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The Big Issue 03-08-20

The Big Issue is one of Britain’s leading news and cultural magazines. Every week’s edition is packed full of original takes on the biggest issues of the day as well as interviews with the most significant figures in politics and entertainment. The Big Issue was founded 1991 to give people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to earn their own income. We continue to support hundreds of vendors across the UK and all proceeds from sales go to help anyone wanting to lift themselves out of poverty.

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4 min.
‘the big issue call catches the moment’

Homes For All is an umbrella organisation gathering tenant groups, trade unions, housing campaigns and politicians across England. At present, they are focused on moving the government to extend the August 23 moratorium on evictions. Inspired by our campaign, they have written an open letter to Boris Johnson calling for change. We will sign the letter and we carry it here. Eileen Short, convenor for Homes for All, explains: “Now is the time for all of us to join together, to stop the threatened avalanche of evictions and homelessness. We can all see what’s coming, unless we change government policy. That can definitely be done if we all step up together. The Big Issue call catches the moment, and we want to build on that from the grass roots – in…

2 min.
an update from generation rent

Despite government support schemes, we hear every day from renters who have fallen through the gaps and can’t pay their rent due to Covid-19. Over the summer we’ll be working directly with these renters to ensure their voices are heard, through training them to speak to local policymakers and national media about how coronavirus has affected them. Over 3,500 people have already signed our petition calling on the government to end the rent debt crisis. Big Issue readers can join our campaign by adding their name to the petition, or sharing their renting story with us, using #NoHomeAtRisk. Eveyln is a renter in London who has been financially hit by the pandemic and subsequently served with an eviction notice by her landlord. This is her story. “I’m self-employed but have lost income due to…

1 min.
the alliance

The Alliance continues to grow. This week we’re delighted to welcome Stonewall Housing, part of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans people campaign organisation. They’ve helped thousands of people find homes, including teaming up with Big Issue Changemakers The Outside Project to open London’s first LGBTQ+ homeless shelter. We also welcome Zacchaeus 2000. They have been chronicling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic through their #LifeAfterLockdown project. Their campaigning has focused on revamping Universal Credit as well as calling for a suspension of the No Recourse to Public Funds rules that mean people cannot access state support due to their immigration status. Now they have joined forces with RORA to prevent homelessness and protect jobs. “Stonewall Housing are delighted to support the Ride Out Recession Alliance initiative and are very keen to…

4 min.
the big list.

MUSIC Biffy Clyro livestream their new album from an iconic venue Fast becoming a thing with live music proper still on pause, hirsute and perma-shirtless Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro are the latest band to announce “an ambitious one-off, worldwide livestream performance” – this one taking place at “an iconic Glasgow venue” (almost certainly Barrowland). They’ll perform their new album A Celebration of Endings in full to mark its release and, with no audience in the room, promise not to be “confined just to the stage”, but to “take full creative advantage of the extra space”. True to form, expect them not to be confined to wearing tops, either. August 15; biffyclyro.com CINEMA Book now as drive-in movies land at Edinburgh Airport With few people going on holiday this summer, airports are having to look for new…

2 min.
big issue blooms

HOW TO GROW GARLIC I’ve grown several varieties in garlic trials and there are two basic types – flowering and non-flowering. I prefer the flowering type as it’s got a centre stem and I find the cloves easier to break off for planting and to use in the kitchen. I would really recommend guaranteed certified seed that has been acclimatised (actually, garlic reproduces asexually, it doesn’t produce seeds – they’re cloves). Growing it is quite easy and you can get quite a lot in a square metre. Having said that, give them as much space as you can because they will be competing for the same nutrients. They like a light soil but when I’ve had heavy clay soil I’ve conditioned it for garlic. That just means adding compost, turning it over.…

1 min.
vendor return

VENDORS: Not all vendors have been returning at once. Health issues mean some are shielding and areas of the country may be subject to localised lockdown restrictions. We will continue to support vendors who need help until they can start selling again. PPE: Safety is key, we do not want to risk any vendor or customer’s health. So we have provided ‘Welcome Back Packs’ for each vendor that include masks, gloves, sanitiser and wipes. Vendors will also be given waterproof bags to safely store magazines. PITCHES: Some pitches may have moved, depending on local safety measures and circumstances. A large number of vendors will now be offering contactless payment, but they will all continue to accept cash – there is no indication that handling cash or magazines will transmit the disease, but shoppers…