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EDINBURGH VENDOR KENNY IS USING LOCKDOWN TO WORK ON HIS RECOVERY

It's a difficult time for our vendors while they're temporarily unable to sell The Big Issue on the streets, but 39-year-old Kenny...

MR MOTIVATOR IS GIVING BIG ISSUE READERS A WEEKLY SELF-ISOLATION WORKOUT

There's a good reason to trust Mr Motivator when he says that he's standing behind The Big Issue during hard times, and it's this -...

 
 
 
First free food delivery service for rough sleepers launches in Bristol

FIRST FREE FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS LAUNCHES IN BRISTOL

Charity Caring In Bristol is launching a project to get restaurant-quality meals from Michelin-starred restaurant chefs to homeless...

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...

 
 
 



Bill Withers, Lovely Day Singer, Has Died Aged 81

Bill Withers, Lovely Day Singer, Has Died Aged 81

US singer-songwriter Bill Withers has died at the age of 81. He was best known for hits such as Lovely Day, Ain't No Sunshine and Lean On Me. His family confirmed Bill died on... Read more ...

Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Premier League ask ALL players to take wage cut...

Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Premier League ask ALL players to take wage cut, Joshua vs Pulev POSTPONED, UFC 249 latest

THE Premier League have released an update on when action could return in England's top-flight. In a marathon four-hour meeting between all twenty clubs, it was agreed that the... Read more ...

Kennedy Granddaughter and Her 8-Year-Old Son Missing After Canoeing Accident

Kennedy Granddaughter and Her 8-Year-Old Son Missing After Canoeing Accident

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her 8-year-old son Gideon are missing after a canoeing accident in Chesapeake Bay. According to the Anne... Read more ...

Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev POSTPONED due to...

Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev POSTPONED due to coronavirus

Anthony Joshua's world title fight with Kubrat Pulev that was scheduled for June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has been postponed. Read more ...

Anthony Yarde announces grandmother dies of coronavirus just six days after...

Anthony Yarde announces grandmother dies of coronavirus just six days after father passes

Anthony Yarde has lost both his father and grandmother to the coronavirus in the past week. Read more ...

Disney sets new dates for its major film delays such as Mulan and Marvel movies

Disney sets new dates for its major film delays such as Mulan and Marvel movies

Disney has rescheduled the release of its new releases including Mulan, Marvel's The Eternals and Black Widow, and Doctor Strange Read more ...

Mary Berry's easy Easter: Roast leg of lamb

Mary Berry's easy Easter: Roast leg of lamb

You can still make the holiday a very special one - try Mary Berry's simple but scrumptious recipes and her tips for making the most of what's in your larder. Pictured, roast... Read more ...

Channing Tatum and Jessie J 'split up' three months after reigniting romance

Channing Tatum and Jessie J 'split up' three months after reigniting romance

Channing Tatum is reportedly back on dating apps after splitting from Jessie J for the second time. Read more ...

Niall Horan has cancelled his world tour

Niall Horan has cancelled his world tour

The 26-year-old singer has become the latest artist to axe his tour dates amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the entirety Read more ...

Mum and daughter stabbed to death before dad died in house fire

Mum and daughter stabbed to death before dad died in house fire

The family of three, locked down by the coronavirus crisis, all died in their home in Hemel Hempstead A mother and daughter found dead after a Hertfordshire house fire were... Read more ...