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Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets

A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found. Some spent more than £1,000 a year on fares and charity Homeless Link called the scale “worrying”. The strategy can be used to reconnect rough sleepers with family, but one man said he was offered a ticket to a city he had never been to before. The government has said it is investing £550 million to tackle homelessness. ‘Made me feel sick’ There were 4,134…

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Football Association: MPs call for unsold England tickets to go to schools

More than 100 politicians have signed a letter to the Football Association urging it to donate unsold tickets for England matches to schools. Written by Shadow Sports Minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and backed by 128 MPs from all four major English political parties, it asks FA chairman Greg Clarke to “take steps to ensure the days of empty wasted seats are ended”. England played Slovenia at Wembley last Thursday in front of 61,500 with 28,000 seats unsold, but the FA said it gave away 7,000 tickets to the game. Of…

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When is Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Date? Venue? TV channel? Ring walk time? Tickets? LIVE?

Back in April, Anthony Joshua established himself as the number one heavyweight in the world by scoring an eleventh round technical knockout over former long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. AJ unified the WBA and IBF belts in a fight for the ages in front of 90,000 people, but now has to get back to business as the time has come for him to make a mandatory defence called by the IBF. His challenger, Kubrat Pulev fought his way back to the top of the IBF rankings following his sole…

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Sports Personality of the Year 2017: Tickets on sale on 13 October

Tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 will go on sale on Friday, 13 October at 09:00 BST. The Echo Arena in Liverpool will host the event on Sunday, 17 December and will celebrate an outstanding year of British sport. Tickets cost £45 and will be restricted to six per person. Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will again present the show, which will be live on BBC One, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live. This year’s awards will be presented in front of…

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News: Peru to release Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tickets in October

Permits to trek Peru’s Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018 are being released four months early, October 1st. Peru’s ministry of culture issue 500 permits a day for the four-day hike with 200 being issued to tourists and the other 300 reserved for cooks, porters and guides. The early release of the permits comes shortly after Peru’s official tourism body introduced a new system in July, aimed at regulating the flow of visitors to the site and preserving the authenticity of this national treasure. Colin Stewart, chairman of LATA…

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