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EMILIO ESTEVEZ MADE LIBRARIES FILM TO SHOW HOW WE “CRIMINALISE THE POOR”

Emilio Estevez shares The Big Issue's love of libraries and it was the driving force behind his new film The Public . Estevez is the...

NEED BOOKS? THE BIG ISSUE CAN HELP

The Big Issue we love books and we believe in the power of words. Over the years we have campaigned against local library closures,...

 
 
 

PARASITE IS INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH SOCIAL SATIRE

With Parasite, a horribly delicious black comedy, the South Korean director Bong Joon Ho gives us the bits of the upstairs-downstairs...

MICHAEL CASHMAN: “I LOVE YOUNG ME FOR HAVING THE GUTS TO COMMIT TO SOMETHING”

At 16 years old, I was just starting out as a young adult on an acting career. I knew my own sexuality, I knew I was attracted to boys....

 
 
 

WHAT LINKS ORWELL, THE UKRAINIAN FAMINE, ANIMAL FARM, FAKE NEWS AND TRUMP?

Ukraine being used as a pawn between super states will come as no surprise to anyone who went to school with Andrea Chalupa. By the...

EVENT CINEMA: A GROWING POT OF GOLD

There's a lot of doom and gloom when it comes to conversations about the state of the UK cinema market. With few exceptions - 1917...

 
 
 

JOSEPH MAWLE: SEEING THROUGH ORWELL'S EYES CHANGED MY VIEWS

The Big Issue: Your pinned tweet is an Orwell quote: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” What does that...

Strangers rally round to gift boy his lost Pratchett books collection

STRANGERS RALLY ROUND TO GIFT BOY HIS LOST PRATCHETT BOOKS COLLECTION

The dad of an autistic boy who lost his treasured Terry Pratchett novels has praised selfless strangers on the internet who rallied...

 
 
 

“IT IS WHAT IT IS”: THERE'S NO DENYING LOVE ISLAND

Last summer, I wrote about how I couldn't understand anything about Love Island. Clinging on to the last vestiges of common sense 2019...

Changemakers: Breaking down barriers with football

CHANGEMAKERS: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS WITH FOOTBALL

London is a big place. For young people, cuts to youth services have only made it bigger. Alex Baine knows it - that's why he created...

 
 
 

FIRST OFFICIAL COUNT REVEALS THAT SCOTLAND HAS HIGHEST UK HOMELESS DEATH RATE

The first-ever official homeless deaths count in Scotland has uncovered the “devastating scale” of the 195 people who died without...

ANN DOWD WANTS TO “GET DOWN ON KNEES TO PRAISE HANDMAID'S TALE PROTESTORS”

Need a menacing cult leader or cold-hearted oppressor for your high-class television series? Or an abusive co-worker for a thriller,...

 
 
 
Independent Care Review slams care system as ‘fractured and unfeeling'

INDEPENDENT CARE REVIEW SLAMS CARE SYSTEM AS ‘FRACTURED AND UNFEELING'

Scotland's care system is “fractured, bureaucratic and unfeeling” for children and families, according to the Independent Care Review...

DAVID BOWIE: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD WIDE WEB

Twenty-one years ago the original wired rock star David Bowie spoke to The Big Issue about his love of a new craze called ‘the internet'....

 
 
 

UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT DELAYED AGAIN UNTIL 2024

The troubled Universal Credit rollout has been delayed once again and is now set to be completed in 2024 - with the latest setback...

“DISAPPOINTING” WALES ROUGH SLEEPING FIGURES SHOW RISE BUT “NO SURPRISE”

A significant rise in the number of rough sleepers counted on the streets of Wales has been described as “no surprise” by the minister...

 
 
 

COUPLE USE TECH EXPERTISE TO CRAFT SELF-CLEANING HOODIE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE

An entrepreneurial couple have created the world's first “self-cleaning hoodie” in a bid to help homeless people and save the planet. London-based...

FACT/FICTION: IS BORIS JOHNSON RIGHT ABOUT ROUGH SLEEPING FIGURES?

How it was told We saw it in the general election campaign when he snubbed Andrew Neil's BBC interview, but Boris Johnson has been...

 
 
 

JOHN BIRD: WE'RE OUT. SO NOW TO THINK OF THE FUTURE

It so happens that the last full day, last week, we were members of the European Union coincided with my 74th birthday. January 30,...

PAUL MCNAMEE: WHEN REAL LIFE MEETS SOUNDBITES

Computer gaming has always been another country to me. I've never been taken by any aspect of it. I understand that gamers can get...

 
 
 



Aston Villa 2 Tottenham 3: Son scores stoppage time winner to close gap on...

Aston Villa 2 Tottenham 3: Son scores stoppage time winner to close gap on Chelsea after Alderweireld own goal

SON HEUNG-MIN scored a stoppage time winner to save the day for Spurs against Aston Villa. Jose Mourinho's side got off to a nightmare start at Villa Park when Toby... Read more ...

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta singles out three players after dominant Newcastle win

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta singles out three players after dominant Newcastle win

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos, after the Gunners thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium on... Read more ...

Team LeBron beat Team Giannis to win NBA All Star Game in revamped Kobe...

Team LeBron beat Team Giannis to win NBA All Star Game in revamped Kobe tribute format

The 2020 NBA All Star Game was settled with a new Final Target Score in the fourth quarter. Read more ...

Caroline Flack's death being kept from Love Island stars as ITV bosses...

Caroline Flack's death being kept from Love Island stars as ITV bosses cancel tonight's show

CAROLINE Flack's death is being kept from the Love Island stars as ITV bosses cancel tonight's show. The former Love Island presenter, 40, was found dead in her flat after... Read more ...

Britons land in Sharm el Sheikh as flight restrictions lifted

Britons land in Sharm el Sheikh as flight restrictions lifted

One of the first flights from the UK to Sharm el Sheikh has landed after restrictions on flying to the Egyptian resort were lifted. Read more ...

Disney voice actor on Recess and socialite who struggled with addiction...

Disney voice actor on Recess and socialite who struggled with addiction Jason Davis dead at 35

DISNEY voice actor and famous socialite Jason Davis died Sunday February 16 at the age of 35. The cause of death for troubled star is unknown though he had been open about his... Read more ...

Hana Cross commands attention in chic grey trouser suit at Tommy Hilfiger's...

Hana Cross commands attention in chic grey trouser suit at Tommy Hilfiger's London Fashion Week show

The American model caught the eye in a stylish grey trousers suit as she arrived at London's Tate Modern ahead of the star-studded event. Read more ...

WWE superstar Nikki Bella insists she's 'feeling better' as she displays...

WWE superstar Nikki Bella insists she's 'feeling better' as she displays 15-week baby bump

The 36-year-old is expecting her first child with fiancé and former Strictly Come Dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev after announcing her pregnancy at the same time as sister... Read more ...

Arsenal boss Arteta reveals Guardiola phone call after Man City's Champions...

Arsenal boss Arteta reveals Guardiola phone call after Man City's Champions League ban

Mikel Arteta rang Pep Guardiola to console him after Manchester City were banned from the Champions League for two years. Read more ...

Kobe Bryant tribute: How NBA All Star Game 2020 will honour Lakers legend

Kobe Bryant tribute: How NBA All Star Game 2020 will honour Lakers legend

The 2020 NBA All Star Game will have a number of tributes to Kobe Bryant throughout the night. Read more ...