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WE BOUGHT RICHIE A FREEZER AFTER HE LOST £200 OF FOOD WHEN HIS OLD ONE FAILED

The Big Issue has stepped in to help much-loved vendor Richie through a crisis while in lockdown after the Lincoln seller lost £200...

TIM BURGESS AND FRANK TURNER TO HELP MAKE TINY CHANGES AT VIRTUAL MUSIC FEST

Youth mental health charity and Big Issue Changemaker Tiny Changes is pulling together scores of well-loved musicians to perform from...

 
 
 

DAME LOUISE CASEY: “WE JUST WENT FOR IT, WE HAD TO GET EVERYBODY IN”

The Everybody In scheme virtually ended rough sleeping during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government should be commended for its...

POPULAR BIG ISSUE VENDOR KRIS SAYS HE'S LUCKY TO HAVE LONDON HOTEL SPOT

Much-loved Big Issue vendor Kris Dove has been housed in a London hotel for more than two months. The London seller slept in backpacker's...

 
 
 
Cook up incredible lockdown lunches with Big Issue vendor Ian Duff

COOK UP INCREDIBLE LOCKDOWN LUNCHES WITH BIG ISSUE VENDOR IAN DUFF

I loved cooking from an early age. I was cooking my first meal when I was eight. It was spaghetti bolognese and I don't think I used...

“I feel very alone”: Covid-19's impact on Denver's homeless people

“I FEEL VERY ALONE”: COVID-19'S IMPACT ON DENVER'S HOMELESS PEOPLE

There are more than 5,755 unhoused citizens in Denver, the US state of Colorado's capital city, according to the Metro Denver Homeless...

 
 
 
Big Issue Foundation and 60 others want action to stop homelessness disaster

BIG ISSUE FOUNDATION AND 60 OTHERS WANT ACTION TO STOP HOMELESSNESS DISASTER

More than 60 frontline groups and homelessness charities across England are calling on ministers to act urgently and protect those...

PEOPLE SHIELDING FROM COVID-19 FACE ‘CATCH-22' TRYING TO HOLD ONTO JOBS

Covid-19 has hit the most vulnerable in society the hardest, with recent figures suggesting half a million UK households are in danger...

 
 
 
Welsh Government unveil new £20m funding to halt rough sleeping return

WELSH GOVERNMENT UNVEIL NEW £20M FUNDING TO HALT ROUGH SLEEPING RETURN

A £20m fund will be made available to prevent rough sleepers returning to Wales' streets after the Covid-19 pandemic, Housing and Local...

“DEEPLY FLAWED” SCHOOL MEAL REPLACEMENT SCHEME IS MAKING CHILDREN GO HUNGRY

The UK Government has been accused of violating children's right to food during the Covid-19 crisis, forcing schools and charities...

 
 
 
EXCLUSIVE: Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa on his experience of homelessness

EXCLUSIVE: SEX EDUCATION STAR NCUTI GATWA ON HIS EXPERIENCE OF HOMELESSNESS

Ncuti Gatwa, the breakout star of global smash hit TV series Sex Education, has written exlusively for The Big Issue about how he became...

THE BIG ISSUE IS HERE FOR THE 500,000 PEOPLE COVID-19 IS PUSHING TO THE BRINK

The head of the Government's Rough Sleeping Taskforce Dame Louise Casey has shed more light on her plans to prevent rough sleepers...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: THE POOREST HAVE BEEN HIT HARDEST. NOW WE MUST ALL RISE

Last week, Spain did something quietly remarkable. They proposed rolling out a form of Universal Basic Income. The scheme comes with...

JOHN BIRD: LET'S KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES ALIVE FOR THE PEOPLE MOST IN NEED

Alice in Alice in Wonderland is certainly changed by her fall down a hole. She learns so much, it would seem, about the crazy Victorian...

 
 
 
US's history of homelessness has made Covid-19 an issue of life or death

US'S HISTORY OF HOMELESSNESS HAS MADE COVID-19 AN ISSUE OF LIFE OR DEATH

Many will not remember this, but before the early 1980s, there weren't millions of homeless people in the United States. Far too many...

LOUD ‘N' PROUD IS USING TECH TO KEEP MUSIC LESSONS ALIVE FOR KIDS

For nearly twenty years, Loud ‘n' Proud has offered something precious to the young people of Paisley and beyond: the chance to learn...

 
 
 

STREETVET'S PLANS TO MAKE HOSTELS MORE PET FRIENDLY ARE UP FOR AN AWARD

A UK-wide charity that helps keep Big Issue vendors' animal companions healthy on the streets are up for a prestigious award that could...

Broken, Don Winslow; The Hotel Neversink, Adam O'Fallon Price

BROKEN, DON WINSLOW; THE HOTEL NEVERSINK, ADAM O'FALLON PRICE

Don Winslow has become famous for his opuses - hefty, impeccably-researched page-turners that require you to book a weekend off doing...

 
 
 
Dizzee Rascal serves meals as food insecurity skyrockets by 250%

DIZZEE RASCAL SERVES MEALS AS FOOD INSECURITY SKYROCKETS BY 250%

Nearly two million kids are going hungry in the UK during the Covid-19 lockdown - so even rapper Dizzee Rascal is joining efforts to...

YOUNG WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH HIT HARD BY POVERTY ‘MORE THAN SOCIAL MEDIA'

Young women living in poverty are five times more likely to self-harm than their better off peers, according to new research, at a...

 
 
 



PSG announce Icardi has completed transfer from Inter Milan, with deal...

PSG announce Icardi has completed transfer from Inter Milan, with deal thought to include ‘anti-Juventus' clause

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have signed Mauro Icardi on a permanent basis from Inter Milan. On Sunday, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed that they have exercised a clause in the... Read more ...

Liverpool ace left Real Madrid stunned with brutal snub before picking LFC...

Liverpool ace left Real Madrid stunned with brutal snub before picking LFC transfer over Bernabeu move

Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott reportedly stunned Real Madrid with his response to being offered the chance to meet Sergio Ramos. The 17-year-old is considered a real... Read more ...

Why Mauro Icardi's move to PSG could be bad news for Barcelona

Why Mauro Icardi's move to PSG could be bad news for Barcelona

Mauro Icardi leaves Inter, signs for PSG A major European transfer has been completed on Sunday between Inter Milan and PSG, as Mauro Icardi has secured a permanent a move to... Read more ...

Boy, 9, with cerebral palsy completes 'ginormous' marathon challenge raising...

Boy, 9, with cerebral palsy completes 'ginormous' marathon challenge raising £47K for NHS

Tobias Weller was described as 'incredible' and 'an inspiration' by celebrities and sports stars, who sent him messages of support ahead of the final leg of his journey today. Read more ...

Thomas The Tank Engine Narrator Michael Angelis Dies, Aged 68

Thomas The Tank Engine Narrator Michael Angelis Dies, Aged 68

Michael Angelis , best known as the long-term narrator of Thomas The Tank Engine series Thomas & Friends , has died at the age of 76, his agent said. The actor died suddenly... Read more ...

Man Utd close to Odion Ighalo loan extension until January ahead of deadline

Man Utd close to Odion Ighalo loan extension until January ahead of deadline

Manchester United want to keep Odion Ighalo for the rest of the Premier League season. Read more ...

Man dies and two rescued after boat sinks off coast at Fleetwood

Man dies and two rescued after boat sinks off coast at Fleetwood

A man has died and two others were rescued from the water after a boat sunk off the coast at Fleetwood, police say. Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing ‘confirms' return 'but with very strict Masked Singer...

Strictly Come Dancing ‘confirms' return 'but with very strict Masked Singer rules'

STRICTLY COME DANCING is set to return later this year and fans are desperate to find out which celebrities will be taking part, but BBC bosses have now ‘revealed' the strict... Read more ...

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Union Berlin, Bundesliga: live score and latest...

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Union Berlin, Bundesliga: live score and latest updates

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Real Madrid the clear preference for Manchester United transfer target

Real Madrid the clear preference for Manchester United transfer target

Real Madrid have been given a major boost in their pursuit of 17-year-old Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga, according to a report in AS . The Spanish media outlet claim that... Read more ...