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How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists
Life

How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists

The emerging Africa and its booming population results in a very different continent to the one of most Western imaginations

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us
TV

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us

Lucy Sweet admires the vision and bravery of those on the popular homebuilding TV show – but wonders why they bother

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life
Homelessness

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life

“People like me should have been here way before,” says Chris Sonnex

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom
Culture

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’
Culture

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’

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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless
Ncuti Gatwa

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa on the moment he realised he was homeless

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act
Paul McNamee

Poverty is being normalised. We can’t keep depending on good people to fix it. The government must act

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
Music

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story
Book review

River Clyde by Simone Buchholz review: A daring, original crime story

The steps we can all take towards a deeper understanding
Paul McNamee

The steps we can all take towards a deeper understanding

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull
Culture

The book tour that’s taken me to heaven and Hull

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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
Muse

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written
Culture

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale
John Bird

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals
TV

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
Music

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller
Film

The Contractor review: Mindless title, mindful military thriller

Weighing up BMI bemusement when you’re heavy but healthy
Sam Delaney

Weighing up BMI bemusement when you’re heavy but healthy

The scientific reason hate is on the rise
Books

The scientific reason hate is on the rise

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Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
Culture

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

Why you really need to keep an eye on the Northern Ireland election
Feargal Cochrane

Why you really need to keep an eye on the Northern Ireland election

Labour are still looking for Blair’s heir 25 years on
Mark Devenport

Labour are still looking for Blair’s heir 25 years on

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’
Film

Sophie Marceau: ‘I hope love always stays a mystery’

Don’t delay the passport to prosperity
Paul McNamee

Don’t delay the passport to prosperity

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
Music

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny
TV

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’
TV

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’

Fight Night by Miriam Toews review: The funniest, smartest novel you’ll read this year
Book review

Fight Night by Miriam Toews review: The funniest, smartest novel you’ll read this year

Here’s the truth about lie detectors
Life

Here’s the truth about lie detectors

Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’
Books

Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’

Why I left my job and opened a forest school
Environment

Why I left my job and opened a forest school

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