Let It Be

Issue 1490

Let It Be

The Beatles

The Fab Four finally Get Back on The Big Issue’s cover – our second bumper festive edition. As a new documentary rewrites the history of the band, we hear from director Peter Jackson and revisit a classic Big Issue interview where Paul McCartney talks about what it was like when the four lads from Liverpool took over the world.

Let it Jon Snow

After decades as the anchor of Channel 4 News, we speak to Jon Snow about his legacy and how the newsroom has changed over the years.

Homeless in an airport

We follow the turbulent history of the Everyone In scheme via one person who spent lockdown in Heathrow.

Simon Le Bon

From one fab foursome to another, Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon explains how to make a strong first impression by wearing pink leopard skin trousers in a Letter To My Younger Self.

Also inside

  • The inspirational Adele, Christmas cats and Jeremy Irons reading The Big Issue in snazzy red shoes feature alongside other news and views in The Dispatch
  • We meet the actress that played Zuzu Bailey in Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life to find out how the film saved her own life
  • Vendor Dave Martin tells us about his latest art exhibition as he celebrates a big birthday!
  • Plus a roundup of ethical gifts available on The Big Issue Shop and our essential guide to Christmas shows around the country!

Plus much more!