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Inside the trial of the ‘Barclays Seven’ Extinction Rebellion activists
Long read

Inside the trial of the ‘Barclays Seven’ Extinction Rebellion activists

Seven women have been spared prison after smashing the windows of Barclays’ London HQ in a climate protest. Their story tells us how the future of protest may play out

The UK has 2,500 museums, but not one dedicated to Black British history. That could soon change
History

The UK has 2,500 museums, but not one dedicated to Black British history. That could soon change

There’s a museum for pencils and even one for lawnmowers, but not one dedicated to Black British history and culture. A team of museum professionals are out to finally put that right

‘I see my father in them’: How one small tea shop plans to empower 1,260 refugees
Recruitment

‘I see my father in them’: How one small tea shop plans to empower 1,260 refugees

For refugees fleeing war and persecution, it can be an uphill battle to come off benefits and find stable employment. Here’s one project making a difference

Pawnbrokers’ phones are ‘ringing off the walls’ in the cost of living crisis
Cost of living crisis

Pawnbrokers’ phones are ‘ringing off the walls’ in the cost of living crisis

Enys Men: How the films you watch are becoming more sustainable
Film

Enys Men: How the films you watch are becoming more sustainable

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The inspiring story behind the Greggs poker chips used to help rough sleepers
Homelessness

The inspiring story behind the Greggs poker chips used to help rough sleepers

‘My elderly mother was in an ambulance for 18 hours. But A&E was worse’: This is the desperate state of the NHS
NHS crisis

‘My elderly mother was in an ambulance for 18 hours. But A&E was worse’: This is the desperate state of the NHS

What will 2023 hold for climate activists? The trial of seven ‘suffragettes’ may offer clues
Protest

What will 2023 hold for climate activists? The trial of seven ‘suffragettes’ may offer clues

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?
History

Can you help solve the mystery of this Black flower seller in 1800s Hastings?

‘For people alone at Christmas, it offers a community’: The wonderful projects taking on loneliness
Loneliness

‘For people alone at Christmas, it offers a community’: The wonderful projects taking on loneliness

These ‘green doctors’ are not just saving people money on their energy bills. They are saving lives
Cost of living crisis

These ‘green doctors’ are not just saving people money on their energy bills. They are saving lives

The 7 best things at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon
Christmas joy

The 7 best things at Stormzy’s Christmas party for the kids of Croydon

This food bank was going under. Then a group of hobby writers found an Amazon infinite money glitch
Activism

This food bank was going under. Then a group of hobby writers found an Amazon infinite money glitch

Meet the inventors ‘on a mission to make plastic disappear’ – with seaweed
Plastic

Meet the inventors ‘on a mission to make plastic disappear’ – with seaweed

Looking for ethical decorations? Why not buy them from the birthplace of Christmas
Ethical Shopping

Looking for ethical decorations? Why not buy them from the birthplace of Christmas

What impact would a rent freeze have? Just ask tenants in Scotland
Rent freeze

What impact would a rent freeze have? Just ask tenants in Scotland

How The Salvation Army is helping homeless people find work
Employment

How The Salvation Army is helping homeless people find work

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh
Meet the maker

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope
a Dog's life

Like many pets, Rocky lost his home due to the cost of living. But there is hope

The cost of living crisis is making it harder for domestic violence victims to leave their abusers
Domestic violence

The cost of living crisis is making it harder for domestic violence victims to leave their abusers

‘I feel extremely conflicted’: England fans on whether they’re watching the World Cup
Qatar World Cup

‘I feel extremely conflicted’: England fans on whether they’re watching the World Cup

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‘The government takes advantage of our love’: Families caring for child relatives plead for help
Cost of living crisis

‘The government takes advantage of our love’: Families caring for child relatives plead for help

Ryan Reynolds: ‘The great gift about getting older is you become more comfortable with sucking’
Interview

Ryan Reynolds: ‘The great gift about getting older is you become more comfortable with sucking’

80 years on from the Beveridge Report, this is Britain’s new safety net
Welfare state

80 years on from the Beveridge Report, this is Britain’s new safety net

The Big Issue’s Christmas art wrapping paper is back and these are the stories behind the designs
Christmas

The Big Issue’s Christmas art wrapping paper is back and these are the stories behind the designs