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POPULAR VENDOR LEE WELHAM IS LOOKING AFTER OTHER SELLERS IN CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge vendor Lee Welham has vowed to “never give up” on his market stall dream as the coronavirus pandemic has seen him work harder...

EARL JOHN CHARLTON TO COME OUT FIGHTING AFTER CHARITY BOXING FIGHT POSTPONED

Coronavirus has already dealt a blow to Newcastle Big Issue vendor Earl John Charlton after it forced him to cancel his charity boxing...

 
 
 

NOTES FROM THE BERLIN LOCKDOWN, WHERE THE OFF-LICENCE IS ESSENTIAL

Much like every other major city right now, Berlin is low on toilet roll. The similarities don't stop there. My lockdown isn't far...

Meet the Changemakers making Britain feel better

MEET THE CHANGEMAKERS MAKING BRITAIN FEEL BETTER

These are uncertain times - as swathes of the country shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus , the wellbeing and livelihoods of...

 
 
 
The Stenhousemuir corner shop handing out thousands of coronavirus kits

THE STENHOUSEMUIR CORNER SHOP HANDING OUT THOUSANDS OF CORONAVIRUS KITS

Asiyah Javed, a shopkeeper near Falkirk, knew she had to do something for her community when she met an elderly woman crying outside...

STREET CAT BOB IS URGING YOU TO SUPPORT THE BIG ISSUE

We are urging you to subscribe to the magazine to support Big Issue vendors while they temporarily cannot sell the magazine on the...

 
 
 

LORD JOHN BIRD'S FUTURE GENERATIONS BILL HAS MADE ITS COMMONS DEBUT

Green MP Caroline Lucas has told parliament that Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill should be central to how the country rebuilds...

PLAGUE INC CREATORS DONATE £250K TO BATTLE COVID-19 - AND LET YOU BEAT IT TOO

The makers of the smash-hit video game Plague Inc. have seen players flock to their game since the coronavirus outbreak, as reported...

 
 
 

ALL EVICTIONS BANNED AS SCOTLAND BRACES FOR COVID-19 IMPACT

All evictions from private and social rented properties will be banned for six months in Scotland, Holyrood has announced. It's part...

Vendor Simon Gravell: “I worry I'll be back rough sleeping”

VENDOR SIMON GRAVELL: “I WORRY I'LL BE BACK ROUGH SLEEPING”

Popular Big Issue seller Simon Gravell has been hit on two fronts by the coronavirus outbreak. Known among his regulars for his big...

 
 
 

READ LORD JOHN BIRD'S FT LETTER CALLING FOR US TO CONSIDER FUTURE GENERATIONS

Yuval Harari is right to ask us to plan for the long-term as we think about what kind of planet we will inhabit after COVID-19 (The...

COLLINS GIVES HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS FREE ACCESS TO BOOKS

Teachers and families affected by school closures can now access hundreds of books and textbooks for free thanks to publishing giant...

 
 
 

BIG NAMES ARE BACKING THE BIG ISSUE BY SUBSCRIBING - FOLLOW THEIR LEAD

The Big Issue is facing uncertain times, which is why we have put out the plea for your help - and, so far, the response has been incredible...

PAUL MCNAMEE: NEW THINKING WILL SEE US THROUGH THIS

And so here we are. From now, nothing is certain. Yet the ability to adapt at incredible pace, with strength and stoicism, has been...

 
 
 
Big Issue vendor Robin: This is my life. I don't know what I'm going to do

BIG ISSUE VENDOR ROBIN: THIS IS MY LIFE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO

I've sold The Big Issue for 26 years now and this is the first time I've ever been told that I cannot go out and sell. I'm sitting...

John Bird: We can survive this. But only with your help

JOHN BIRD: WE CAN SURVIVE THIS. BUT ONLY WITH YOUR HELP

Twenty-nine years is a long time to hold on to an idea that values homeless people as a sum of more than their destitution. Back in...

 
 
 

BIG ISSUE VENDORS TEMPORARILY STOP SELLING ON THE STREETS

The number of people hit by Coronavirus is continuing to escalate and so at The Big Issue we have taken the decision to safeguard our...

UP TO 300 LONDON HOTELS ROOMS ARE BEING OPENED UP TO ROUGH SLEEPERS

Rough sleepers in London are being offered hotel rooms for the next three months to get them off the streets and protect them from...

 
 
 

WITH CORONAVIRUS AND BREXIT, MUSICIANS NEED OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER

Among countless unflattering images of Boris Johnson that the internet has enjoyed ridiculing over the years, there's one from 2013...

SHARON HORGAN: “I CRIED AT THE END. BUT I AM A BIT OF A CRIER”

When Catastrophe finished after four series on Channel 4, Sharon Horgan found herself faced with a blank page and a dilemma: how do...

 
 
 



'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision...

'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision to put them on furlough

A Liverpool staff member has expressed their disappointment following the club's controversial decision to furlough some of their non-playing workers in response to the... Read more ...

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

The new Labour leader has reshuffled the party's top team as he starts to make his mark. Out are Corbyn loyalists to be replaced by those on the soft left 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 ...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered furloughing non-playing staff' 

West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins will take a 100 per cent pay cut, with Baggies senior management team having also offered to take large reductions in their wages. Read more ...

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Catherine Calderwood visited her family's second home in Fife, more than an hours travel from her primary home in Edinburgh, despite advising all Scots to stay home during the... Read more ...

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivered this afternoon's press conference after the Department for Health and Social Care confirmed that the UK's Covid-19 death toll had risen... Read more ...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting young player

Mount has been a breakout star for Chelsea this season Tim Cahill has identified Mason Mount as the Premier League 's most exciting young star. The Chelsea midfielder has... Read more ...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus restrictions continue

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says playing behind closed doors is a better option than scrapping the season, but warned European competitions could be abandoned. Read more ...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League five-a-side team

Van Dijk's team would be dominated by City players Virgil van Dijk has selected his Premier League five-a-side and picked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the team. The... Read more ...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of coronavirus

LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK owner Lord Bath has died at the age of 87 after testing positive for coronavirus. Read more ...