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The Big Issue 16-09-19

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 Face it, you need these 100 award-winning portraits showin€ off the best of Britain Apt to this time of national soul-searching, the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain Award celebrates the country’s diversity. Among winning selections this year – which will be displayed on billboards and published in a new book by Hoxton Mini Press – is this colourful shot of culture producer Tobi Kyeremateng taken by London-based freelance snapper Louise Haywood-Schiefer, a frequent Big Issue contributor. 02 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot! Back England in Japan Worry not if you can’t afford to fly to Japan for the next month and a bit – you can voice your support from the comfort of your front room with all matches televised terrestrially, as the Rugby World Cup leaves the traditional heartland of…

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great dame

Having never purchased a copy of your publication I took the plunge. The reason why I just had to have this one was your exclusive interview with Dame Vera Lynn [August 12-18]. Having met Dame Vera a few years ago I have always taken a deep interest in her ever since. She comes across in your interview with the same warmth and caring that I encountered when I made the 500-mile trip to meet up with her in Brighton. I was also surprised and interested in your other features and articles, especially Sue Epps’ piece on loneliness. This has not been a one-off for me and S am now a regular buyer of The Big Issue, all thanks to Dame Vera.…

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this week we asked you...

Police raised eyebrows and a few heartrates when they urged the public to have an emergency bag on standby last week. What will you grab if the klaxons sound? @ZeRootOfAllEvil Clockwork radio, solar panel and GPS. Also a towel, because Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy @HappyThriver My husband! @SeanLeggX Idea 1. Plan for 72 hours. Medication, first aid, tough warm clothes/shoes, waterproof, sleeping bag/ blanket, torch, batteries, water, protein bars, pet/food, phone/ charger, money. Book, games for kids. Missed out loads. Ideas online. :0) @TectonicPlateUK Sherbet dips @IanCaren Irish passport @justslow4 Fray Bentos…

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Super seller I’d like to commend the vendor who was selling at Liverpool Street today. It’s not easy selling in a busy environment of commerce, commuters and London life but the vendor was giving it his best shot whilst also holding his crutches. The resilience and hardworking attitude he evidenced was an example to all of us, an inspirational figure in the bustling crowds of rush hour who we could all learn from. Tom Belte, email Prize letter I was lucky enough recently to win a Chambers Dictionary in your Big Issue crossword. I would just like to say thank you. It is a welcome addition to my bookshelf. Lesley Kernot, Great Munden The infamous grouse I see Chris Packham has set up a petition to ban driven grouse shooting [The Big List, September 2-8]. As a…

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@drsarahsutton “The memory of my younger self is something I struggle with. I have no one to dispute or agree on the memory of me.” letter to my younger self by @lemnsissay in this week’s @BigIssue. Important & very moving @EleanorComb “Any child is an opportunity for greatness” @lemnsissay being his glorious, generous, humane and empathetic self in the @BigIssue @_mike_chambers_ Great #cashless initiative from @bigIssue and good to see @izettle selling devices for £9 and reducing transaction fees. @missceclondon Volunteered for a local #homeless project for 18 months. Very much aware of the desperate need for change (and funds). Buy @BigIssue regularly but struggle to carry cash so this is perfect. Well done! @PaulEnglishhack Excellent move by @BigIssue. It’s a consistently good read. @sarahfraser97 Love the @BigIssue’s idea to allow contactless payment for the magazine – hate walking past and…

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the public gets what the public wants

I’ve been up and down the country and people tell me they want this thing done. Says every senior politician wheeled out at present to push for a no-deal Brexit. People are, according to these senior politicians, sick of things. Where are these people, I wondered? We get a lot of letters into The Big Issue – yes, letters, handwritten. We get emails, Facebook messages, tweets. We get a lot of poetry. And there is nuanced argument in all of these missives from all of you. Even most of the poetry. Also, our vendors are out on the streets of Britain every day, speaking to thousands of people. They’re not reporting such clarity as those senior politicians report. How are they getting such clear and uniform responses? No doubt some people here…