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Clara Denina is a commodity reporter, specialised in precious and industrial metals industries. Previously, she worked for Corriere del Mezzogiorno, a local supplement of Corriere della Sera in Italy and for other local publications. She started to write for The Pavement in 2006.

 
  October 1st 2009

Conservatives claim slashed budgets will not affect homeless services

A number of Conservative councils in London are planning to cut spending on local public services, but claim it will not affec...

 
  September 26th 2009

Newcastle City Council claims that one of the city‘s two homeless people has nowbeen re-housed

A recent street count in Newcastle, the largest city in the north-east of England, found, surprisingly, only two people sleeping...

 
  September 25th 2009

Invited businessman tells bemused Look Ahead staff how he made his first million

Homeless organisation Look Ahead invited a millionaire businessman to be its key speaker at their annual staff conference, which...

 
  September 25th 2009

Homeless people in a relationship spend longer on the streets than singles

Couples on the street are less likely to be offered accommodation together due to the poor provision of appropriate housing, acc...

 
  September 25th 2009

The Catholic church in Soho Square will not close for refurbishment until a site for its homeless services has been found

St Patrick's, the Catholic church in Soho Square that has a soup kitchen and runs a homeless film night, will close for a refurb...

 
  September 25th 2009

Some shopkeepers claim the signs are ineffective, but others still post them

Some shopkeepers in the Strand area are continuing to post ‚Äö?Ñ??No sleeping' signs on their shop fronts to stop rough sle...

 
  July 10th 2009

Homeless Link blasts the inaccurate portrayal of homeless facilities on ‘reality TV‘ show

Filthy Rich and Homeless, aired recently on BBC Three, has sparked new controversy. Homeless Link voiced its dismay at the in...

 
  May 23rd 2009

Homelessness is "critical" and will rise further, says Simon Community

The number of those sleeping rough in Ireland has risen to a critical level since the start of the year and is expected to soar ...

 
  May 23rd 2009

A homeless man found by market traders died from acute alcohol toxicity

A homeless man found dead at Reading market on September 26th has been named as Stephen Walsh. The 39-year-old rough sleeper ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

A Reading house made neighbours‘ lives "a living hell" before the January police raid

A building kept by a homeless charity in Reading town centre and believed to be a crack house will remain closed after being shu...

 
  May 22nd 2009

A homeless Japanese woman recently emerged from nearly a year hidden in an unused wardrobe

A homeless woman was recently arrested for trespassing in a small town in southern Japan, after spending nearly a year hidden in...

 
  May 22nd 2009

The London Coalition Against Poverty has been leafleting homeless units to raise people‘s awareness of their housing rights

The London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP) has been leafleting homeless units in Hackney and other councils since last year to ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Find out online what your options are for education and jobs, and discover your legal rights

Launching this month is a site called ...

 
  May 21st 2009

Is the borough-wide Controlled Drinking Zone a move to reduce alcohol-related crime, or persecution of rough sleepers who drink?

A borough-wide Controlled Drinking Zone (CDZ) came into force in Camden on 8th June, following the move in neighbouring councils...

 
  May 21st 2009

Steak knife was for cutting up food, says Steven Johnston

A homeless man has been acquitted after being arrested by police for carrying a steak knife in his bag. Steven Johnston, 49,...

 
  May 21st 2009

Waitrose and Tesco agree to stop selling super-strength lager and ciders in some areas

A unique voluntary scheme to tackle street drinking has been made top priority by supermarket giants Waitrose and Tesco, who hav...

 
  May 21st 2009

The carbon footprint of Americans who eat in a soup kitchen and sleep in homeless shelters is still twice the world average, according to MIT research

A class of American MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) mechanical engineering students has estimated the carbon footpri...

 
  May 20th 2009

Churches and charities should take a more dynamic role, says Pastor Pete

Green Pastures has called for leading charities and the Church in Britain to take a more dynamic role in providing permanent hom...

 
  May 20th 2009

Strong smack claims more victims in London and the south-east

Police have been warning drug users about an unusually strong batch of heroin, after a series of deaths occurred in and around t...

 
  May 20th 2009

New poice code of conduct to focus on reducing victimisation of rough sleepers

The Home Office is looking to develop a new Code of Conduct and Guidance for police officers, focusing in part on the need to re...

 
  May 20th 2009

Streetlights‘ motto is "set a thief to catch a thief"

After many years of homelessness and drug abuse, Brent and Rudi, now clean and recovered, believed they could help others people...

 
  May 20th 2009

Trial of homeless man who battered labourer to death adjourned until December

The body of a man who had sustained massive head injuries was found on the Marble Arch traffic island, near entrance three of th...

 
  May 20th 2009

Homelessness charity focuses on alternative routes to get homeless people back into work

There are any number of barriers preventing greater take up by the homeless of the learning and skills development on offer. Or ...

 
  May 18th 2009

Three recent deaths in Conway House have sparked concerns among residents and staff over the lack of resources for people with drug addictions.

Three homeless men died recently from alcohol- and drug-related problems in Conway House, one of Camden's largest hostels, spark...

 
  May 18th 2009

Local homeless volunteers behind Cambridge station‘s magazine-style programme

A new radio show produced and presented entirely by homeless people has been created in Cambridge using funding made available b...

 
  May 18th 2009

Two counts of GBH for man who injured two fellow rough sleepers earlier this year

A man has been sentenced by an Old Bailey judge to four years' imprisonment for attempted murder, following an attack on two fel...

 
  May 18th 2009

Third man arrested for assault on a homeless man near St George‘s Bridge

Police have this week arrested a 20-year-old man from Mexborough, Doncaster, in connection with the assault on a homeless man ne...

 
  May 18th 2009

Rumours reach us that some London-based Poles are actually Ukrainians with immigration problems

Around 15 per cent of the homeless people in London are from new EU countries such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria, but rumours ...

 
  May 18th 2009

A worrying spate of attacks in the US may foretell a future UK trend

Attacks on homeless people by thrill-seeking teenagers are increasing sharply in cities and suburbs throughout the US, experts h...

 
  May 18th 2009

The self-help charity will not replace its board of trustees‘ chair

Charity Groundswell, which was at the centre of a controversy when The Pavement reported that the chair of its board of trustees...

 
  May 18th 2009

The bodies of two homeless people are found in the building known to have been used by rough sleepers

Two homeless people died during a fire at a disused factory in Hanley, Staffordshire, in early July. The bodies of Jessica Be...

 
  May 18th 2009

Hammersmith and Fulham council says local groups working with the homeless as they were not a "political priority"

A recent meeting of the Tory-run Hammersmith and Fulham council on announced on April 16 that cuts of £34m have been prep...

 
  May 18th 2009

Recent anti-smoking laws have already started to affect Americans who mostly spend their time in public places, especially the homeless.

As more than 700 cities in the United States, including Oakland, Washington and San Francisco, have banned smoking in outdoor pu...

 
  May 18th 2009

A homeless filmmaker slept in a carport while preparing his documentary on street life

For long time, homeless filmmaker Johnny Shaw slept in a carport and ate from the dustbin while preparing his powerful feature-l...

 
  May 18th 2009

Primary Care Trust cuts lead to fears for the future of Tottenham Mews walk-in centre

Funds for the Camden Primary Care Trust (PCT) are to be cut by £1.2m over the next two years, leading to fears for the fu...

 
  May 18th 2009

A BBC film crew descends on the Chelsea Methodist Church, then vanishes

A BBC production on homelessness saw a film crew twice descend on the Chelsea Methodist Church, before vanishing without apparen...

 
  May 18th 2009

A man has been arrested for attempted murder, following an attack on two fellow rough sleepers in their shelter near Southwark Bridge

The story was initially covered in issue 18, though at the time police denied the attack had taken place. The men were assaulted...

 
  May 18th 2009

The Conservative MP for the Cities of London & Westminster doesn‘t like people with very chaotic lifestyles - or soup runs

Westminster's MP speaks out on immigration and, specifically, homeless migrants. Immigration is a contentious issue at the be...

 
 

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