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Rough sleeping hits hard on local high streets - BBC News

"What can I do?" Tony, aged 72, is living in a tent in the middle of Milton Keynes<p><b>Rough sleeping in England has reached record levels - with</b> figures published on Thursday showing an annual rise of 15% <b>, representing a 169% increase since 2010.</b><p><b>It's no longer confined to London and the big cities -</b> …

Homelessness

The Bus Shelter MK receives £4,000 from intu Chairman’s prize

Councillor renting out 10 ex-authority homes in ‘Right to Buy to let’ capital

A councillor in Milton Keynes - where seven in 10 ex-properties are now in the PRS - has a portfolio of ex-authority homes

Housing

First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK

Nottingham shopping centre hosts machine carrying free food and other essentials for those with special keycard<p>A vending machine containing essentials for rough sleepers has been installed in Nottingham in what is believed to be a world first, with the inventor hoping to put one in every city with …

Fitbit wants to shine a light on sleep apnea

Fitbit is expanding its repertoire. The company known for motivating you to exercise with wearables that monitor your steps is now working on a device that will monitor your sleep and potentially detect if you have sleep apnea, CNBC reports.<p>Fitbit says the project will track your blood oxygen level …

Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart tour bus to be homeless shelter

A charity is trying to raise £20,000 to convert a double-decker bus used by pop stars Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart into a homeless shelter.<p>The Bus Shelter MK will be based in Milton Keynes.

Robbie Williams

Could double decker 'bus shelters' be the answer to our homelessness crisis?

REVAMPED double decker buses could put an end to the homelessness crisis in south Essex, campaigners hope.<p>Tony Cooper, who used to live in Basildon, …

All aboard to help homeless

A carpenter has set the wheels in motion to find a bus to convert into a shelter for homeless people.<p>Tony Cooper wants to transform a single-decker …

Bus to be revamped into Portsmouth homeless shelter

<b>A double-decker bus is being transformed into a homeless shelter in Portsmouth.</b><p>The former Stagecoach vehicle has been donated to The Rucksack Project.<p>It is being revamped to provide 12 beds upstairs, plus a kitchen and toilet facilities downstairs.<p>Once completed, Joanne Vines from the the …

Charity shop is just the beginning for Isle of Wight Bus Shelter

<b>A new chapter in the story of The Bus Shelter has started with the opening of its first charity shop — and there is more to come.</b><br>Founder Kev Newton …

Bus Shelter North Devon project aims to get people off the streets

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 13:17 18 May 2017 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 13:17 18 May 2017<p>The double decker for the Bus Shelter North Devon project is just waiting for its new …

Bus shelter initiative launched to help homeless in Milton Keynes

A tour bus used by crews for pop stars Robbie Williams and Rod Stewart is to enjoy a new lease of life – supporting the city’s homeless.<p>The Bus …

Homelessness Is A Choice - But It's One Made By Society, Not The Individual

'A nation's greatness can be measured by how it treats its most vulnerable members'. Or so the maxim goes. Yet walking through the streets of London …

Reality Check: How many people are homeless in England?

<b>The Liberal Democrats have pledged to end "the scandal" of rough sleeping, in their general election manifesto.</b><p>As of autumn 2016, there were an estimated 4,134 people a night sleeping rough on England's streets, more than double the number in 2010 and a 16% increase on the year before.<p>These are …

Housing

Dom Joly's family Geocaching treasure hunt in Spain and Portugal

As a kid, my family used to take me on a hell of a lot of road trips. Once a year we'd drive from Beirut to London and back. We'd also regularly head …

Online treasure hunt gamer sparks security alert after placing geocache in Hull city centre

A major security alert was sparked when a man was spotted fitting a device under a bench in Hull city centre this morning.<p>Humberside Police were …

Double

A redundant double-decker bus is to become home sweet home to 15 rough sleepers in 2017.<p>The innovative project, which brings a whole new meaning to …

The homeless shelter on four wheels

When the night shelter for homeless people on the Isle of Wight closed, charity worker Kevin Newton raised thousands of pounds to convert a double-decker bus into a shelter.

Homelessness

Business Model Innovation Will Help Make Make Energy Storage Work

We know energy storage is coming, but who provides it could be answered by how business models are set up.<p>Energy storage is coming to closer to a …

Geocache treasure hunting game sparks alert in Hull

<b>A treasure hunting game caused an alert in Hull city centre.</b><p>CCTV operators called police when they spotted a man placing an object under a seat in the city's Whitefriargate in the early hours.<p>Officers said they found a "small device covered in camouflage material" under the bench.<p>It was identified …

Geocaching

How to download Netflix shows and movies on Android or iOS

Netflix has allowed users to download shows and movies using the Netflix mobile app since late 2016. Meaning, you can watch movies and shows when you're on a plane, or without an internet connection. Heck, downloading Netflix content while at home and connected to Wi-Fi is a super-easy way to save …

Astrophysicist's rhubarb-infused beer wins UK homebrew contest

Will Alston’s Rhubarbe de Saison sees off more than 200 other entries and will go on sale in supermarkets next month<p>A rhubarb-infused homebrew made by a Cambridge astrophysicist who spends his days researching black holes has won the star prize in a national beer competition.<p>Will Alston, who has …

Craft beer: Former financier on why he quit the City to become a hop grower

Not so long ago, the only use for the long, tarred poles used to support the hop plants that once flourished in Herefordshire’s Frome valley was to …

How to start a microbrewery: cost & steps to follow

<b>Useful links:</b><p>Overview to starting a microbrewery<br>• Creating a microbrewery business plan<br>• Microbrewery rules and regulations<br>• How much does it cost to start …

Craft breweries scramble for hops after poor harvest | Financial Times

Faversham might be the home to one of the UK’s oldest breweries, Shepherd Neame, but the Kent town’s ale-loving hipsters are most likely to be found …

Brew(store) Showcase | The Brew Shop

Avg. Reading Time: 3 min<p>The Brew Shop had a steady stream of customers on a Saturday afternoon — 20-somethings coming in to taste Italian wine, grab …