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Debate over money for beggars

A city councillor in Norwich has sparked a debate about whether people should give money to beggars on the streets. He wants the cash to go to homelessness charities instead.

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Council approves plan to discourage people giving money to beggars

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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