ISSUE 1382

Boo! It’s this week’s Big Issue!

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, or happening in politics, who you gonna call? The Big Issue!

No trick, we give readers a treat with this week’s magazine. Inside Ken Loach tells us about how economic problems aren’t evidence of capitalism failing, but instead demonstrating capitalism in action. His new film Sorry We Missed You is out next Friday.

Last year, The Big Issue organised a meeting between Jacqueline Wilson and young care-experienced kids. They expressed disappointment that Tracy Beaker grew up to be a young single mother living on a council estate. Their desire to see Tracy have the happy ending they all hoped for inspired Wilson’s new book, which is dedicated to these children, and the multi-million selling author writes about how the Big Issue article influenced her storytelling.

Also inside…

  • This week’s Younger Self is with comedian Stewart Lee. On Thursday, a new book featuring some of the best Letters to Younger Selves from the past decade will be published in time for Christmas. Available from all good retailers!
  • Julian Clary can’t contain his excitement as he gives some helpful tips to youngsters entering our Kids Cover Competition
  • Ghoulish rock band Ghost tell us about the sound of the underworld just in time for Halloween
  • This week’s My Pitch vendor is Lee Cooke in Newcastle, who tells us about how selling The Big Issue allowed him to put down a deposit on a house
  • Plus: Does working long hours make you go bald? Hmm

And as always, even more inside!