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Book reviews: Something New Under The Sun and The Black Locomotive

BOOK REVIEWS: SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN AND THE BLACK LOCOMOTIVE

Chris Deerin reviews Something New Under The Sun by Alexandra Kleeman and The Black Locomotive by Rian Hughes. If you want to write...

NATIONAL INSURANCE RISE: WHY BORIS JOHNSON'S TAX HIKE HAS SPARKED OUTRAGE

The government's planned national insurance rise has sparked fury among critics who say young people in poorly-paid jobs will bear...

 
 
 

THE BIG FLOWER FIGHT STAR RYAN LANJI: ‘I ALWAYS REPRESENT THE UNDERDOG'

“This portrait is really important to me,” says Ryan Lanji, the guerrilla club promoter, curator and surprise florist extraordinaire....

Musician buries the only copy of his album and urges fans to find it

MUSICIAN BURIES THE ONLY COPY OF HIS ALBUM AND URGES FANS TO FIND IT

Many seeds that were planted during the first lockdown and tended in subsequent periods of isolation are now bearing fruit. The six...

 
 
 

SBTV FOUNDER JAMAL EDWARDS: ‘WE HAVE TO PAY IT FORWARD'

It's very humbling and I'm grateful to be involved in a project like this with The Connor Brothers and The Big Issue. It's sick to...

9,000 PEOPLE COULD FALL INTO HOMELESSNESS WITHOUT NATIONAL HOUSING FIRST PLAN

Almost a quarter of rough sleepers and vulnerable people protected from Covid-19 could fall back into homelessness in England without...

 
 
 

UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT ‘WILL PUT 200,000 CHILDREN AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS'

Axing the £20 universal credit uplift will put 200,000 children at risk of homelessness , Labour has warned the government. Shadow...

TOP 5 BOOKS ON RAILWAYS, FEATURING TERRY PRATCHETT AND A HANDBOOK FROM 1866

The author of Railways: A History In Drawings Christopher Valkoinen chooses his top 5 books on railways. 1 Fire & Steam by Christian...

 
 
 
From 13th-century monks to Google, we're all index-linked

FROM 13TH-CENTURY MONKS TO GOOGLE, WE'RE ALL INDEX-LINKED

Time to write my piece for The Big Issue. Crack knuckles, power up the laptop and stare down the blank page. Wasn't it the Chinese...

Voter ID bill slammed as ‘a paywall to the ballot box'

VOTER ID BILL SLAMMED AS ‘A PAYWALL TO THE BALLOT BOX'

Labour has accused Boris Johnson of trying to “choose the voters” through a planned voter ID law, labelling it a “paywall to the ballot...

 
 
 
‘Tax millionaires like me to fund social care reforms' says ex-City trader

‘TAX MILLIONAIRES LIKE ME TO FUND SOCIAL CARE REFORMS' SAYS EX-CITY TRADER

Gary Stevenson made millions betting on the state of the economy as a City trader - now he's among a small group of millionaires calling...

‘Is it one of the new hospitals?' - Grant Shapps mocked for Pacer train tweet

‘IS IT ONE OF THE NEW HOSPITALS?' - GRANT SHAPPS MOCKED FOR PACER TRAIN TWEET

Grant Shapps has come under fire for his “patronising contempt for northern England” after the transport secretary's attempts to publicise...

 
 
 

SIX WAYS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE WHEN YOU'RE ON A BUDGET

Food waste is one of the key elements in the fight to protect the planet. Every potato, egg or loaf of bread thrown away created greenhouse...

GREENTEA PENG: ‘MUSIC HAS BEEN A HEALING EXPERIENCE'

“When I was younger, I thought that you could, like, infiltrate from the inside, this Babylon ting,” says psychedelic neo-soul and...

 
 
 

NATIONAL INSURANCE RISE: WHAT BORIS JOHNSON'S SOCIAL CARE PLANS MEAN FOR YOU

Boris Johnson has announced tax hikes for millions of people to fund social care and the NHS - and the move has not proved popular. The...

VOTER ID BILL TO BE DEBATED AS REPORT WARNS IT COULD BREACH HUMAN RIGHTS

MPs returning to parliament this week will have their first chance to debate controversial voter ID plans. The Elections Bill, which...

 
 
 

VOTER ID: WHAT DOES THE NEW PLAN MEAN FOR VOTERS?

The right to vote is the cornerstone of a democracy. That's why plans to introduce the need for voters to provide photo ID in future...

THE CONNOR BROTHERS OFFER A FRESH VIEW OF A BETTER BRITAIN

Each year we invite stars of the art world to take over an edition of The Big Issue. They bring a wholly different perspective. They...

 
 
 
Andy Murray: ‘I would love to ask Alex Ferguson lots of questions'

ANDY MURRAY: ‘I WOULD LOVE TO ASK ALEX FERGUSON LOTS OF QUESTIONS'

He may have won Wimbledon twice, received a knighthood and be the proud owner of an Olympic gold medal - but Sir Andy Murray would...

Andy Murray on childhood, success and the advice his daughter gave him

ANDY MURRAY ON CHILDHOOD, SUCCESS AND THE ADVICE HIS DAUGHTER GAVE HIM

Sir Andy Murray's glittering career has seen him reach the pinnacle of tennis , with three grand slam titles and an Olympic gold medal...

 
 
 



Meghan Markle and Harry step out in New York for first joint appearance...

Meghan Markle and Harry step out in New York for first joint appearance since Lili's birth

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are to make their first joint appearance since the birth of their daughter in June. Read more ...

Girl with rare cancer who cooked with Gordon Ramsay for bucket list dies aged 10

Girl with rare cancer who cooked with Gordon Ramsay for bucket list dies aged 10

Sophie Fairall, from Stubbington, Hampshire, was diagnosed with a rare form of tissue cancer last September A 10-year-old cancer patient who cooked with TV chef Gordon Ramsay... Read more ...

Boris Johnson in Afghanistan climb down as he admits withdrawal could have...

Boris Johnson in Afghanistan climb down as he admits withdrawal could have been handled differently

Ahead of a meeting with US President Joe Biden the PM was quizzed on Afghanistan as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace apologised for a leak of details of Afghan interpreters still... Read more ...

Thomas Tuchel provides Edouard Mendy injury update ahead of Chelsea's clash...

Thomas Tuchel provides Edouard Mendy injury update ahead of Chelsea's clash vs Man City

Edouard Mendy missed Chelsea's win against Tottenham on Sunday Thomas Tuchel is hopeful that first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will be fit for Chelsea 's crucial Premier... Read more ...

Chelsea will respect Marcos Alonso's decision to stop taking the knee...

Chelsea will respect Marcos Alonso's decision to stop taking the knee, Thomas Tuchel says

Alonso revealed he would instead choose to combat racism in a different way before matches, joining a handful of players who have also stopped kneeling. Read more ...

What channel is Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup match on? Kick off time...

What channel is Chelsea v Aston Villa Carabao Cup match on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Chelsea host Aston Villa in a tantalising Carabao Cup fixture between two sides eager to add more silverware to their trophy cabinets this term. The Blues appear to be back on... Read more ...

Brit couple's 'dream holiday cruise' ruined by Covid and turned into 'nightmare'

Brit couple's 'dream holiday cruise' ruined by Covid and turned into 'nightmare'

Amputee John Sandford and partner Helen, both 66, spent a holiday on MSC Virtuosa and claim they didn't feel safe even before it emerged there were other cases on board Read more ...

Counsellor's 'cruel' question to teen highlights the unspoken issue of...

Counsellor's 'cruel' question to teen highlights the unspoken issue of sibling grief

As a teen, Louise was asked 'what's worse - losing a parent or losing a sibling?' while in a grief counselling session Read more ...

Marginalised Anthony Martial set for fresh Man Utd chance after snubbing...

Marginalised Anthony Martial set for fresh Man Utd chance after snubbing transfer escape

Martial has slipped even further down the pecking order following Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival having turned down a summer move to Lyon - but can stake his claim in the Carabao Cup Read more ...

Half of Brits feel they finally got on top of their home life in Covid lockdown

Half of Brits feel they finally got on top of their home life in Covid lockdown

A third of adults are worried they'll start to lose their sense of control as "normality" resumes - and are anxious about interacting with others again Read more ...