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Image caption The number of rough sleepers in London has fallen for first time in six years. The number of people estimated to be sleeping rough on one night in England has fallen for the second year running. Government figures showed 4,266 people were counted sleeping outside by councils on the night in autumn 2019, a fall of 9% from the previous year. Campaigners and Labour have criticised the figures saying they do not give the complete picture of rough sleeping through the year. The government has pledged a further £236m to tackle homelessness. The single night snapshot also showed the first fall in London for six years, with 1,136 people recorded on the night of the count. The snapsho... Full story

27 February