THIS WEEK IN 1970: Squatters forced to move – next door

Prime Minister Theresa May hosted UNICEF and Soccer aid for a official reception at No10 Downing Street.''The reception which saw UNICEF, celebrities, local schools and UNICEF Champions come together to mark the football match that takes place on Sunday. Pupils from Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth were invited

Portsmouth pupils meet Soccer Aid teams as part of Downing Street visit

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A father of 10 squatting at Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, was forced to move – to the house next door.

The family was moved by order of a High Court judge in London who ruled they had to leave the council house in which they had been squatting.

As workmen secured 176 Twyford Avenue – watched by a High Court tipstaff – the family carried out the removal by handcart to number 178, Swindon House.

There they were permitted the use of the upstairs rooms as a flat by a family friend.

Following the move with his wife and children, the man said: ‘There is just about enough room to house the wife and kids. Next week I start a job in London, but I shall be able to see the family regularly.

‘I don’t know how long we can stay here, but it is a great load off my mind to know the wife and kids have accommodation near the city.’