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Lucy Pegg wants to know why we’ve given up the bloody fight to free female sanitary products from VAT

Sweet success

The Chocolate Factory is turning troubled lives around by fuelling creative dreams - with help from Big Issue Invest

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins: "At 15 I was a deep thinker..."

Jane Graham

Soap star Michelle Collins, 51, on her punk years, the reasons for her anorexia, and the impact of a childhood tragedy

Are we really a Christian nation?

Adam Forrest

That's what David Cameron and his cabinet ministers say. But it’s a question of faith and funding, finds Adam Forrest

John Bird

Only education can smash the class ceiling

John Bird

"Is it not alarming that illiteracy ravishes and lays to waste the poorest among us?"

United Welsh

Housing association United Welsh are dedicated to providing good quality affordable housing across South Wales

The war on fat

Last time there was a sugar tax we lost America… so what could possibly go wrong? Alex Massie considers the nation's sweet tooth

The Exeter Cleaning Company

The Exeter Cleaning Company provide services to a variety of clients and plays an active role in supporting the community

Changing the record

Adrian Lobb

Sunderland's Pop Recs Ltd is bucking the high street trend to galvanise a community through culture, coffee and "good value"

One very sound bloke...

Malcolm Jack

The Radiophonic Workshop's Mark Ayres talks Doctor Who, iconic noises - and the sound of a nervous breakdown