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Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’
Malala Yousafzai
Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’

Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai talks to Big Issue about her new documentary, Bread & Roses, which shows the brutal realities of life for Afghanistan’s women under the Taliban
Activist Kwajo Tweneboa: ‘We’re facing the biggest housing crisis since World War II’
Housing

Activist Kwajo Tweneboa: ‘We’re facing the biggest housing crisis since World War II’

What is the National Wealth Fund? Inside Labour’s less sexy, technocratic replacement for the £28bn
Rachel Reeves and Ed Miliband meeting the National Wealth Fund taskforce
Politics

What is the National Wealth Fund? Inside Labour’s less sexy, technocratic replacement for the £28bn

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‘It’s David vs Goliath’: Inside Amazon workers’ historic battle for trade union recognition
Trade unions

‘It’s David vs Goliath’: Inside Amazon workers’ historic battle for trade union recognition

More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’
Child poverty

More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’

Cost of living crisis

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More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’
child pulling hair of another child who is eating
Child poverty

More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’

1.6 million children at risk of ‘losing their life chances’ because of ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap
three children
Child poverty

1.6 million children at risk of ‘losing their life chances’ because of ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap

‘It’s a scandal’: Outcry from Brits to nationalise water companies as bills set to rise – again
Water

‘It’s a scandal’: Outcry from Brits to nationalise water companies as bills set to rise – again

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?
Free school meals/ Easter holidays
Free school meals

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?

Housing

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Activist Kwajo Tweneboa: ‘We’re facing the biggest housing crisis since World War II’
Housing

Activist Kwajo Tweneboa: ‘We’re facing the biggest housing crisis since World War II’

Homeless people need more than sandwiches – they need and deserve to be seen as individuals
Homelessness

Homeless people need more than sandwiches – they need and deserve to be seen as individuals

Prince William insists it’s possible to end homelessness as Homewards project turns one
Prince William at a meeting to launch Homewards, his mission to end homelessness
Homelessness

Prince William insists it’s possible to end homelessness as Homewards project turns one

Big Issue and Cardboard Citizens present new film series showing homelessness is more than one story
Film

Big Issue and Cardboard Citizens present new film series showing homelessness is more than one story

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Prince William insists it’s possible to end homelessness as Homewards project turns one
Prince William at a meeting to launch Homewards, his mission to end homelessness
Homelessness

Prince William insists it’s possible to end homelessness as Homewards project turns one

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty
Big Issue vendors, frontline staff and campaigners with placards calling for an end to poverty on Westminster Bridge.
General election 2024

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty

Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness

Letters: I’m autistic and the DWP’s benefit reforms make me very scared for the future
Letters

Letters: I’m autistic and the DWP’s benefit reforms make me very scared for the future

Employment

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‘It’s David vs Goliath’: Inside Amazon workers’ historic battle for trade union recognition
Trade unions

‘It’s David vs Goliath’: Inside Amazon workers’ historic battle for trade union recognition

What will the new Labour government do for benefit claimants and the welfare system?
Benefits

What will the new Labour government do for benefit claimants and the welfare system?

‘DWP doesn’t seem to care’: Jobcentres close on election day as 1,500 security guards go on strike
jobcentre
Department for Work and Pensions

‘DWP doesn’t seem to care’: Jobcentres close on election day as 1,500 security guards go on strike

Workers should have the right to family time – including Keir Starmer, campaigners say
Employment

Workers should have the right to family time – including Keir Starmer, campaigners say

Social justice

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More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’
child pulling hair of another child who is eating
Child poverty

More than two thirds of teachers worry children will go hungry this summer: ‘Beyond heart-breaking’

1.6 million children at risk of ‘losing their life chances’ because of ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap
three children
Child poverty

1.6 million children at risk of ‘losing their life chances’ because of ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?
Free school meals/ Easter holidays
Free school meals

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the summer holidays?

DWP’s ‘automation’ of universal credit discriminates against single mums, researchers say
benefits/ money
Universal credit

DWP’s ‘automation’ of universal credit discriminates against single mums, researchers say

Activism

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Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’
Malala Yousafzai
Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students
Education

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here’s the many, many reasons why
LGBTQ+ rights

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here’s the many, many reasons why

Queer asylum seekers ‘not safe’ in UK due to ‘institutionalised homophobia’ in Home Office, report finds
LGBTQ+ rights

Queer asylum seekers ‘not safe’ in UK due to ‘institutionalised homophobia’ in Home Office, report finds

Environment

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What is the National Wealth Fund? Inside Labour’s less sexy, technocratic replacement for the £28bn
Rachel Reeves and Ed Miliband meeting the National Wealth Fund taskforce
Politics

What is the National Wealth Fund? Inside Labour’s less sexy, technocratic replacement for the £28bn

‘It’s a scandal’: Outcry from Brits to nationalise water companies as bills set to rise – again
Water

‘It’s a scandal’: Outcry from Brits to nationalise water companies as bills set to rise – again

Labour’s plan for the climate and nature: The good, the bad and the glaringly absent
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner announce new grey belt Labour housebuilding plan
General election 2024

Labour’s plan for the climate and nature: The good, the bad and the glaringly absent

Water companies paid shareholders £377 for every hour they pumped sewage into seas, study finds
Pollution

Water companies paid shareholders £377 for every hour they pumped sewage into seas, study finds

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