Tales of survival and hope

Issue 1589

Tales of survival and hope

As temperatures drop, energy bills mount and the festive period approaches, we are starting to see a huge influx in vendors looking to make extra income at this time of year. So we’re looking at the various ways people can show their support (dogs can too as Justin and Bumper on the cover prove). There’s a new Big Issue Winter Support Kit which gives the recipient four copies of the magazine, while a vendor receives a special pack. It includes a beanie hat to keep warm, hot drink and lunch item, equipment to increase earnings through cashless transactions and a personalised support plan.

Visit www.bigissue.com/christmas for more information.

Also inside

  • A special investigation into the thousands of asylum seekers about to be made homelessness even after given right to remain in the country
  • How you can put forward a nomination for our list of 100 Changemakers who will make people’s lives better in 2024
  • The race is on to fix the UK’s old, leaky homes. One couple have been going door-to-door to retrofit 1,400 houses in their small corner of Birmingham 
  • We’re on the banks as a family of five beavers are released into London’s urban waterways
  • Richard Hawley’s teachers knew the Longpigs and Pulp star had a musical future
  • The story of North Sentinel Island, home of one of the last uncontacted tribes in the world, and the missionary who died trying to reach them
  • David Duchovny on his heart-breaking love of Puff the Magic Dragon
  • And Plymouth vendor Clive (with his dog Geezer) tells us about preparing for his next stage role

Plus much more!

If you can, please buy a copy from your local vendor.

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