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PAUL MCNAMEE: THERE ARE NO EASY CHOICES. BUT THE TIME IS HERE

A child in Britain is made homeless every eight minutes. That means, if one child is made homeless now, by the time you finish reading...

ANTHONY DANIELS RECKONS HE'S QUITE SIMILAR TO STAR WARS DROID C-3PO

Back when Star Wars' most divisive entry The Last Jedi was being filmed, our very own Adrian Lobb spent the week with Mark Hamill and...

 
 
 

JOHN BIRD: HOW GAUGUIN LEFT AN INDELIBLE IMPRESSION ON ME

Across the road from the church of St Martin-in-the Fields is the National Gallery , which I have written about on many occasions....

Congratulations to our Christmas cover competition winner Kaoriko Tamura

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHRISTMAS COVER COMPETITION WINNER KAORIKO TAMURA

We were blown away by the nearly 900 brilliant entries sent in from children across the country this year. Santas, sleighs, snowmen...

 
 
 
Popular vendor Graham Hoile remembered with plaque on his Heavitree plaque

POPULAR VENDOR GRAHAM HOILE REMEMBERED WITH PLAQUE ON HIS HEAVITREE PLAQUE

Much-loved Big Issue vendor Graham Hoile had such a huge impact on his customers that they have teamed up to place a plaque at his...

EDWARD NORTON'S PASSION PROJECT MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS WORTH THE WAIT

Never give up on your dreams. Admittedly, it's not the usual takeaway from a flinty noir thriller. But Motherless Brooklyn , a long-cherished...

 
 
 

BRENDAN O'CARROLL'S MA TOLD HIM HE'D “END UP AS TAOISEACH OR IN PRISON”

I am the youngest of 11 children, raised in a two-bedroom tenement by the most extraordinary mother who drilled into me from early...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN THE UK RIGHT NOW

YOU WANTED TO KNOW... What should you do if you see a homeless person? A warm greeting and some simple small talk can make all the...

 
 
 

CORBYN VOWS TO GIVE CHEQUERS TO ROUGH SLEEPERS AS LABOUR DETAIL PLANS

Jeremy Corbyn has detailed his plans to end homelessness if he makes it into power - and it includes using Chequers to house rough...

THE HIGH STREET'S FESTIVE CHARITY SANDWICHES, RANKED

 
 
 

CHANGEMAKERS: HITTING THE RIGHT NOTES

It started with Dr Stephen Hetherington's teenage daughter Amy. Hemiplegic as a result of cerebral palsy, Amy came home from school...

MOBILE GP PRACTICE LAUNCHES TO HELP LONDON ROUGH SLEEPERS STAY HEALTHY

London's homelessness crisis is so critical that the local authority is launching a mobile doctors' surgery to help rough sleepers. As...

 
 
 

NICOLA STURGEON SAYS OUR PLEDGE “SHOWS THE DIRECTION WE WANT TO GO IN”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given our Future Generations Pledge her backing, insisting that it shows that “our society...

THE LIFESAVING POWER OF PETS

 
 
 

THE VENDOR WHO BECAME KNOWN AS THE BIRD MAN OF EXETER

I've been on my pitch since the second week of January this year. I started sharing my lunch with a white pigeon, one I called Sid,...

FACT/FICTION: DOES AIR POLLUTION MAKE YOU BLIND?

How it was told With the health of the planet a main focus of the Extinction Rebellion movement and the Climate Strikes, it's almost...

 
 
 

MY BIGCHRISTMASWISH: OUR CAMPAIGN FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON!

We're delighted to announce the launch of our Christmas campaign My BigChristmasWish! Filmed during a freezing cold day in London,...

‘I WAS LIVING ON THE STREETS AT 15. THE BIG ISSUE SAVED ME'

“I was 16 when I first started selling The Big Issue. Well, I was 15, but I lied about my age!” Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is a walking,...

 
 
 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS IN THE UK? AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

An estimated 320,000 people are homeless in the UK , according to the latest research by Shelter. This equates to one in every 201...

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SEE A HOMELESS PERSON?

Take a walk around towns and cities in the UK and the 165 per cent rise in rough sleepers since 2010 is quickly apparent. Homelessness...

 
 
 



Could a 'neutral' Russia team play at the 2022 World Cup?! FIFA refuse to...

Could a 'neutral' Russia team play at the 2022 World Cup?! FIFA refuse to rule out banned nation

After being hit with a four-year blanket ban from international sporting competition, the door was left slightly ajar for a 'neutral' Russian team to play at the 2022 World Cup. Read more ...

David Leyonhjelm mocks climate change after White Island eruption

David Leyonhjelm mocks climate change after White Island eruption

David Leyonhjelm has been slammed for mocking climate change in the wake of the White Island eruption in New Zealand that has left five people dead. Read more ...

Golden Globes 2020 SNUBS: Cats, Game Of Thrones, This Is Us, Little Women...

Golden Globes 2020 SNUBS: Cats, Game Of Thrones, This Is Us, Little Women left out in the cold

Cats, starring Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Taylor Swift, did not get a lot of GG love, though one of Swift's songs for the film was recognized. And Games Of Thrones was out. Read more ...

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne get very close hours after jungle win...

Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne get very close hours after jungle win despite threesome slurs

Queen of the Jungle Jacqueline Jossa looked very loved-up with Dan as they enjoyed time together on the beach following 'cheating' rumours Read more ...

Golden Globes 2020 nominations: The Irishman, Marriage Story and 1917 honoured

Golden Globes 2020 nominations: The Irishman, Marriage Story and 1917 honoured

The Golden Globes nods have been announced The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood have dominated the nominations for the Golden Globes 2020. The nominees for the first... Read more ...

New Zealand volcano erupts: Is eruption related to dreaded ‘Ring of Fire'...

New Zealand volcano erupts: Is eruption related to dreaded ‘Ring of Fire' activity?

NEW ZEALAND'S White Island volcano has burst into life, killing at least five people, with experts fearing the huge blast is related to the much feared Ring of Fire. Read more ...

Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences 

Serial rapist Joseph McCann given 33 life sentences 

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Two Wolves fans arrested by police for homophobic abuse at Brighton match

Two Wolves fans arrested by police for homophobic abuse at Brighton match

Two Wolves supporters were arrested by Sussex Police after homophobic abuse directed at Brighton fans with the club condemning their behaviour Read more ...

Russia handed four-year ban from all major sporting events by WADA

Russia handed four-year ban from all major sporting events by WADA

Russia have been banned from all major sporting events for the next four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed. Read more ...

Anthony Joshua breaks Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor record with Andy...

Anthony Joshua breaks Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor record with Andy Ruiz Jr fight

The world stopped to watch Anthony Joshua reclaim his world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night. Read more ...