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Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2023
Homelessness

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2023

Experts worry about a looming crisis of homelessness. These are the rough sleeping figures and homelessness facts you need to know.

Number of people sleeping rough for the first time in London increased by a third before Christmas
Rough sleeping

Number of people sleeping rough for the first time in London increased by a third before Christmas

The “disgraceful” rise in people sleeping rough means numbers are almost as high as they were before the pandemic

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles
Opinion

Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth should honour our past struggles

John Bird has seen a few historical, iconic events in Trafalgar Square, and wonders whether The Fourth Plinth should reflect them

Big Issue vendor uses magazine sales to fund Philippines retirement
Our vendors

Big Issue vendor uses magazine sales to fund Philippines retirement

Could a rent freeze be on the way?
RENTING

Could a rent freeze be on the way?

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Cost of living update: Pensioners protest freezing homes and record energy bills
Activism

Cost of living update: Pensioners protest freezing homes and record energy bills

Unions call ‘emergency’ protest outside Downing Street over anti-strike law
Protest

Unions call ‘emergency’ protest outside Downing Street over anti-strike law

Cafe that finds work for adults with learning disabilities appeals for help amid cost of living crisis
Small businesses

Cafe that finds work for adults with learning disabilities appeals for help amid cost of living crisis

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?
History

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?

How to help Aisling Bea rally people power against hunger
Community

How to help Aisling Bea rally people power against hunger

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘This Christmas, we’re far beyond the choice between eating or heating’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘This Christmas, we’re far beyond the choice between eating or heating’

This food bank was going under. Then a group of hobby writers found an Amazon infinite money glitch
Activism

This food bank was going under. Then a group of hobby writers found an Amazon infinite money glitch

A homelessness charity desperately needs help to feed 1,200 vulnerable people over Christmas
Activism

A homelessness charity desperately needs help to feed 1,200 vulnerable people over Christmas

‘Freeze rent not renters’: Tenants march across UK amid cost of living crisis
Rent prices

‘Freeze rent not renters’: Tenants march across UK amid cost of living crisis

Here’s how to check air pollution levels in your area
Air pollution

Here’s how to check air pollution levels in your area

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
Opinion

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

How many empty homes are there in the UK?
Housing

How many empty homes are there in the UK?

‘No evidence’ low-traffic neighbourhoods increase pollution in nearby roads, study finds
Environment

‘No evidence’ low-traffic neighbourhoods increase pollution in nearby roads, study finds

Two people died while homeless every day in England and Wales last year
Homelessness

Two people died while homeless every day in England and Wales last year

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould
Housing

‘I’ve asked for a dehumidifier for Christmas’: The renters living with damp and mould

Over 140 people died while homeless in London in the past year. This is how they’re remembered
Housing

Over 140 people died while homeless in London in the past year. This is how they’re remembered

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Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working
Childcare crisis

Meet the mums calling for immediate reform of childcare and flexible working

Rough sleeping in London up 25% in one year – and outreach workers fear it will get worse
Rough sleeping

Rough sleeping in London up 25% in one year – and outreach workers fear it will get worse

In pictures: Homeless families march on Downing Street to demand council homes
Housing

In pictures: Homeless families march on Downing Street to demand council homes

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London
Ethical Shopping

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London