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Rough sleepers' fears ahead of harsh winter

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As the nights draw in and the weather turns cold and wet, those sleeping rough are bracing themselves for another harsh winter.

A walk around the city is met with the sight of some sleeping in tents in shop doorways.

Others only have a sleeping bag to keep them warm.

Someone can be classed as homeless but have somewhere to stay – either in temporary accommodation, some of which is provided by the council, or sofa surfing.

This is the case for Mark Dergby, 58, a former acrobat who travelled as far as New Zealand and Australia in his heyday.

Homeless people have been sheltering from the rain in London Street - Credit: Ben Hardy

Mr Dergby, who worked for a theatre company called Ra-Ra Zoo, now spends his time between a temporary flat accommodation and the street.

He said: "I used to........

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