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Issue 1434 - Captain Tom

Captain Tom

In a year to forget, Captain Tom is a man to remember and celebrate. As Remembrance Day approaches, we talk to the 100-year-old who gave us all somebody to look up to when the country was in lockdown. He shares the lessons learned from living through the most significant century in human history and pays tribute to the work of The Big Issue and our vendors.

The truth about homeless veterans

As the nation remembers its heroes, we delve into the realities of ‘invisible’ veterans on the streets and the impact Covid-19 has had.

Save our pubs

Chef Tom Kerridge backs our RORA campaign and explains his plan to stop pubs having to take their last orders.

Also inside

-Another foodie, Gregg Wallace gives his younger self lessons in love in this week’s Letter To My Younger Self
-John Bird calls for a government of national unity
-We announce Nadia Shireen as the judge of our Kids Christmas Cover Competition
-Find out about the equations that shape all of our online lives
-Cambridge vendor Eamonn Kelly is in My Pitch, Robin Price shares trainspotting tips and we salute Easton Christian as he retires from selling the magazine.

Plus much more!

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