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ANDREA BOCELLI'S FREE CONCERT IN MILAN WILL CELEBRATE “REBIRTH” THIS EASTER

This Sunday is Easter Sunday, a time when families traditionally come together. The coronavirus crisis means many will be spending...

Watch Fleabag live at home to send cash to the NHS

WATCH FLEABAG LIVE AT HOME TO SEND CASH TO THE NHS

Did you miss Fleabag - the play which inspired the Emmy-winning TV series - when Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought it to the theatre for...

 
 
 

RADIOHEAD'S ED O'BRIEN: ‘THERE'S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT WE'RE MISERABLE'

Radiohead legend and guitarist Ed O'Brien wants you to know the band isn't as miserable as it's made out to be. Speaking to The Big...

How the world's homeless population is facing Covid-19

HOW THE WORLD'S HOMELESS POPULATION IS FACING COVID-19

As coronavirus continues to spread, we wanted to get a real sense of how the deadly pandemic is affecting people on the streets. The...

 
 
 
Lincoln vendor Richie: ‘I've never felt so lonely'

LINCOLN VENDOR RICHIE: ‘I'VE NEVER FELT SO LONELY'

Much-loved Big Issue vendor Richie has been left in agonising pain after the coronavirus lockdown meant his leg amputation operation...

MORE THAN 60 CHARITIES JOIN FORCES TO DEMAND EMERGENCY CHILD BENEFIT BOOST

Families plunged even deeper into poverty by the Covid 19 crisis are in desperate need of a rise in child benefits, charities right...

 
 
 

NHS DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE THE REAL MAGICIANS TO DYNAMO

Magician Dynamo has conjured up many illusions, tricks and barely believable stunts in his time - but that's nothing compared to the...

THE GRUFFALO ILLUSTRATOR IS EXPLAINING CORONAVIRUS TO KIDS IN NEW BOOK

With schools shut and families on lockdown indoors, the coronavirus crisis can be confusing for kids - and that's why Grufallo illustrator...

 
 
 

CHARITIES TELL PM ‘TOO MANY PEOPLE' LEFT ON THE STREETS DURING PANDEMIC

Homelessness activists have written to the government demanding urgent action as local authority efforts to house rough sleepers have...

VICK HOPE: MY ISOLATION PRESERVATION KIT

Binge-worthy boxsets For some unfathomable reason I didn't jump on the BBC's This Country when it first came out. Three series, several...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: A NEW REALITY CAN LEAD TO NEW IDEAS

The pace of inventive idea development is not abating. While lockdown is hard, already the new normal is helping us all work through...

JOHN BIRD: POETRY OR PLACARDS - WE'LL KEEP OUR MESSAGE OUT THERE

Scattered around the streets of my neighbourhood are churches with a new banner: “Try Praying”. Two within walking distance of each...

 
 
 
Farmer's market gives Big Issue vendor a food parcel boost

FARMER'S MARKET GIVES BIG ISSUE VENDOR A FOOD PARCEL BOOST

A farmer's market in Bath is keeping Big Issue vendors fed throughout the coronavirus crisis by putting together food parcels for delivery. The...

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...

 
 
 



Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Premier League captains broker £4m NHS deal...

Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Premier League captains broker £4m NHS deal, season OVER claim, UFC 249 LATEST updates

PREMIER LEAGUE captains have brokered a deal to fund £4m to the NHS. Coronavirus has ravaged the sporting calendar across the world. The Canadian F1 Grand Prix has now been... Read more ...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane reveals he could have ended up at Manchester United

Liverpool's Sadio Mane reveals he could have ended up at Manchester United

Mane has taken Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to the next level. However a move to Jurgen Klopp's side was not something he and his agent believed to be on the table and the focus... Read more ...

: Loftus-Cheek joins Henderson to announce NHS support scheme to fight COVID-19

: Loftus-Cheek joins Henderson to announce NHS support scheme to fight COVID-19

The Premier League players have announced a new charity scheme that they will all be funding to help support the NHS in the fight against COVID-19. The initiative was started... Read more ...

UK lockdown to last until MAY as coronavirus peak still more than week away

UK lockdown to last until MAY as coronavirus peak still more than week away

BRITAIN could remain on lockdown until May amid warnings that the peak of the coronavirus outbreak is still 10 days away. Senior politicians have raised the prospect that... Read more ...

Neymar and Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona double deal backed by Luis Suarez

Neymar and Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona double deal backed by Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez wants Barcelona to sign both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez. Read more ...

Real Madrid eye 'new N'Golo Kante' as Paul Pogba transfer alternative

Real Madrid eye 'new N'Golo Kante' as Paul Pogba transfer alternative

Real Madrid have a backup in mind if they aren't able to sign Paul Pogba this summer. Read more ...

Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie agree 'traditional schooling' as divorce continues

Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie agree 'traditional schooling' as divorce continues

The two year divorce battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took a step further after they agreed on the educational needs of their children Read more ...

Premier League clubs told pay cuts should allow players 'to leave for nothing'

Premier League clubs told pay cuts should allow players 'to leave for nothing'

Stijn Francis, agent of Toby Alderweireld, insists that the unique makeup of player contracts means if pay cuts are enforced then footballers should be allowed to leave clubs... Read more ...

Ministers FINALLY set to review UK lockdown extension in emergency meeting

Ministers FINALLY set to review UK lockdown extension in emergency meeting

MINISTERS will today sit in an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss whether to extend the UK lockdown. Read more ...

Sofia Vergara shares emotional throwback photo of Modern Family cast in wake...

Sofia Vergara shares emotional throwback photo of Modern Family cast in wake of series finale

The series finale for ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family premiered on Wednesday night. And before the show's final bow, Sofia Vergara took to Instagram to share a snapshot from the... Read more ...