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Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’
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Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’

Rob Williams, creator of Channel 4 prison drama Screw, talks about the importance of prison education.

How Thought Bubble draws on comics as a vehicle for good
Books

How Thought Bubble draws on comics as a vehicle for good

It’s the highlight of the year for comic, animation, games and film fans across Yorkshire and beyond. Founder Lisa Wood told The Big Issue how she’s using comics to change the world

Poldark returns: Poverty and illiteracy are the big issues of the day
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Poldark returns: Poverty and illiteracy are the big issues of the day

Responsible landlords, poverty-fighting politicians and advocates for literacy. Poldark is back and it has a social message for the here and now.

The legacy of Penned Up: How prison literacy changed my life
Books

The legacy of Penned Up: How prison literacy changed my life

John Bird: Investing in prisoners could help them rewrite their story
Opinion

John Bird: Investing in prisoners could help them rewrite their story

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‘It’s not just about DC and Marvel’: How comics are a literacy gateway drug
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‘It’s not just about DC and Marvel’: How comics are a literacy gateway drug

Kids will work on their vocabulary with shoe-fitting staff
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Kids will work on their vocabulary with shoe-fitting staff

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