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Collins gives homeschooling parents free access to books

12 days ago   |   The Big Issue

Teachers and families affected by school closures can now access hundreds of books and textbooks for free thanks to publishing giant Collins. Learning resources for both...
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Indy bookshop takes orders over Twitter to overcome flooding and coronavirus

24 days ago   |   The Big Issue

An independent bookshop in Crickhowell, South Wales, hit by flooding and the impact of the coronavirus has turning their Twitter account into an informal delivery service. The...
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Edmund de Waal takes aim at library closures in British Museum installation

Edmund de Waal takes aim at library closures in British Museum installation

25 days ago   |   The Big Issue

Acclaimed artist and writer Edmund de Waal is protesting against the widespread closure of UK libraries with a boundary-pushing installation at the British Museum. library of...
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Library crusader Bobby Seagull deliver funding demands to Downing Street

Library crusader Bobby Seagull deliver funding demands to Downing Street

1 month ago   |   The Big Issue

Today literacy champion and Big Issue Changemaker Bobby Seagull marched a petition demanding secure investment in public libraries straight to the door of No.10 Downing...
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How the Breakfast Book Club is helping disadvantaged kids get into reading

1 month ago   |   The Big Issue

Literacy charity Give A Book are championing an initiative that feeds kids' bodies and minds. Since 2013, Breakfast Book Clubs have been set up in more than 30 schools in...
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Bobby Seagull is taking a petition fighting for library funding to Number 10

Bobby Seagull is taking a petition fighting for library funding to Number 10

1 month ago   |   The Big Issue

Libraries are brilliant. We know how vital it is to save them. That's why we're working with CILIP and Bobby Seagull to take the battle to keep libraries funded all the way to...
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'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 ...