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PAUL MCNAMEE: BRITAIN'S VITAL WORKERS NEED MORE THAN JUST WARM WORDS

We don't value the people who deserve it enough. And that means they don't get paid enough. In London last week, the Supreme Court...

EXCLUSIVE: Big Issue and Hey Girls team up on period stigma busting new mag

EXCLUSIVE: BIG ISSUE AND HEY GIRLS TEAM UP ON PERIOD STIGMA BUSTING NEW MAG

In this week's bumper 72-page Big Issue you will find a very special mini-magazine that we produced in collaboration with leading period...

 
 
 

5 THINGS WE LEARNT FROM WALKING WITH RORY STEWART

Rory Stewart is walking again, this time as he bids to become London's next mayor. Peter Ross joined him. In next week's Big Issue,...

SHE'S A REBEL: AUTUMN DE WILDE AND ANYA TAYLOR-JOY ON AUSTEN'S EMMA

Jane Austen famously introduces Emma Woodhouse as “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like”. Yet more than two centuries later,...

 
 
 

ROBBIE ROBERTSON: “MY TEENAGE SELF WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE LIFE I'VE HAD”

Not long ago I wrote a song called Dead End Kid. And it's about when I was 16 and I had this ambition, this musical dream. I was growing...

Top 5 young adult books

TOP 5 YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly Mattie, 15, is a poor, gifted girl who longs to go to college. Based on the true story of a...

 
 
 

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE THIS HARD-HITTING FILM ABOUT LIFE IN LONDON

The Big Issue is teaming up with arts organisations to screen Here for Life , a thought-provoking film about hardship in London - and...

Jane Austen bookclub: the cast of Emma on the books that changed their lives

JANE AUSTEN BOOKCLUB: THE CAST OF EMMA ON THE BOOKS THAT CHANGED THEIR LIVES

To celebrate the release of Emma , we caught up with the film's director plus the young cast to ask about books that changed their...

 
 
 

“I'VE SEEN FIRSTHAND WHAT WE LOSE IF WE DON'T INVEST IN LIBRARIES”

It is true that the latest British library statistics make for dire reading. Over the last decade around a fifth of our public libraries...

It's been a slow climb for the women of Westminster

IT'S BEEN A SLOW CLIMB FOR THE WOMEN OF WESTMINSTER

A century ago there was just one female MP in Parliament, when Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in December 1919. Speaking...

 
 
 
California scheming in Steph Cha's fantastic new crime novel

CALIFORNIA SCHEMING IN STEPH CHA'S FANTASTIC NEW CRIME NOVEL

Ian Rankin once said that if you want to know what a particular society is really like, you should read their crime fiction. There...

SATURDAYS IN THE LIBRARY PREPARED ME FOR PAXMAN

After lunch every Saturday afternoon, my father would take my brothers and me on our weekly pilgrimage to a beautiful early Edwardian...

 
 
 
Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill is “the start of a movement”

LORD JOHN BIRD'S FUTURE GENERATIONS BILL IS “THE START OF A MOVEMENT”

The Future Generations Bill received a rapturous reception at its House of Lords unveiling as Lord John Bird's campaign gathered pace. The...

THE LAST WORD ON OUR CHILDHOOD ICONS MAKES FOR TOUCHING RADIO

I have spent too much of 2020 listening to The Last Word, Radio 4's weekly obituary show. With middle age, the fear of asking how people...

 
 
 

HOME HEATING IS ‘UNAFFORDABLE' FOR 1 IN 10 SCOTS

Thousands of people in Scotland are struggling to keep up with their energy bills, new research has revealed. And experts are warning...

FACT/FICTION: HAVE NURSES BEEN TOLD TO STOP CALLING FEMALE PATIENTS LADIES?

How it was told “It's political correctness gone mad” is a familiar phrase these days. It has been used to describe straight bananas...

 
 
 

“I'VE SEEN FIRSTHAND WHAT WE LOSE IF WE DON'T INVEST IN LIBRARIES”

It is true that the latest British library statistics make for dire reading. Over the last decade around a fifth of our public libraries...

Keep an eye out for this poverty battling badge at London DJ sets

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS POVERTY BATTLING BADGE AT LONDON DJ SETS

Next time you're at a party in London, it's worth taking a peak behind the decks to see if the DJ is wearing this badge. It bears the...

 
 
 

250 YEARS AFTER HIS BIRTH, IT'S STILL WORTH CELEBRATING BEETHOVEN

Out of all composers , Beethoven needs the least promotion. His quotes are on mugs, Lego has created a figure in his honour - there's...

BENEFITS FREEZE MUST END WITH ABOVE-INFLATION RISE, SAYS CITIZENS ADVICE

The benefits freeze is set to end in April - with MPs agreeing a rise in line with inflation today - but charities and campaigners...

 
 
 



Love Island runs BeKind adverts ahead of Iain Stirling's heartbreaking...

Love Island runs BeKind adverts ahead of Iain Stirling's heartbreaking tribute to Caroline Flack

Love Island replaced its Just Eat adverts with one for emotional support charity Samaritans. Read more ...

Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: 5 talking points as Red Devils blow top four race wide open

Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: 5 talking points as Red Devils blow top four race wide open

Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial headers saw Manchester United down Chelsea in a game which could have huge ramifications for the Premier League top four race Read more ...

DJ and Primal Scream producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

DJ and Primal Scream producer Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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Football League TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every League...

Football League TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every League One and Two match live on TV and online

The Football League continues to bubble away with big teams battling in League One and League Two. Sky Sports will air games from both divisions throughout the season, and we... Read more ...

Harry Maguire ESCAPES red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi despite...

Harry Maguire ESCAPES red card for kicking out at Michy Batshuayi despite VAR review

Harry Maguire escaped a red card after appearing to kick out a Michy Batshuayi during Manchester United's clash with Chelsea, with Cesc Fabregas tweeting 'red' in response to... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Brits stuck on Japan ship 'to fly home' as UK confirms rescue...

Coronavirus: Brits stuck on Japan ship 'to fly home' as UK confirms rescue flight plans

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is "working to organise" a flight back to the UK for British nationals on board a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to... Read more ...

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings SLAMS Luke Eglin after she...

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings SLAMS Luke Eglin after she sensationally quit the show

Married At First Sight's Poppy Jennings has given a scathing assessment of husband Luke Eglin just a day after she was seen dramatically quitting the show. Read more ...

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling opens show with emotional tribute to...

Love Island narrator Iain Stirling opens show with emotional tribute to Caroline Flack: “I'm gonna miss you Caz”

Iain Stirling paid an emotional tribute to his friend and colleague Caroline Flack on Monday evening's Love Island. Flack's family announced she had died on Saturday 15th... Read more ...

Survivor All Stars 'Golden God' David Genat flaunts his abs in new selfie

Survivor All Stars 'Golden God' David Genat flaunts his abs in new selfie

He's the self-professed 'Golden God' of Australian Survivor. And on Monday, international model David Genat took the opportunity to flaunt his impressive abs as he paid tribute... Read more ...

Diego Simeone full of praise for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp ahead of...

Diego Simeone full of praise for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp ahead of Champions League fixture

Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday as they aim to defend their European crown. Read more ...