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How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work
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How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work

Rolling out Rentstart’s Freedom2Work scheme nationally could also save the public purse £600m and help half of the homeless population into private-rented accommodation, researchers say.

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

Big Issue sellers all have wide and varied backgrounds. We asked them what advice they would give to their younger selves.

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.

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

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company
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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company

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How to reduce job hunting stress
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How to reduce job hunting stress

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer
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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a furniture restorer

CO2 crisis: Why you shouldn’t panic buy
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CO2 crisis: Why you shouldn’t panic buy

Sabina Nessa vigil: Thousands gather across the country to honour teacher
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Sabina Nessa vigil: Thousands gather across the country to honour teacher

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless
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Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless

Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough
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Restaurants banned from keeping tips as government admits minimum wage is not enough

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’10s and beyond
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’10s and beyond

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star
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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star

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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business
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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I own a cleaning business

‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned
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‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned

Plans to ‘modernise’ working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one
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Plans to ‘modernise’ working life will allow employees to request flexibility from day one

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?

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?

What is fire and rehire? How can you fight against it?
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What is fire and rehire? How can you fight against it?

Leaseholders are beaming a doomsday clock onto a building to count down to financial ruin
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Leaseholders are beaming a doomsday clock onto a building to count down to financial ruin

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’00s
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’00s

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‘Nowhere near good enough’: Government slammed over lack of support for LGBTQ+ Afghans
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‘Nowhere near good enough’: Government slammed over lack of support for LGBTQ+ Afghans

Demand for energy bills advice soars by 9,000% amid gas crisis
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Demand for energy bills advice soars by 9,000% amid gas crisis

Basic income campaigners set to give out free cash ahead of universal credit cut
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Basic income campaigners set to give out free cash ahead of universal credit cut

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Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue

Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to ‘cut £5,000 a year from wages’
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Weetabix workers strike over fire and rehire plans to ‘cut £5,000 a year from wages’

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?
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The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?

‘They call us snowflakes but we’re taking action’: Children speak out in landmark survey
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‘They call us snowflakes but we’re taking action’: Children speak out in landmark survey

Fury over video showing rough sleepers sprayed with jet washer in Camden
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Fury over video showing rough sleepers sprayed with jet washer in Camden

Which children’s charities are fighting poverty in the UK?
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Which children’s charities are fighting poverty in the UK?

What happens to plastic waste in the UK?
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What happens to plastic waste in the UK?

The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers
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The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers

‘Why don’t the homeless just go home?’ – The Big Issue’s first cover story revisited
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‘Why don’t the homeless just go home?’ – The Big Issue’s first cover story revisited