Over 90,000 Children Now In Temporary Accommodation As The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Even Worse

Originally posted on the void:

homeless-march1There are now over 90,000 children living in temporary accommodation according to the latest official statistics – a rise of over 15% in just one year.

The number of these families living in B&Bs – which usually just means one room, often with shared facilities – has leapt by a shocking 35% compared to a year earlier.  990 of these families had been living in this kind of accommodation for over six weeks, over double the number from the same period last year.

Every measure of homelessness has risen according to the latest statistics, with 13,520 households accepted as homeless by Local Authorities between January and March 2015, a jump of 8% on a year earler.

The main reason for families becoming homeless was the loss of an assured tenancy with a private sector landlord.  Soaring rents, stagnant wages and shrinking benefits – combined with a barely regulated private rental…

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Neil Sanders Interview – must listen!

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I thoroughly enjoy listening to Neil Sanders! He is the definite voice of reality in the weird and wonderful truth movement.

The recording starts with a bit of a comedy skit – if you want to fast forward, Neil’s interview starts at 9mins 30 in.

http://podbay.fm/show/299474628/e/1426804499?autostart=1

Timeline: Sidney Cooke And Associates

Originally posted on theneedleblog:

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8th Apr 1961 Sidney Cooke is fined £20 for indecently assaulting a boy in a cinema. Until convicted in 1987 for the “dirty dozen” offences this was Cooke’s only conviction for a sexual offence.

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1973 Leslie Bailey is accused of the attempted murder and indecent assault of a seven year old girl but confusion over the admissability of evidence meant the charge was reduced to possessing a knife. Bailey was given probation for possessing an offensive weapon and spent three months in a mental hospital in Kent after the incident.

1977  Lennie Smith is convicted for an offence of gross indecency and serves a year in prison.

1977  Robert Oliver receives a four year prison sentence for gross indecency offences.

29th Mar 1979 Leslie Bailey’s trial for burgling a post office near his home in Brooke Road, Stoke Newington, is adjourned…

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Numeracy Challenge – Adult Learners’ Week

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Ok – yes, I’m rubbish. Generally, perhaps; definitely at maths.

I’m now trying to help myself with this support of this site – I highly recommend it if you ‘don’t do maths’. The first step (after signing up) is to do a very lengthy maths test (multiple choice). That just helps you to get set on the areas you need to concentrate on. I’m a ‘bronze’, so have far to go!

Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations nominees!

And I'll Remember:

Real Neat – thank you so much, Dear Kitty, for thinking of me :)

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that :)

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty :)

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most…

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