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WHAT IS RELATIVE POVERTY?

The UK is still reeling from the effects of austerity measures brought in after the financial crash in 2008. The country is on track...

Street Art: Ex-homeless Michael's technicolour dreamstates are surreal

STREET ART: EX-HOMELESS MICHAEL'S TECHNICOLOUR DREAMSTATES ARE SURREAL

‘PRESS GANGED' By Michael Crosswaite “I like how this picture unfolded slowly,” explains frequent Street Art contributor Michael. “I...

 
 
 
It's end game for ‘Still Game' but its sharp cultural comedy will endure

IT'S END GAME FOR ‘STILL GAME' BUT ITS SHARP CULTURAL COMEDY WILL ENDURE

They created a community where city planners failed, a high-rise town built on cornerstones of unflinching ribaldry, unshakable loyalty...

Popular Bath vendor who had a ‘heart of gold' Ivon Sanwell has died

POPULAR BATH VENDOR WHO HAD A ‘HEART OF GOLD' IVON SANWELL HAS DIED

We are saddened to report that much-loved Big Issue vendor Ivon Sanwell has died. The Bath seller was found dead at Julian House homeless...

 
 
 
Fact/Fiction: Do a third of Brits still not believe in evolution?

FACT/FICTION: DO A THIRD OF BRITS STILL NOT BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION?

How it was told It was the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth last week and debate still rages about his life's work, On the...

A SUPERSTAR? AN ENIGMA? GERRY CINNAMON IS OUR NEXT FOLK HERO READY TO LEAP

Dylan cap, trackie top, lank as a Lowry, street as a Banksy, Gerry Cinnamon is not a pop star, not quite yet, maybe never. He's something...

 
 
 

CHILD POVERTY IN THE UK WILL HIT A RECORD HIGH IN 2019

Government figures showed over four million children in the UK were living in relative poverty in 2018. That's one in three. Now The...

HOW ACCESSIBILITY IN VIDEO GAMES IS MOVING ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Nestled among the £4m-per-30-second Super Bowl trailers for Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame was an advert with a difference. Microsoft...

 
 
 

CHANGEMAKERS: HOW BOXING IS GIVING REFUGEE WOMEN A FIGHTING CHANCE

Fighting as a pastime in a region that wrestles with conflict might seem counter-intuitive. But the women involved are throwing punches...

Sadiq Khan visits Big Issue-backed Change Please amid £7m rough sleeping fund

SADIQ KHAN VISITS BIG ISSUE-BACKED CHANGE PLEASE AMID £7M ROUGH SLEEPING FUND

London Mayor Sadiq Khan grabbed a coffee at a Big Issue-backed Change Please cart this morning as he unveiled an extra £7million to...

 
 
 
Mariam Khan's top 5 books written by Muslim women

MARIAM KHAN'S TOP 5 BOOKS WRITTEN BY MUSLIM WOMEN

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write Edited by Sabrina Mahfouz Another collection to add to the one I've just edited;...

WELSH COUNCILS FORCED TO SPEND OVER £1M TO HELP UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS

The Universal Credit rollout is forcing Welsh councils to spend more than £1 million, a spokesperson has claimed. As many as 16 of...

 
 
 

LA BLUES LEGEND BETH HART: THE SONGS THAT MADE ME

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Beth Hart has fought for her reputation as one of the greats of blues-rock. She rose to fame in 1999...

PETER CAPALDI COVERS BOWIE AND MEETS FANS TO RAISE CASH FOR CHAS

Tardis favourite Peter Capaldi had fun for a cause this weekend at Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh. He joined thousands of sci-fi fans...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: GET RADICAL - BOLD THINKING CAN SOLVE BUDGET CRISES

It was a significant turnaround. Last week we reported on the huge cuts to local authority music tuition for children across Britain....

JOHN BIRD: ONLY UNITY CAN HEAL BREXIT RIFTS

As the Millennium came nearer and nearer, more and more people seemed to fear its outcome. Were we, through the Millennium bug, going...

 
 
 

THE STORY BEHIND LEWIS AND PETER CAPALDI'S POWERFUL ORGAN DONATION VIDEO

It took a former Doctor to trigger the conversation on organ donation. TARDIS veteran Peter Capaldi starred in and his second cousin...

JIM LYNSKEY IS PROOF WHY LEWIS CAPALDI'S ORGAN DONATION SONG IS SO IMPORTANT

If you need any more indication of how important Lewis Capaldi's hit song and music video about organ donation are, look no further...

 
 
 
Don Warrington applauds the ‘heroic' Windrush generation

DON WARRINGTON APPLAUDS THE ‘HEROIC' WINDRUSH GENERATION

British acting legend Don Warrington opened up to The Big Issue about his career, his childhood and diversity in a Letter To My Younger...

BROS DOCUMENTARY DIRECTORS SAY THE BROTHERS HAVE SET AN EXAMPLE FOR MEN

It took Christmas TV, and the internet, by storm: the documentary that followed Matt and Luke Goss, 1980s boyband sensation Bros, in...

 
 
 



Alesha MacPhail: Boy, 16, found GUILTY of abducting, raping and murdering...

Alesha MacPhail: Boy, 16, found GUILTY of abducting, raping and murdering girl, 6

Little Alesha's body was found in woodland on the Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, on July 2 last year Read more ...

Chelsea vs Malmo, Europa League last 32 second leg: Live score and latest...

Chelsea vs Malmo, Europa League last 32 second leg: Live score and latest updates

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Mum found guilty after son, 3, ‘crushed to death by car seat'

Mum found guilty after son, 3, ‘crushed to death by car seat'

The mother of a three-year-old boy who was allegedly crushed to death by a car seat has been found guilty of child cruelty. Adrian Hoare, 23, allegedly failed to prevent... Read more ...

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news

Arsenal vs BATE Borisov TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news

Arsenal have plenty to do in the second leg against BATE Arsenal have put themselves in a tricky situation going into the second leg of their last 32 Europa League contest... Read more ...

Tyler Henry recalls reading he gave Khloe in which he appeared to predict...

Tyler Henry recalls reading he gave Khloe in which he appeared to predict Jordyn Woods drama

Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry says he knew Khloe Kardashian's relationship with Tristan Thompson was doomed when he did a reading for the reality star in 2017. Read more ...

Chelsea vs Malmo LIVE score: Teams, TV channel and UEFA Europa League live...

Chelsea vs Malmo LIVE score: Teams, TV channel and UEFA Europa League live stream

Follow all the drama from the UEFA Europa League round of 32, second leg clash at Stamford Bridge. Kick-off: 8pm Read more ...

Missing Libby Squire: Parents suffer 'unending torture' as search for...

Missing Libby Squire: Parents suffer 'unending torture' as search for student continues

Libby Squire's parents have described the last three weeks since she went missing as an "unending torture" for the family and her friends. Read more ...

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal hero Paul Merson gives damning reason Unai Emery MUST...

Mesut Ozil: Arsenal hero Paul Merson gives damning reason Unai Emery MUST pick star

MESUT OZIL starts for Arsenal tonight for their last-32 match against BATE Borisov in the Europa League and Gunners legend Paul Merson says Unai Emery cannot afford not to pick... Read more ...

Celebrities lash out at Jussie Smollett after his arrest

Celebrities lash out at Jussie Smollett after his arrest

Celebrities have lashed out at Empire actor Jussie Smollett following his arrest after many of them publicly voiced support for him when he first claimed he had been attacked. Read more ...

Peter Tork Dead: The Monkees Musician Dies, Aged 77

Peter Tork Dead: The Monkees Musician Dies, Aged 77

The Monkees singer and bass guitarist Peter Tork has died at the age of 77. A post on the musician's official Facebook page on Thursday confirmed news of his death, describing... Read more ...