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Every damning detail from ex-border inspector’s reports the Home Office didn’t want you to see

The Home Office has been accused of ‘burying’ 13 long-unpublished reports on the state of the asylum and borders system. We picked out the uncomfortable details
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Artificial Intelligence

What the disastrous ‘Willy Wonka experience’ tells us about AI and its ‘pollution’ of bad content

Rwanda asylum plan could cost taxpayer more than £500m. Here’s how that could be much better spent
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A modest proposal

Rwanda asylum plan could cost taxpayer more than £500m. Here’s how that could be much better spent

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Inside the Big Issue: 200 Years of Small Boats
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Inside the Big Issue: 200 Years of Small Boats

Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power
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Number of people sleeping rough in England more than double than when Tories came to power

Inside the Big Issue: Time for a Spring Budget reboot
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Time for a Spring Budget reboot

Jamie Oliver champions low-cost recipes with the launch of The Big Issue Recipe Collection
The Big Issue Recipe Collection

Jamie Oliver champions low-cost recipes with the launch of The Big Issue Recipe Collection

‘Mr Sunak, do something’: Big Issue vendors lead call for PM to protect renters from homelessness
End Housing Insecurity Now

‘Mr Sunak, do something’: Big Issue vendors lead call for PM to protect renters from homelessness

Introducing the Big Issue 100 Changemakers of 2024
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Introducing the Big Issue 100 Changemakers of 2024

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Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here’s how to get help if you can’t afford to pay

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
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Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

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Cost of living crisis

Where to get help as cost of living payments come to an end

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28 places where kids can eat free or for £1 during the February half term

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Mark Dransfield, Co-op Food, Market Street, Hebden Bridge

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Brigitta Claudia, M&S, Argyle St, Glasgow

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This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others

Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’
Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert and his pet dog Bryony
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Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’
Former Big Issue vendor Adam Khan
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How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’

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Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty

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The online world is bad for us – it’s official

It’s truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can’t find work
Volunteers at Earlsfield Foodbank sort food in crates in the middle of a church
Charlotte White

It’s truly heartbreaking how often food bank guests are punished because they can’t find work

Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man
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Andrew Tate is the worst possible example of being a man

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Advantages of Age and the taboo-busting power of intentional living

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Take it from me, going to gigs by yourself is liberating and life-affirming

Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley on communism, punk and how music saved him from a stint in borstal
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Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley on communism, punk and how music saved him from a stint in borstal

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Inside the Big Issue: 200 Years of Small Boats

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Letter to my Younger Self

Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley on communism, punk and how music saved him from a stint in borstal

Angela Griffin: ‘For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King’
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Angela Griffin: ‘For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King’

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Architect and TV presenter George Clarke: ‘I decided to make the absolute most out of life’

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Renters pay their landlords’ buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
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Renters pay their landlords’ buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are ‘set up to fail’ by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
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Exclusive: Disabled people are ‘set up to fail’ by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

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Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know

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Specsavers partners with Big Issue to provide free eye care for vendors

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Cost of living or Generation Snowflake? Boomers and Gen Z disagree on causes of youth mental health crisis

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Building financial confidence: how to talk money with kids

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Big Issue Recipe Collection: Delicious lentil stew will warm you up and costs just a few pounds
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Big Issue Recipe Collection: Delicious lentil stew will warm you up and costs just a few pounds

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Inside the Big Issue: Time for a Spring Budget reboot
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Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty
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Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty

Inside the Big Issue: The filth and fury of Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley
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Inside the Big Issue: The filth and fury of Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley