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W E L COME TO o u r l at e s t i s s u e o f MAYFAIR PORTFO L IO Our latest issue of Portfolio comes at a pivotal time in the property market cycle. Can anyone have failed to notice that things are on the up? High Street spending is up, employment is up, manufacturing is up, GDP is up, the service sector is up, lending is up and the property market is up. In fact the property market is back with a vengeance in most areas. Vengeance is such a bitter word but it is a correct one in this instance – the retaliation for something harmful. The recession was harmful to so many people, but the market is retaliating now. Is all this a blip? It is now looking unlikely. The planets seem perfectly aligned for growth in the property market. This is a great time to buy or sell. Low interest rates, plenty of stock in many areas, keen buyers, less reluctant lenders – the market is set pretty fair. There is certainly a lot of very good and exciting property coming on to the market as these pages of Portfolio demonstrate only too well. I do hope that you enjoy browsing through the magazine and perhaps even spotting your next home.



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CONTENTS 10 Competition Win a De’Longhi coffee maker and some limited edition Royal Doulton crockery 18 Coast to coast Some of the finest seafront properties around

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Cheam – £525,000 An extremely attractive detached house on a charming corner plot with lovely secluded south facing rear gardens, spacious hall and landing, two reception rooms, study/bedroom four, garden aspect kitchen/breakfast room, three excellent first floor bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC, gas central heating and secondary glazing.

C h e a m V i ll a g e – £ 5 7 5 , 0 0 0 A stunning Tudor style semi-detached home ideally placed for Cheam Village amenities, mainline station and ultra-convenient for schools. Accommodation provides reception hallway, through lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, conservatory, cloakroom/WC, 3 bedrooms, luxury bathroom, separate WC, double length garage, 90’ rear garden, gas central heating, double glazing. Considerable extension potential (STPP).

Banstead – £585,000 A spacious detached 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home on an impressive corner plot with extensive parking, garaging and carport, good sized southerly aspect rear garden and double gates at rear providing access with potential for further parking and space for garage (STPP). Available for sale with no ongoing chain.

Banstead – £619,000 A superb detached home with impressive frontage and simply stunning secluded rear garden of about 170’, offering beautifully presented accommodation comprising cloakroom, reception hall, 2 receptions, large fitted kitchen, breakfast room/ utility, 3 bedrooms, dressing room (potential for 4 bedrooms), bathroom/WC, shower room, garage. Nearby amenities include Banstead Village and Station.


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Belmont – £625,000 A larger than average detached property in a secluded private cul-de-sac on the borders of Belmont and South Cheam, providing reception hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms plus extended kitchen/breakfast room, 3 large bedrooms, luxury bathroom, separate WC, twin driveways, garage, 120’ rear garden backing sports fields. Considerable extension potential (STPP).

Cheam – Guide Price £695,000 A stunningly appointed luxury family home in prime setting well placed for local schools, parks and amenities, 4 excellent bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, extensive ground floor with dining room, large sitting room, breathtaking kitchen/breakfast room, study, and utility room, impressive frontage, in-and-out drive, garage, wonderful rear garden.

Banstead – £749,000 A superbly presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home with extensive ground floor accommodation and a self-contained one bedroom ground floor annexe, charming front aspect lounge, garden aspect dining room, lavish kitchen/breakfast room with garden views, landing with study area, large driveway, glorious southerly aspect rear garden of about 140’.

S o u t h W a ll i n g t o n – £749,950 A remarkably spacious detached family home benefiting from Megaflow gas central heating and double glazed windows to include three large reception rooms, a conservatory, modern fitted kitchen, utility room, five bedrooms, plus bedroom six/ study, and four bath/shower rooms. Partially converted loft with designs for two additional bedrooms plus bathroom.


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C a r s h a lto n B e e c h e s – £1,295,000 An extensively refurbished and extended 9 bedroom, 5 bathroom luxury family home in prime one-third of an acre plot, spectacular ground floor accommodation, sweeping in-and-out driveway, garage, full width patio, gloriously mature Southerly aspect rear garden. Well placed for highly regarded local schools, transport and amenities, Oaks Park and Banstead Downs.

South Cheam – £1,495,000 A spectacular example of a grand Burton built residence comprehensively modernised and substantially extended in a prime West backing location, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3/4 receptions, large kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, cloakroom, reception hall, double garage plus single garage, sweeping in-out driveway. 140’ rear garden, total plot approx. 0.4 acre.

South Cheam – £1,750,000 A remarkable home of circa 4250 square feet (including garage) in prime setting within glorious grounds of just over half an acre, elegant hall and landing, 4 receptions, conservatory, luxury kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, 5 first floor bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, second floor cinema room and games room (optional bedrooms 6 & 7).

South Cheam – £2,850,000 A magnificent detached character Burton built house which has been refurbished to an exacting standard. 7 bedrooms, 4 receptions, cinema/games room, 27’ x 17’ kitchen/breakfast room, family room, utility, 3 bathrooms, 3 cloakrooms, heated pool, plus detached luxury 2 bedroom pool house/ guest accommodation, 0.7 acre plot. Prestigious and convenient location.


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Cheam – £795,000 An impressive Burton built detached family home set on a broad plot with potential to extend (STPP). Glorious Westerly backing gardens, ample parking and garage, large hall and landing, 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room plus utility, 4 double bedrooms, family bathroom, separate WC, covered sideway with excellent storage. Popular location.

South Cheam – Guide Price £900,000 An extremely attractive 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, detached house with charming rear garden. Features include a sophisticated lighting system, gas central heating and double glazing, oak doors and frames, mains pressure fed water system with instant hot water and external security and floodlighting to front, sides and rear.

South Cheam – Guide Price £900,000 A comprehensively enlarged and extremely well appointed 7 bedroom, 6 bath/shower room, detached home with large reception hall, sitting room, family room, dining room, breathtaking lavishly equipped kitchen/breakfast room, utility, garage and rear garden with full width patio. Many high specification features and an array of stunning luxury lifestyle fittings.

Cheam – Guide Price £915,000 An outstanding family home with many original character features, delightful gardens, extensive driveway, detached garage and store rooms and cellarage, grand reception hall with fireplace and a stunning carved wooden balustraded staircase, 2 dual aspect reception rooms, fabulous kitchen/breakfast room, study, cloakroom, 5 double bedrooms, 2 sumptuous bathrooms, central heating.


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To celebrate the seventh annual Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction, De’Longhi – the UK’s number one Premium Italian coffee machine brand – has partnered with Royal Doulton to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Scultura traditional pump coffee machine and be the first to get their hands on the new Royal Doulton Street Art Collection featuring designs by leading artists Pure Evil and Nick Walker. De’Longhi is passionate about art and is delighted to be hosting the Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction 2013 once again to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This year’s event has attracted donations from some of the UK’s top artists, including Pure Evil, Rankin, Gavin Turk, Mary McCartney, Gordon Cheung, Alison Jackson and many more. A free exhibition at the Royal College of Art will showcase all donated artworks from 20th – 22nd September 2013 and will offer members of the public the chance to view and bid for their


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favourite pieces whilst there or bid online. There are a number of stunning pieces of contemporary art available to bid on, including a piece from Pure Evil, whose collaboration with Royal Doulton is making the best of British art accessible to all. Adding to the existing design-led, Italian inspired breakfast collection of matching kettles and toasters, De’Longhi’s new Scultura Traditional Pump coffee machine continues to push the boundaries in design, capturing the essence of Italy’s stylish and creative past to bring unrivalled sophistication to any kitchen. For more information about the Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction exhibition email delonghi.artauction@clarioncomms or visit For more information about Royal Doulton and De’Longhi, visit and Prize information: 1 winner to receive a De’Longhi Scultura Bar Pump Espresso coffee machine, 2 x limited edition large plates, 1 x set of 4 small plates, 4 x mugs from Royal Doulton Promoter: Pelusa Ltd, London, SE19 1TS. Full terms and conditions available on request

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HAMPSHIRE – £ 8 5 0 , 0 0 0 A modern, detached family home in a private drive in Har tley Wintney. Accommodation comprises kitchen/ breakfast room, utility and four receptions to ground floor, with five bedrooms and two bathrooms to the first floor – 2,556 sq ft including the double detached garage. The plot size is approximately 125ft deep and very private.

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HAMPSHIRE – £ 3 7 5 , 0 0 0 A superb semi detached Grade II character cottage which has been updated and improved by the current owners yet still retaining many original features. The cottage benefits from a master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a fur ther double bedroom. The period proper ty has incorporated a mixture of old and new and viewings are highly recommended to appreciate all it has to offer.

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Berkshire – £1,400,000 An exclusive five bedroom family residence situated in one of Sunningdale’s most premiere roads, with benefits including bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory and three fur ther receptions rooms. The gardens to the rear of the proper ty are extremely quiet and secluded, bordered with mature trees and shrubs and offering a patio sun terrace.

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Surrey – £875,000 Understood to be approximately eleven years old is this exquisite five bedroom detached residence located in this popular residential area less than two miles from central Chobham. The property is immaculately presented and offers substantial living space which comprises of open plan kitchen breakfast room, two larger reception rooms, and conservatory.

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Berkshire – £685,000 An individual character home believed to have originally been built circa 1670 which was the old school house for the village. The proper ty has been extended and updated to a high stand to provide a spacious family home which retains many of its original features.

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Berkshire – £1,400,000 A spacious four bedroom detached residence located in this prestigious and highly sought after road surrounded by exclusive schools and golf courses. There is potential for extending the proper ty to the side to incorporate an additional bedroom and integral garage/additional reception which has planning permission granted.

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SURREY – £ 7 7 5 , 0 0 0 A well presented detached proper ty that has been extended and decorated to a very high standard. Accommodation over three floors comprising, two reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, five bedrooms (three with en suites), family bathroom, large detached garage, off-street parking, front and rear gardens.

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Berkshire – £1,400,000 An exemplary five bedroom executive family home located in the hear t of this prime residential area close to numerous schools of excellence. The proper ty is considered to be in extremely good decorative order throughout and benefits include three reception rooms, three bathrooms and extensive rolling lawn gardens to the rear.

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SURREY – £ 7 5 0 , 0 0 0 An impressive five bedroom detached home which has been extensively extended, updated and modernised to a high standard throughout, set in a very sought after non estate location offering stunning lakeside views to the front. The proper ty boasts five double bedrooms, two with ensuites and a family bathroom.

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SURREY – £ 6 5 0 , 0 0 0 Set within a rural location is this charming four bedroom character cottage offering many original features including stripped floorboards and working fireplaces. The proper ty also benefits from a spacious refitted kitchen/breakfast room with solid oak units and granite work surfaces, French doors lead into a conservatory leading out onto gardens.

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SURREY – £ 7 1 5 , 0 0 0 An excellent example of a double fronted Victorian detached family home filled with a wealth of original features. It is situated within walking distance of the town centre and train station. Accommodation includes five bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room, garden and off-street parking.

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SURREY – £ 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 An outstanding executive home located in an extremely popular residential area. This proper ty is considered to be in extremely good decorative order throughout and the benefits include substantial kitchen/breakfast room, four reception rooms and conservatory. Upstairs offers a master bedroom suite and four fur ther good sized bedrooms.

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SURREY – £ 6 2 5 , 0 0 0 A very substantial family residence which has the privilege of being surrounded by woodland yet located within easy reach of Camberley town centre and the M3. Accommodation includes three receptions rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, w/c, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, double garage and garden.

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Hampshire – £775,000 A magnificent five bedroom detached family home offered for sale in need of modernization, set in a rural location boasting stunning views over open fields. The proper ty offers a very private and secluded plot with the added benefit of its own two acre plot.

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Hampshire – £795,000 A magnificent six bedroom, detached family home, with accommodation comprising a double aspect drawing room, snug/study, full width ‘P’ shaped conservatory and a comprehensively equipped kitchen/breakfast room. Other notewor thy features include four bathrooms, utility room, southerly facing rear garden with views over a wooded copse.

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SURREY – £ 8 4 9 , 9 5 0 An Edwardian semi-detached house set on a third of an acre, which has been lovingly refurbished to include a wealth of original features. The accommodation is over four floors and includes five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two reception rooms, bonus snug/study, w/c, kitchen/breakfast room, pool and garage.

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STRETE , SOUTH D E V ON – £ 1 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 A substantial detached 3/4 bedroom family home set in beautiful landscaped grounds of approximately 2 acres with far reaching sea and coastal views. The property is immaculately presented throughout and offers spacious flexible accommodation. The property, whilst set in a private, peaceful location is conveniently positioned 5 miles from Dartmouth with its extensive boating facilities and about 8 miles from the market town of Kingsbridge. EPC Rating D.

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B o wl e a z e C o v e w ay, W e y m o u t h – £1,125,000 - £1,175,000 Quarterdeck is a development of four individual new homes situated in Bowleaze Coveway, offering panoramic vistas across Weymouth Bay whilst being located on a stunning section of the Jurassic coastline. Beautifully finished with a rich palette of materials; each one is luxuriously appointed with a stunning sea views from all front-facing balconies; all have their own private passenger lift along with kitchens and bathrooms reflecting this truly high specification.

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TORQUAY D E V ON – £ 1 , 9 9 9 , 0 0 0 F r e e h o ld Fabulous new home, encapsulating sea-side living, with superb specification, impeccable style and sleek design features throughout its light fitted interior. With sea and coastal views from most rooms, the interior finish and decor follows up to the minute trends with a dream kitchen and open plan living area having distinctive zones for dining and relaxation. The top floor is dedicated to a principal suite, with dressing room and magnificent bathroom, 3 guest/family bedroom suites at garden level. Gardens, terraces, garaging.

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Highcliffe – £1,450,000 The Mill House is a most impressive detached period property with parts dating back 250 years. This Grade 2 listed Country house consists of 8/9 Bedrooms, feature wood panelled cedar room, formal dining room and drawing room and the most impressive galleried landing in the Mill Room. The property is arranged at present with two new kitchens and could be divided into two. Must be viewed to fully appreciate.

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H i s t o r i c D o c k ya r d – £ 3 8 5 , 0 0 0 Greyfox Prestige are delighted to offer for sale this immaculate three bedroom detached period property. The property is set over three floors and to the ground floor there is an entrance area, lounge, formal dining room, modern kitchen and downstairs cloakroom. To the first floor there is the master bedroom featuring an en suite shower room. Continuing to the second floor there are two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally is a well established walled garden with views of the Captains House gardens. Set within the grounds of the Historic Dockyard and dating back to approximately 1716 the property has been refurbished to a high standard by the current owner and still offers loads of charm and character along with the feeling of modern living and would make an ideal family home. This truly is a remarkable place to live and as such warrants any internal viewing to fully appreciate what the property has to offer.

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C h a r t h a m H at c h – POA A very spacious Grade II listed Farm House dating back to the Queen Anne period containing many original features. The property consists of five bedrooms, a large detached brick Kentish barn and a Dutch barn set within 1.5 acres. Hatch Farm House is situated on the edge of a charming Kent village surrounded by apple orchards. The property also has potential for various uses such as storage of a classic car collection or home/business lifestyles subject to planning consents. Hatch Farm House is strategically situated for easy reach of the excellent facilities provided by Canterbury and Ashford, including shopping centres, a large selection of schools, recreational facilities and additional railway stations with its super fast train to St Pancras in 49 minutes. It also benefits from easy access to motorway links to the A2/M2, cross Channel services at the Port of Dover, the Eurotunnel at Folkestone and the International Eurostar station at Ashford.

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Barming – Guide Price of £425,000-£450,000 Positioned in the sought after area of Barming is East Lodge, a most impressive residence which would make an ideal family home. The Grade II listed property, in recent years has been converted to a very high standard whilst retaining its historical status. Internally, there is a spacious entrance hall, modern family bathroom, three double bedrooms, all of which have built in wardrobes with the master boasting an L shaped dressing room. There is a modern kitchen/breakfast room that benefits from integrated appliances, the kitchen features double doors that lead to the 21ft private courtyard. On the ground floor there is a fantastic dining area that leads to a 19ft lounge both of which over look the rear garden. Externally there is a good size garden which extends to the side and rear and is extensively laid to lawn. There is a large seating area with the garden being screened by mature trees and laurel bushes.

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Wigmore – Guide Price of £475,000-£525,000 Greyfox Prestige are delighted to offer to the market this spacious four/five bedroom chalet bungalow. Refurbished and extended by the current owner, this large home offers two/three reception rooms, cloakroom, bathroom and a refitted kitchen. The master bedroom is 27ft in length and two further bedrooms both possessing en-suites. The rear garden is in excess of 120ft and there is a in and out drive to the front providing parking for several vehicles.

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W e av e r i n g – G u i d e P r i c e o f £ 4 6 5 , 0 0 0 - £ 5 2 5 , 0 0 0 The Well House is unique property, situated within a totally secluded and completely private Conservation Area. The property comprises a well-proportioned dining room with an attractive fire place as well as a double aspect lounge with a fantastic inglenook fireplace. The modern kitchen with integrated units and Rayburn cooker provides access to the dining room and garden. To the first floor is the master bedroom with inglenook fireplace and ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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be one of the most desirable villages in the region. Sunningdale is separated from Windsor by the vast green space that is Windsor Great Park, which includes Virginia Water, a large lake. The park, which is mostly open to the public, is managed by the Crown Estate. It is also home to the Guards Polo Club, the most

exclusive in the world, which hosts the Cartier International Polo Day on Smith’s Lawn in Windsor Great Park every July. Polo is also played at Coworth Park and Ascot Park. Like neighbouring Ascot, Sunningdale has natural beauty on its doorstep. Chobham Common, for example, is an historic open space that links with our

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Stone Age ancestors and has hundreds of wildflowers, rare birds, frogs, deer and beautiful dragonflies. It is also a National Nature Reserve, Special Protection Area under the EU Birds Directive and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area is popular with professional golfers due to the proximity of Sunningdale and Wentworth golf clubs. These two world-renowned courses regularly play host to some of the most prestigious tournaments in golf including the BMW PGA Championship, which is the European Tour’s flagship event. The reputation of both clubs also attracts amateur golfers from far and wide.


As well as golf there are a number of other pastimes and events that can be enjoyed in the region. Charters Leisure Centre, which has recently undergone a major redevelopment, has all the sports facilities you could ask for and there are several tennis and football clubs for all ages in the region. And the Sunningdale Carnival, which takes place every year, is something that is in all resident’s diaries as a ‘must do’ event. The village has a number of small local shopping areas offering a mix of independent shops, chain stores and restaurants, with a large Waitrose conveniently close to Sunningdale

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station. Fego is a popular coffee shop in Sunningdale and the nearby Bluebells and Ascot Grill are both great restaurants. Five-Star Country House Hotel, Coworth Park, which is part of Dorchester Collection, also has three exquisite restaurants. Add to this the nearby Royal Berkshire and Sunningdale Park hotels and there is an enviable list of top-class dining and accommodation to pick from. Family days out are also catered for and close to Sunningdale there is The Lookout Discovery Centre, which offers 70 interactive exhibits, where you can launch a hydrogen rocket or climb

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through a giant mole hole, complete with nature trails that wind through the fabulous forest. The Savill Garden is considered one of Britain’s finest ornamental gardens and covers 35 acres of interconnecting gardens and exotic woodland. And, of course, there is, Thorpe Park, one of the country’s top theme parks, which is just over five miles away. Easy access to the motorway network (M25 and M3) and Heathrow airport attracts wealthy Londoners and international buyers to the area as well a direct rail link to London Waterloo. Sunningdale is also close to the

prestigious towns of Ascot, Sunninghill and Virginia Water. Julian Amos, sales manager for Waterfords estate agents in Sunningdale, says: “Sunningdale is home to some of the most elite properties in the country and is awash with large mansions secured by electronic gates, high fences and hedges. “But property values do span a broad spectrum from approximately £250,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, right up to 7000sq ft mansion at £7 million. “The local state schools provide an excellent education; there is no shortage of top-performing primary schools and the local comprehensive, Charters in

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Relieving poverty among street children in Mombasa Glad’s House is a British charity working on the ground in Mombasa, Kenya, to improve the lives of the city’s street children. It aims to lift many of the estimated 35,000 street children out of a life of hopeless poverty and give them the chance of a real childhood. Living in intolerable conditions, separated or orphaned from their parents, they spend their lives in a daily struggle to eat and find shelter, often falling into petty crime or prostitution. Sadly many are addicted to glue, which alleviates their hunger and is cheaper

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