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Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point
Food banks

Donations are down and customers are up – food banks say they are at crisis point

Forget budgeting, food education and working more – people in poverty need adequate money, says food bank manager Charlotte White.

New records were set in 2021 for rising sea levels, greenhouse gas and ocean heat
Climate crisis

New records were set in 2021 for rising sea levels, greenhouse gas and ocean heat

Four out of seven “key climate indicators” hit records levels in 2021, scientists have revealed.

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage
Low pay

Asked to do unpaid overtime? That’s wage theft and it could be pushing your pay below minimum wage

Unpaid overtime could be pushing your pay below the minimum wage. Here’s how to get what you’re owed.

500 nurses and midwives are quitting every week
NHS

500 nurses and midwives are quitting every week

Inflation is at a 40-year high – and it’s hitting the poorest people hardest
Cost of living crisis

Inflation is at a 40-year high – and it’s hitting the poorest people hardest

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Five ways the cost of living is rising – and how to get help if you’re struggling
Cost of living crisis

Five ways the cost of living is rising – and how to get help if you’re struggling

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’
Diary of a food bank manager

Diary of a food bank manager: ‘MPs’ comments do not relate in any way to what we see’

Petition signed by 145,000 people forces MPs to debate including trans conversion therapy in ban
LGBTQ+ rights

Petition signed by 145,000 people forces MPs to debate including trans conversion therapy in ban

Eat your pets, and other innovative ways to get through the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Eat your pets, and other innovative ways to get through the cost of living crisis

Inside the homeless soup kitchen asking Nicola Sturgeon for a helping hand
Cost of living crisis

Inside the homeless soup kitchen asking Nicola Sturgeon for a helping hand

Exclusive: The UK’s rarest and most threatened wildlife sites are not being protected properly
Nature conservation

Exclusive: The UK’s rarest and most threatened wildlife sites are not being protected properly

Delivery drivers boycott Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats calling for higher pay
Gig economy

Delivery drivers boycott Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats calling for higher pay

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans
Homophobia

Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans

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Here are the charities leading the fight against LGBTQ+ homelessness in the UK
LGBTQ+

Here are the charities leading the fight against LGBTQ+ homelessness in the UK

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?
Renting

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?

The UK has more job vacancies than unemployed people for the first time
Employment

The UK has more job vacancies than unemployed people for the first time

Real wages have fallen by £68 a month since last year
Wages

Real wages have fallen by £68 a month since last year

Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution
Plastic pollution

Why you should count your plastic waste to help fight pollution

Expanded stop and search powers will lead to ‘more criminalisation of Black people’, groups warn
Stop and Search

Expanded stop and search powers will lead to ‘more criminalisation of Black people’, groups warn

Could Rishi Sunak hit oil and gas companies with a windfall tax after all?
Energy crisis

Could Rishi Sunak hit oil and gas companies with a windfall tax after all?

As McDonald’s announces it’s leaving Russia for good, here’s a brief history of McDiplomacy
Consumerism

As McDonald’s announces it’s leaving Russia for good, here’s a brief history of McDiplomacy

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Martin Lewis: ‘I can’t shut up because there really are lives at stake’
cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis: ‘I can’t shut up because there really are lives at stake’

School social enterprises take centre stage in this week’s Big Issue
News

School social enterprises take centre stage in this week’s Big Issue

The government has refused to make water companies monitor how much sewage they’re dumping in rivers
River pollution

The government has refused to make water companies monitor how much sewage they’re dumping in rivers

The sexist traditions of ‘office housework’ – and how to end them
Workplace sexism

The sexist traditions of ‘office housework’ – and how to end them

5 ways to get help if you’re in a dispute with your landlord
Renting

5 ways to get help if you’re in a dispute with your landlord

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre
Social Justice

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre

‘It can’t be sustainable’: The hidden costs of demolishing council housing estates
Social housing

‘It can’t be sustainable’: The hidden costs of demolishing council housing estates

Disabled people are ‘being hit harder by the cost of living crisis’
Cost of living crisis

Disabled people are ‘being hit harder by the cost of living crisis’

A food charity has shut down claims from a Tory MP that people in poverty can’t cook
Food banks

A food charity has shut down claims from a Tory MP that people in poverty can’t cook

‘I don’t even know what Jamaica looks like’, says man detained ahead of deportation flight
Deportations

‘I don’t even know what Jamaica looks like’, says man detained ahead of deportation flight

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking
Social Justice

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking

Ukraine’s gig economy workers are now delivering food for a homeless charity
Ukraine

Ukraine’s gig economy workers are now delivering food for a homeless charity

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