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Why Kylian Mbappé has a nose for change
Kylian Mbappé after breaking his nose against Austria
Paul McNamee

Why Kylian Mbappé has a nose for change

French football’s talisman is breaking news as well as bones – more power to him
Companies put shareholders ahead of people and planet. The next government must change that
Capitalism: Skyscrapers in the city of London
Eleanor Shearer and Chris Turner

Companies put shareholders ahead of people and planet. The next government must change that

Most Brits agree next government must offer safe routes for refugees. So why is nobody talking about it?
A refugee boat
Denisa Delić

Most Brits agree next government must offer safe routes for refugees. So why is nobody talking about it?

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Neither Labour nor Tories are going far enough for disabled people – we deserve better
Mikey Erhardt

Neither Labour nor Tories are going far enough for disabled people – we deserve better

Time is running out – the next government needs a proper plan to end reliance on food banks
Sabine Goodwin

Time is running out – the next government needs a proper plan to end reliance on food banks

Political opinion

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We need more women MPs – but we can’t just expect women to stand for election. We must act
Lyanne Nicholl

We need more women MPs – but we can’t just expect women to stand for election. We must act

There is no sense of urgency to reach equal representation in politics, writes Lyanne Nicholl, CEO of 50:50 Parliament. Why are we all happily sleepwalking into continued gender inequality?
Tories seem to think pandering to the extreme right is a vote-winner. But where’s the evidence?
Adam Barnett

Tories seem to think pandering to the extreme right is a vote-winner. But where’s the evidence?

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

Homelessness

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Taylor Swift is showing just how bad Edinburgh’s housing emergency really is
Taylor Swift
Alison Watson

Taylor Swift is showing just how bad Edinburgh’s housing emergency really is

This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they’re trying to police it out of existence
The Criminal Justice Bill criminalises rough sleeping
Tom Kerridge

This government failed to end rough sleeping – so now they’re trying to police it out of existence

Homelessness has exploded since I slept on the streets. Here’s how to end it once and for all
people experiencing homelessness also face stigma
Matthew Torbitt

Homelessness has exploded since I slept on the streets. Here’s how to end it once and for all

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what’s stopping us?
moving mental health
Oliver Chantler

Moving our bodies is good for our mental health, so what’s stopping us?

Poverty

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Time is running out – the next government needs a proper plan to end reliance on food banks
Queueing for a foodbank
Sabine Goodwin

Time is running out – the next government needs a proper plan to end reliance on food banks

Latest Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) data reveals that 7.1 million people reported food insecurity in 2022/23
UK’s state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It’s the main reason for misery among retirees
state pension/ retirees
Lord Prem Sikka

UK’s state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It’s the main reason for misery among retirees

Number of pensioners in poverty will double by 2040 unless next government acts
pensioner poverty
Joanna Elson

Number of pensioners in poverty will double by 2040 unless next government acts

Sam Delaney

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How a dreary trip to a travel agent became an escapade of exotic birds and celebrity musicians
A parrot
Sam Delaney

How a dreary trip to a travel agent became an escapade of exotic birds and celebrity musicians

How puzzles became the nourishing distraction that helps me face the day
A crossword puzzle makes for a good start for the day
Sam Delaney

How puzzles became the nourishing distraction that helps me face the day

Myth of hard work needs to be busted. Luck and privilege are usually behind success
A man having a nap on a bench
Sam Delaney

Myth of hard work needs to be busted. Luck and privilege are usually behind success

Some people might find my middle-aged life boring – but it’s real. There’s beauty in the humdrum
Sam Delaney says old people can still enjoy live music
Sam Delaney

Some people might find my middle-aged life boring – but it’s real. There’s beauty in the humdrum

John Bird

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‘Great pity’ major parties are ignoring poverty in election, says Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell
General election 2024

‘Great pity’ major parties are ignoring poverty in election, says Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart

John Bird – Response to the Labour manifesto
Labour leader Keir Starmer launches manifesto including promises to fix the housing crisis
Press Release

John Bird – Response to the Labour manifesto

There’s no debate – the fate of the UK will not be decided by big mouth over small mouth
Sunak and Starmer debate
John Bird

There’s no debate – the fate of the UK will not be decided by big mouth over small mouth

This election, we must demand social security be rocket-fuelled so it becomes social opportunity
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John Bird

This election, we must demand social security be rocket-fuelled so it becomes social opportunity

Paul McNamee

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Why Kylian Mbappé has a nose for change
Kylian Mbappé after breaking his nose against Austria
Paul McNamee

Why Kylian Mbappé has a nose for change

What a row over Tayto crisps tells us about general election and the politics of distraction
Paul McNamee

What a row over Tayto crisps tells us about general election and the politics of distraction

Forget national service – work out what young people actually need. Regardless of how they vote
It's our future too banner
Paul McNamee

Forget national service – work out what young people actually need. Regardless of how they vote

There’s so many questions needing answers this general election it’s hard to zone in on just one
Rishi Sunak calling a July 4 general election on May 22
Paul McNamee

There’s so many questions needing answers this general election it’s hard to zone in on just one