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‘I lost my home, I didn’t lose my pride’: Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird

Fresh from selling The Big Issue with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lee Welham discusses the magazine’s past, present and future with co-founder John Bird.

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Here’s what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive

The Doctor Who star and Plymouth vendor quickly realised they had more in common than they first thought.

Londoners tackle housing crisis themselves with largest community building project yet
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Londoners tackle housing crisis themselves with largest community building project yet

A community-led housing group have shovels in the ground to build 36 affordable homes in Lewisham – the largest project of its type in the capital.

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Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless
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CO2 crisis: Why you shouldn’t panic buy

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Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves
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Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves

Insulate Britain: Who are the protesters and why do they keep blocking the M25?
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Insulate Britain: Who are the protesters and why do they keep blocking the M25?

I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi
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I went to the quietest place in America. The locals want wifi

Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?
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Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?

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Here's what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive
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Here's what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive

The Doctor Who star and Plymouth vendor quickly realised they had more in common than they first thought.
Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships
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Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis: A delightful diary of Ellis’s musical life and friendships

Warren Ellis uses a piece of chewing gum stolen from his idol's piano top to mythical levels, with a few good stories along the way.
Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid's Tale
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Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid's Tale

Author John D Rutter selects his top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, featuring Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and Franz Kafka.

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More than 70 MPs back motion to stop ministers lying in parliament

The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa
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The Big Issue vendor who became London’s happiest bus driver is now bringing drinking water to Africa

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Climate crisis laid bare as new map illustrates threat of rising sea levels

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If we are going to build back better we need to think local

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Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK's poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating

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Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families

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How The Big Issue became an A-level set text

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A week in the life of a service broker: Gabi Sima, Birmingham

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Dennis Publishing Sales Challenge

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