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Man in hole moves for Olympics

May 11th 2012


An Iranian who has lived in a hole on Blackheath, London, for nearly four years, was housed in March.

The elderly gentleman lived in his camouflaged hole year-round, unseen by most of the local population. However, with work beginning for the Olympics at the heath, including a possible surface-to-air missile site nearby, his lonely life was interrupted.

Ward councillor Chris Maines told the Blackheath Bugle in March: “The world’s press will be descending on the area to cover the Olympic Games... People living rough in a bivouac is a poor reflection on Lewisham’s homeless policies.”

A spokesman for Lewisham Council announced later that “on March 26 he agreed to go into temporary accommodation in the borough and we are now working with him to find the most appropriate permanent housing solution to meet his needs.”


May 2012



Support worker with first-hand experience

Award for Birmingham-based catering company

Birmingham homes to serve those who served

Film club comes to Birmingham

Forgotten Vintage "didn't intend to offend?"

Rough sleeper bids to become Edinburgh councillor

Housing bills rings the changes

Asylum seekers left out in the cold

Homeless drop “not credible”

Homeless footballer transforms lives

Keith Maloney

Olympic 'flood' adds to street population

Man in hole moves for Olympics

A night in the cells

Florida homeless paper's editor dead

Cornish man sparks air sea rescue

Homeless residents sue US city

Croydon wasn't an isolated case

Emmaus man walking to Paris

Homeless soldiers?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ charity criticised for BNP links

Homeless candidate steps down from Orlando election race

US hotspots surveyed


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