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A Finsbury fortune

 
October 2nd 2009
 
When Londoner Johnny Hubbard died recently, aged 74, he did so without knowing that he was leaving a small fortune as inheritance, despite being penniless. The money came to light only after the death of Mr Hubbard, a well-known face in Finsbury, North London, and went to his closest family. An amateur boxer and former Smithfield Market porter, Hubbard had spent around 40 years sleeping rough and in hostels around the City of London after a fight with another market worker had left him with brain damage. His family have said this had markedly changed him. Living on the streets, he did not know a distant relative had left him £35,000 several years before, even though a firm of probate specialists had been searching for the benefactors of this will.
 
 
 

October 2009

 

Contents

A fresh approach

Grim discovery in Kent

Dispersal zone extended at Waterloo

Official headcount drops to 464

HRH at 999

Stop stop-and-search

Death in Peterborough

Tory councils to cut spending on services

Soup Run Forum news

Recession bites Bury - and beyond

Cardiff sees rise in homeless migrants

A Finsbury fortune

Alaskan deaths raise alarm

Essex clown dies

French "tramp game" sparks controversy

Homeless doll for the rich

Hard work to meet Scotland’s 2012 target

Housing in hard times

Street Shield 8: The Tunnels

Mad about film

A Don deal?

On a mission

Homeless film in Fife

Connect 2

Void of imagination

Haunted graffiti

 

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