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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...

 
 
 
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...

 
 
 



Who has come into contact with coronavirus-positive Boris Johnson?

Who has come into contact with coronavirus-positive Boris Johnson?

The Prime Minister had been meeting various officials before his positive test The Prime Minister's positive coronavirus test result will raise questions about who he has been... Read more ...

Man Utd have made Donny van de Beek transfer offer as Red Devils look to...

Man Utd have made Donny van de Beek transfer offer as Red Devils look to beat Real Madrid

Manchester United have made a late bid to sign Donny van de Beek in an attempt to beat Real Madrid to signing the Ajax star. Read more ...

TGV transforms into high-speed ambulance

TGV transforms into high-speed ambulance

One of France's high speed TGV trains is being used to relocate patients to less crowded hospitals. Read more ...

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard completes sensational return to Chelsea as manager

Frank Lampard has been unveiled as Chelsea's new manager, sealing a fairytale return for the club's all-time record goalscorer and greatest-ever player. 'I am immensely proud,'... Read more ...

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces that he has the coronavirus just...

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces that he has the coronavirus just hours after Boris Johnson also tests positive

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for the coronavirus. Hancock announced the news on Friday just hours after Boris Johnson announced that he had also caught the... Read more ...

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal - Premier League 2019/20: Live score and updates

The positives for Mikel Arteta are that Arsenal remain unbeaten away from the Emirates under him and this was the sort of afternoon they may have left Lancashire with nothing a... Read more ...

Boris Johnson coronavirus positive: UK PM's symptoms after testing positive...

Boris Johnson coronavirus positive: UK PM's symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19

BORIS JOHNSOSN has revealed today he's tested positive for coronavirus. Now in self-isolation, what are the UK Prime Minister's symptoms? Read more ...

James Martin's cream of the country: Stuffed porchetta

James Martin's cream of the country: Stuffed porchetta

Try these scrumptious recipes from James Martin's new book and TV series use the best of British produce, from succulent pork to the berries in this glorious pud. Read more ...

Donald Trump sure Boris Johnson will be ‘totally great' after coronavirus blow

Donald Trump sure Boris Johnson will be ‘totally great' after coronavirus blow

President Trump has wished Boris Johnson - who has asked the US for more ventilators - a speedy recovery from coronavirus after the pair spoke on the phone on Friday Read more ...

Boris Johnson coronavirus: PM releases Twitter post on diagnosis - Watch...

Boris Johnson coronavirus:  PM releases Twitter post on diagnosis - Watch the video

BORIS JOHNSON tested positive for coronavirus and made the shocking announcement in a video he posted on his Twitter account, thanking the nation for the amazing effort in the... Read more ...