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1. A dwelling of larger size than a cottage.
2. In the north of England and in Scotland, a house.
3. A term especially applied to a hut covered with mud or turf.
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Hasan Manghanhar, a beggar who lives in Larkana city, said that begging is a profession they have inherited from their forefathers.
But now Newport council is considering a blanket ban on begging in the city centre after Gwent Police said the wording of the current order had proved "ineffective".
com/birminghammail Post: Birmingham Mail, 60 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2DJ Begging is illegal in this country so why in Britain's Second City is begging allowed to continue?
Once he's done begging in the morning, he wears a suit and tie in the evening, chairing meetings.
Mahendar Reddy stated that the notice has been issued taking into cognizance the hardships faced during vehicular movement and by pedestrians alike due to "indecent and awkward activities of begging.
Ex-Mayor Ray Mallon once described people who beg as "criminals", saying they "diversify from crime to begging because it pays well," and added: "I know half of these people, I locked their fathers up.
The Dubai Police had introduced cilvilian patrols last week to combat the menace of begging during Ramadan.
The standard explanation and justification for the begging is 'poverty,' but I've been to many countries poorer than ours, and there they don't have the kind of begging we have-out in the streets, deep into the night and, worst of all, deploying or using children, even infants, to tug on our heart strings.
Also considered mendicants, as described by the ordinance, are persons with some forms of disabilities and use this to beg on the streets; those who exploit minors or their own children to beg; those who use fake solicitation letters, communications or documents from the DSWD, the Municipal Health Office and other government agencies to obtain money from public and private individuals; and indigenous people who roam the streets begging for food an money.
Ardalan Shekarabi, under pressure from local politicians alarmed by the spread of begging to small towns, explained: aIt is natural at this stage to note that we have a problem, and that is very clear when I meet local politicians.
Sgt Mellor (left) said begging in the town centre was a nuisance for the public and traders alike and she welcomed the tough action of magistrates.