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Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that
Social isolation

Could a 17-minute phone call with a stranger help cure loneliness? A new app aims to do just that

A psychiatrist believes he has found the answer to loneliness, launching an app which encourages conversations with strangers

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh
Meet the maker

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh

As part of our Meet the Maker series, we meet Lisa Lambourn from Best Years

Here’s how we’re working with O2 to offer free mobile data to all our vendors
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Here’s how we’re working with O2 to offer free mobile data to all our vendors

Many of us take access to the internet for granted, but a change in circumstances can leave someone cut off from their loved ones and everyday essentials. That’s why we’re working with O2, who together with Good Things Foundation, set up the National Databank to ensure people across the country can stay connected this winter.

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope
a Dog's life

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope

Qatar World Cup: Experts share how to spot the warning signs of gambling addiction
Qatar World Cup

Qatar World Cup: Experts share how to spot the warning signs of gambling addiction

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How to avoid online scams this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday

How to avoid online scams this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Why our Citroën electric vans are a bright light for vendors
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Why our Citroën electric vans are a bright light for vendors

Affordable and ethical gift ideas for budgets from £10 to £100
Christmas

Affordable and ethical gift ideas for budgets from £10 to £100

Cost of living crisis one year on: ‘You don’t need to figure it out alone’
cost of living crisis

Cost of living crisis one year on: ‘You don’t need to figure it out alone’

Jamie Oliver: ‘The power of democracy is measured by how we treat those at risk’
food poverty

Jamie Oliver: ‘The power of democracy is measured by how we treat those at risk’

‘We change lives through better vision’ – Specsavers offers free eyecare and glasses to Big Issue vendors
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‘We change lives through better vision’ – Specsavers offers free eyecare and glasses to Big Issue vendors

Benefits calculator: from universal credit to council tax rebate, here’s what you’re entitled to
Benefits

Benefits calculator: from universal credit to council tax rebate, here’s what you’re entitled to

How to donate toys and charity Christmas gifts to children
Christmas

How to donate toys and charity Christmas gifts to children

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Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever
Addiction

Alcoholism gave me two heart attacks and liver disease –  but since finding recovery I’m fitter than ever

Charities with shops: Where to find Britain’s best charity shops
Charity

Charities with shops: Where to find Britain’s best charity shops

More and more Big Issue vendors are now taking contactless payments – and it’s really working
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More and more Big Issue vendors are now taking contactless payments – and it’s really working

Meet the London creative studio helping people with their mental health
Meet the Maker

Meet the London creative studio helping people with their mental health

‘Being adopted doesn’t define who we are – it’s just the foundations that hold us up’
Life

‘Being adopted doesn’t define who we are – it’s just the foundations that hold us up’

8 DIY tips to keep your energy bills low this winter
Energy bills

8 DIY tips to keep your energy bills low this winter

Chatted up on the street? You might have encountered daygaming
Life

Chatted up on the street? You might have encountered daygaming

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London
Ethical Shopping

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London

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‘It’s changed the way we sell the magazine’
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‘It’s changed the way we sell the magazine’

Student finance, discounts and budgeting tips for surviving university in a cost of living crisis
University

Student finance, discounts and budgeting tips for surviving university in a cost of living crisis

Charities and social enterprises offered loans to beat energy bills
Social enterprises

Charities and social enterprises offered loans to beat energy bills

Where to find charity furniture shops and pick up cheap, environmentally friendly items
Shopping

Where to find charity furniture shops and pick up cheap, environmentally friendly items