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Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity

Local authorities recorded 4,751 people bedded down outside in a single night in autumn, marking a 15 per cent increase on the figure for 2016, according to the latest government figures. Any strategy to address rough sleeping must address these principles and sit alongside good quality short term emergency accommodation and prevention services.

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Casinos and resorts mogul Steve Wynn accused of sexual misconduct, report says

The conduct of Elaine during the course of the pending lawsuits has been shocking and deeply disturbing to me personally and as the CEO of Wynn Resorts. The Journal reported that former employees claim that some of them would hide in bathrooms or back rooms to avoid Wynn when he was spending time at his casino.

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Owner using human hair dye to colour dog purple nearly kills her

Officials at a Florida animal shelter are warning pet owners not to use human hair dye on pets after spending months caring for a small dog that was dyed purple by her former owner and then abandoned. Our pets are handsome just the way they are - and frankly, if you think otherwise, you might want to reconsider taking the responsibility of caring for an animal.

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Patriots invite fans to Super Bowl send-off rally at Gillette Stadium

Even levelheaded folks were more than a little anxious after a 2-2 start when the 2017 Patriots were projected to go undefeated. With two similarly-matched teams, look for the first mistake to swing the momentum. Pass rusher is shored up now with Van Noy healthy and veteran James Harrison being added prior to the final game. An inconsistent receiving corps? Miscommunication? An occasionally disappearing rushing attack? Last week against the NFL's best statistical defense, the Minnesota ...

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Vaping can lead teens to cigarette smoking

The report, which was sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concludes that "e-cigarettes can not be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful to health". SHANNON LEA WATKINS: We found that kids who tried e-cigarettes or hookah or smokeless tobacco or cigars, any non-cigarette tobacco product, were all twice as likely to try cigarettes a year later compared to kids who hadn't used any of those other tobacco products.

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Embarrassment putting young women off cervical cancer tests

Across the United Kingdom, women explained how embarrassment relating to body shape, appearance of the vulva and smelling "normally" would deter them from attending. Dr Nicola Smith, a local GP and chair for NHS Milton Keynes CCG, said: "As we see screening coverage go down year on year, we are also seeing the numbers diagnosed with cervical cancer rise".