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North of England living in fear of surprise Coldplay gigs

everyone turning all.... yellowLiverpool and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne have become eerily quiet wastelands as word spreads that Coldplay could appear at any minute at any potential venue to play ‘hidden’ benefit gigs.

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Posted: Nov 12th, 2010
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Tories to train the homeless to improve their begging skills

The Conservative Party showed its compassionate side yesterday when Iain Duncan Smith announced a series of training initiatives aimed at helping the homeless by improving their begging techniques.

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Posted: Oct 3rd, 2010
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Homeless to be redesignated as street artists

The proposal from Iain Duncan-Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, would see everyone who is currently registered as homeless with hostels across England and Wales, re-classified as street artists and therefore eligible for grants from Arts Council England.

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Posted: Aug 20th, 2010
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Tramps to be given ‘forlorn look’ training

London’s homeless sector got a huge boost today with Boris Johnson’s announcement of funding for free dogs and training to improve the forlorn looks modelled by the city’s tramps.

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Posted: Aug 15th, 2010
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Homeless prepare for switchover to chip & pin

donations may be eligible for Gift AidBritain’s homeless community are preparing for the switchover to the chip & pin card payment system this weekend, with some admitting that they are unhappy with the upgrade from the current spare change system.

The hi-tech system is intended to bring those living on the high street in line with High Street retailers, who switched to the system in 2005. From the weekend, homeless people and other beggars will have to use special portable card readers in order to obtain payment from passers-by and good Samaritans.

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Posted: Jan 18th, 2010
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