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Daniel Philbin-Bowman, Angus Ridgway and Tal Ben-Shahar of PotentiaLife.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

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“I had lost everything”: Mandy Cotter,   who spoke at the launch of the Homeless Exhibition by David Cantwell, Daisy House

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