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The Big Issue 08-04-19

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 Scream if you want it all to go faster Yes, we know how this feels, right? Everyone recognises The Scream, but what about its creator Edvard Munch? He’s best known for his paintings, but this new exhibition explores the Norwegian master’s personal development through his lithograph prints. British Museum, April 11-July 21; 02 Take a spin for Record Store Day Vinyl is back, and the stylus more stylish than ever. Head to one of 200 independent record shops this Saturday to celebrate the inimitable culture of the spinning disc. Top exclusives on sale this year are live U2 tracks, raw mixes of John Lennon’s Imagine and the Original New York Test Pressing of Bob Dylan’s seminal Blood on the Tracks. Nationwide, April 13; 03 Scrub up with an April shower Drip, drip, drop little…

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THIS WEEK WE ASKED YOU... A musicians’ union found that poorer children are being priced out of tuition – should music be at the core of the curriculum? Yes. My son had delayed speech... still had speech therapy at 11. Music really helped him to express himself. He started guitar lessons at four, just before he started school. He is now a technician at a regional theatre having gained a degree in sound and music and a masters too. He played brass as well as guitar. He learned keys and saxophone too. It helped him with maths and science too. Liz Crouch, Facebook Music is so important. Once you can read a score it opens up a whole new world. Gillian Fletcher, Facebook Everything comes second to maths and English because in primary these subjects produce the data…

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negative cameras

Whilst self-driving cars may or may not be racist [March 25-31], ANPR cameras certainly are ‘ageist’. The ones used in many car parks cannot read all type of number plates. If you have a pre-1972 plate with a black background and silver or white numerals, the chances are when you come to pay the screen will say, ‘number not recognised’. This can cause problems when trying to leave as the ANPR camera will not read your registration and the barrier will not rise, leading to conversations over an intercom system whilst a long queue forms behind!…

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the leave arguments remain

Michael Basman [Letters, March 25-31]: I’m sorry if you feel you’re being treated like a child, but don’t presume to speak for others. I for one understand a lot more about the issues now than I did in 2016 – and judging by the unfulflled promises made then about easy trade deals etc, so do many politicians. And you’ve got it back to front: it’s not ‘the leaders of this country’ who are telling us we didn’t know what we were voting for. They’ve been bending over backwards to try to deliver Brexit. But I do agree that in denying us a fnal say now that we know a lot more, they are treating us like children.…

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re: after brexit, march 25-31

Picking fault I was surprised that you did not include agriculture within your key sector analysis since the effect of fewer EU workers was already being felt last year with unpicked strawberries left rotting in polytunnels and uncut vegetables left in fields. So far the government’s answer has been to announce a seasonal workers pilot scheme, limited to just 2,500 workers – a fraction of what is needed to address the labour shortage to harvest our fruit and vegetables. Phil Parker, Dundee Economical with the truth In your article on economic benefits of migrants, the first paragraph blatantly states that migration is a positive, brings in more tax revenue, and peaked at 260,000 in 2015. It states that they are more value to UK economy than UK citizens but that this approach should not…

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stick together to get past the brexit deadlock

Do you remember when those almost naked people superglued their backsides to the glass in the public gallery of the House of Commons? Do you? Back then, back last Monday? Do you remember? It feels so long ago now. We looked at it, some looked more closely than others, some looked away quickly, and then we all had a bit of a shrug and moved on. This is remarkable. It’s not the first superglue stunt by climate protesters. In 2009, four campaigners superglued themselves to the base of Viscount Falkland’s statue in St Stephen’s Hall. They were clothed. And they did it on the anniversary of a Suffragrette chaining herself to the same statue in 1909, famously damaging it. Famously! There was both historical precedent AND a big news story. But by last…