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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760


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How, why and when to vote
Whether you sleep rough or in a hostel, you can register to vote and exercise your democratic rights
New mobile vet service from The Blue Cross
Animal charity announces pet care session in Walthamstow


Bin-sleeper dumped by rubbish truck
Unlucky rough sleeper was arrested for a theft charge dating back to 2005
Chess tournament results
Shaun Underwood wins "fun, but tough" competition
Empty homes in US outnumber homeless
One in 10 properties in some cities are abandoned, and they often still have heat, lights and water
Facebook group boosts Big Issue vendor\'s sales
The Croydon Big Issue Man Appreciation Club now has more than 900 members
Film club events
Soho‘s Open House Film Club welcomes Ken Loach
Gone but not forgotten
San Francisco erects memorial plaques along the pavements where the city‘s homeless have died.


Mayoral candidates: Boris Johnson (Conservative Party)
The celeb Tory politician and columnist wants to get people into some of London‘s 84,000 empty homes
Mayoral candidates: Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat Party)
The former top cop believes that having somewhere to live is the first stage towards establishing more stable lives for homeless Londoners
Mayoral candidates: Ken Livingstone (Labour Party)
The UK‘s best known newt-fancier believes the only way to end the housing shortage is to build more homes and disagrees with move-ons
Mayoral candidates: Sian Berry (Green Party)
The only woman in the contest wants to make 60 per cent of all housing developments affordable


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Your voice

Crisis critique - Mick Bateman responds
Crisis will review aspects of the 2007 Open Christmas in 2007 to ensure rough sleepers have guaranteed access to services
Hospital discharge - a response
After 10 weeks in hospital, a reader is dumped at his local HPU