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Having portrayed an award-winning Heathcliff, James Howson is now back on the dole

Deputy police chief Hunter announces the arrest

Homeless killer suspect arrested in California

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.

Barra beach airport tops poll of best places to land

An airport at the edge of the Atlantic, where planes touch down on the beach, has been named the world's most spectacular place to land.

Patron expands hostel and football interests ahead of exit

Patron Capital Partners, the US private equity investor with €1.7bn (£1.5bn) of assets, is rolling out two businesses ahead of an exit.

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The urban scourge of the Eighties, homelessness is on the rise in Britain's cities once again

How hostels got hip

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Johann Hari: David Cameron&rsquo;s assault on the homeless is Dickensian

The Tory council believes he is &quot;encouraged&quot; here by the free food, I tell him. He looks down at his sandwich and asks softly: &quot;What planet are they on?&quot;

Hostel offenders risk to public

More than four out of five offenders in probation hostels pose a high or very high risk to the public, figures showed today.

Headmaster's killer recalled to prison

The killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence has been recalled to prison after he was arrested on suspicion of robbery, a probation boss said today.

Teenager and father died of stab wounds

A troubled teenager and her father found fatally injured at their home both died after suffering stab wounds, detectives said today.

Father and daughter found dead after party

A company director and his teenage daughter were found dying in their home the day after a family birthday party, it emerged yesterday.

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