Latest Features

Welcome to The Jungle: Inside the Calais refugee camp

Edward Jonkler went into 'The Jungle' at Calais to document the reasons people are risking their lives to come to Britain

Peter Andre

Peter Andre: "I rebelled against my religious upbringing"

Jane Graham

Britain's favourite hip-swiveller Peter Andre reflects upon learning to live with anxiety, Strictly and how fatherhood changed him...

Big Issue-style coffee project launches

Adam Forrest

In a groundbreaking partnership between The Big Issue and Change Please, homeless people are being trained as baristas

Dr Roz Pidcock: Will we ever see a white Christmas again?

Global temperatures are rising. Autumns are mild, seasons running into one. What’s the reality of climate change – and what can be done?

Richard Lindzen

Richard Lindzen: Why the climate hysteria?

'CO2 is not the enemy,' writes Richard Lindzen, Professor Emeritus of atmospheric sciences at MIT. 'It’s bigger than this…'

"The Big Issue brings people in need to the marketplace to work and earn, like most people have to do"
"As time moves and people search for answers and ways ahead, words will be the driver"
“I feel like I’m building a normal life – at long last”
You can buy your Christmas cards - and lots of other goodies - from the The Big Issue's social trading shop
Big Issue vendor Jack Richardson is to marry the woman he met whilst selling The Big Issue, after they "fell head over heels in love"
The Big Issue has teamed up with artistic collective Neu! Reekie! and Edinburgh Art Festival to give readers an early festive treat…
"I’ll be totally alone and unsupported without even a change of clothes. If I don’t make enough money, I don’t eat."

Latest Reviews

Album reviews: Kurt Cobain uncut

Malcolm Jack

"Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings is raggedly revealing of the complex, lonely soul that was Kurt Cobain"

Mr Robot left me hacked off so Red Oaks gets Prime position

"Forget Mr Robot. Amazon’s less well publicised Red Oaks is hilarious, with a John Hughes-esque warmth"

Derren Brown: Miracle


"The audience implicitly trusts Derren Brown, even those who think they know better"

Francis Beckett & Tony Russell: 5 books on social history

"A groundbreaking analysis of mid-20th-century popular culture..." Francis Beckett & Tony Russell select 5 books on British social history