Robin van Helsum duped police and social workers into believing that he was an abandoned child
From hip Berlin hostels to luxury luggage and Wallace & Gromit's Thrill-o-Matic ride
26-year-old had apparently embarked on a week-long project to document the homeless population in the city’s suburbs and raise awareness of their plight
As a Welsh hostel is awarded five stars, Simon Calder reports on a reinvention
A windswept Scottish youth hostel, closer to the Arctic Circle than to Manchester, is set for its most successful year after being rated the best in the world.
Emergency calls where a hostel manager desperately tried to warn police about the condition of a seriously disturbed man were played to a court room today.
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.
Touching street-life film brings a big issue to a screen near you
Police in southern California have arrested a man in connection with the latest in a series of murders apparently targeting homeless people, believed to be the work of a serial killer. Community workers and police are advising California's homeless population to take extra precautions to protect themselves, including avoiding sleeping alone or outdoors.
Spectacular views, a diverse arts scene and the Scottish capital's lively back streets are best enjoyed in the long summer days before the Festival hordes descend.
The urban scourge of the Eighties, homelessness is on the rise in Britain's cities once again
The Tory council believes he is "encouraged" here by the free food, I tell him. He looks down at his sandwich and asks softly: "What planet are they on?"
He first made his name as director of low-budget horror flicks ‘Cabin Fever’ and the enormously successful ‘Hostel’ franchise, now the big influence of Eli Roth is behind other non-mainstream projects such as ‘The Last Exorcism’ – getting it straight to the top of the US charts
Somewhere in the nest of farmers' lanes beyond Bruma I lost my way, and a good shepherd put me right. Frankly, I didn't know I was lost, and equally frankly I couldn't be sure he was a shepherd, but bear with me on this one. I'd just taken the left fork, up towards a eucalyptus plantation, when this guy with a leathery face pointed back down the hill.
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"Thanks, i'll have an orange juice." I gave this innocuous response when invited to have a drink at the opening ceremony for the Earl's Court youth hostel in London. Little did I know I would come up against a refreshingly direct example of sustainability in tourism. "I'm afraid you can't have one," the hostel manager explained. "Rather than using stuff imported from the tropics, we only serve juices made from British fruit. We've got some lovely organic apple juice from Kent, though." Not many food miles there, then.