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What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

Sam Fender took a break from pop stardom this week, accepting The Big Issue’s invitation to help out at Newcastle West End Foodbank.

What should you do if you see a homeless person?
Activism

What should you do if you see a homeless person?

A warm greeting and a word or two can make all the difference this Christmas

How Occupy London turned a Big Issue seller into the Lord of St Paul’s
Activism

How Occupy London turned a Big Issue seller into the Lord of St Paul’s

Big Issue seller Jimmy McMahon became an icon of the 2011 Occupy London protests. This is his story.

It’s been 10 years since the Occupy protests. What did they achieve?
Activism

It’s been 10 years since the Occupy protests. What did they achieve?

‘Stop fossil fuels or get out our city’: Spoof ads in Liverpool target bank
Activism

‘Stop fossil fuels or get out our city’: Spoof ads in Liverpool target bank

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James Cromwell: ‘There’s no hope in the system, no hope for Mr Biden’
Activism

James Cromwell: ‘There’s no hope in the system, no hope for Mr Biden’

Eddie Izzard: It’s time to make humanity great again
Activism

Eddie Izzard: It’s time to make humanity great again

2021: The stars look ahead to a better year
Activism

2021: The stars look ahead to a better year

How do Big Issue sellers make money?
Activism

How do Big Issue sellers make money?

Take One Leave One scheme to support rough sleepers returns for third winter
Activism

Take One Leave One scheme to support rough sleepers returns for third winter

Jon Bon Jovi is fighting poverty with the JBJ Soul Kitchen
Activism

Jon Bon Jovi is fighting poverty with the JBJ Soul Kitchen

Helen Lewis: ‘Let’s keep reserving the right to be difficult’
Activism

Helen Lewis: ‘Let’s keep reserving the right to be difficult’

John Bird: Building a brighter future should be second nature to us
Opinion

John Bird: Building a brighter future should be second nature to us

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Paul McNamee: Every story matters
Opinion

Paul McNamee: Every story matters

Do petitions actually effect real change?
Activism

Do petitions actually effect real change?

Paul McNamee: The Arches cash grab is a scandal. We won’t keep quiet
Opinion

Paul McNamee: The Arches cash grab is a scandal. We won’t keep quiet

Sadiq Khan gives UK’s first LGBTIQ shelter a new home in a fire station
Activism

Sadiq Khan gives UK’s first LGBTIQ shelter a new home in a fire station

Paul McNamee: To improve child literacy, libraries are a shoo-in
Activism

Paul McNamee: To improve child literacy, libraries are a shoo-in

Paul McNamee: You bring the ideas, we’ll stitch them together
Opinion

Paul McNamee: You bring the ideas, we’ll stitch them together

How can you help rough sleepers in cold weather?
Activism

How can you help rough sleepers in cold weather?

How community nurses are on the frontline against financial scammers
Opinion

How community nurses are on the frontline against financial scammers

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“World’s oldest rebel” Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95
Activism

“World’s oldest rebel” Harry Leslie Smith dies aged 95

The Big Issue is holding the UK’s first social trading conference
Activism

The Big Issue is holding the UK’s first social trading conference

Paul McNamee: Time to follow the northern lights
Opinion

Paul McNamee: Time to follow the northern lights

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw dons a tabard in Big Issue sell-off challenge
Activism

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw dons a tabard in Big Issue sell-off challenge

Toiletries Amnesty is getting home comforts to those without them
Activism

Toiletries Amnesty is getting home comforts to those without them

Why do rough sleepers return to the streets?
Activism

Why do rough sleepers return to the streets?

How homelessness can be misrepresented in the media
Activism

How homelessness can be misrepresented in the media

How high-cost credit is keeping people in poverty
Activism

How high-cost credit is keeping people in poverty

How does The Big Issue help the homeless?
Activism

How does The Big Issue help the homeless?

Why does the UK have a housing crisis?
Activism

Why does the UK have a housing crisis?

Here’s exactly how you can help Big Issue vendors
Activism

Here’s exactly how you can help Big Issue vendors

Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?
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Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?