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The French Dispatch evokes the golden age of magazines – we’re ushering in a new era
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The French Dispatch evokes the golden age of magazines – we’re ushering in a new era

Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch pays tribute to the glory days of our trade. Big Issue editor Paul McNamee explains why our Breakthrough scheme shows we’re on the threshold of something new.

Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign
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Why the world needs to embrace our Stop Mass Homelessness campaign

We need your help to prevent mass homelessness. Contact your MP and help us avoid another emergency, asks Big Issue founder John Bird.

Building back better? Not for the working class
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Building back better? Not for the working class

Is the post-pandemic jobs market a recovering economy or an insecure one? Paddy Bettington of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) has his say.

The universal credit uplift and a rent arrears fund – that’s what levelling up really looks like
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The universal credit uplift and a rent arrears fund – that’s what levelling up really looks like

Emotional wellbeing is at the heart of ending homelessness
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Emotional wellbeing is at the heart of ending homelessness

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Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme
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Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme

World Homeless Day: Hungary made homelessness illegal, so activists are stepping up
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World Homeless Day: Hungary made homelessness illegal, so activists are stepping up

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that
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A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that

Social enterprises are the road back from Covid
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Social enterprises are the road back from Covid

Let’s turn up the heat on global leaders to divest from fossil fuels
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Let’s turn up the heat on global leaders to divest from fossil fuels

The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors
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The Big Issue exists because the public fell in love with our vendors

We’re counting the cost of failing to prepare for a post-Brexit world
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We’re counting the cost of failing to prepare for a post-Brexit world

Soggy sandwiches, cold tea and sooty trains – the nostalgia of the old railways
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Soggy sandwiches, cold tea and sooty trains – the nostalgia of the old railways

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Climate change: A Big Issue seller’s plea for compassion towards animals and our planet
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Climate change: A Big Issue seller’s plea for compassion towards animals and our planet

Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing
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Selling The Big Issue has boosted my income and my wellbeing

If we are going to build back better we need to think local
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If we are going to build back better we need to think local

Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating
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Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating

Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families
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Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families

How The Big Issue became an A-level set text
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How The Big Issue became an A-level set text

The Big Issue at 30: Thirty years of changes… and one thing that’s stayed the same
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The Big Issue at 30: Thirty years of changes… and one thing that’s stayed the same

The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
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The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

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Where is the new tax revenue going? Maybe Dominic Cummings knows
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Where is the new tax revenue going? Maybe Dominic Cummings knows

The UK needs a common policy on refugees, not this shameful shambles
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The UK needs a common policy on refugees, not this shameful shambles

The Connor Brothers offer a fresh view of a better Britain
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The Connor Brothers offer a fresh view of a better Britain

‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’
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‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’

The national insurance hike is a scam — and won’t fix social care
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The national insurance hike is a scam — and won’t fix social care

The Greens’ small step in Scotland could yet have a big say in the UK
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The Greens’ small step in Scotland could yet have a big say in the UK

Interpreting for asylum seekers is about more than translation
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Interpreting for asylum seekers is about more than translation

Don’t be too cynical about Airbnb housing Afghan refugees. Just a bit cynical
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Don’t be too cynical about Airbnb housing Afghan refugees. Just a bit cynical

‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’
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‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’

How can a person be illegal?
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How can a person be illegal?

We need to welcome refugees, not deter them
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We need to welcome refugees, not deter them

Council tax valuations have been around since Chesney was No. 1
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Council tax valuations have been around since Chesney was No. 1