An “unprecedented” number of those dependent on welfare were punished in the year to June 2013, according to a report into Jobcentre Plus published today by the Work and Pensions Committee.
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Friday 09 September 2011
The number of homeless people in Britain has risen by 17 per cent in the past year, according to figures published by the Government yesterday.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Ministers are ready to hold talks with opponents of their planning reforms, it emerged today.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A murder investigation has been launched after a homeless man's body was found inside a derelict warehouse.
Monday 29 August 2011
Almost 250 women desperate to escape a violent partner were turned away by an overstretched charity last year.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Thousands of empty homes are to be renovated by councils, community groups and homeless people after ministers admitted the number of empty properties crumbling into disrepair was a "scandal".
Thursday 04 August 2011
Moves to impose an annual limit on benefit payments to the unemployed will affect single mothers and ethnic minorities hardest, the Government's own analysis of the controversial policy has concluded.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Monday 04 July 2011
Labour has demanded an explanation from ministers as to why they hid official advice that planned welfare reforms could make 40,000 families homeless, while costing the taxpayer more than they save.
Monday 04 July 2011
Many vital police services – from witness protection to fingerprint databasing – could collapse as a result a shake-up of crime-fighting, the president of the Association of Police Chief Officers (Acpo) will warn today.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Monday 20 June 2011
A scotland Yard officer was due to appear in court today accused of killing Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Homeless people are six times more likely to die earlier than the general population, according to new research that reveals a hidden cost of the economic downturn.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Artists like 50 Cent made me stop rapping I felt there was too much opulence, braggadocio and misogyny in hip-hop, and I wanted to tell a different story. What happened is that the music got corporatised; industry executives sacrificed art for what sells and mega-stars now saturate the market with the same tired lyrics.
Thursday 19 May 2011
A disabled man who is supposedly being protected by the courts was wandering homeless yesterday after bailiffs used sledge-hammers to evict him from his home.
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