Opinion

Brits are the happiest they’ve been in a year. Here’s why
Paul McNamee

Brits are the happiest they’ve been in a year. Here’s why

There are reasons to be hopeful following the King’s Speech but there still needs to be much detail
What is the meaning of home? It’s complicated…
A rendering of what a converted flat could look like in the year 2049
Sonia Solicari

What is the meaning of home? It’s complicated…

Our health system is failing both men and women – but it’s gender equity we need, not equality
Dr Zac Seidler

Our health system is failing both men and women – but it’s gender equity we need, not equality

Top Stories

One in four children start school still wearing nappies – but it’s not the parents’ fault
Juliette Rayner

One in four children start school still wearing nappies – but it’s not the parents’ fault

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?
John Bird

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?

Political opinion

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Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been
Sam Delaney

Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been

The last 14 years were so painful, so shameful and so damaging to us all that the wounds can’t just heal overnight
Politics needs saving. And it’s going to have to be us who do it
John Bird

Politics needs saving. And it’s going to have to be us who do it

Count Binface: ‘The British people will be watching you, Keir Starmer’
Count Binface

Count Binface: ‘The British people will be watching you, Keir Starmer’

Homelessness

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What is the meaning of home? It’s complicated…
A rendering of what a converted flat could look like in the year 2049
Sonia Solicari

What is the meaning of home? It’s complicated…

‘I sofa surfed for four months’: How ‘out of control’ renting crisis is hurting key workers
Unison key workers at a protest
Ben Twomey and Tilly Smith

‘I sofa surfed for four months’: How ‘out of control’ renting crisis is hurting key workers

We urgently need a fresh cross-government approach to ending homelessness
Charlotte Talbott

We urgently need a fresh cross-government approach to ending homelessness

All the ways the next government can and must end rough sleeping for good
Dr Tom Kerridge

All the ways the next government can and must end rough sleeping for good

Poverty

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Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?
John Bird

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?

For all the education of our leaders, are we any closer to solving the big issues, like child poverty?
One of the biggest crises facing the UK is barely talked about – the crisis of an ageing population
pensioner poverty ageing population
James Rose

One of the biggest crises facing the UK is barely talked about – the crisis of an ageing population

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 
John Bird

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 

Sam Delaney

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Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been
Sam Delaney

Smart, no-nonsense moves by Starmer show how toxic and incompetent the Tories have really been

Overgrown lads should act their age – even at a Liam Gallagher gig
Liam Gallagher performing at the London leg of his Definitely Maybe 30th anniversary tour
Sam Delaney

Overgrown lads should act their age – even at a Liam Gallagher gig

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

John Bird

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Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?
John Bird

Seven of the last nine PMs went to Oxford. Has it gotten us any closer to solving child poverty?

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 
John Bird

With the new government comes a new opportunity to rethink welfare and benefits 

John Bird reacts to the outcome of the UK General Election 2024
keir starmer labour leader
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John Bird reacts to the outcome of the UK General Election 2024

Politics needs saving. And it’s going to have to be us who do it
John Bird

Politics needs saving. And it’s going to have to be us who do it

Paul McNamee

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Euro 2024: Roy Keane on screen is more watchable than the football
Paul McNamee

Euro 2024: Roy Keane on screen is more watchable than the football

There are more food banks in UK than McDonald’s. It’s why the work doesn’t stop after polling day
Paul McNamee

There are more food banks in UK than McDonald’s. It’s why the work doesn’t stop after polling day

Have your say: Big Issue editor to host homelessness hustings in Cities of London and Westminster
rough sleeping in London
General election 2024

Have your say: Big Issue editor to host homelessness hustings in Cities of London and Westminster

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