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Leading Article: Cardboard City may be gone, but the problem of sleeping rough remains

UNDER THE Thatcher government, the "Cardboard City" around the southern end of London's Waterloo Bridge became a recurrent symbol of heartlessness. National Theatre goers edged around the cartons, mattresses and makeshift braziers. Then once in their seats, they might see a Greek chorus of actors pretending to be Cardboard City people, giving a socialist edge to Tony Harrison's adaptation of Sophocles' The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus.

Evening mass held in a borrowed hall

WITH THEIR own church now a police incident scene being searched by officers, more than 150 St Andrew's parishioners - some who witnessed the morning's events - gathered for a service at the Salvation Army last night.


Dennis; Tony; Gary B; These men can be found in the doorways and on the pavements and under the arches of our capital city. They have chosen to live this way, if what they have chosen can be called a life. In the current political climate, those who offer them warmth are frowned upon. But, as Roy Hattersley discovered, it's cold out there. And it's getting colder

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The UK commander of the Salvation Army replies to Deborah Orr's contention that its new policy document implied a change in its priorities from the deserving poor to the middle classes

Letter: House price rat race

Letter:House price rat race

Prosperity is making paupers out of all of us

SHOCKING NEWS for the comfortably off this week, as a report from the Henley Centre, confirmed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, projects an average increase of 35 per cent in living standards over the next decade. While that may sound the opposite of disastrous in itself, the report, commissioned by the Salvation Army, has prompted the religious group, whose mission has always been to help the poor, to change its charitable policy. The trouble is that all of this wealth, far from making us happier and more contented, is contributing mightily to our loss of sense of community, of purpose and of self-worth.

Britain in 2010: rich but far too stressed to enjoy it

SOCIETY UNDER PRESSURE Report says wealth gap will widen but increasing income will not prevent middle class suffering big social problems

First Night: Darren Maddy - Disciple of the fresh approach

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Watch out, adults about

Our obsession with child abusers risks destroying the traditional trust between generations.


Summer is the time for getting into the car and driving around. It's also a time for music. Cruising along the motorways of Britain at speeds approaching 35mph for most of August has given me the chance to catch up on the sort of music the young people of today are listening to. After just a few weeks I feel I've become something of an expert, and here I present my own guide to the top sounds of the summer of '99:

Algeria hit by wave of killings

RADICAL ISLAMIC insurgents have embarked on a new killing spree in Algeria, in an attempt to sabotage next month's planned referendum, aimed at bringing an end to the country's brutal seven-year civil war.

Faith & Reason: The holy fool who gave pounds 150,000 away

I'VE JUST spent two weeks in a field in Somerset in the company of thousands of youngsters. The event, Soul Survivor, combines late nights and loud music with skateboarding, sermons, seminars, and social action, all in the context of youthful, energetic Christian worship. It is always a place for the unexpected, but this year has brought an extraordinary initiative, which could prove to be either sheer folly or magnificent wisdom.

Obituary: Bobs Watson

A POPULAR child star of the movies, the freckle-faced, stockily built Bobs Watson was noted for his ability to convey convincingly both pluck and pathos. Not as precocious or cute as most child stars, the pudgy youngster had an appealing little-man smile and the ability to burst into tears on cue - most of his films included at least one major crying scene.

What do you say to an ignorant, greedy world? Nothing

The English are not much accustomed to monks treading the public stage. An exception in our time was the remarkable figure of Trevor Huddleston, the man who did more than any other individual to alert the world to the absurdities and evil of the apartheid system in South Africa. Hollow-eyed and lantern-jawed, Huddleston embodied a certain strand of Anglo-Catholic contemptus mundi. But it could be said that once expelled from the African scene, he had too little sympathy with his fellow middle-class white men to make much impact in England.
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