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The Big Issue 15-04-19

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 Cut through the Brexit noise to hear the bigger issues Alex Tiffin is no stranger to The Big Issue – last year we covered his collaboration with actor Hugh Grant to challenge people to give to foodbanks. Now, the Universal Credit blogger has taken his first tentative steps into the world of podcasting. The first episode of Also In The News takes an in-depth look into in-work poverty, Universal Credit and PIP payment changes. All issues that are being drowned out by Brexit. It’s rough around the edges but well worth tuning in now. watchalso-in-the-news-episode-1/ 02 Don’t miss… The Specials 2-Tone legends and recent Big Issue cover stars The Specials hit the road in support of the excellent Encore, their first…

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this week on…

Michael Ball reveals his unhappy time at boarding school – and that he wanted a cuddle from his mum The Cancer on Board badges making it easier for patients to ask for small gestures of help We lift the lid on funeral poverty, which leaves many financially struggling as they grieve…

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this week we asked you...

A public health emergency was declared in New York over measles, while cases in Europe have tripled. Anti-vaccination campaigns by parents are being blamed. Should the state intervene? Refusal of vaccines ought to be treated the same as refusal to use car seats for children. Huggy Badger, Facebook State should definitely intervene – not sure why you would leave ignorant people at risk: at least increase education about the good of vaccines and the science behind them. Jamie Everett, Facebook Speaking as someone with an auto-immune condition, some state intervention would be bloody lovely. Jasmine Angel Woods, Facebook It’s antisemitism in action. Many of the parents who choose not to vaccinate are orthodox Jews. Vaccines are not magical and offer little protection and severe potential damage. Helen…

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get in touch

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Rooting for Rutger Rutger Bregman’s call for the introduction of a universal basic income struck a note with our readers This is my first letter to The Big Issue, I’ve been a regular reader for many years, and I was taken with the Rutger Bregman interview [April 1-7].I am claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, have done for two-three years. I was initially started on Employment and Support Allowance – I gave up my job as a bank mental health nurse due to a long-term relationship breakdown. My father passed away in the same week. Life was barely manageable for me and my teenage daughter.My treatment at the job centre was at times horrendous. I was in such a horrible place, suffering panic attacks, depression, feeling suicidal. I felt…

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@ismesarahjane If any companies are looking for a personable, cheery and friendly sales person, the guy who sells @BigIssue outside Elephant & Castle Tube is a delight. I look forward to saying hello each morning. @Tinajames21 Anyone in #Norwich please pop along and pick up a @BigIssue. For those that don’t know, my hubby left this world six weeks ago, he would always buy and chat to a Big Issue seller, please do the same in memory of him #Nobby. Thank you @SiobhanHRSheri Love that Westminster Tube have picked up on @BigIssue Paul’s wisdom that you all loved so much on my feed last week and shared it on their quote board! He’s delighted this morning, thanks to all those of you who…