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Issue 1469 - Why Football Matters

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Football memories
While hoping not to jinx England’s chances at the Euros, we look at the important role football plays in our national and individual identity. Win, lose or draw then lose on penalties, the game doesn’t end with the final whistle and we hear from organisations who use sport to help people living with dementia, depression or loneliness to keep active and connect with others.

Gloria Steinem
On 10 July 1971, Gloria Steinem made one of the most significant speeches of the 20th century. Her Address to the Women of America signalled the ascent of feminism – but 50 years later she tells us why the fight for equality is far from over.

National Hygiene Week
To shine a light on hygiene poverty, we’ve teamed up with the Hygiene Bank to find out what support there is for people who have to choose between buying food or other hygiene and sanitary projects. In the age of Covid, urgent action is needed more than ever.

Also inside:
- Kathy Burke tells us what’s wrong with our attitude to money
- Joan Armatrading shows a lot of Love and Affection in her Letter To My Younger Self
- Bobby Gillespie talks about swapping Primal Scream paranoia for parental pathos
- Richard Cotterill, Big Issue vendor turned cross-country walker, reflects on reaching the halfway stage of his journey
- And we reveal monumental news about Street Cat Bob…
Plus much more!

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