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The Big Issue 20-05-19

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 Set your compass for All Points East Call it a festival, call it a series of one-dayers for alternative music fans of all persuasions, All Points East is a beast. The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine and the Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver headline bills packed with first-class supports such as Hot Chip, James Blake, Dizzee Rascal, Kate Tempest, Kamasi Washington and The Raconteurs. Victoria Park, London, May 24-June 2; 02 Back a nationwide campaign to say no to domestic abuse and sexual violence UK Says No More is a national movement seeking to end domestic abuse and sexual violence in the UK. Backed by parliamentarians from across the political spectrum including The Big Issue’s founder Lord John Bird, their national awareness week is a…

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this week we asked you...

@_ShirMcC_ Glad. Should’ve been axed years ago. Personal misery as entertainment. I’ll only miss Security Steve @ashleighfrh One rule for Jeremy, whose team actually offer aftercare, seems like an entirely different rule for love islanders who get dropped back into a big scary world they’re completely unprepared for @BenefitsBlues What about the thousands of people who’ve reportedly died after failed assessments for benefits under the DWP? Why can’t we axe our ministers and force accountability for the deaths of disabled and ill people? @Daphneh236 reality shows do have a duty of care to look after participants – that includes Love Island – why hasn’t it been taken off air? @NormLucy In #MentalHealth AwarenessWeek it’s so right it’s been cancelled. I won’t miss it, but it was just as easy to change #NHSLongTermPlan to give more money and support to…

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@AreenVoskanian The @BigIssue man that stands on the corner of Middlesex Street near Liverpool Street is probably one of the most polite people on the planet. #london @Kate1Palmer Although I haven't seen any businesses go as far as banning handshakes at work, do you think this could happen in the future? Read more about it via @BigIssue #HR @RCArmitage I’ve had quite a humbling week. The anniversary of my Mum’s passing, but then I found a gentleman sleeping rough, in the bin store of my building...where we recycle. It has really troubled me, a human life...with the rubbish. I wasn’t sure what to do.... @Steam_hygienist Replying to @RCArmitage it’s literally a big issue, sometimes very complex and sometimes crappy circumstance , thanks for highlighting it and streetlink. I urge anyone to buy street magazines like…

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It’s not just the young who struggle I agree with the article about the older generation being blamed increasingly for the economic problems of the younger one [We’re not to blame, May 6-12]. I’m retired and I’m on a basic state pension topped up with pension credits and housing benefit. I’ve never owned a house in my life – I’ve always rented – so I have no collateral. I currently live in a senior-living complex, also rental. Last year our county council sent round a questionnaire setting out several ideas for saving itself money. One of them was to charge pensioners 50p per journey – even though we have bus passes. That sounds reasonable. After all, what’s 50p in this day and age (and 50p return)? However, we have several edge-of-town housing…

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is it time to take back control or not?

When is renationalising OK? When the current Conservative government do it. Last week the probation service was brought back into public ownership. The running of the service in England and Wales had been part-privatised just five years ago by the then-Justice Secretary Chris ‘impossible to fire, regardless of my failings’ Grayling. He was warned back then that it was a bad idea. Announcing the significant reversal his most recent successor David Gauke said: “The system isn’t working.” The ill-conceived project will cost taxpayers around £500m. That’s essentially £2m of public money torched a week. Every week. It’s not the first time something that had been publicly-owned but went private needed bailed out by the public. Last June, the East Coast Main Line train service failed and was taken under government control – for…

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Sky’s the limit for Street Cat Bob Street Cat Bob’s animated alter-ego is heading to the Sky Kids app after the broadcaster ordered 20 new episodes of the cartoon. Bob’s toon turn graced The Big Issue cover last April when four episodes were released, with a further one added at Christmas. Now Bob’s new 90-second adventures, aimed at pre-schoolers, will form part of Sky’s subscriber-only content on the app. The news has been a big hit with Bobites. Elizabeth Reardon added: “Very sweet and cheeky just like Bob! Kids will love it.” Organ donation campaign hero dies while waiting for new heart Jim Lynskey was just 23 but played a huge role in increasing awareness of donor shortages Inspirational organ-donation campaigner Jim Lynskey has died at the age of 23 just months after he spoke to The…