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I thought Thatcher’s cardboard box city of rough sleepers outside Waterloo station had gone forever
'Time' magazine's Person of the Year appeals to believers and atheists alike with a message that could bring redemption to a troubled faith
From drunken nights out with a llama to testicle-eating fishes, it’s a mixed bag of stories you’ve been sharing on social media in 2013.
Among the top twenty Independent articles you’ve been tweeting and posting on Facebook this year, there are serious reports, ferocious comment pieces, astounding research and a fair few articles that pay tribute to the adage ‘the truth is stranger than fiction.’
In one US State, homelessness may be about to become history
48-year-old, from Georgia in the USA, was jailed after calling 911 and confessing to the crime
26-year-old had been hoping to win an internship with Channel 4
But one third of renters are still planning to buy in 2014
A new council-run campaign aims to encourage people to give to charity instead
The Duke of Cambridge joined the musicians on stage for the finale
Pontiff calls for major change - but reiterates church's opposition to abortion and the ordination of female priests
Charity has received 175,000 inquiries in the past 12 months, up 10 per cent in the previous year. Emily Dugan reports
Average household debt is now £54,000 - double the level a decade ago, despite record low interest rates, and ministers fear that failure to pay back loans and credit will leave thousands at risk of losing their home
Authorities are liaising with Australian police over 14 or 15-year-old girl, who initially was believed to be of European origin
Shelter says unemployment and high cost of living are leaving household on a ' knife-edge'
I have only seen one patient where I suspected he’d used Krokodil. But the potential for this drug to worsen the lives of homeless drug users is all too real
Robin van Helsum, 21, claimed to be a 17-year-old waif who had roamed the woods of central Europe for five years, and cost taxpayers £25,000 while staying in a social services hostel