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Fundraiser raises £5,000 for popular Big Issue vendor ahead of leg amputation

FUNDRAISER RAISES £5,000 FOR POPULAR BIG ISSUE VENDOR AHEAD OF LEG AMPUTATION

Popular Big Issue vendor Richie is facing an operation to have his leg amputated - but insists that the £5,000 fundraiser set up by...

GEORGE ALAGIAH: “I NEVER LET RACE DEFINE ME”

George Alagiah has admitted that moving to Britain dented his confidence as he told his experiences of twice being an immigrant in...

 
 
 

LONDON BIG ISSUE VENDOR ANDY WOTTON HAS DIED

We are sad to announce that long-time London Big Issue vendor Andy Wotton has died. The 52-year-old, who was originally from Scotland...

Homeless people are making furniture that will be shown off at the V&A

HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE MAKING FURNITURE THAT WILL BE SHOWN OFF AT THE V&A

Vulnerably housed people are building unique furniture for their new homes with upcycled materials, thanks to a collaboration between...

 
 
 
Margaret Atwood: “I've got to stop being a compulsive helpaholic”

MARGARET ATWOOD: “I'VE GOT TO STOP BEING A COMPULSIVE HELPAHOLIC”

I was 16 in November 1955, living in Canada. This was a time of Elvis Presley, rock 'n' roll, circle skirts, penny loafers, formal...

AN EARLY GENERAL ELECTION WOULD BE DANGEROUS FOR BORIS, SAYS STEVE RICHARDS

The Big Issue: What does history show us about the pitfalls Boris Johnson must be aware of? Steve Richards: Each prime minister is...

 
 
 

CHANGEMAKERS: YASMIN IBISON IS GIVING KIDS THEIR OWN CULTURE CLUB

Last week Ofsted announced it would begin measuring cultural capital as part of its school inspection framework. Yasmin Ibison, founder...

‘PEOPLE ALWAYS LOOK TO ESCAPE IN DIFFICULT TIMES' SAY DOWNTON ABBEY STARS

Downton Abbey 's first episode aired on September 26th 2010, when record audiences tuned into ITV to watch the developing romance between...

 
 
 

THE BIG ISSUE GOES CASHLESS WITH THE HELP OF IZETTLE

Cashless payments now far outweigh cash transactions, with one in five Brits ditching notes and coins entirely, while tapping a card...

JOHN BIRD: HEY BIG SPENDERS, TRY STOPPING POVERTY AT SOURCE

A man approached me on a station platform and with poor English indicated to me that a small child of his was at Heathrow airport and...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: BRAVO MAURICE, YOU'VE GIVEN US SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT

In France last week they were obsessed with a big cock. Stop it. Really. I know you'll insert your own Brexit/Boris punchline. I shouldn't...

J WARWICK SWEENEY: SOCIETY MUST RETHINK ITS APPROACH TO ADDICTION

It could be said the stories behind my book Hardy Tree landed in my lap - I am, after all, the grandson of its subject John Yerbury...

 
 
 

THE THRILLING EVOLUTION OF BRITISH JAZZ HAS REACHED A WHOLE NEW AUDIENCE

Everyone's talking about British jazz at the moment. It's exciting, fresh and genre-bending! The ‘jazz police' and the purists might...

IT ISN'T ALL THAT

There were clues that Warner Bros didn't quite know what it had when it released the new take on Stephen King's It two years ago. The...

 
 
 

THIS WAY UP IS THE WAY FORWARD

Some people like long-winded dramas featuring women pulling their cardigans together and looking meaningfully out at the sea. Some...

This Hostel Life, Melatu Uche Okorie; Refugee Tales III, Herd and Pincus

THIS HOSTEL LIFE, MELATU UCHE OKORIE; REFUGEE TALES III, HERD AND PINCUS

Melatu Uche Okorie isn't afraid to speak the truth. In her debut collection of short stories This Hostel Life, she draws on both her...

 
 
 

TOP 5 BOOKS WITH LIFE-CHANGING LIES

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Tom Ripley is chosen by the wealthy Herbert Greenleaf to retrieve Greenleaf's son, Dickie,...

SIGN OUR PETITION TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR HOLIDAY HUNGER FIGHT

We have been shining a light on the underlying problems behind holiday hunger and the organisations tackling the issue all summer. Now...

 
 
 

LEMN SISSAY: ‘MY YOUNGER SELF DID NOT DESERVE WHAT INSTITUTIONS DID TO HIM'

The memory of my younger self is something I struggle with. I have no one to dispute or agree on the memory of me, good or bad. I was...

SHEFFIELD BIN LORRIES FIRST EVER TO BE POWERED BY THE RUBBISH THEY COLLECT

Upcycled bin lorries powered by household waste are being trialled in Sheffield and Westminster - the first local authority schemes...

 
 
 



Cancer survivor becomes first to swim Channel four times non-stop

Cancer survivor becomes first to swim Channel four times non-stop

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Chelsea vs Valencia TV channel and live stream: How to watch Champions...

Chelsea vs Valencia TV channel and live stream: How to watch Champions League match

Chelsea host Valencia in the Champions League tonight and Express Sport is on hand with all the live stream and TV information. Read more ...

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona live stream, TV channel: How to watch...

Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona live stream, TV channel: How to watch Champions League game

Borussia Dortmund host Barcelona in the Champions League tonight and Express Sport is on hand with all the live stream and TV information. Read more ...

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrests over death of policeman killed by car on duty

PC Andrew Harper: Four arrests over death of policeman killed by car on duty

PC Andrew Harper worked for Thames Valley Police, who has re-arrested three teenagers and detained another man on suspicion of murder and theft Read more ...

Championship TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every match live...

Championship TV fixtures 2019/20: Sky Sports listings for every match live on TV and online

The Championship is officially underway for 2019/20 and once again it is set to prove itself as one of the greatest football leagues in the world. Millions will flock to the... Read more ...

Russian research lab containing smallpox, Ebola and HIV hit by gas explosion

Russian research lab containing smallpox, Ebola and HIV hit by gas explosion

The gas explosion sparked a fire at Russia's State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology in Koltsovo, but the authorities say there is no biological threat to the public Read more ...

Katy Perry gets wedding tips from Ellie Goulding as she shares adorable...

Katy Perry gets wedding tips from Ellie Goulding as she shares adorable picture from her big day

Katy and Orlando attended Ellie's wedding We do love a good candid celebrity picture - and when they come from inside one of the weddings of the year, even better. So thanks... Read more ...

Supreme Court to decide if Boris prorogue of Parliament was legal

Supreme Court to decide if Boris prorogue of Parliament was legal

The entrance of the Supreme Court in London The UK's highest court will start sitting today to decide if the suspension of Parliament was legal. Boris Johnson controversially... Read more ...

Mings and El Ghazi not the first team-mates to have a bust-up

Mings and El Ghazi not the first team-mates to have a bust-up

Aston Villa pair Tyrone Mings and Anwar El Ghazi came to blows during their draw with West Ham on Monday night... but they are far from the first example of two team-mates... Read more ...

Man Utd news LIVE: £150m double deal eyed, Neville wants three transfers, De...

Man Utd news LIVE: £150m double deal eyed, Neville wants three transfers, De Gea details

Manchester United secured the future of David de Gea on Monday and many more transfer dealings are afoot at Old Trafford. Read more ...