• Jon Bon Jovi: Rock god. Pin-up. Poverty-busting machine. Read the fascinating interview

Jon Bon Jovi: Rock god. Pin-up. Poverty-busting machine. Read the fascinating interview

Issue 1229

Jon Bon Jovi: Rock god. Pin-up. Poverty-busting machine. Read the fascinating interview

In this week’s Big Issue…

Jon Bon Jovi is not what he used to be. Here he is, discussing his fight against homelessness and his call for fiscal responsibility and presidential prudence. Johnny, don’t forget, used to work on the docks… Great interview.

Adam Forrest investigates the reality of Britain’s homeless hostel business – who benefits and by how much. It’s not those on the street.

John Bird explains why it’s good that ideas come and go and why a Big Issue colouring book will be around by Christmas.

Our Letter To My Younger Self is that great woman of letters Margaret Atwood. Now 76, she advises us all to seize the moment and say the things that matter to those that matter while we can.

We also have actor Mads Mikkelsen, we have comedian and actor Paul Kaye on why he loves owls and there is a Pause looking at hair.

Our featured vendor is Jason Jarvis from Leigh-On-Sea. An amateur sculptor, he’s keen to start with ceramics again.

We also have our annual finance supplement in all editions this week, and lots, lots more!

The Big Issue

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