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What happens to plastic waste in the UK?
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What happens to plastic waste in the UK?

The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers
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The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers

‘Why don’t the homeless just go home?’ – The Big Issue’s first cover story revisited
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‘Why don’t the homeless just go home?’ – The Big Issue’s first cover story revisited

The Big Issue at 30: What it means to stars of screen, politics and music
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The Big Issue at 30: What it means to stars of screen, politics and music

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s

The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa
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The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa

Independence, knowledge and experience add up to support you can trust
Housing

Independence, knowledge and experience add up to support you can trust

Tackling the stigma of homelessness
Housing

Tackling the stigma of homelessness

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Homeless World Cup returns with all-British contest
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Homeless World Cup returns with all-British contest

Alarming things cabinet ministers have said in the past about their new briefs
Politics

Alarming things cabinet ministers have said in the past about their new briefs

National insurance hike will leave NHS workers funding their own pay rise
Employment

National insurance hike will leave NHS workers funding their own pay rise

Death of the high street: Why can’t Dover afford a Big Issue seller?
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Death of the high street: Why can’t Dover afford a Big Issue seller?

How online learning can boost your employability
Employment

How online learning can boost your employability

Leaseholders take cladding fight to parliament to demand action over unsafe homes
Housing

Leaseholders take cladding fight to parliament to demand action over unsafe homes

Only 30 MPs turn up to debate cutting universal credit
Politics

Only 30 MPs turn up to debate cutting universal credit

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick sacked in cabinet reshuffle
Politics

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick sacked in cabinet reshuffle

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Universal credit cut shows ‘the poorest are penalised every time’
Social Justice

Universal credit cut shows ‘the poorest are penalised every time’

Why doesn’t Britain have a high street voucher scheme like Northern Ireland?
Politics

Why doesn’t Britain have a high street voucher scheme like Northern Ireland?

Universal credit cut could leave young workers with just £51 a month
Social Justice

Universal credit cut could leave young workers with just £51 a month

Government cuts threaten employment recovery, charities say
Employment

Government cuts threaten employment recovery, charities say

Two thirds of UK young people feel betrayed by government on climate crisis
Environment

Two thirds of UK young people feel betrayed by government on climate crisis

How Priti Patel’s new policing bill threatens your right to protest
Activism

How Priti Patel’s new policing bill threatens your right to protest

One in three homes in London’s financial district are sitting empty
Housing

One in three homes in London’s financial district are sitting empty

‘Homelessness is everywhere’: Poverty and inequality in the Garden of England
Social Justice

‘Homelessness is everywhere’: Poverty and inequality in the Garden of England

Can giving power to the people rebuild trust in politics?
Politics

Can giving power to the people rebuild trust in politics?

More than 70 MPs back motion to stop ministers lying in parliament
Politics

More than 70 MPs back motion to stop ministers lying in parliament

Big Issue founder Lord Bird launches UK’s first Future Generations Commission
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Big Issue founder Lord Bird launches UK’s first Future Generations Commission

Universal credit cut will leave ‘long-term scars’ on health of poorest people
Social Justice

Universal credit cut will leave ‘long-term scars’ on health of poorest people

Priti Patel’s migrant boat plans are ‘cruel and destined to fail’
Social Justice

Priti Patel’s migrant boat plans are ‘cruel and destined to fail’

This is a turning point in the climate justice fight
Environment

This is a turning point in the climate justice fight

1 in 8 people won’t be able to afford food when universal credit is cut
Social Justice

1 in 8 people won’t be able to afford food when universal credit is cut

Thousands became homeless during pandemic with more feared in autumn
Housing

Thousands became homeless during pandemic with more feared in autumn

Period poverty activist Amika George: ‘People underestimate online activism’
Social Justice

Period poverty activist Amika George: ‘People underestimate online activism’