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Rough sleeping in England has increased for the seventh year in a row, new official figures reveal.

There were 4,751 people counted or estimated to be on the streets in autumn 2017, a 15% rise on the year before.

The figures provide a snapshot of rough sleeping on a typical night and showed about a quarter were in London.

Of the people counted, 653 were women, 760 were EU nationals from outside the UK and 193 were from outside the EU.