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Rose Ayling-Ellis: ‘Suddenly it became quite cool to be deaf’
Strictly Come Dancing

Rose Ayling-Ellis: ‘Suddenly it became quite cool to be deaf’

The winner of the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball is getting used to being Britain’s most famous deaf person – and she’s determined to use her platform for good.

What real entrepreneurs think of The Apprentice
TV

What real entrepreneurs think of The Apprentice

Spoiler alert: one thought it was “pretty realistic”, one took a balanced view, and one felt personally insulted.

Changemakers 2022: The arts
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: The arts

Here are The Big Issue’s 2022 Changemakers making an impact across arts and media.

Hollywood mourns Sir Sidney Poitier, ground-breaking Black actor and activist who has died at 94
Film

Hollywood mourns Sir Sidney Poitier, ground-breaking Black actor and activist who has died at 94

Plants are still running the world… but new David Attenborough series The Green Planet shows they need our help
Green Planet

Plants are still running the world… but new David Attenborough series The Green Planet shows they need our help

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Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: ‘The criminal justice system can be a very hostile place’
Hillsborough

Maxine Peake on Hillsborough drama Anne: ‘The criminal justice system can be a very hostile place’

The films you need to see in 2022
Film

The films you need to see in 2022

Star Trek, Doctor Who and Street Cat Bob: The Big Issue’s top culture stories of 2021
Top stories 2021

Star Trek, Doctor Who and Street Cat Bob: The Big Issue’s top culture stories of 2021

Peter Dinklage: ‘Who says beautiful white people own the rights to romantic stories?’
Letter To My Younger Self

Peter Dinklage: ‘Who says beautiful white people own the rights to romantic stories?’

David Harewood on 2021: ‘The Sewell Report was a kick in the teeth to a lot of Black people’
David Harewood

David Harewood on 2021: ‘The Sewell Report was a kick in the teeth to a lot of Black people’

Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen
LGBTQ+

Rebel Dykes: From activism to politics and sex, unheard lesbian stories hit the screen

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022
Live Music

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022

Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021
Video

Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021

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The best indie books of the year 2021
Books of the Year

The best indie books of the year 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘There are lessons in chasing what scares you’
Musicals

Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘There are lessons in chasing what scares you’

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021
Books of the Year

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’
Film

tick, tick…BOOM! star Alexandra Shipp: ‘If I’m not challenging myself I’m not doing myself justice’

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year
Books of the Year

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year

Bullseye was more than just speedboats – it was a record of the working-class being left behind
James McMahon

Bullseye was more than just speedboats – it was a record of the working-class being left behind

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’
The Matrix Resurrections

Priyanka Chopra enters the Matrix: ‘I love reading the speculations of the fans’

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

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10 great documentaries you can watch on The Big Issue TV with a free month’s trial
The Big Issue TV

10 great documentaries you can watch on The Big Issue TV with a free month’s trial

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear
Claire Jackson

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear

Titane review: Captures the unspoken body horror of pregnancy
Titane

Titane review: Captures the unspoken body horror of pregnancy

tick, tick…BOOM! star Robin de Jesús: ‘No more choosing fear over love’
Film

tick, tick…BOOM! star Robin de Jesús: ‘No more choosing fear over love’

Paul Bullion on The Witcher’s new character Lambert – and arm wrestling Henry Cavill
The Witcher

Paul Bullion on The Witcher’s new character Lambert – and arm wrestling Henry Cavill

The best of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self from 2021
Letter To My Younger Self

The best of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self from 2021

The Witcher’s Freya Allan reckons Ciri could be prime minister
The Witcher

The Witcher’s Freya Allan reckons Ciri could be prime minister

‘Does Logan love his kids? My knee-jerk reaction is yeah’: Succession creator Jesse Armstrong shares the show’s secrets
Succession

‘Does Logan love his kids? My knee-jerk reaction is yeah’: Succession creator Jesse Armstrong shares the show’s secrets

Mark Cavendish: ‘I’m gonna win next year’
Cycling

Mark Cavendish: ‘I’m gonna win next year’

Meet the winner of The Big Issue Kids Christmas Cover Competition 2021!
Kids Cover

Meet the winner of The Big Issue Kids Christmas Cover Competition 2021!

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’
TV

Ghosts Christmas special: ‘It’s a warm show, and it’s an open-minded show’

Comedian Mark Watson: Life, to borrow a footballing term, is a hard place to get a result
Mark Watson

Comedian Mark Watson: Life, to borrow a footballing term, is a hard place to get a result