Opinion

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: ‘I always feel better after a run’
Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: ‘I always feel better after a run’

Running has aways been important to the actor, so what better way to fundraise for Big Issue?
Healthcare for trans youth is a human right – it should matter to us all
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Chiara Capraro

Healthcare for trans youth is a human right – it should matter to us all

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards
John Bird

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards

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Sudan’s year of war: How British government has failed UK residents with family in Sudan
Nick Beales

Sudan’s year of war: How British government has failed UK residents with family in Sudan

The difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh? Glasgow’s beauty is not overt, but subtle and beguiling
Robin Ince

The difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh? Glasgow’s beauty is not overt, but subtle and beguiling

Political opinion

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Austerity is more expensive than investment in public services. It’s basic maths
Chaminda Jayanetti

Austerity is more expensive than investment in public services. It’s basic maths

For decades, successive governments have unveiled wave after wave of ‘crackdowns’ on benefit claimants. Whatever the aim of it all was, if it hasn’t been achieved by now it never will
George Galloway: Rochdale MP’s win has opened the door for every anti-establishment chancer
George Galloway is sworn in as Rochdale MP after by-election win
Adam Barnett

George Galloway: Rochdale MP’s win has opened the door for every anti-establishment chancer

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here’s how
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Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here’s how

Homelessness

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What we can learn from how US has criminalised rough sleepers – and how Sunak may follow suit
Homelessness

What we can learn from how US has criminalised rough sleepers – and how Sunak may follow suit

Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous
homelessness
Rick Henderson

Jeremy Hunt’s decision to ignore homelessness emergency in Spring Budget is dangerous

Writer Neil Ansell: ‘Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it’
Neil Ansell

Writer Neil Ansell: ‘Homelessness stalked me all my life, but I made peace with it’

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings
John Bird

John Bird: Birthday reflections conjure hopeful feelings

Poverty

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I’m a single mum living in poverty. Worrying about how it affects my children keeps me up at night
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Lauren

I’m a single mum living in poverty. Worrying about how it affects my children keeps me up at night

Lauren, a single mum, shares her family’s experience of living in poverty and calls for the government to act to protect children
Two-child limit on benefits is cruel and unfair. Politicians must rethink ahead of general election
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Martin O’Neill

Two-child limit on benefits is cruel and unfair. Politicians must rethink ahead of general election

Too many elderly renters in England are scared and living in poverty. Here’s how we can help them
Joanna Elson

Too many elderly renters in England are scared and living in poverty. Here’s how we can help them

Sam Delaney

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

Letters: Who will administer end-of-life care if assisted dying becomes law?
Letters

Letters: Who will administer end-of-life care if assisted dying becomes law?

There’s no shame in being skint. Talking about money worries will free you
Finance

There’s no shame in being skint. Talking about money worries will free you

John Bird

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A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards
John Bird

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice
John Bird

Taking time out for art gives me the will to keep fighting for social justice

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse
John Bird

Loneliness is nothing new – but modern life is making it worse

Investment in social housing is an investment in people
John Bird

Investment in social housing is an investment in people

Paul McNamee

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Sunak should meet people hit by floods – but maybe he doesn’t want to get his Sambas wet
Paul McNamee

Sunak should meet people hit by floods – but maybe he doesn’t want to get his Sambas wet

If the Tories really are toast, the new Labour government must be bold
Paul McNamee

If the Tories really are toast, the new Labour government must be bold

Story of the island with more Easter eggs than people tells us we need relatable joy – wherever we find it
Paul McNamee

Story of the island with more Easter eggs than people tells us we need relatable joy – wherever we find it

After Jeremy Hunt’s clash with James Dyson, I have an idea that could fix the political vacuum
Paul McNamee

After Jeremy Hunt’s clash with James Dyson, I have an idea that could fix the political vacuum