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Oxford awarded extra beds for the homeless in winter

Rough sleepers
Image caption The council was criticised last year after attaching fines to the belongings of rough sleepers

Another 64 beds will be provided for rough sleepers in Oxfordshire - bringing the total to 292 - after Oxford City Council was awarded £500,000.

A "hub" will also be created, offering services such as housing advice.

Councillor Linda Smith said the funding would "make a real difference" in tackling rough sleeping this winter.

The extra funding comes from central government and is targeted at councils with high levels of rough sleeping.

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