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A Jacket And Nail Clippers

Not sure where I’m going with this. Readers who’ve followed me for a while will know that every Christmas for the last few years I’ve spent some time volunteering at one of the Crisis For Christmas shelters that appear for … Continue reading

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If you’d bear with me…

… I want to ask a favour of each of you. I love London, a sprawling mismatch of a city with everything good and bad about it that you will find anywhere people, lots of people, live cheek by jowl. … Continue reading

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Walking in any big city these days, you cannot fail to miss the homeless who increasingly fill the folds between pavement and building. Some cities try and sweep them out of sight; or at least out of the tourist traps, … Continue reading

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