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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...

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...

 
 
 



Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete national service during...

Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete national service during coronavirus delay

Tottenham star Son Heung-min is ready to complete national service in South Korea. Read more ...

Eddie Jones extends England contract until 2023 to lead side into World Cup

Eddie Jones extends England contract until 2023 to lead side into World Cup

Eddie Jones has penned a new contract with England. Read more ...

Tom Hanks leads tributes to singer Adam Schlesinger after death from coronavirus

Tom Hanks leads tributes to singer Adam Schlesinger after death from coronavirus

Tom was one of a number of big names to pay tribute to Adam Schlesinger, who died aged 52 from coronavirus Read more ...

Quiz: Everything you need to know about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...

Quiz: Everything you need to know about the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire coughing scandal drama

Do you remember watching Charles Ingram win the £1million jackpot prize on Who Wants... Read more ...

James Maddison talks up Manchester United transfer in Q&A

James Maddison talks up Manchester United transfer in Q&A

James Maddison has added fuel to the fire over a potential summer transfer to Manchester United by naming Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire as his best ever team-mates. Read more ...

Spain records huge rise in coronavirus deaths with 950 dying in just 24 hours

Spain records huge rise in coronavirus deaths with 950 dying in just 24 hours

Spain's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 10,000 in another grim milestone for the Covid-19 pandemic, with the country's total number of infections now standing at more than... Read more ...

Stacey Solomon in awe as makes unexpected appearance on Michelle Obama's Twitter

Stacey Solomon in awe as makes unexpected appearance on Michelle Obama's Twitter

Stacey was stunned to find that her name appeared on a selection of notes the former First Lady shared to show how much people appreciate first responders during the... Read more ...

Magician Dynamo reveals he's tested positive for coronavirus but forced to...

Magician Dynamo reveals he's tested positive for coronavirus but forced to pay for private test after ‘severe' symptoms

DYNAMO has revealed he's tested positive for coronavirus after getting privately tested. The 37-year-old suffers from underlying health conditions - Crohn's disease and... Read more ...

James Maddison teases Man Utd fans as he hails two Red Devils stars and...

James Maddison teases Man Utd fans as he hails two Red Devils stars and Jadon Sancho

James Maddison teased Manchester United fans on Instagram on Wednesday. Read more ...

Ellis Marsalis has died aged 85

Ellis Marsalis has died aged 85

The jazz legend passed away in a New Orleans hospital on Wednesday , and his son Branford told the New York Times his death was due to complications of coronavirus . Read more ...