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LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN HELP IN ZERO OPTION APPROACH

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In a full page of stories about the treatment of homeless people in the light of Labour leader Tony Blair's call fo...
In a full page of stories about the treatment of homeless people in the light of Labour leader Tony Blair's call for 'zero tolerance' of vagrancy, the Daily Telegraph (p4) reports on the streets of London's King's Cross.

The paper says that the Metropolitan Police staged a crackdown on the district in the weeks before Christmas, clearing drunks and beggars off the streets.

Local authorities, says the paper, can already introduce by-laws to stop drinking in public - as Coventry city has done.
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