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Catherine Neilan was Pavement news editor from 2006 to late 2010. She has freelanced for news outlets including the Financial Times and the Guardian. After a spell as senior reporter at the Bookseller, she is now deputy editor of Broadcast.

 
  April 16th 2011

Victim identified by tattoos

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man following a fire outside a Newport hotel last month, in which a rough sleeper was sever...

 
  September 9th 2010

The Home Office scheme to deport Eastern European rough sleepers may be illegal

A scheme being used by the Home Office to deport Eastern Europeans (A10) found sleeping rough could be illegal under EU law, law...

 
  June 7th 2010

A deportation scheme is being trialled by UKBA for East European rough sleepers

Previously, UKBA was not able to force Europeans to leave the country. However the new scheme, which began on 31 March, gives ro...

 
  June 7th 2010

London Delivery Board to extend its scheme to get "entrenched" rough sleepers into accommodation

The London Delivery Board (LDB) is planning to extend an existing scheme designed to get "entrenched" rough sleepers i...

 
  September 26th 2009

A man who offered a homeless couple money to watch them have sex gets community service

A man who offered a homeless couple money to watch them have sex has avoided a jail sentence, and been given 150 hours of commun...

 
  September 26th 2009

A Japanese man has lost the right to use a tent as his legal address, a court in Osaka rules

A Japanese man has lost the right to use a tent as his legal address, after a court in Osaka ruled against him. The man had init...

 
  July 11th 2009

Rough sleeping cellist Nathaniel Ayers gets the Hollywood treatment

The story of a rough sleeping virtuoso cellist called Nathaniel Ayers and the friendship that develops with journalist Steve Lop...

 
  May 30th 2009

Liberal Democrats want to create more affordable housing, says its leader

The Liberal Democrats want to end dependence on benefits and create more affordable housing, according to leader Sir Menzies Cam...

 
  May 25th 2009

Aldgate Hostel has not been sold to Tower Hamlets, and it‘s business as usual

Look Ahead has not sold its Aldgate Hostel premises to Tower Hamlets, both the charity and the council have confirmed. Follow...

 
  May 24th 2009

A Japanese flew into Mexico City‘s airport with a tourist visa and a return ticket... nearly three months ago

A Japanese man has been living in a terminal at Mexico City for nearly three months, surviving purely on handouts from passenger...

 
  May 23rd 2009

With TB on the rise, the idea of compulsory screening in hostels is being discussed

Hostels and other homeless services could face new policies that will introduce mandatory tuberculosis screening, The Pavement h...

 
  May 23rd 2009

It‘s undergone a major refurbishment, but what‘s it like at the new St Martin‘s?

...Perhaps there is more work yet to be done in the way of painting and decorating? The showers offer water in a very suitable m...

 
  May 23rd 2009

Extra-strength lager does not lead to irresponsible drinking, say the drinks industry coalition

Extra-strength lager does not lead to irresponsible drinking, despite single cans exceeding the government's daily recommended u...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Bedouin technology meets modern urban environment in Michael Rakowitz‘s collapsible dwelling

"Parasitism is described as a relationship in which a parasite temporarily or permamently exploits the energy of a host," as it ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Nearly a quarter of the food buried in British landfill sites is edible, and freegans want to change our thinking about waste

An age-old practice is now a modern lifestyle choice. The next time you eat, think about where you are getting your meal from...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Response to pilot project shows huge demand for help with finding work

The UK's first ever jobs fair for homeless clients took place in May at the Salvation Army's Rochester Row, alongside JobCentre ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

...provides privacy, comfort and security

The St Patrick's Church Trust in Hove, Sussex, is working on an innovative design to develop individual sleeping pods (pictured)...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Merger of Housing Justice and UNLEASH is a step forward for homeless and badly housed Londoners

Over 100 people attended the official merger of Housing Justice and UNLEASH at a conference held on 23rd May. The conference was...

 
  May 22nd 2009

The ex-serviceman‘s charity knows it needs to adjust to new demands

Tucked in next to a busy hairdressers on Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, it would be easy to miss the Ex-Servicemen Fellowship...

 
  May 22nd 2009

Conservative leader has no firm policy ideas about the problem of homeless East European migrants

Politicians holding babies is hardly an uncommon sight, but Big Issue proprietor John Bird was clearly unaware of any cliche as ...

 
  May 22nd 2009

The 10-year-old National Rent Deposit Forum is to close after failing to secure funding

A 10-year-old charity is being forced to close within the next two months after failing to secure further funding. The Nation...

 
  May 22nd 2009

The Mission confirms that it will get a £44,000 central government contribution

After publishing news last year that the West London Mission (WLM) was expecting to have their funding withdrawn, The Pavement h...

 
  May 21st 2009

Concerns are raised that some soup kitchens have links to extreme right-wing groups

Soup kitchens in Paris will be serving pork once more, after a judge dismissed complaints that it was discriminatory towards Jew...

 
  May 21st 2009

Communities and Local Government department reveals numbers have trebled

The Audit Commission is to change its stance on what constitutes "intentional homelessness" after alarming figures were released...

 
  May 21st 2009

Charity aims to double the number of people it reaches within five years

The Streetcar character Blanche Dubois said she always relied on the kindness of strangers, but unfortunately for the rest of us...

 
  May 21st 2009

Buckminster Fuller‘s ideas live on in Los Angeles‘s innovative settlement

How often have you been confronted with someone who believes that the simplest solution to "the homeless problem" can be found w...

 
  May 21st 2009

Street homeless numbers are plummeting, but only according to official figures

A report released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in June claims that street homelessness is down ...

 
  May 21st 2009

SPAAG walkers will go from Inverness to Bournemouth on a mission to uncover service users‘ problems

Two former rough sleepers from the organisation SPAAG (Street People's Action and Awareness Group) are walking from Inverness to...

 
  May 19th 2009

Two of the capital‘s legion of rough sleepers die in a bitter winter

Two rough sleepers died in Paris this winter, reigniting the summer controversy over the vast numbers of people living in the ci...

 
  May 19th 2009

The Pavement is two years old this month

This being Issue 24 of a monthly magazine, it marks our second anniversary. When The Pavement first hit the streets in 2005, ...

 
  May 19th 2009

Rich kids and their minders hit the streets for 10 days

If you have been bedding down in Soho, Chelsea or Waterloo of late, the chances are you might have come across a film crew on it...

 
  May 19th 2009

It isn‘t often that you get The Princes of Wales visiting your room

Residents of the Stepney-based New Belvedere House met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales last month as part of the Ex-...

 
  May 19th 2009

On 1st January, Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU, so what are they entitled to?

On 1st January, Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU, and with that came many new rules. A lot of things are said by a lot of peop...

 
  May 19th 2009

Westminster PCT‘s Homeless Health Team wins Health and Social Care Award

Westminster Primary Care Trust's Homeless Health Team has won the Reducing Health Inequalities category at February's Health and...

 
  May 19th 2009

A man who murdered a rough sleeper after he hit his dog has been sentenced to life imprisonment

Christopher Leary, 26, must serve at least 10-and-a-half years before he can apply for parole, after he admitted to murdering 50...

 
  May 19th 2009

Two more appear to have died from a bad batch of heroin

A further two people appear to have died from a bad batch of heroin, this time in the Suffolk town of Lowestoft. A 28-year-ol...

 
  April 6th 2008

The only woman in the contest wants to make 60 per cent of all housing developments affordable

Although the current mayor has failed to hit his own target of making half of all newly built homes "affordable", Sian...

 
  April 6th 2008

The former top cop believes that having somewhere to live is the first stage towards establishing more stable lives for homeless Londoners

As the pace of the mayoral campaign picks up, Londoners are increasingly becoming aware of the alternatives to congestion-chargi...

 
 

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