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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...

 
 
 



'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision...

'I'm not feeling like a family member': Liverpool staff dismayed by decision to put them on furlough

A Liverpool staff member has expressed their disappointment following the club's controversial decision to furlough some of their non-playing workers in response to the... Read more ...

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

Keir Starmer appoints rival Lisa Nandy to top job but snubs Rebecca Long-Bailey

The new Labour leader has reshuffled the party's top team as he starts to make his mark. Out are Corbyn loyalists to be replaced by those on the soft left Read more ...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to...

Coronavirus: Pulev pledges to donate half his purse from Joshua showdown to help fight pandemic

Kubrat Pulev will donate half of his purse from his potential world heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the coronavirus. Read more ...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered...

West Brom chief takes 100% pay cut but admits club have considered furloughing non-playing staff' 

West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins will take a 100 per cent pay cut, with Baggies senior management team having also offered to take large reductions in their wages. Read more ...

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Scotland's chief medic's TV apology after breaking own coronavirus rules

Catherine Calderwood visited her family's second home in Fife, more than an hours travel from her primary home in Edinburgh, despite advising all Scots to stay home during the... Read more ...

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Matt Hancock emotional as he says he's 'lost two people' to coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock delivered this afternoon's press conference after the Department for Health and Social Care confirmed that the UK's Covid-19 death toll had risen... Read more ...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting...

Tim Cahill picks Chelsea's Mason Mount as Premier League's most exciting young player

Mount has been a breakout star for Chelsea this season Tim Cahill has identified Mason Mount as the Premier League 's most exciting young star. The Chelsea midfielder has... Read more ...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus...

Champions League and Europa League could be CANCELLED if coronavirus restrictions continue

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says playing behind closed doors is a better option than scrapping the season, but warned European competitions could be abandoned. Read more ...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League...

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk picks Arsenal star to lead epic Premier League five-a-side team

Van Dijk's team would be dominated by City players Virgil van Dijk has selected his Premier League five-a-side and picked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the team. The... Read more ...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of...

Lord Bath of Longleat dead: Tributes as politician and animal-lover dies of coronavirus

LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK owner Lord Bath has died at the age of 87 after testing positive for coronavirus. Read more ...