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Smile, you're on camera

July 7th 2009
With the airing of another reality TV show, this time the BBC's Famous, Rich and Homeless, the police are being accused of changing tactics in dealing with the homeless to avoid being caught on film or upsetting a celebrity. The show, renamed from the previous series Filthy Rich and Homeless, and broadcast at the end of June, showed five 'celebrities' sleeping rough in Camden and Westminster. However, London newspaper the Camden New Journal has uncovered police emails warning officers that celebrities would be sleeping out in their area and reminding them to stick to the rules when talking to those on the street. One published email stated: "If you are conducting stop and account or stop and search please comply fully with PACE [police and criminal evidence rules] and if you have to use force during an arrest please be sure that the level is proportionate." So, if you're suffering the unwanted attention of the police, get a look-alike to accompany you. ‚Äö?Ѭ¢ Ex-tennis star Annabel Croft, a participant in the show, showed some thought to getting by on the street: in the show she was seen reading the November issue of The Pavement.

July 2009



Designing you out

That's grand

Hardy times

Sleep out with the IT crowd

Street Soccer National Cup

Here comes the sunshine, so slap it on

The rising 'tide of homelessness'

Thank you for the smile

Famous, Rich and Homeless

Stop & Search and Poncho

Smile, you're on camera

Heathrow one year on

St Martin's update

Northampton tent village

Camden police assault

Debt charities inundated

Duvet Man on Facebook

No Name seeks names

NYC shelters charge rent

Alice and Kev

Get up and go

Man robs to return to jail

Westminster rolling shelter to close

Gatekeeping Roadshow

Street Shield 6: Street Arena


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