The Shelter charity's report Nowhere to Go: the scandal of homeless children in bed and breakfasts says the West's 2000 homeless children are often housed with their families in unsuitable bed & breakfasts or emergency hostels. Families in the study have reported:
- cramped conditions, often with families sharing one room
- children sharing beds with parents or siblings
- children eating meals off the floor or bed
- overt drug use
- threats of violence
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Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to "Dancing Ken" whose funeral was held in Cheltenham this afternoon.
Feeling cold and still cloudy in the West but fewer showers than earlier in the week.
It'll be a cloudy day for most of Thursday with fewer showers than earlier in the week but still feeling cool.