People should not have to choose between somewhere to sleep and their much-loved animal companions

  An animal welfare charity is calling for more pet-friendly homeless services, so that people are not forced to make the ...

  December 10th 2011

Scottish charities are sceptical about former Conservative candidate’s idea

  Radical plans that could see on-the-spot fines given to members of the public who offer spare change to homeless people,...

  December 10th 2011

 Plight of homeless children highlighted by Christmas appeal

  Children across Scotland are suffering because they are being forced to live in unsuitable and dangerous housing through...


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