People who live on the streets die an average of 30 years before the general population and have a life expectancy of only 47, with drugs and alcohol the biggest killers, according to a report by the charity Crisis.
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The Nexus Institute, an organisation that works with rape victims, has called for more robust monitoring of sex offenders after a serious attack on a 74-year-old woman.
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Thieves are posing as carol singers to steal and con money from unsuspecting victims who think they are raising cash for charity, police have warned.
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VAT on the Military Wives' Christmas charity single will be given to good causes, the Treasury is expected to announce today.
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