Our Christmas Kids Cover Competition winner is revealed!
Congratulations to five-year-old Evelyn from North Yorkshire and her happy dancing reindeer! We received hundreds and hundreds of entries and at the end of this year, the overload of festive feelgood spirit is just what we needed!
After spending weeks in an induced coma suffering from Covid complications, the beloved children’s writer talks about health, healing and hope
Kids books of the year
Staying on that theme, books editor Jane Graham presents our guide to the best kids books of 2020, ideal as stocking fillers!
And another exceptional child… Thirty years after Kevin McCallister brought down the ‘wet bandits’ we see what tips can be taken from the classic film for our own, more isolated, Christmas
Once in a lifetime will the Talking Heads frontman gives his younger self a good talking to!
We speak to Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer about how their fishing show become an unlikely TV phenomenon
The Big Exchange
Find out how a new Junior ISA will help positively power people and planet
There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas? There may be – it might just be called something else. Writer Nancy Campbell says the flurry of words used to describe snow tells us much about different countries and cultures
Chill this Christmas
Celebrated musician Chilly Gonzales gives his guide to the sad Christmas songs that make you feel good. Look out for exclusive videos he has made on bigissue.com
Crisis on the high streets
As massive names in retail collapse and thousands face losing their jobs, John Bird and the Ride Out Recession Alliance look at what support is needed
Feed the birds
Our vendor expert Richard Todd aka the ‘Birdman of Exeter’ explains how wildlife really needs your help this winter
And vendor Peter in Darlington is dressed as Santa riding a reindeer!
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