A campaign has been launched in Norwich aimed at discouraging people from giving money to beggars.
The city council has tonight approved a plan to urge charitable people in the area to give their cash to homelessness organisations instead.
It claims some people on the streets are making £50 pounds a day to fund their drug and alcohol addictions.
A similar scheme was introduced in Cambridge last year.
Malcolm Robertson reports.
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