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POPULAR VENDOR LEE WELHAM IS LOOKING AFTER OTHER SELLERS IN CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge vendor Lee Welham has vowed to “never give up” on his market stall dream as the coronavirus pandemic has seen him work harder...

EARL JOHN CHARLTON TO COME OUT FIGHTING AFTER CHARITY BOXING FIGHT POSTPONED

Coronavirus has already dealt a blow to Newcastle Big Issue vendor Earl John Charlton after it forced him to cancel his charity boxing...

 
 
 

NOTES FROM THE BERLIN LOCKDOWN, WHERE THE OFF-LICENCE IS ESSENTIAL

Much like every other major city right now, Berlin is low on toilet roll. The similarities don't stop there. My lockdown isn't far...

Meet the Changemakers making Britain feel better

MEET THE CHANGEMAKERS MAKING BRITAIN FEEL BETTER

These are uncertain times - as swathes of the country shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus , the wellbeing and livelihoods of...

 
 
 
The Stenhousemuir corner shop handing out thousands of coronavirus kits

THE STENHOUSEMUIR CORNER SHOP HANDING OUT THOUSANDS OF CORONAVIRUS KITS

Asiyah Javed, a shopkeeper near Falkirk, knew she had to do something for her community when she met an elderly woman crying outside...

STREET CAT BOB IS URGING YOU TO SUPPORT THE BIG ISSUE

We are urging you to subscribe to the magazine to support Big Issue vendors while they temporarily cannot sell the magazine on the...

 
 
 

LORD JOHN BIRD'S FUTURE GENERATIONS BILL HAS MADE ITS COMMONS DEBUT

Green MP Caroline Lucas has told parliament that Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill should be central to how the country rebuilds...

PLAGUE INC CREATORS DONATE £250K TO BATTLE COVID-19 - AND LET YOU BEAT IT TOO

The makers of the smash-hit video game Plague Inc. have seen players flock to their game since the coronavirus outbreak, as reported...

 
 
 

ALL EVICTIONS BANNED AS SCOTLAND BRACES FOR COVID-19 IMPACT

All evictions from private and social rented properties will be banned for six months in Scotland, Holyrood has announced. It's part...

Vendor Simon Gravell: “I worry I'll be back rough sleeping”

VENDOR SIMON GRAVELL: “I WORRY I'LL BE BACK ROUGH SLEEPING”

Popular Big Issue seller Simon Gravell has been hit on two fronts by the coronavirus outbreak. Known among his regulars for his big...

 
 
 

READ LORD JOHN BIRD'S FT LETTER CALLING FOR US TO CONSIDER FUTURE GENERATIONS

Yuval Harari is right to ask us to plan for the long-term as we think about what kind of planet we will inhabit after COVID-19 (The...

COLLINS GIVES HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS FREE ACCESS TO BOOKS

Teachers and families affected by school closures can now access hundreds of books and textbooks for free thanks to publishing giant...

 
 
 

BIG NAMES ARE BACKING THE BIG ISSUE BY SUBSCRIBING - FOLLOW THEIR LEAD

The Big Issue is facing uncertain times, which is why we have put out the plea for your help - and, so far, the response has been incredible...

PAUL MCNAMEE: NEW THINKING WILL SEE US THROUGH THIS

And so here we are. From now, nothing is certain. Yet the ability to adapt at incredible pace, with strength and stoicism, has been...

 
 
 
Big Issue vendor Robin: This is my life. I don't know what I'm going to do

BIG ISSUE VENDOR ROBIN: THIS IS MY LIFE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO

I've sold The Big Issue for 26 years now and this is the first time I've ever been told that I cannot go out and sell. I'm sitting...

John Bird: We can survive this. But only with your help

JOHN BIRD: WE CAN SURVIVE THIS. BUT ONLY WITH YOUR HELP

Twenty-nine years is a long time to hold on to an idea that values homeless people as a sum of more than their destitution. Back in...

 
 
 

BIG ISSUE VENDORS TEMPORARILY STOP SELLING ON THE STREETS

The number of people hit by Coronavirus is continuing to escalate and so at The Big Issue we have taken the decision to safeguard our...

UP TO 300 LONDON HOTELS ROOMS ARE BEING OPENED UP TO ROUGH SLEEPERS

Rough sleepers in London are being offered hotel rooms for the next three months to get them off the streets and protect them from...

 
 
 

WITH CORONAVIRUS AND BREXIT, MUSICIANS NEED OUR SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER

Among countless unflattering images of Boris Johnson that the internet has enjoyed ridiculing over the years, there's one from 2013...

SHARON HORGAN: “I CRIED AT THE END. BUT I AM A BIT OF A CRIER”

When Catastrophe finished after four series on Channel 4, Sharon Horgan found herself faced with a blank page and a dilemma: how do...

 
 
 



Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus ‘as a precaution' after failing...

Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus ‘as a precaution' after failing to shake off fever symptoms after ten days

BORIS Johnson has been admitted to hospital after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive. Downing Street said the 55-year-old British Prime... Read more ...

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after visiting second home during...

Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after visiting second home during lockdown

Dr Catherine Calderwood admitted she had been to her second home twice despite coronavirus restrictions Scotland's chief medical officer has resigned from the government after... Read more ...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 after coming into contact with an asymptomatic caretaker

A four-year-old female tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus disease. A caretaker at the zoo was infected but asymptomatic and... Read more ...

Boris Johnson taken to hospital due to coronavirus concerns

Boris Johnson taken to hospital due to coronavirus concerns

The Prime Minister is to undergo medical tests after showing persistent symptoms of the virus 10 days after being diagnosed. Read more ...

Charles Leclerc beats F1 rivals, and Jenson Button, to win Virtual GP

Charles Leclerc beats F1 rivals, and Jenson Button, to win Virtual GP

Charles Leclerc proved that Formula 1 speed was more than effective in the world of Esports on Sunday as the Ferrari driver dominated a star-studded grid to win the sport's... Read more ...

Virgil van Dijk names dream 5-a-side team made up of Premier League rivals

Virgil van Dijk names dream 5-a-side team made up of Premier League rivals

Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk has picked his Premier League five-a-side team and included three Man City stars Read more ...

Duffy reveals harrowing details of four week rape ordeal

Duffy reveals harrowing details of four week rape ordeal

Singer Duffy has written about her horrific rape and kidnap ordeal, sharing details for the first time. Read more ...

BREAKING: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms 

BREAKING: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with COVID-19 symptoms 

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital after suffering from coronavirus symptoms,... 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 ...

Sir Keir Starmer makes Labour leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign...

Sir Keir Starmer makes Labour leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign secretary

Sir Keir Starmer has made leadership rival Lisa Nandy his shadow foreign secretary as the new Labour leader announced a series of senior appointments to his top team. Read more ...