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Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man's tent – but new laws could see it happen more
rough sleepers tents being destroyed Camden
Balbir Kaur Chatrik

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man's tent – but new laws could see it happen more

How many times is it acceptable for a one-year-old to be hospitalised due to a mould-ridden home?
cold and damp
Paul McNamee

How many times is it acceptable for a one-year-old to be hospitalised due to a mould-ridden home?

MPs have backed Rishi Sunak's offensive Rwanda bill. Here's how it threatens our human rights
Rwanda deportation flights protest
Shami Chakrabarti

MPs have backed Rishi Sunak's offensive Rwanda bill. Here's how it threatens our human rights

Britain is a scary place for disabled people, says Paralympian Hannah Cockroft – and she's right
Hannah Cockroft during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Britain is a scary place for disabled people, says Paralympian Hannah Cockroft – and she's right

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?
Rough sleeping in the Strand, London
Paula Barker

The Tories vowed to end rough sleeping by 2024. They failed. So where are we now?

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear
Steven/ Disabled people
Steven Morris

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear

Reading Robert Smith's diary made me fall in love with The Cure
Robert Smith of The Cure
Simon Price

Reading Robert Smith's diary made me fall in love with The Cure

I say 'hello' when I walk into shops and smile at strangers. Yes, I know, I'm a monster
Robin Ince

I say 'hello' when I walk into shops and smile at strangers. Yes, I know, I'm a monster

NRLA boss Ben Beadle: 'We must not ignore landlords who are failing to do the right thing'
what is a housing crash
Ben Beadle

NRLA boss Ben Beadle: 'We must not ignore landlords who are failing to do the right thing'

Mr Bates vs The Post Office and the primetime push for justice
Toby Jones in Mr Bates vs The Post Office
Paul McNamee

Mr Bates vs The Post Office and the primetime push for justice

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying
Prime minister Rishi Sunak visits Wren Academy in Finchley, North London, where he met staff and pupils.
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Tories want you to think the poor, disabled people and Carol Vorderman are the enemy. They're lying

Streaming has ruined TV. Could 2024 be the year we all finally snap?
TV

Streaming has ruined TV. Could 2024 be the year we all finally snap?

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously
Paul McNamee

The Monster Raving Loony Party are making more sense than their rivals. No, seriously

2023 was brutal for UK music venues with at least one closing per week. We must fight to save them
Idles singer Joe Talbot performs at grassroots music venue Moles
Venue Watch

2023 was brutal for UK music venues with at least one closing per week. We must fight to save them

Homeless and hungry elderly people have become a silent crisis. We must help those who need it most
Alex Brown

Homeless and hungry elderly people have become a silent crisis. We must help those who need it most

I was on benefits and struggling to support my family. Here's how I turned my life around
an illustration of a woman checking her Credit Score
Byron O'Connor

I was on benefits and struggling to support my family. Here's how I turned my life around

From Ukraine to Gaza, 2023 was extremely tough. But there's hope among the crisis and conflict
Laura Kyrke-Smith

From Ukraine to Gaza, 2023 was extremely tough. But there's hope among the crisis and conflict

A clear strategy to reduce drug use could save UK government billions. Here's how
Oliver Lodge

A clear strategy to reduce drug use could save UK government billions. Here's how

Wim Wenders' Anselm documentary underlines how hard it is to clear the debris of our history 
The scale of Kiefer’s artworks is emphasised in a scene in Anselm, in which the artist cycles around his studio in France.
John Bird

Wim Wenders' Anselm documentary underlines how hard it is to clear the debris of our history 

I was lost, uncomfortable in my own skin and using drugs to escape – until music saved my life
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Kxllswxtch

I was lost, uncomfortable in my own skin and using drugs to escape – until music saved my life