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 24 May 2013
Police in north London have seized blankets, sleeping bags and food donations from rough sleepers in a crackdown on homelessness.
Thursday 23 May 2013
The Hangover actor Zach Galifianakis’s date for his movie premieres isn’t arm candy – it’s his 87-year-old friend who he saved from homelessness. Bravo, says Simon Usborne
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Private companies who win government contracts to help the jobless find work are “parking” some of the most disadvantaged people on benefits, MPs warn today.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford greatest hits: The politician who makes London Mayor Boris look like John Major in comparison
Monday 20 May 2013
He is embroiled in a crack-cocaine sting – and it’s not his first brush with trouble. Will Dean lists his other greatest hits
Thursday 16 May 2013
Police are eager to speak with an internet celebrity in relation to the murder of a New Jersey lawyer.
Friday 10 May 2013
At St Giles Trust we could now bid to work with organisations across the UK, says the Chief Executive
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Rising housing and living costs plus housing support cuts leads to increased demand
Friday 19 April 2013
The Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne have relayed live operas to cinemas. But for the first time next week, an opera will premiere at a London cinema.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Lee Halpin was a young writer and film-maker who, at the time of his death, had been seeking to make a documentary about homelessness on the streets of Newcastle, writes Marcus Williamson. For this project he had said that he intended to “immerse myself in that lifestyle as deeply as I can.” He planned to “sleep rough for a week, scrounge for my food, access the services that other homeless individuals use…”
Friday 12 April 2013
What would happen if you lose your job? Would you be able to afford your mortgage payments or rent?
Thursday 11 April 2013
New figures from housing charity show precarious nature of property market for millions
Figures from Shelter reveal millions are one payday away from not being able to pay their mortgage or rent
Wednesday 10 April 2013
More than eight million people are one payday away from not being able to pay for their mortgage or rent.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
The post-mortem of a young filmmaker who died while making a documentary on homelessness has come back inconclusive, an inquest heard today.
Friday 29 March 2013
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Friday 29 March 2013
Customers pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can’t afford one - it's a simple concept which should be introduced to coffee shops in the UK
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness