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A Fine Plan

Sleeping outdoors may get a lot more expensive for some residents of Chester, England. No, this isn’t about luxury campsites raising fees, it’s about the city’s central streets: the local council is considering imposing a 1,000-pound (US$1,550) fine for sleeping there. “We need to find ways to make sure we are helping and finding places for them to sleep rather than on the street,” said a council official. The fine, which the official described as “a last resort” for dealing with the homeless, would also apply to busking without permission, and to begging. (AC/BBC) ...How much begging will it take to pay the fine?
Original Publication Date: 26 July 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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