They know him as the animal man of Northern Ireland. This week we meet Kenny Gracey – the medieval livestock owner whose life has been transformed by the hit TV series Game Of Thrones.
It’s not just on-screen talent that has felt the Thrones effect – its success has pumped million into Northern Ireland’s economy. For farmer Kenny, Thrones saved his business.
Inside this week
- Our Letter To My Younger Self is with Michael Ball. It’s a cracking read about how a gig for Miss England helped him overcome panic attacks.
- Our Changemaker is James McNaught, the House of Lords doorkeeper who also runs a UK charity called Cancer on Board.
- Dani Garavelli digs into to Britain’s secret shame: Funeral poverty.
- Vendor opening and closing proceedings is Robin Price. He’s spent 28 years on the street, and is making leaps and bounds with The Big Issue.
Morning peeps. If I have this right. I should be in the lovely @BigIssue mag this week. So I am of to Bristol early to pick this weeks up and see. U can pick one up from me outside coffee house high street Weston s mare from 10:00 onwards. Have a great day. pic.twitter.com/Rxd6vd5t3r
— Robinprice (@robinprice1975) April 8, 2019
There’s much more of course.