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The Big Issue 27-05-19

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 Spice up your life with the return of Britain’s biggest-ever girl band Sensing that all of our lives needed a little more spice in them, again, the Spice Girls are back for another massive reunion tour of British stadiums. Well, except for Posh, who’s sitting this one out. Jess Glynne adds extra spice as support at all dates. Principality Stadium, Cardiff, May 27 (then touring the UK until June 15); thespicegirls.com 02 Support Surfers Against Sewage and help clean up England’s beaches This year’s Blue Flag awards for clean beaches in England have been announced and the good news is that numbers are up by 18 – something Keep Britain Tidy are putting down to the “David Attenborough effect”, with 54 per cent of adults surveyed saying TV documentaries had inspired them…

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this week we asked you...

TWITTER @Joe90_Jen If moving in with Tom Hardy would benefit mankind in any way, I’m prepared to consider it. @ManleyLynsey @kforhee Isle of Skye ??? @kforhee Replying to @ManleyLynsey @BigIssue Is that an invite? We can draw up a list of the people who get to come with us. A shortlist. A very short list. @efm_uk The problem is wherever I went I’d still be me. With the same ties. @SuicideGaming Easy. I’d live in the lighthouse in Fraggle Rock. INSTAGRAM @coral.gibson.18 I would live in Tasmania @akitdds I would live on a Croatian island with a small cottage, with a studio and garden. Simple tingz. @Fried_art Who wouldn’t take the fantasy option?…

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platform.

Thank you John for your important story May I express my gratitude to My Pitch interviewee, John Williams, for talking about his experience of living with an eating disorder and how that affected him as a man [My Pitch, May 13-19]. I recently found my father (I was adopted). Unfortunately he had long since passed when I found him and the death certificate indicated that when he died he was suffering the fatal effects of an eating disorder. Thank you, John, for using your voice and for talking about the lack of support you received to cope with this. I am running the London 10km next week to fundraise for the Linda Tremble Foundation in my father’s memory. I’ll be thinking of you too, John, when I run. Thank you for being you…

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@bigissue

@akitdds One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to buy The Big Issue every week and I have been. Although I missed one, and that was the one I got a letter published in ironically enough. Anyway, I must say I really enjoy reading The Big Issue, and every week I will read something in it that breaks my heart, but also something that will fill me with joy and inspiration. I often end up with tears in my eyes after reading, but in a really good way!! Great articles, not too lengthy. I really enjoy ‘Letter to my younger self’ a feature where well-known people write what they’d say to their younger selves, it’s always very interesting. £2.50. Well spent. Better than a coffee! Have a chat to…

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for the voice of the people, forget boris. ask our vendors

Just for a day, I’d give The Big Issue vendors a go. Maybe extend it to a week in order to get a little more done. The great argument coalescing around Boris Johnson as the putative PM is that he has the people behind him, that he has the real voice of the real people ringing in his ears. He’ll listen and deliver on this truth. I’m not sure where all these truth-telling people are coming from. He hasn’t said. Of course the obvious argument runs that this is about Brexit, and that Boris Johnson, as one of the key architects of withdrawal, is plugged closest into the only real show in town. That he of the false figure bus and the misinformation about Turkish accession is part of the Brexit mainframe and…

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news.

BOOM and bust Activists blow up £1.2m of payday loan debt Filmmakers have written off £1.2m in payday loan debt by blowing it up in front of the world’s financial centre. Dan Edelstyn and his Bank Job colleagues featured in The Big Issue last year over their audacious plot to buy up distressed payday loan debt that was being sold on the secondary market. The group even took over a former bank and renamed it the Hoe Street Bank in Walthamstow before printing banknote-like bonds and selling them off as artwork, in effect to pay off the debts. But they completed their explosive finale on May 19 by blowing up the cash-in-transit van filled with the debt on Thameside waste ground, with the City of London and Canary Wharf providing the backdrop. The revolutionary project…

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