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EDINBURGH VENDOR KENNY IS USING LOCKDOWN TO WORK ON HIS RECOVERY

It's a difficult time for our vendors while they're temporarily unable to sell The Big Issue on the streets, but 39-year-old Kenny...

MR MOTIVATOR IS GIVING BIG ISSUE READERS A WEEKLY SELF-ISOLATION WORKOUT

There's a good reason to trust Mr Motivator when he says that he's standing behind The Big Issue during hard times, and it's this -...

 
 
 
First free food delivery service for rough sleepers launches in Bristol

FIRST FREE FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS LAUNCHES IN BRISTOL

Charity Caring In Bristol is launching a project to get restaurant-quality meals from Michelin-starred restaurant chefs to homeless...

NEW: THE BIG ISSUE WILL BE SOLD IN SHOPS AS WE RESPOND TO COVID-19 CRISIS

The Big Issue has big news. For the first time in the magazine's 29-year history, you will soon be able to buy a copy with your shopping...

 
 
 

MILDMAY HOSPITAL TO GET FUNDING TO TREAT HOMELESS PEOPLE WITH CORONAVIRUS

A campaign to save an East London hospital from closure so it can treat homeless Covid-19 patients has been given the green light after...

When Karl met Prince Charles: vendor recalls selling mag to royal 20 years on

WHEN KARL MET PRINCE CHARLES: VENDOR RECALLS SELLING MAG TO ROYAL 20 YEARS ON

Big Issue vendor Karl Grierson has recalled his brush with the royals after the “hilarious” moment when he sold the magazine to Prince...

 
 
 

SEND US YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR VENDORS

Prior to the coronavirus lockdown, The Big Issue took the tough decision to safeguard our network of vendors by asking that they temporarily...

EXETER VENDOR WILL'S TOP TIPS FOR THRIVING IN LOCKDOWN

It's a concerning time for our vendors. The Covid-19 outbreak means they temporarily can't sell The Big Issue on the streets, and so...

 
 
 

POP'S LIAM PAYNE DONATES CASH WORTH 360,000 MEALS FOR FOODBANK USERS

Liam Payne will fund 360,000 meals for people struggling as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The singer and former One Direction...

MORRISONS GIVES £10M BOOST TO FOODBANKS UNDER PRESSURE FROM VIRUS OUTBREAK

Morrisons will produce extra food and up its deliveries to get £10m of meals to foodbanks as Covid-19 drives demand and cuts down on...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: YOU HEARD OUR CALL AND WE THANK YOU

Things changed quickly. A matter of days ago, and it seems like a lifetime, we removed The Big Issue vendors from the streets of Britain....

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH IS STILL LOOKING TO FUTURE GENERATIONS

This week The Big Issue is taking a bold step into an uncertain future with the first-ever subscriber-specific edition of the magazine....

 
 
 

JOHN BIRD: LET THIS CRISIS BRING A CHANGE IN HOW WE FIGHT POVERTY

Imagine for a moment you are John Anthony Bird. You are 74 years of age, which seems like you are the most antique of persons. Imagine...

ALESHA DIXON: “THE BIGGEST RISK BROUGHT THE BIGGEST PAY-OFF”

I was quite rebellious at 16 years old, and very sociable. I did like my clubbing. But I think when you're 16 you tend to carry the...

 
 
 
Plymouth vendor Clive is keeping up his acting classes even in lockdown

PLYMOUTH VENDOR CLIVE IS KEEPING UP HIS ACTING CLASSES EVEN IN LOCKDOWN

Theatres around the country may be shut, including the one where Big Issue vendor Clive sells the magazine in Plymouth, but that hasn't...

Aaron Paul: “I try to look at the hopeful side of things”

AARON PAUL: “I TRY TO LOOK AT THE HOPEFUL SIDE OF THINGS”

While there's a constant supply of bad news breaking, we should be more grateful than ever for Breaking Bad. Five seasons following...

 
 
 

WHY CORONAVIRUS COULD BE A DEFINING MOMENT FOR OCD SUFFERERS

As football fixtures were postponed, European countries began to shutter their borders and the unpleasant phrase ‘herd immunity' entered...

ALL ROUGH SLEEPERS TO BE MOVED OFF THE STREETS BY THE WEEKEND

The Government has asked local authorities to step in to house rough sleepers this weekend to protect the vulnerable group from the...

 
 
 
Campaigners want council action to protect at-risk migrants during pandemic

CAMPAIGNERS WANT COUNCIL ACTION TO PROTECT AT-RISK MIGRANTS DURING PANDEMIC

More than 50 groups fighting for the rights of homeless people and migrants are demanding local authorities do more to support those...

The volunteer helping rough sleepers avoid Covid-19

THE VOLUNTEER HELPING ROUGH SLEEPERS AVOID COVID-19

Jorawar Singh Rathour is running a “mini-factory in front room” as groups across the UK ask for help from his initiative getting virus-beating...

 
 
 



Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus ‘as a precaution' after failing...

Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus ‘as a precaution' after failing to shake off fever symptoms after ten days

BORIS Johnson has been admitted to hospital after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive. Downing Street said the 55-year-old British Prime... Read more ...

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after visiting second home during...

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after visiting second home during lockdown

Dr Catherine Calderwood admitted she had been to her second home twice despite coronavirus restrictions Scotland's chief medical officer has resigned from the government after... Read more ...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into contact with an asymptomatic caretaker

A four-year-old female tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus disease. A caretaker at the zoo was infected but asymptomatic and... Read more ...

Boris Johnson taken to hospital due to coronavirus concerns

Boris Johnson taken to hospital due to coronavirus concerns

The Prime Minister is to undergo medical tests after showing persistent symptoms of the virus 10 days after being diagnosed. Read more ...

Charles Leclerc beats F1 rivals, and Jenson Button, to win Virtual GP

Charles Leclerc beats F1 rivals, and Jenson Button, to win Virtual GP

Charles Leclerc proved that Formula 1 speed was more than effective in the world of Esports on Sunday as the Ferrari driver dominated a star-studded grid to win the sport's... Read more ...

Virgil van Dijk names dream 5-a-side team made up of Premier League rivals

Virgil van Dijk names dream 5-a-side team made up of Premier League rivals

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has picked his Premier League five-a-side team and included three Man City stars Read more ...

Duffy reveals harrowing details of four week rape ordeal

Duffy reveals harrowing details of four week rape ordeal

Singer Duffy has written about her horrific rape and kidnap ordeal, sharing details for the first time. Read more ...

BREAKING: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms 

BREAKING: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms 

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital after suffering from coronavirus symptoms,... Read more ...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to help fight pandemic

Kubrat Pulev will donate half of his purse from his potential world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the coronavirus. Read more ...

Sir Keir Starmer makes Labour leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign...

Sir Keir Starmer makes Labour leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign secretary

Sir Keir Starmer has made leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign secretary as the new Labour leader announced a series of senior appointments to his top team. Read more ...