environment and community

'Whose voices have the right to be heard?': Censorship of Black culture has existed for decades
Theatre

'Whose voices have the right to be heard?': Censorship of Black culture has existed for decades

James Meteyard and Jammz's new play uses grime to examine themes of censorship, the right to exist and freedom of expression
Green transition: Help retrain gas workers or risk 'cliff edge' job losses, government warned
Green transition

Green transition: Help retrain gas workers or risk 'cliff edge' job losses, government warned

'We are here and we exist': Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians
Pride

'We are here and we exist': Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians

The UK used to be the most LGBTQ-friendly place in Europe. Now, it's not even close
LGBTQ+ rights

The UK used to be the most LGBTQ-friendly place in Europe. Now, it's not even close

Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community
Music

Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community

Tories won't let the UN investigate rise of food banks in UK. Labour must welcome them
Philip Alston UN investigates poverty, food poverty and food banks
Alex Firth

Tories won't let the UN investigate rise of food banks in UK. Labour must welcome them

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars
food bank
Food banks

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'
donate to a food bank
Food banks

Benefits system is 'utterly failing' as food bank demand reaches record high: 'It's heartbreaking'

Call for MPs to support new Ukraine-style visa scheme for Palestinians trapped in Gaza
gaza protest
Israel-Gaza war

Call for MPs to support new Ukraine-style visa scheme for Palestinians trapped in Gaza

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year
Big Issue Group

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year

Letters: Rishi Sunak needs to educate himself on what it's like to be disabled
Letters

Letters: Rishi Sunak needs to educate himself on what it's like to be disabled

Why we need a safe, competent pair of hands for our political challenges
Paul McNamee

Why we need a safe, competent pair of hands for our political challenges

Green Party leader Carla Denyer on climate crisis, fighting for trans rights and beating Labour
Politics

Green Party leader Carla Denyer on climate crisis, fighting for trans rights and beating Labour

Dannii Minogue on I Kissed a Girl, family and 'busting the door open' for other queer allies
TV

Dannii Minogue on I Kissed a Girl, family and 'busting the door open' for other queer allies

Grassroots music venues need your help to survive now more than ever. Here's why
The Nefarious Picaroons play at Fiery Bird in Woking
Venue Watch

Grassroots music venues need your help to survive now more than ever. Here's why

How a band formed in an asylum hotel is giving refugees hope: 'Each note comes from the heart'
Ardavan of The Unknowns
Music

How a band formed in an asylum hotel is giving refugees hope: 'Each note comes from the heart'

Top 5 queer love stories, chosen by Justin Myers aka The Guyliner
Queer love: Two men standing under a rainbow umbrella in front of a field
Books

Top 5 queer love stories, chosen by Justin Myers aka The Guyliner

'Pinkwashing' or 'unifying'? Why fans are boycotting Eurovision – and why some are watching anyway
Eurovision

'Pinkwashing' or 'unifying'? Why fans are boycotting Eurovision – and why some are watching anyway

Swiftonomics: This is what happens to a local economy when Taylor Swift comes to town
Music

Swiftonomics: This is what happens to a local economy when Taylor Swift comes to town

Farmers are under pressure from Brexit, Covid and war – pushing UK to verge of full-blown food crisis
Farming

Farmers are under pressure from Brexit, Covid and war – pushing UK to verge of full-blown food crisis

Doctor Who star Millie Gibson on hope for Ruby Sunday and lessons learned from 'magical' Ncuti Gatwa
TV

Doctor Who star Millie Gibson on hope for Ruby Sunday and lessons learned from 'magical' Ncuti Gatwa

Can Keir Starmer really stop the boats? Labour warned immigration plan doesn't go far enough
Keir Starmer greets new Labour MP Natalie Elphicke
Immigration

Can Keir Starmer really stop the boats? Labour warned immigration plan doesn't go far enough

Stigma of poverty is a 'wicked social problem', report warns – but it doesn't have to be this way
Poverty

Stigma of poverty is a 'wicked social problem', report warns – but it doesn't have to be this way

Filmmaker Melanie Manchot explains how her drama Stephen can offer hope to addicts
Stephen Giddings in Stephen
Film

Filmmaker Melanie Manchot explains how her drama Stephen can offer hope to addicts

How London's history-making beavers are adapting to life in the capital: 'They have a right to exist'
beavers
Environment

How London's history-making beavers are adapting to life in the capital: 'They have a right to exist'