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CLIMATE CRISIS MEANS ‘MORE FLOODING, MORE FREQUENTLY', WARNS LABOUR

The flash flooding seen in London and across the world should be a “wake-up call” to ministers ahead of COP26 , Labour has said. Luke...

HOW WILL UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT HIT STRUGGLING FAMILIES? THE DWP DOESN'T KNOW

The UK government will go ahead with its planned £1,040-per-year cut to universal credit this autumn despite having carried out no...

 
 
 

HOW CAN WE SNIFF OUT THE REAL NEWS FROM THE BAD NEWS?

For most of the past 18 months I have taken a daily newspaper, or two. I think it's made me an enemy of the news-making process. A...

CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL IS NOW SOME KIND OF PERFORMATIVE JOKE

We got a paddling pool for our dog. It's been a while since I wrote about the adventures of Toastie. He needed time out of the limelight. He...

 
 
 

WHAT JOB SHOULD I DO? HOW TO BUILD A CAREER ON YOUR UNIQUE STRENGTHS

If you ever find yourself asking: “What job should I do?” then identifying your unique strengths and interests could be a good place...

Dream Girl by Laura Lippman: Confusion, trauma and violence

DREAM GIRL BY LAURA LIPPMAN: CONFUSION, TRAUMA AND VIOLENCE

Confident storytelling can be found in Laura Lippman's 25th novel Dream Girl. The American writer is having a lot of fun here with...

 
 
 

LOVE ISLAND 2021: AWKWARD, WEIRD AND DISAPPOINTING

You would think that after 18 months of being locked in the house, any self-respecting twentysomething would now be hellbent on wringing...

HOUSING DEVELOPERS NEED TO START DESIGNING FOR LIFE

Creating a shelter is so intrinsic to our very nature, yet new housing schemes across the country are more often than not ill-suited...

 
 
 
The Turnout by Megan Abbott: An edgy and unpredictable tale

THE TURNOUT BY MEGAN ABBOTT: AN EDGY AND UNPREDICTABLE TALE

The Turnout by Megan Abbott is a book that takes a deep dive into the world of ballet, blending nerve-shredding noir plotting with...

Can railways put cities on the right track to prioritise people over profit?

CAN RAILWAYS PUT CITIES ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO PRIORITISE PEOPLE OVER PROFIT?

Railways are places of fascination. These wonders of engineering provide the links across countries and continents that allow the movement...

 
 
 

AISLING BEA: THIS WAY UP WAS ‘LIKE TRYING TO LIGHT A BARBECUE IN A STORM'

“Today I might have pneumonia, but last night was lovely.” Aisling Bea is feeling under the weather when The Big Issue calls. Because...

Top 5 books for young explorers

TOP 5 BOOKS FOR YOUNG EXPLORERS

There's no time like summer for kids to get better acquainted with the world around them, and this summer holiday is the ideal time...

 
 
 

VICKY KRIEPS: LOCKDOWN PROVED TIME IS OUR DEEPEST FEAR

Life's a beach and then you die - that's the basic premise of Old, the new film from movie-making trickster M Night Shyamalan . Like...

Crowdfunding platform helps homeless people build careers they love

CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM HELPS HOMELESS PEOPLE BUILD CAREERS THEY LOVE

Gary didn't know anyone when he returned home to England from the US in 2019. He soon found himself homeless. But thanks to a unique...

 
 
 

‘A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR' POPULAR BIG ISSUE VENDOR LUCAS TONTARSKI HAS DIED

Big Issue staff have paid tribute to popular Plymouth vendor Lucas Tontarski after the “warm and caring” seller died suddenly earlier...

THE OLYMPICS NEED AN ANTHEM. HERE'S WHAT IT SHOULD BE

As the sound of Martin Garrix featuring Bono and The Edge's histrionic, accidentally Rangers FC-endorsing Euro 2020 official anthem...

 
 
 

RIDERS OF JUSTICE FILM REVIEW: AN INTERROGATION OF CINEMATIC REVENGE

Mads Mikkelsen's sleek bone structure and rich Gü pudding voice have made him the most desirable Danish export since Bang & Olufsen...

Jonathan Edwards: ‘It almost feels like somebody else's life'

JONATHAN EDWARDS: ‘IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE'S LIFE'

For more than 25 years, Jonathan Edwards has held the world record for the men's triple jump with a distance of 18.29m. Following his...

 
 
 

WE HAVE THE NUMBERS. JOIN US TO STOP MASS HOMELESSNESS

The answer is 82. Not necessarily to life, the universe and everything. That remains at 42, unless there has been a major revision...

LET'S STOP MASS HOMELESSNESS BEFORE IT STARTS

Life used to be simpler, however painful and at times tragic it was. That life for me was catering for people who had fallen into homelessness....

 
 
 



Shane Warne shares his heartache after losing three close friends

Shane Warne shares his heartache after losing three close friends

An emotional Shane Warne has reflected on the deaths of three of his close friends. Read more ...

Streaming deal: grab a Chromecast and get six months of Netflix for just AU$40

Streaming deal: grab a Chromecast and get six months of Netflix for just AU$40

Get the new Chromecast with Google TV from the Google Store and you'll be able to save over AU$55 on your next Netflix bill. Read more ...

Kerri-Anne Kennerley says Covid protests prove why 'people should have a...

Kerri-Anne Kennerley says Covid protests prove why 'people should have a LICENCE to have children'

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has fired up at the violent protestors who attacked police during Australia's anti-lockdown rallies on Saturday. Read more ...

Netflix's Sex/Life actor Adam Demos covers up at Sydney Airport

Netflix's Sex/Life actor Adam Demos covers up at Sydney Airport

Sex/Life star Adam Demos have left fans in awe with his jaw-dropping performance on the hit Netflix series. Read more ...

Triathlete vomits and collapses after winning gold medal before being taken...

Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt won grueling event for first Olympic medal Read more ...

Donald Trump criticizes Nancy Pelosi on eve of first riot committee hearing

Donald Trump criticizes Nancy Pelosi on eve of first riot committee hearing

Trump also pushed Pelosi to look into the 'vicious' investigations into him - including the Russia probe and the ongoing criminal case into the Trump Organization by New York... Read more ...

Hulu: The 38 best TV series to binge-watch this week - CNET

Catch a new episode of American Horror Stories this week. Read more ...

Perseid meteor shower 2021: How to watch the best show of the year - CNET

The Perseids are building toward a mid-August peak but you can catch them blazing across the sky right now. Here's how. Read more ...

Matty Lee goes from autograph hunter to Olympic champion alongside Tom Daley

Matty Lee goes from autograph hunter to Olympic champion alongside Tom Daley

'I was a fan of Tom's when I was younger, I watched him, I idolised him, I wanted to be him basically. Now years on we are doing synchro and winning a gold medal at an... Read more ...

Little People's pregnant Isabel Roloff apologizes for ‘triggering those in...

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