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The number of applications for homelessness status in Scotland has gone up for the first time nine years, according to official figures.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said the "shocking" statistics should start alarm bells ringing in Holyrood. Mr Brown also warned the figures were "clear evidence" that the good progress made in recent years was now being reversed."Every 18 minutes a household was made homeless in Scotland last year with 34,972 homelessness applications - more than last year. For the fourth year in a row the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation has risen - up 9% to 6,615. And people are having to stay longer in temporary accommodation with their lives in limbo."
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Italy ’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has ordered a new census of the country’s Roma community, as he continues his drive to root out and expel “foreigners”. The Roma community has long been a target of Salvini, whose rise to prominence often involved press appearances at Roma camps, which he has frequently threatened to raze. On Monday he ordered the census and the removal of all
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LETSBY AVENUE! (A Fuzzy Fantasy) In some areas, because of Government cutbacks, the Police have  given-up investigating burglaries and are asking the victims to solve the crime. London's detection rate is 5.5%. I live in Letsby Avenue, (The old ones are the best!) And after being burgled as, No burglar had confessed, I was asked to investigate, And then make the arrest. “
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 Trump's  zero tolerance immigration policy has been been under mounting criticism since under attorney general Jeff Sessions, everybody apprehended illegally crossing the border has been criminally charged, even for those people seeking asylum. Speaking at the Human Rights Council session, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said, “The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such
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One in three teachers are providing pupils with basic hygiene products such as toothpaste and soap amid soaring child poverty rates, a new study shows. Eight in ten primary school teachers have said they had seen a rise in the numbers of children coming to school unwashed or not looking presentable in the last five years and have found themselves intervening at an increasing rate.  A survey
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