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Aberdeen begging by-law plan approved by city councillors

Plans to outlaw begging on the streets of Aberdeen have been backed by councillors.

They have voted to pursue a by-law, but the Scottish government would have to approve the plans.

A previous attempt to establish similar legislation in the city - considered by councillors in February - had failed.

At that time, the homelessness charity Aberdeen Cyrenians said it would only worsen the problems of the vulnerable.

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