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UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’
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Social housing

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’

Almost 1.3 million people in England are waiting for a social home with a combined wait of 1,844 years across the country, says National Housing Federation in plea for long-term housing plan
We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK’s housing crisis. So where are all the builders?
builders
HOUSING

We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK’s housing crisis. So where are all the builders?

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’
Homelessness

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’

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Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?
Housing crisis

Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?

Renting reforms risk ‘trapping’ victims of domestic violence with abusers, government warned
RENTING

Renting reforms risk ‘trapping’ victims of domestic violence with abusers, government warned

Cost of living crisis

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Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’
Homelessness

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’

Ultra-processed food is often blamed for obesity – but we should be looking at government policy
Mark Game

Ultra-processed food is often blamed for obesity – but we should be looking at government policy

‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty
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‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person
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Benefits

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person

Housing

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UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’
social housing in England
Social housing

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’
Homelessness

Emmerdale star Alexander Lincoln: ‘When people lose their house, they can lose their humanity’

We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK’s housing crisis. So where are all the builders?
builders
HOUSING

We need new homes to have any hope of ending UK’s housing crisis. So where are all the builders?

Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner announce new grey belt Labour housebuilding plan
Housing crisis

Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?

Our vendors

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Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: ‘Ordinary moments go unnoticed’
Our Vendors

Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: ‘Ordinary moments go unnoticed’

Inside the Big Issue: Living legend Eric Cantona
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Living legend Eric Cantona

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution
National Vendor Week

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others
Former Big Issue vendor Sharon Clint
Our vendors

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others

Employment

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‘It’s an epidemic’: 1.4 million workers trapped in insecure jobs are stuck in precarious rented homes
insecure work and insecure rented homes impact life decisions
Employment

‘It’s an epidemic’: 1.4 million workers trapped in insecure jobs are stuck in precarious rented homes

Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?
Four-day working week

Millions of Brits think their jobs are ‘meaningless.’ Could a four-day working work week fix that?

‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue
Train strikes

‘What are we going to do?’: Misery for commuters as train strikes continue

British farmers demand universal basic income to prevent bankruptcy in wake of Brexit
Farmer mental health
Universal Basic Income

British farmers demand universal basic income to prevent bankruptcy in wake of Brexit

Social justice

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Sunak’s call to end ‘sick note culture’ and reform benefits is ‘demonising’ disabled and sick people
Rishi Sunak during his speech on the UK's 'sick note culture'
Benefits

Sunak’s call to end ‘sick note culture’ and reform benefits is ‘demonising’ disabled and sick people

‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty
digital inequality/ child with device
Exclusive

‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out
learning disability hospital/ sarah
Disabilities

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person
unclaimed benefits/ dwp
Benefits

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person

Activism

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Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: ‘There aren’t any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets’
London

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: ‘There aren’t any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets’

Grand National: Animal rights activists claim ‘tweaks’ to ‘cruel’ horse race don’t go far enough
Animal rights

Grand National: Animal rights activists claim ‘tweaks’ to ‘cruel’ horse race don’t go far enough

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children’s charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution
poverty/ selfa
Poverty

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children’s charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution

This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit
Philanthropy

This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit

Environment

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West Sussex floods: ‘Deadly’ flooding is getting worse with climate change. We must prepare for the new norm
flooding climate change
Environment

West Sussex floods: ‘Deadly’ flooding is getting worse with climate change. We must prepare for the new norm

Sunak’s government slammed for ‘protecting’ frequent flyers amid calls for a new green tax
Environment

Sunak’s government slammed for ‘protecting’ frequent flyers amid calls for a new green tax

Calls to nationalise Thames Water as Brits face 40% increase in bills: ‘A con and a disgrace’
Water bills

Calls to nationalise Thames Water as Brits face 40% increase in bills: ‘A con and a disgrace’

Repair Week 2024: There’s a simple way to save over £450 per year – start fixing stuff
man fixing computer motherboard with screwdriver for Repair Week 2022
Repair week

Repair Week 2024: There’s a simple way to save over £450 per year – start fixing stuff