Logo

The Big Issue

 https://www.bigissue.com/

Homelessness stigma stops people accessing healthcare even when housed

HOMELESSNESS STIGMA STOPS PEOPLE ACCESSING HEALTHCARE EVEN WHEN HOUSED

The effects of homelessness can prevent former rough sleepers from seeking out healthcare even after they secure stable accommodation. A...

SCOTLAND WELLBEING MEASURE FALL POWERED BY EDUCATION AND LIFE EXPECTANCY HIT

Scotland's relative social and economic wellbeing has fallen drastically between 2006 and 2018, according to a measure that compares...

 
 
 
We need to understand online fascism and we need to fight it

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND ONLINE FASCISM AND WE NEED TO FIGHT IT

In the manifesto published online before the murder of 51 people in two New Zealand mosques last year, the perpetrator of the Christchurch...

VENDOR CITY GUIDE: SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Our guides this week: Georg and Eveylne Aigner sell Austrian street paper Apropos. “It has turned my life around,” says Georg. “My...

 
 
 

FACT/FICTION: DOES GOING TO THE CINEMA COUNT AS A LIGHT WORKOUT?

How it was told It's January, the pressure to shed the Christmas pounds is overwhelming and the cinema offers a sanctuary from the...

The guide to political party leadership elections you didn't know you needed

THE GUIDE TO POLITICAL PARTY LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED

UK Labour Leadership Never a party to keep debate over its strategy internal, Labour's contest will run until April 4 to give candidates...

 
 
 
This man is sleeping out in the cold to give homeless people a voice at Davos

THIS MAN IS SLEEPING OUT IN THE COLD TO GIVE HOMELESS PEOPLE A VOICE AT DAVOS

We all know about Davos. It's the World Economic Forum annual meeting that is so often painted as a champagne-fuelled jolly for world...

Man Like Mobeen's Guz Khan: “use of food banks transcends all demographics”

MAN LIKE MOBEEN'S GUZ KHAN: “USE OF FOOD BANKS TRANSCENDS ALL DEMOGRAPHICS”

Guz Khan ‘s star is on the rise. Ahead of series three of hit BBC3 comedy Man Like Mobeen , the show's creator and star has spoken...

 
 
 

HULL TO EXPLORE UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME TRIAL IN WELFARE SHAKE-UP

Councillors in Hull will ask the government if they can launch a universal basic income trial as the welfare shake-up continues to...

JOHN BIRD: THE REAL STORY IS HOW WE PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

I found myself telling my daughter a story while we were stuck in a traffic jam recently. It was about the first time I ever got newspaper...

 
 
 

MAXINE PEAKE WISHES SHE'D TACKLED BULLYING IN SHOWBIZ HEAD-ON

Maxine Peake has spoken out about bullying and discrimination in the acting business and instead: “I wish I had tackled it head-on...

FEELING BLUE MONDAY? RICHARD LAYARD EXPLAINS HOW WE CAN ALL BE HAPPY

Blue Monday is here, but all is not lost. Today is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year - whether it be down to weather,...

 
 
 
Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Health and sport

TOP 100 CHANGEMAKERS 2020: HEALTH AND SPORT

Carl Adams, Primal Roots Carl Adams founded Primal Roots - a mindful gym based in the Kent woodlands - with the help of fitness professionals...

THE MASKED SINGER PRESENTER JOEL DOMMETT EXPLAINS WHY WE ALL NEED THE SHOW

Welcome to Britain 2020, where The Masked Singer has become an immediate phenomenon. Love it or hate it, everyone is talking about...

 
 
 
Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Defeating poverty

TOP 100 CHANGEMAKERS 2020: DEFEATING POVERTY

Sylvia Douglas, MsMissMrs Sylvia Douglas MsMissMrs Sylvia Douglas is the founding director of MsMissMrs , a Glasgow-based community...

TOP 100 CHANGEMAKERS 2020: REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

Routes The Year Here fellowship is renowned for nurturing a new generation of social leaders. In 2018 it brought together Leyla McLennan...

 
 
 
Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Rehabilitation and the penal system

TOP 100 CHANGEMAKERS 2020: REHABILITATION AND THE PENAL SYSTEM

Clean Break Clean Break was formed over 40 years ago by two female prisoners, Jenny Hicks and Jacqueline Holborough, who believed that...

THERE IS “NO TIME TO WASTE” WITH HOUSING FIRST IN 2020

The Scottish Government has hailed the success of its Housing First Pathfinder programme and vowed to work towards eradicating homelessness...

 
 
 

HOW ADVOCACY SAVED ONE YOUNG GIRL FROM HOMELESSNESS AND EXPLOITATION

From a young age, my mum was my favourite person. But due to an illness, she favoured my sisters, and this showed in her behaviour...

Top 100 Changemakers 2020: Housing and homelessness

TOP 100 CHANGEMAKERS 2020: HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

The Outside Project The Outside Project - a grassroots LGBTQI community organisation - received funding last year from Mayor of London...

 
 
 



Daniil Medvedev overcomes nosebleed to storm into Australian Open third round

Daniil Medvedev overcomes nosebleed to storm into Australian Open third round

Daniil Medvedev beat Pedro Martinez 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 in the Australian Open second round. Read more ...

Terry Jones's final interview with the aid of Monty Python co-star Michael...

Terry Jones's final interview with the aid of Monty Python co-star Michael Palin describes dementia battle, as star dies aged 77

Terry's final interview was done with the aid of Michael Palin Terry Jones's final interview was done with the aid of close friend Michael Palin, which detailed his battle... Read more ...

Saudi officials were aware of Crown Prince's plans to hack Jeff Bezos' phone

Saudi officials were aware of Crown Prince's plans to hack Jeff Bezos' phone

Saudi officials were reportedly aware of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alleged plans to hack Jeff Bezos' phone that was a part of an intimidation scheme against Jamal... Read more ...

Rebecca Judd sticks her sneakers inside her clothes dryer after dust storms...

Rebecca Judd sticks her sneakers inside her clothes dryer after dust storms hit Melbourne

Rebecca Judd's $7.4million mansion was covered in dirt on Thursday after wild dust storms hit Melbourne. Read more ...

Channing Tatum rekindles romance with singer Jessie J after brief split

Channing Tatum rekindles romance with singer Jessie J after brief split

An eyewitness who saw the two in Los Angeles earlier this month said that 'both were in great moods and together the whole time while giving their opinions on different items'... Read more ...

Jorge Mendes confirms Man Utd transfer target Bruno Fernandes will leave...

Jorge Mendes confirms Man Utd transfer target Bruno Fernandes will leave Sporting

Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for Portugal international Bruno Fernandes, but they now have competition from other teams for his signature Read more ...

PICTURED: The 'WhatsApp 'hack' messages Saudi Arabian Crown prince sent Jeff...

PICTURED: The 'WhatsApp 'hack' messages Saudi Arabian Crown prince sent Jeff Bezos

Vice Motherboard published the images on Wednesday after obtaining them from the cyber security firm report into Bezos' phone. Read more ...

Manhunt in Seattle for gunman who killed one and injured five

Manhunt in Seattle for gunman who killed one and injured five

One person was killed and five were critically injured in the shooting at around 5pm local time on Wednesday near 4th Avenue and Pine Street in the heart of Seattle's downtown... Read more ...

Gigi Hadid goes from Sailor to Siren as she makes two treks down...

Gigi Hadid goes from Sailor to Siren as she makes two treks down the Jean-Paul Gaultier runway

Gigi Hadid was bestowed the honor of walking the Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2020 runway show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday. Read more ...

BBC axes Victoria Derbyshire Show 'because of costs'

BBC axes Victoria Derbyshire Show 'because of costs'

Read more ...