Time for Plan Britain?

Issue 1009

Time for Plan Britain?

One year on from the riots, Plan B – Britain’s bad boy done good – speaks out for the kids that were demonised by the police and press.

Plus, we investigate how Muslim groups in south London have helped to crack gang culture, and the message of peace at the heart of Islam is explained…

Also in this week’s Big Issue:

In My Week, Author Eoin Colfer, whose adventurous teen anti-hero Artemis Fowl is being turned into a Hollywood movie, explains why he goes to kettlebell classes at the gym (“25 years of fried chicken”)…

Think there are plenty more fish in the sea? Think again: our statistical breakdown of the oceans will give you plenty of food for thought…

Hairdresser-turned-Hollywood A-Lister Danny De Vito explains why he’s always got one eye on your hairdo, in Letter to my Younger Self…

We take you inside John Milton’s cottage in Chalfont St Giles, while author Dan Kiernan tells us that slow travel is the way forward if you want to learn more about the world

Plus – we are giving away Nikon limited edition Olympic binoculars worth £135 – there are 3 pairs to be won, so enter now!