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homelessness

having no home, now the subject of legislation in England and Wales and Scotland, and having a technical signification not always congruent with the ordinary meaning of the word. The thrust of the legislation is to focus upon accommodation, and homelessness is the lack of such accommodation. The risk of violence or abuse can render a person in a home, homeless. Local authorities have to provide accommodation for the homeless but not the intentionally homeless, a critical concept around which much of the reported litigation turns. Some homeless people are accorded a priority need in applying for council housing, such as pregnant women.
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Michelle Hynes, also of no fixed abode, appeared at Waterford District Court on Thursday charged with the assault on Mr O'Brien, causing him harm.
Shaun Kelly, 26, of no fixed abode appeared via videolink from HMP Liverpool.
In addition, 35 per cent of the 171 trusts recorded that in 2007, 1302 patients with no fixed abode were discharged without the support of a relative or carer.
Luke How, 25, of no fixed abode, has been charged with burglary dwelling and theft, burglary of a non dwelling, possession of Class B drugs and two counts of criminal damage to custody cells at the Loddon Valley Police Station inLower Earley.
Carne Thomasson, 28, Christopher Hall, 49, Aldaire Warmington, 32, all of no fixed abode, and John Thomasson, 50, of Wakefield Crescent, Stockport, each deny a charge that they conspired with others to commit murder between October 10 and 13, 2015.
Gareth Towey, also 33, of no fixed abode was sentenced to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of burglary and four counts of theft in 2018, for items including a charity box from Garswood Library in School Lane.
Lewis, of no fixed abode but who is from Wrexham, and Jones, of no fixed abode but at the time lived at Meadway Close in Gwersyllt, are charged with burglary at an occupied dwelling in Griffiths Road, Coedpoeth, and stealing the ignition keys of a Jaguar car and a mobile phone.
Jamshaid, 19, from Moore Close, Ely; Griffiths, 29, of no fixed abode; and Roberts, 20, of no fixed abode, all pleaded not guilty to murder.
Lee Marr, 29, of no fixed abode, was jailed at Chester Crown Court on Thursday (August 30) after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Dambaokas, 30, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to six years and six months in prison, Juospaitis, 31, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Tony Keilty, 47, of no fixed abode: Pleaded guilty to breaching a sexual offences prevention order by entering, and remaining in, a pub or leisure facility on September 25.
A woman of no fixed abode has been detained in Bishkek suspected of selling invalid air tickets, the Bishkek police press service reported on March 14.