ISSUE 1289

We are here: #celebrateyourvendor – now, more than ever

Five years after two Big Issue vendors were killed as they worked, we remember their lives and ask what’s changed for homeless people since their tragic deaths.

#CELEBRATEYOURVENDORNow, more than ever.

Also in this week’s magazine…

  • Out of sight, out of mind – with an estimated 300,000 people sleeping in hostels, temporary shelters or unsuitable and overcrowded accommodation, we delve into Britain’s hidden homelessness
  • Some 50,000 people die early because of air pollution in the UK each year. But your community can feel the benefits overnight with some simple steps to cut pollution. TV medic Dr Xand van Tulleken takes a deep breath and dives in

  • In Letter to My Younger Self, veteran actress Zoe Wanamaker talks art school, defying her parents to become an actress and telling her 16-year-old self to “hold on to self-belief”

  • Read ’moor with Bowie thanks to The David Bowie Book Club. Set up by his son, film director Duncan Jones, the club uses the list of Bowie’s 100 favourite books to get people around the world reading together

And lots more!