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How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: 'I want to change the world'
Former Big Issue vendor Adam Khan
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How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: 'I want to change the world'

Adam Khan was sleeping rough as a teenager when they started selling the Big Issue and it proved to be a launchpad for bigger things in their goal to bring systemic change to the world
'This is not the end': Experimental arts venue Iklectik fights to survive after shock eviction
Female experimental musician plays at Iklectik
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'This is not the end': Experimental arts venue Iklectik fights to survive after shock eviction

Grassroots venue Off the Cuff is home to UK's biggest youth open mic – and it needs your help
Band Hardillica have been performing at JOM for 2 years. Drummer Malachi has been performing as a solo drummer at JOM since 2019. His cousin Saffiyah is on vocals. Photo by Rod Main
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Grassroots venue Off the Cuff is home to UK's biggest youth open mic – and it needs your help

Missed dental appointments and hours-long freezing walks: Why asylum seekers need free bus travel
Transport

Missed dental appointments and hours-long freezing walks: Why asylum seekers need free bus travel

Restaurateur Hakan Topkaya puts love into his kebabs. The cost of living crisis threatens it all
Hospitality

Restaurateur Hakan Topkaya puts love into his kebabs. The cost of living crisis threatens it all

Rough sleeping in London hits record high amid surge in refugees being made homeless
Chain rough sleeping statistics in London
Homelessness

Rough sleeping in London hits record high amid surge in refugees being made homeless

BBC staff raise over £7k for Big Issue vendor struck down by pneumonia: 'I feel part of the family'
Big Issue vendor George Anderson
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BBC staff raise over £7k for Big Issue vendor struck down by pneumonia: 'I feel part of the family'

UK government refuses Sadiq Khan plea for £20m to protect refugees from freezing weather
Refugee Homelessness Crisis

UK government refuses Sadiq Khan plea for £20m to protect refugees from freezing weather

Outrage as Home Office tells 400 asylum seekers to leave hotel at week's notice
Refugee Homelessness Crisis

Outrage as Home Office tells 400 asylum seekers to leave hotel at week's notice

Brits are £10,000 poorer now than in 2010, study finds: 'Everywhere has been levelled down'
poorer
Poverty

Brits are £10,000 poorer now than in 2010, study finds: 'Everywhere has been levelled down'

Landlords urged to give up spare rooms to host refugees made homeless by Home Office
Refugee Homelessness Crisis

Landlords urged to give up spare rooms to host refugees made homeless by Home Office

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man's tent – but new laws could see it happen more
rough sleepers tents being destroyed Camden
Balbir Kaur Chatrik

Met may have apologised for destroying homeless man's tent – but new laws could see it happen more

Save Luna: London venue fights to survive in face of crippling costs and founder's tragic passing
A female punk singer plays to an impassioned crowd at London grassroots venue Luna
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Save Luna: London venue fights to survive in face of crippling costs and founder's tragic passing

Council house campaigner wins landmark High Court case against plan to demolish London estate
Aylesbury estate
Housing

Council house campaigner wins landmark High Court case against plan to demolish London estate

Met Police apologises after 'inhumane' destruction of homeless people's tents near Camden hospital
rough sleepers tents being destroyed Camden
Homelessness

Met Police apologises after 'inhumane' destruction of homeless people's tents near Camden hospital

'Lonely and expensive': London is becoming less 'liveable' than other European cities, study finds
Cities

'Lonely and expensive': London is becoming less 'liveable' than other European cities, study finds

Outrage after one-year-old baby hospitalised six times due to damp and mould-ridden rental home
Protestors storm Lambeth Council offices over damp and mould hospitalising baby
Housing

Outrage after one-year-old baby hospitalised six times due to damp and mould-ridden rental home

This is what 'clearing' UK asylum backlog looks like: Homeless refugees in the cold needing help
asylum backlog, new horizon, london
Immigration

This is what 'clearing' UK asylum backlog looks like: Homeless refugees in the cold needing help

Homeless and hungry elderly people have become a silent crisis. We must help those who need it most
Alex Brown

Homeless and hungry elderly people have become a silent crisis. We must help those who need it most

'A national scandal': Half of teachers in England work with homeless children, damning poll finds
children facing homelessness
homelessness

'A national scandal': Half of teachers in England work with homeless children, damning poll finds

Five-month wait for housing benefit boost risks 18,000 Londoners falling into homelessness
Khaleel Siddiquee is homeless and living in temporary accommodation and the wait for housing benefit to be boosted when local housing allowance rates rise in April is keeping him there
Homelessness

Five-month wait for housing benefit boost risks 18,000 Londoners falling into homelessness

Big Issue vendor Kelvin Gregory pays tribute to beloved dog and 'dear friend' Ralph
Vendor Kelvin Gregory
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Big Issue vendor Kelvin Gregory pays tribute to beloved dog and 'dear friend' Ralph

Hundreds of thousands of people in England will spend this Christmas homeless: 'Out of control'
309,000 people are homeless in England say Shelter
Homelessness

Hundreds of thousands of people in England will spend this Christmas homeless: 'Out of control'

A McDonald's security guard soaking a homeless man's blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face
Homeless man argues with security guard mopping floor outside McDonald's restaurant in London
Rough Sleeping

A McDonald's security guard soaking a homeless man's blanket exemplifies stigma rough sleepers face

Folk music venue fights for survival after 'unfair' £99k bill from billionaire landlords
Folk musicians playing at The Harrison in London
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Folk music venue fights for survival after 'unfair' £99k bill from billionaire landlords