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‘UNFINISHED BUSINESS' FOR HARDEST HIT FOLLOWING SUNAK'S WINTER ECONOMIC PLAN

Campaign groups have said there is still “unfinished business” to protect those hit hardest by the economic impact of the coronavirus...

The ‘legend' of Bristol vendor Jeff Knight is now immortalised in a mural

THE ‘LEGEND' OF BRISTOL VENDOR JEFF KNIGHT IS NOW IMMORTALISED IN A MURAL

One of Bristol's most popular Big Issue vendors Jeff Knight will now be immortalised on the city's streets with a new mural. Jeff has...

 
 
 

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! TRURO TOWN CRIER LENDS VOICE TO BIG ISSUE VENDORS

Truro Big Issue vendors got a boost today when they were visited by local celebrity and town crier Lionel Knight. Knight is a popular...

Six months since Everyone In, the work goes on to end rough sleeping

SIX MONTHS SINCE EVERYONE IN, THE WORK GOES ON TO END ROUGH SLEEPING

On March 23 - as the country went into lockdown - efforts to protect rough sleepers from the Covid-19 pandemic went into overdrive. In...

 
 
 

LEADSOM CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO LOOK TO BIG ISSUE SOLUTIONS OVER HOUSING

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom has urged ministers to consider The Big Issue's Ride Out Recession Alliance suggestions to protect renters. The...

FACT/FICTION: DOES SARCASM PUT YOU AT GREATER RISK OF A HEART ATTACK?

How it was told Oscar Wilde may have called it the “lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence”. But does sarcasm have...

 
 
 

RISK YOUR LIVELIHOOD OR YOUR LIFE: THE NEW CHOICE FOR UK'S COVID VULNERABLE

In early February this year we heard of a new virus stalking the globe. First China, then Iran, then Tenerife, then Italy. As it loomed...

How an ex-con turned her life around to help vulnerable women into homes

HOW AN EX-CON TURNED HER LIFE AROUND TO HELP VULNERABLE WOMEN INTO HOMES

Mandy Ogunmokun was first sold into sex when she was four. Like too many abused children, her youth was dominated by the pain of drugs...

 
 
 

“I'M STUCK IN LIMBO”: CARLA'S JOB FEARS ARE SHARED BY THOUSANDS OF BRITS

“I haven't spoken to the children about my situation because I don't want to worry them any more. They're anxious enough as it is at...

IF YOU'RE FORCED TO SELF-ISOLATE AND MISS WORK YOU COULD RECEIVE £500

Workers on low incomes who are forced to self-isolate will receive a £500 payment to ease money worries and remove the temptation to...

 
 
 

YOUR RORA IDEA: “CASH NOT CLAPPING FOR LOW-PAID WORKERS”

Your campaign to Ride Out the Recession positively is very inspiring. You have asked for ideas, so here's one of mine... During the...

SAVE JOBS AND THE NHS WITH SWIFT ACTION ON CORONAVIRUS, URGES ICU DOCTOR

The UK government must act now to prevent a new “tsunami” of coronavirus cases and a repeat of the long months of lockdown which devastated...

 
 
 
Eviction ban end risks ‘homelessness crisis of government's own making'

EVICTION BAN END RISKS ‘HOMELESSNESS CRISIS OF GOVERNMENT'S OWN MAKING'

The end of the eviction ban has seen Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick “tear up his pledge to protect renters” warns Generation Rent...

KEVIN ROWLAND: I WAS FULL OF FEAR AND TOO DICTATORIAL

“I enjoyed success... for a couple of weeks. You think it is gonna take away all your feelings of low self-esteem and it doesn't.” Kevin...

 
 
 

JOHN BIRD: SKILLS ARE OUR TICKET OUT OF THE LOW-WAGE ECONOMY

The Big Issue's Ride Out Recession Alliance campaign has been running for a few months now and is gaining followers weekly. The government's...

PAUL MCNAMEE: GOOD THINGS ARE THERE IF WE LOOK FOR THEM

I was walking down Sauchiehall Street thinking about Venus. My mind was moving to the phosphine floating around above that unloved...

 
 
 

KEVIN ROWLAND: I WAS FULL OF FEAR AND TOO DICTORIAL

“I enjoyed success... for a couple of weeks. You think it is gonna take away all your feelings of low self-esteem and it doesn't.” Kevin...

HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED FOR SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

When T he Big Issue last met up with Sir David Attenborough in March the climate crisis was top of the news agenda. The urgent progress...

 
 
 

WHY WATCHING SELLING SUNSET IS ENTERING A HOUSE OF FUN

As children return to school with a lunchbox full of hand sanitiser sandwiches, this feels like a good time to impart some important...

EXPLORING THE TRUST ISSUES BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE SCIENCE

When the pandemic began, some scientists thought this could be the turning point for the “we've had enough of experts” rhetoric, which...

 
 
 



Rishi Sunak Announces New Job Support Measures for Restaurant Workers

Rishi Sunak Announces New Job Support Measures for Restaurant Workers

Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images A new model styled on France and Germany's employment policy will see the government subsidise workers on reduced hours Chancellor Rishi Sunak's... Read more ...

Chelsea complete £22m keeper deal to leave Kepa in wilderness

Chelsea complete £22m keeper deal to leave Kepa in wilderness

Chelsea have announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal. The Senegal international has reportedly cost the Blues around £22million. He... Read more ...

What is the new furlough scheme replacement?

What is the new furlough scheme replacement?

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have announced a new package to replace furlough Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the launch of a new ‘Job Support Scheme', just months after... Read more ...

Jason Donovan confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2021

Jason Donovan confirmed for Dancing On Ice 2021

Australian actor Jason, 52, confirmed the news on This Morning today to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. Read more ...

Phillip Schofield says he has been to 'dark and scary places' with mental health

Phillip Schofield says he has been to 'dark and scary places' with mental health

This Morning's Phillip Schofield and Dr Chris Steele have discussed their experiences with depression. Read more ...

New Job Support Scheme, extension of SEISS and Bounce Back Loans explained

New Job Support Scheme, extension of SEISS and Bounce Back Loans explained

The new package of support will replace the furlough scheme which ends in October Read more ...

Arsenal 'interested in shock move for Chelsea star Jorginho' as Gunners...

Arsenal 'interested in shock move for Chelsea star Jorginho' as Gunners track Aouar and Partey

Jorginho has now emerged as a target for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as the club continue to track Lyon's Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey. Read more ...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus and will miss AC Milan's...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for coronavirus and will miss AC Milan's Europa League clash vs Bodo/Glimt

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What channel is West Brom v Chelsea on? Kick off time, live stream and...

What channel is West Brom v Chelsea on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Chelsea are looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Liverpool when they take on West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday. The Blues have just three points from their... Read more ...

Netanyahu dumps his dirty laundry on the White House

Netanyahu dumps his dirty laundry on the White House

The alleged laundry racket dates back years and aides of both Barack Obama and Donald Trump have described the familiar sight of Israeli laundry bags on trips to the United States. Read more ...