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Lord Bird appeals for public support for Big Issue vendors through pandemic
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Lord Bird appeals for public support for Big Issue vendors through pandemic

The pandemic has hit Big issue sellers hard, as lockdowns, restrictions, and plans to work from home take many customers off the street.

Food banks, Kill the Bill and Doctor Who: The Big Issue’s most-read stories of 2021
Top stories of 2021

Food banks, Kill the Bill and Doctor Who: The Big Issue’s most-read stories of 2021

2021 was quite the year. Check out the most popular stories on The Big Issue website from the last 12 months.

Protest, predictions and COP26: The Big Issue’s top news stories of 2021
Top stories of 2021

Protest, predictions and COP26: The Big Issue’s top news stories of 2021

This was the year The Big Issue expanded its news coverage, aiming to shine a light on the causes of poverty and homelessness, not just its solutions.

‘There’s no one out here’: Big Issue sellers plead for support as streets empty ahead of Christmas
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‘There’s no one out here’: Big Issue sellers plead for support as streets empty ahead of Christmas

The Big Issue eBikes scheme set to launch
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The Big Issue eBikes scheme set to launch

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Meet the people selling street papers around the world
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Meet the people selling street papers around the world

Big Issue launches media training scheme for young people from underrepresented backgrounds
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Big Issue launches media training scheme for young people from underrepresented backgrounds

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’10s and beyond
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’10s and beyond

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’00s
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’00s

How The Big Issue became an A-level set text
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How The Big Issue became an A-level set text

The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers
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The Big Issue at 30: Our story in numbers

The Big Issue at 30: What it means to stars of screen, politics and music
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The Big Issue at 30: What it means to stars of screen, politics and music

The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s
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The Big Issue in 30 moments: The ’90s

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The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
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The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

The Big Issue to launch new employment programme for young journalists
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The Big Issue to launch new employment programme for young journalists

The Big Issue wins four industry awards for Covid response
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The Big Issue wins four industry awards for Covid response

Big Issue nominated for 5 industry awards for Covid response
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Big Issue nominated for 5 industry awards for Covid response

After 30 years, The Big Issue’s job has only just begun
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After 30 years, The Big Issue’s job has only just begun

Street Cat Bob and bullshit jobs: The Big Issue’s most-read articles of 2020
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Street Cat Bob and bullshit jobs: The Big Issue’s most-read articles of 2020

Experience the choices of homelessness in The Big Issue’s interactive fiction
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Experience the choices of homelessness in The Big Issue’s interactive fiction

The Big Issue wins Magazine of the Year and Best Covid Response
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The Big Issue wins Magazine of the Year and Best Covid Response

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Creators of The Gruffalo present an exclusive cover for The Big Issue
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Creators of The Gruffalo present an exclusive cover for The Big Issue

Melanie Panayiotou, friend of Big Issue, sister of George Michael, dies at 59
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Melanie Panayiotou, friend of Big Issue, sister of George Michael, dies at 59

The Big Issue’s new way to sell: All your questions answered
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The Big Issue’s new way to sell: All your questions answered

The Big Issue is launching a new way to sell
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The Big Issue is launching a new way to sell

Big Issue vendor goes viral after pet Chihuahua Fifi is stolen
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Big Issue vendor goes viral after pet Chihuahua Fifi is stolen

Cover creator Coldwar Steve to sell The Big Issue in Birmingham
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Cover creator Coldwar Steve to sell The Big Issue in Birmingham

Goldblum, Frankincense and Myrrh: It’s party time, The Big Issue style!
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Goldblum, Frankincense and Myrrh: It’s party time, The Big Issue style!

We’ve got a new look! Pick up our redesigned Big Issue on the streets now
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We’ve got a new look! Pick up our redesigned Big Issue on the streets now

Our iconic Remembrance Day cover is featured in Ian Birch’s ‘Uncovered’
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Our iconic Remembrance Day cover is featured in Ian Birch’s ‘Uncovered’

We had 2017 covered – your biggest issues of the last year
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We had 2017 covered – your biggest issues of the last year

James Bowen and Big Issue vendors welcomed into Parliament
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James Bowen and Big Issue vendors welcomed into Parliament