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“Are they really prepared to evict 92 families?”

Reader Lindsey Garrett on why the New Era estate in Hoxton is taking on Richard Benyon, the richest MP in the country...

Cary Elwes: "This is a sequel to The Princess Bride"

Steven MacKenzie

Swashbuckling hero of The Princess Bride talks about bringing the cast together and how Pope John Paul II was a fan of the film

Is social mobility dead?

Adam Forrest

Is elitism embedded within British society? Some are warning that social mobility is leaping backwards by centuries...

Hidden Britain: Harris' Well, Chalton, Hampshire

The Big Issue is seeking out the hidden gems of Britain, brought to you every week in association with Walkingworld.com...

Monolingual Britain is losing out

Speaking another language makes cultural and economic sense. It's time for the UK to be multilingual, says Gaston Dorren

What the nanny saw...

Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago. But, as these images show, she was also "one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers"

The pension age is set to keep rising. Will pay follow?

Dominic Laurie

The UK retirement age is likely to rise to 70 or more. This will bring unique challenges for all of us, says Dominic Laurie...

Amanda Palmer: One of the most hated figures on the internet

Statue. Feminist. Hate figure. Who is the real Amanda Palmer – and why is her philosophy attracting so much attention?

Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone: "I should have taken acting more seriously"

Adrian Lobb

Ray Winstone on his violent youth, learning his craft, long marriages - and a day to remember with 'true gent' Bobby Moore

Coastal Housing Group

Coastal Housing Group specialises in urban regeneration, focusing on integrating social housing with commercial developments

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