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Homeless households up by a fifth, figures show

The BBC have reported that the number of homeless households in England has risen by almost a fifth compared with the same period last year, official figures show.

Some 12,830 families and individuals were newly classed as homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2011.

Charity Shelter said the data was a shocking reminder of “the divide between the housing haves and have nots”.

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