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In Madrid, the homeless dine out . . . for free

At "Robin Hood" restaurant, they dine at tables with white tablecloths and red napkins, giving them needed dignity

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Mr Garcia, founder of the Messengers of Peace association, claps beside the homeless eating a free dinner at the "Robin Hood" restaurant, where there are waiters to serve up a real restaurant experience even to those who cannot afford to pay for it.

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Mr Garcia, founder of the Messengers of Peace association, claps beside the homeless eating a free dinner at the "Robin Hood" restaurant, where there are waiters to serve up a real restaurant experience even to those who cannot afford to pay for it.

Madrid

IT IS early evening at a restaurant in central Madrid and Jose Silva sits down for a meal of rice, meatballs and vegetables, as waiters flit from one table to another.

All very normal, except for one crucial detail: Mr Silva, 42, cannot afford to pay.

He lives rough

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