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Dawn sweeps tackle street sleepers
Nicholas Olczak October 06 2011

Durham police chiefs claim rough sleeping leads to shoplifting and aggressive begging

  City authorities in Durham and Chester are searching for rough sleepers and trying to move them off the streets, again u...

Squatting changes
Nicholas Olczak September 16 2011

The government has called for criminalisation of squatting

  The government last month issued a consultation paper proposing the criminalization of squatting in order to end what th...

Begging ban in London, Ontario
Nicholas Olczak July 07 2011

Banning panhandling would not survive legal challenges, say critics

  An anti-poverty activist has warned that attempts to ban panhandling in the Canadian city of London would meet with sign...

Star in the making
Nicholas Olczak July 07 2011

From homeless teenager to rising actor - and all it takes is hope, he says

  For many readers, it might be hard at times to believe life will ever improve. But James McCabe is an example of how thi...

Changes at Big Issue
Nicholas Olczak June 08 2011

Vendors express concern about increased number of people selling the mag

  Big Issue vendors have expressed concern that the decision to allow the unemployed to sell the magazine may make it hard...

Cardiff centre closed due to bomb threat
Nicholas Olczak May 12 2011

Huggard Centre users’ safety most important, says chief exec

A homeless centre in Cardiff was evacuated and searched by police on 29 March after a threatening phone call was received rela...

Rough sleeper’s story takes to the stage
Nicholas Olczak April 15 2011

Entire cast sleep rough at Gatwick airport

When Anthony Delaney was given an ASBO for sleeping rough at an airport, he probably never imagined what his conviction would ...

Enlightened hospital policy
Nicholas Olczak April 15 2011

Homeless patients benefit from joined-up thinking

When a female homeless patient was discharged from University College Hospital London recently, she might have expected this t...

Ex-rough sleeper up for literary prize
Nicholas Olczak March 09 2011

Life can sometimes be a rollercoaster, says author

The writer Tom Gamble has been placed on the shortlist for a major literary prize for a novel which was partly influenced by h...

Pressure against squatters increases
Nicholas Olczak December 08 2010

Housing minister criticises squatters advisory service

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has stepped up pressure against squatters, issuing guidelines to property owners about actions t...