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Last Updated:  Monday, 17 March, 2003, 08:29 GMT
First homeless hostel for town
Corporation Hotel
The former Corporation Hotel has been turned into a hostel
The first permanent hostel for the homeless in Loughborough is being opened.

The 12-bed building is on the site of the former Corporation Hotel in Wharncliffe Road.

The idea for a new hostel in the Leicestershire town followed overwhelming demand for Loughborough's temporary Christmas Shelter.

Homeless charity, Lifelines for the Homeless, received a large anonymous donation of money which enabled it to buy the disused hotel.

It has now been converted into a hostel and opens on Monday and will start receiving clients on Wednesday.

Organisers say homeless people will be welcome to stay up to a year while they find a permanent home.


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