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Issue 1419 - Ride Out Recession

This week’s cover makes a splash with the Ride Out Recession Alliance and explains more about our plan to keep everyone afloat as the seas get choppy.

And after last week’s famous feline, we bring the two most popular dogs in the world as sports commentator Andrew Cotter speaks exclusively about the story behind his viral videos and the personal toll Covid-19 has had on him.

Also inside:

- Actress and singer Mica Paris is our Letter To My Younger Self
- Ex-NHS chief Nigel Crisp explains how good health starts at home
- As the Olympics should have been kicking off we find out where the torch is at the moment (in Fukushima it turns out)
- Our latest vendor expert Martin McKenzie shares top tips for bike maintenance
- Fact/Fiction investigates whether our star signs have all changed

And in My Pitch, vendor Mark Worthington describes how with help from The Big Issue and the Salvation Army, he was able to move into a new home.

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