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The Big Issue 25-03-19

The Big Issue is a UK-based street paper that supports the homeless, the vulnerably housed and those seeking to escape poverty. Vendors normally buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell to the public for £2.50. We are using Zinio digital editions to create additonal revenue opportunities to fund our street-based and pastoral care services for our vendors. We are a social enterprise company and all revenues go to support the vulnerable communities we serve. Our goal is to move our vendors away from dependency and towards full time employment

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the big list.

01 Support The Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall Stars of music and comedy come together to show their support for young people suffering from cancer. Rudimental, Kevin Bridges, Tom Grennan, Take That, Doves, The Script and Levellers headline, each with big name supports and special guests. Royal Albert Hall, London, March 25-31; 02 Visit the new van Gogh and Britain exhibition The largest collection of his works to go on display in the UK in a decade features 45 pieces showing how the artist was, believe it or not, deeply inspired by British art and culture – from Dickens to Constable. It’s not all EastEnders and sausage rolls here, y’know. See page 33 for Graeme Virtue’s review of van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate. Tate Britain, London, March 27-August 11; 3…

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THIS WEEK WE ASKED YOU... Brexit is sucking the oxygen from everything. If you were PM, what would you do (that’s NOT Brexit) to make a real difference in people’s lives? @ex_ziggy More affordable housing. @OpenMindMH Properly fund mental health services and introduce target waiting times for adults’ and children’s mental health services. @storiestravel Resign. End poverty! That would solve homelessness, improve the nation’s health (physical/ mental) and increase educational attainment. Derek Tschemerys, Facebook I would hold a press conference and expose the Deep State Operative then tell the world about consciousness and how it works and how it is hidden from you. Daven Oakford, Facebook…

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extended argument

Many will agree with John Bird [March 18-24] that Churchill did get Parliament behind him in our hour of need. However, he did not have an inconsistent Speaker of the House like John Bercow. Bercow may well be constitutionally correct in not allowing PM Theresa May a third vote on her Brexit deal that is similar to the last two humiliating votes. But at the 11th hour was it morally right for Bercow to throw a spanner in the Brexit works? George Robert Dunning, Middlesbrough…

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medical issue

I was recently prescribed Betamethasone, a steroid, for recurrent mouth ulcers. It is not licensed for this use, but is more commonly used to stop organ rejection following on from transplants. The chemist was unable to get any but didn’t really elaborate. I mentioned it to my GP a few weeks later and he seemed to suggest stockpiling was a likely cause of this. Although the reasons I was prescribed this drug are fairly unimportant, it is critical in the support of organ transplant patients, so would be pretty scary is there were to be a shortage post-Brexit! Name withheld, email…

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a poor angle

While endorsing John Bird’s analysis regarding prosperity [March 11-17], I was nevertheless disappointed not to see him mention the word austerity once let alone any narrative of the single-minded Tory pursuit of rolling back of our welfare state provision, leaving a minimalistic level for those poorest in society. Clearly this has underpinned Tory and Lib Dem policy from 2010-15 and subsequent Tory policy from 2015-current day. Until we start to collectively challenge that, something I know John and The Big Issue have consistently done over the years, we will never realistically begin to address prosperity. Tim Wright, email…

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@avnishgoyal Listening to the animated Lord John Bird who started the @BigIssue – fantastic to hear about his challenging childhood, his life lessons and making a difference – “don’t give handouts give hand ups” is a business response to a social crisis @bocks1 A Victorian doctor wouldn’t cope in a modern hospital because of the changes in practice and equipment but a Victorian teacher probably would cope in a modern school. Should we move on from the traditional and incorporate deep learning, systems thinking, independent research? @FortroseVenture Selling our batch of our @BigIssue Schools Edition right at the heart of the community! Available to buy at Fortrose Academy and in other local shops soon! @SEA_Edu…