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‘I was dismissed from the navy six weeks after kissing a woman for the first time’
LGBT+ veterans

‘I was dismissed from the navy six weeks after kissing a woman for the first time’

Tilla Brook was made to feel “predatory, immoral and dirty” when she was dismissed from the navy

When will mortgage rates go down?
housing crisis

When will mortgage rates go down?

The Bank of England has announced a 12th consecutive interest rate rise and that’s bad news for people with mortgages

What is a universal basic income and why is it being trialled in the UK?
UBI

What is a universal basic income and why is it being trialled in the UK?

The idea of free money for everyone may sound attractive but does a universal basic income live up to the billing? Here’s everything you need to know

‘My partner died of Aids and no one knew because it was illegal to be gay in the armed forces’
LGBT+ veterans

‘My partner died of Aids and no one knew because it was illegal to be gay in the armed forces’

11 award winners share their campaign tips for achieving change
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11 award winners share their campaign tips for achieving change

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Big Issue launches ‘next stage of our journey for vendors’ with Big Issue Changing Lives community interest company
Big Issue Group

Big Issue launches ‘next stage of our journey for vendors’ with Big Issue Changing Lives community interest company

What exactly is a toxic work environment?
Work life

What exactly is a toxic work environment?

‘I’m worried where these people will sleep’ says MP after riot police evict homeless shelter in a squat
Squatters' rights

‘I’m worried where these people will sleep’ says MP after riot police evict homeless shelter in a squat

Solar power: How much money can you really save with renewable energy?
Solar panels

Solar power: How much money can you really save with renewable energy?

Families are the invisible victims of addiction forgotten by our healthcare system
Addiction

Families are the invisible victims of addiction forgotten by our healthcare system

Plastic recycling is failing – here’s how the world must respond
Plastic recycling has a much higher cost than you realise.

Plastic recycling is failing – here’s how the world must respond

You can now buy a T-shirt to fund Big Issue’s mission to help vulnerable people
Big Issue Group

You can now buy a T-shirt to fund Big Issue’s mission to help vulnerable people

Has Manchester found an innovative way to tackle begging?
Homelessness

Has Manchester found an innovative way to tackle begging?

People were sacked and imprisoned for being gay in the armed forces. Now they are fighting for justice
LGBT+ veterans

People were sacked and imprisoned for being gay in the armed forces. Now they are fighting for justice

How to volunteer with the Big Issue
Volunteering

How to volunteer with the Big Issue

Experts explain how to fit volunteering around work, childcare, and the general chaos of modern life
Activism

Experts explain how to fit volunteering around work, childcare, and the general chaos of modern life

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity
Volunteering

‘It’s not an infinite resource’: How volunteers are papering over the cracks of austerity

Pride Month 2023: Everything there is to know
Pride month

Pride Month 2023: Everything there is to know

Are we witnessing the end of self-employed creatives?
Work

Are we witnessing the end of self-employed creatives?

DWP accused of ‘denying people their rights’ after rejecting 90% of disability benefit appeals
Disability

DWP accused of ‘denying people their rights’ after rejecting 90% of disability benefit appeals

Sadiq Khan: ‘We’ve only got limited time to make a difference’
Exclusive interview

Sadiq Khan: ‘We’ve only got limited time to make a difference’

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How to join a union
Trade unions

How to join a union

‘Is this a hotel or a prison?’: Life as an asylum seeker in Home Office accommodation
Migrant hotels

‘Is this a hotel or a prison?’: Life as an asylum seeker in Home Office accommodation

Reality star Vicky Pattison slept out in homelessness charity’s award-winning garden filled with weeds
Homelessness

Reality star Vicky Pattison slept out in homelessness charity’s award-winning garden filled with weeds

Sadiq Khan rules out ever returning to Parliament
Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan rules out ever returning to Parliament