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Homeless lose meal as city spends £30k on provost portraits

COUNCIL chiefs have sent a letter to homeless people in bed and breakfast accommodation telling them their breakfasts are being scrapped to save money.

Diners urged to spare £1 for homeless cause

Some of Scotland's leading chefs and cultural figures are urging restaurants to help festival-goers across Edinburgh give something to those less fortunate than themselves when they eat out.

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City homeless project set to mark 30 years

City homeless project Stopover celebrates its 30th anniversary tomorrow.

Tom Byrom: Who will be their rock in hard times?

After 20 years helping the city's homeless with the Rock Trust, Tom Byrom says the challenges are only getting bigger

Befrienders needed to help those at risk of homelessness

A CHARITY today launched a search for volunteers to help throw a lifeline to people on the brink of being made homeless.

Mev Brown: Homing in on property problems

The Scottish Parliamentary elections are just five months away.

Shelter's shops gear up for annual sale of bargain collectables

IT'S probably not at the top of most people's lists when it comes to places to go shopping in the January sales.

Bringing the homeless in from the cold

SITTING on a plastic chair at a fold-up table, his hands stretched out before him, red with cold, Steven Pupkis stares ahead deep in thought.

Homeless support tender 'cost £1000 extra per day'

COUNCIL chiefs who put help for homeless people out to tender in a bid to save money ended up paying £1000 a day more for the same service, it was claimed today.

Backing for 'Big Society'

KIRK Moderator the Rt Rev John Christie has called for churches and charities to join with government in the creation of a "Big Society" focused on poverty and homelessness.

Camilla Parker Bowles joins charity for homeless 'summit'

The achievements of a unique charity which tackles homelessness through self-supporting communities has been held up as an example of how to combat the issue at discussions joined by the Duchess of Cornwall.

Striking changes: The men whose lives have been turned around by being chosen to play for Scotland in the Homeless World Cup

Addiction, crime, relationship issues – there are many paths that can lead to homelessness. But one route back is through sport. Sheanne Mulholland meets some of the men whose lives have been turned around by being chosen to play for Scotland in the Homeless World Cup

Mev Brown: City begging for a change in culture

As debate rages over begging in the Capital, Mev Brown examines the issues behind the problem and asks how we can address it

Homeless charities hail evictions slump

HOMELESS campaigners today hailed a drop in the number of council tenants being evicted in Edinburgh despite the recession.

100 families a week face losing homes in Capital

MORE than 1,100 Edinburgh families have faced losing their homes over the past year, new figures have shown.

Homelessness falls by a third in Edinburgh

THE number of people sleeping rough in Scotland's capital has fallen dramatically in the past few years, official figures have revealed.

Question of the week: Should Scotland have a zero tolerance policy towards beggars?

WELCOME to Scotland on Sunday's online feature, Question of the Week.

£3 on the streets: Reporter goes undercover after claims city is 'too tolerant' of beggars

'HERE you go," said the attractive young blonde as she dropped a pound in my cup and handed me a hotel chocolate.

Shelter calls for end of right to buy for all new tenants

THE right to buy should be scrapped for all new tenancies, according to the housing charity Shelter Scotland.

Chief's designs on helping out the homeless

THE boss of Scotland's design quango will speak at a conference on homelessness.

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