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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Saturday 16 June 2012
Jimmy Carlson has come a long way since he began what would turn into a 23-year descent into alcoholism and homelessness in 1973. Nearly 16 years after finally turning his life around and devoting it to help others in a similar position to that in which he found himself after leaving the Armed Forces, he has been recognised with an OBE for services to homeless people.
Monday 11 June 2012
He is the Government’s most prolific media operators.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
At the start of the week, my colleague Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was characteristically forthright in her antipathy towards the Jubilee. Not for her a union jack plate, some bunting and a street party.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Free Men (99 mins, 12A)
Thursday 17 May 2012
More new homes must be built to tackle "the country's burgeoning housing crisis", a new report has said.
Friday 11 May 2012
Officials say a fire that swept through a sprawling squatters' colony on Manila Bay's rim has left two people missing and some 10,000 others homeless.
Thursday 10 May 2012
A child stands on top of the rubble where his house used to be at a slum settlement in Kathmandu, near the bank of the Bagmati River, yesterday.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Kevin Rawlinson meets Newham locals who say empty homes are being wasted
Thursday 19 April 2012
A family of travellers forced some of the most vulnerable men in society to work for them on a site "like a concentration camp", Luton Crown Court has heard.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Touching street-life film brings a big issue to a screen near you
Saturday 07 April 2012
A mother and daughter folk duo, a hip-hop collective and a poetry group from Aldershot are to perform at the Royal Opera House in a show with a difference: every performer has lived rough on the streets. The show, With One Voice, also marks the first time the homeless have been officially recognised at the Olympics.
Friday 06 April 2012
Twenty years after the siege of Sarajevo began, thousands of survivors remain displaced
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to create 550 jobs in the UK as it steps up its expansion plans after a year of record sales and store openings.
Monday 12 March 2012
Japan fell silent yesterday to remember last year's 11 March earthquake and tsunami, which killed 19,000 people, triggered a still unresolved nuclear crisis and drove hundreds of thousands of refugees from their homes.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The number of households classed as homeless increased by 14 per cent last year, Government figures revealed yesterday.
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Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
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- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now