A POP-UP overnight for homeless people will reopen for three months in December.

The Night Light Winter Shelter is returning for its third year to provide up to 15 people with accommodation during the harshest winter months from December 1 until February 29, 2020.

It comes after last week the Gazette reported how nine homeless people had tragically died in the borough in the last six years with three of those deaths occurring in the last year.

This year, the shelter will move between six local churches in rotation.

A spokesman for the scheme those needing somewhere to stay would be referred to the shelter through Basingstoke & Deane's Social Inclusion Partnership.

Those staying will receive a hot meal and a warm bed for the night with the hope the stability could change lives for good.