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Council charges Grenfell residents cleaning fee for memorial to victims: ‘Who would think this was fair?’
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Council charges Grenfell residents cleaning fee for memorial to victims: ‘Who would think this was fair?’

Kensington and Chelsea Council has apologised and refunded the money, which included £37 for hanging lanterns
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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke: ‘Surviving brain injuries gave me a fire to keep going’

Seven years after Grenfell Tower fire: Residents fear they’ll die before seeing justice
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Seven years after Grenfell Tower fire: Residents fear they’ll die before seeing justice

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Even Nigel Farage wants to scrap the two-child benefit cap. When will Labour see sense?
General election 2024

Even Nigel Farage wants to scrap the two-child benefit cap. When will Labour see sense?

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Covid destroyed my mental health and I lost everything – but discovering boxing turned my life around

Inside the Big Issue: Game of Throne’s star Emilia Clarke and her fight back from brain injuries
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Game of Throne’s star Emilia Clarke and her fight back from brain injuries

General election 2024: Our Blueprint for Change calls on next government to end poverty for good
Big Issue blueprint for change for general election 2024 contested by Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer
General election 2024

General election 2024: Our Blueprint for Change calls on next government to end poverty for good

From 00s pop to cutting-edge electronica: Here’s the best UK music festivals in summer 2024
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From 00s pop to cutting-edge electronica: Here’s the best UK music festivals in summer 2024

Introducing the Big Issue 100 Changemakers of 2024
Changemakers 2024

Introducing the Big Issue 100 Changemakers of 2024

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DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know
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DWP universal credit increase 2024 – everything benefit claimants need to know

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase
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Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
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Cost of living crisis

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

39 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the May half term
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39 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the May half term

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Big Issue Vendor Sonya Marion in Birmingham

Sonya Marion, Pigeon Park, Birminghan

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Big Issue vendor Richard Lewis in Cardiff

Richard Lewis, Capitol Shopping Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff

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Mohammed Iqbal, Spar, Crosspool, Sheffield

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Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness

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Letters: I’m autistic and the DWP’s benefit reforms make me very scared for the future

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Letters: DWP wants to make it as hard as possible to look after my disabled relatives

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Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: ‘Ordinary moments go unnoticed’

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The urgent need for social investment to end poverty in the UK
Big Issue Invest

The urgent need for social investment to end poverty in the UK

Poor pay makes care workers feel like second class citizens – the next government must fix this
social care crisis sees care workers experiencing low pay
Katherine Chapman

Poor pay makes care workers feel like second class citizens – the next government must fix this

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How books can help children understand the crushing challenges of poverty
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How books can help children understand the crushing challenges of poverty

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Letter to my younger self

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Letter To My Younger Self

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Kathleen Hanna
Letter to my Younger Self

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Liz Carr: ‘I was told all the time I wouldn’t live to be old – and I believed it’
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Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know

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Covid destroyed my mental health and I lost everything – but discovering boxing turned my life around
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‘Your world changes in a moment’: Brain injury survivors share remarkable stories of strength and triumph

World’s first fine-dining restaurant staffed by homeless people to open in London
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Inside the Big Issue: Game of Throne’s star Emilia Clarke and her fight back from brain injuries

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Big Issue Invest takes Social Impact Investment to the House of Lords with pension and insurance providers

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