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The Big Issue 6/7/2021

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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United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
$5.37(Incl. tax)
$70.02(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
stepping out

This was the moment Big Issue vendor Richard Cotterill set out on his epic attempt to cover the length of Britain on foot. Aǽter selling everything he owned, the Wadebridge vendor, 51, set off from John o’Groats on May 26 with a spring in his step, on what is set to be a 10-week adventure to reach Land’s End. And so far, so good. Updating The Big Sssue from the village of Muir of Ord near Snverness, Richard, who suffered a lot during lockdown, said he was feeling the benefits already. “Aǽter I got off the A9 the roads were absolutely delightful,” he said. “I was supposed to be having a rest day today but from Tain there was a single-track country lane, which was so beautiful S just started gobbling up…

2 min
big issue vendor at heart of boris’ ‘secret’ wedding

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s ‘secret’ wedding to Carrie Symonds might have escaped the eyes of the press but there was no getting past Big Issue vendor Adrian Richmond. Adrian was one of the few onlookers outside Westminster Cathedral as the pair tied the knot in the wedding of the year on May 29. The 52-year-old seller, who has sold the magazine outside the cathedral for a decade, was quoted in The Sun wishing the pair well after the happy couple managed to sneak through the ceremony in secret. He said: “Somebody I recognise came out of a service there earlier in the day and said, ‘You won’t believe who’s getting married here later!’ He said, ‘It’s Boris Johnson’. “My jaw nearly dropped to the floor. This is smack bang in central London. “We are from different…

2 min
how to make resin lamps

I was living in a tent all last year and when I moved into my new place in the last lockdown I had nothing to do. I was bored, scrolling through YouTube videos and I saw this thing where somebody was making a table out of epoxy resin and it was brilliant. So I thought, I’m going to give that a go. I started looking into it because there are all these videos of how people do it. You can start really small with little lightbulbs or little moulds that you can buy on the internet. I used my Big Issue money to buy all the equipment and I just started doing it. And it turns out it’s a lot easier than you’d think. You buy two components – two liquids –…

1 min
support your local vendor

VENDORS Following a long lockdown, vendors in England, Scotland and Wales are back out selling the magazine. Please continue to support them. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SHOPS Since the first lockdown in March last year, we have supported our vendors with more than £1m of financial assistance to make up for lost sales. We still need your help to make sure we can continue to support them through uncertain times. HOW YOU CAN HELP 1. If your local vendor is selling The Big Issue, please buy from them. Vendors buy magazines for £1.50 and sell for £3, keeping the difference and working their way out of poverty. 2. If you cannot buy from a vendor, subscriptions to the magazine are available on a three, six or 12-month basis with a new edition delivered to your door each week.…

2 min
bon appetit

I think there’s a problem with service in this country, and I think it’s because of our class system. People in retail, hospitality etc are not given respect by many people they serve. Lynne Rogers @Darrencruz74 Education is key to create a passion for the industry as well as fair pay. @Andrew_J_Scott The colleges need huge investment from government as the ones I help throughout the year have poor/broken equipment to train the young chefs with. The longer this goes on the worse it will get. @NinoAddio The shortage is becoming unreal but it doesn’t help that people are now lowering the pay due to what has happened with Covid. Who would work for less money now? Too many people have left to do something out of food. I’m feeling the staff shortages, we just need some more…

2 min

For god’s sake God made man in his image, skin, race and gender a detail of the whole [Chine McDonald, May 24]. Humanity is in the Bible’s view is the highest pinnacle of God’s creative work. Christianity makes every man significant. Christ died for him, what higher respect could be shown? Paul declares with authority there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Romans 3). As for the preservation of the “church,”, it is not worth preserving if it has departed from charter, demeaned the God it supposedly serves and uses him as a power lever. Robert Murray Thanks Tova Re: Tova Leigh on the need for educate ourselves on big issues rather than be steered by social media influencers [May 31].…