ISSUE 1263

Judy Murray – the most inspirational person in British sport

As Wimbledon gets underway and Andy Murray sets about defending his title, Judy Murray gives a candid interview in this week’s Letter to My Younger Self. The inspirational matriarch discusses her regrets about not pursuing a tennis-playing career, dealing with media criticism, the effects of her sons’ success upon Dunblane – and getting “all glammed-up” for Strictly Come Dancing.

Also this week:

  • Jeremy Corbyn. The Labour leader was a big hit at Glastonbury, and his popularity continues to grow. How did this happen? Adrian Lobb examines the rise of the MP for Islington North, and also reveals the educators, campaigners and pundits who are energising a new generation for the Left in Britain.
  • Car Park Culture. Can art really thrive in a multi-storey car park? Adam Forrest discovers creativity amidst the concrete…
  • Damian Barr. Reflecting upon growing up in a council house in the 1980s, the Big Issue columnist says that the Grenfell Tower tragedy was caused by the “politics of greed”.

Plus, as always, much much more…