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The Big Issue 22-04-19

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 Mark Stephen Lawrence Day on April 22 Endorsed by all political parties and now an annual event, Stephen Lawrence Day commemorates the day the British teenager was stabbed to death in 1993 in a racist murder by a gang of white youths. It’s also, however, about providing young people with the opportunity to learn from his story, and feel inspired to make positive changes in their world that will hopefully help prevent such a tragedy ever being repeated. With knife crime on a frightening rise, particularly in London, the lessons of Lawrence’s death could scarcely be more vital. April 22; stephenlawrence.org.uk 02 Get Earth Day 2019 down to a tee with The Big Issue Shop Wear your green credentials with pride with The Big Issue’s range of environmental slogan T-shirts. ‘Overheated’ is a…

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this week we asked you...

Is it important to see the stars at night? A new study found that light pollution means just one in 50 people witness a starry sky after dark. Should more be done to tackle the problem? We need the stars!!! Susan Paterson, Facebook Stars remind me of my utter insignificance. In a good way. Kath Hill, Facebook Can see some stars but not as many as I would without the light pollution. I have seen the night sky without light pollution and it’s mind-blowing. Pete Bell, Facebook We think a dark starry sky is one of the most magical sights in the natural world, and it’s an important characteristic of the English countryside. We need action so that we can all have the opportunity to experience the wonder of dark skies. @CPRE…

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platform.

A big inspiration I have just read about Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton [April 15-21]. What an inspiration she is. I am a secondary school teacher and often I see pupils who are unmotivated and just want to play computer games all the time instead of learning! This really frustrates me – as there is so much opportunity and support out there for them. Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton demonstrates that anything is possible if you apply hard work and determination. She faced huge obstacles and could have given herself an abundance of excuses but she pushed on through. Kyrstn Calder, email @bigissue A once-homeless teenager now holds a PhD and is the Deputy Commissioner of Surrey Fire Brigade. “When you live that life, you feel invisible. You feel like a ghost in society,” @Sab_ Cohen-Hatton said in…

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a crying shame

Just reading the article on Funeral Poverty [April 8-14] brought tears to my eyes. My Granny died 48 years ago at the age of 52 after living her life in poverty. There was no money to pay for a funeral so she had a pauper’s funeral. I know the cemetery she is buried in but not the exact spot as it’s unmarked. I would have expected to see a change since then and am shocked, saddened and angry to see families are still experiencing this. Carol Pentony, Edinburgh There are two things I wish our undertaker had told us when my mum died (in Scotland, I don’t know about anywhere else). Funeral expenses have first call on the estate of the deceased. So, provided the deceased had enough in the bank, you…

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some things are better left un-zed

Last week, Prince Charles was blasted, slammed and placed in the dock. He also came under fire. Poor Charles. Of course, nobody ever is ACTUALLY blasted or slammed. It’s old newspaper talk, hyperbole. It’s the language of Fleet Street, a nonsense nobody ever says. It goes alongside snubbed and revealed and laughed off. I love such nonsense. So, when Charles was blasted and slammed, he wasn’t really. He was gently chided. That doesn’t work so well in headlines. Charles was MERCILESSLY SLAMMED for introducing an Americanism into his correspondence. Following the Notre-Dame fire, Charles wrote to Emmanuel Macron expressing sympathy and saying ‘I realize only too well what a truly special significance the Cathedral holds at the heart of your nation.’ See? SEE?! AREN’T YOU FURIOUS?! It’s the IZE in realize that had the future…

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rocker adams puts focus on big issue vendors

He may be more famous for his work behind the microphone than the camera – but Bryan Adams has teamed up with The Big Issue to produce a photo book focusing on the lives of vendors. The Summer of ’69 singer has released Homeless , which captures shots of 84 Big Issue vendors and exposes their stories in a stark and honest style. The book stems back from Adams’ contribution to the magazine in 2011 when actress and producer Trudie Styler was guest editor for one edition. Adams was approached by Styler to offer a more in-depth photographic look at vendors and since then the multi-skilled Canadian has taken snaps of sellers whenever he can, building up to the publication of Homeless . Adams said: “Thank goodness for organisations such as The Big…

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