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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

April – May 2024 : Compassion

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Treating somebody with compassion can have a miraculous effect. However, many people experiencing homelessness are so often not afforded compassion, whether by people, authority or a system that callously neglects and punishes them.


On how good the simple pleasure of cooking and eating a meal can make us feel. By Greta Gillett

Issue 149: Missing People

Missing People appeal for April – May 2024


News in Brief 149: Apr – May 2024

News in Brief by Sophie Dianne


Book review

A review of Chris Bird’s recently published collection of poetry and short stories, Transmissions, including an excerpt from the book. Review by Vicki Green

Reason to Smile

An interview with a community hero working to put shiny, white smiles on people experiencing homelessness in Wolverhampton. By Darren Harvey

Sports day

On a visit to Leyton Orient Football Club, our writer notes the importance of community projects and sports to people struggling during the winter. By Emdad Rahman

What's in a word?

Searching for the definition of compassion and considering its importance to the homeless community. By Mat Amp


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Your voice

(Eff off) Back to the Future

Everybody’s favourite nepo-time-traveller, McHaggis, goes on a medieval Odd-yssey. By Chris Sampson

Issue 149 : Comics

This issue's comics from our brilliant artists.

The city speaks

Two short stories written in poetic style tell tales of life on the streets in an often-overwhelming city. Words by Chris Bird