Among all the unexpected twists and turns of 2020, no one could have guessed that 23-year-old footballer Marcus Rashford would become our greatest social justice warrior and anti-poverty campaigner. He managed to change government policy and helped put food on the table of thousands of the poorest children in Britain. In an exclusive interview with The Big Issue he reveals more is to come…
Pick Your Path
A Big Issue first! You might remember ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books from when you were younger. Presented with a choice, you decide which path to take and find out the consequences. There are multiple paths to follow and the decision on where to go next falls to you. Our version takes you back and forth through pages of the magazine, through the trials and the agonising choices people face in the UK every day, to offer a rare insight into the realities of homelessness in 2020
Joy of Pets
Pets have been a source of comfort and joy this year so we asked readers to celebrate their own fluffy friends. Meet the cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds that got people through. Treats and chews for all!
Mr Motivator’s winter workout
Yes, The Big Issue’s lockdown health guru Mr Motivator returns! Find out how you can burn off those Christmas calories while hanging decorations or simply rocking around the tree
The New Normal
How was it to star in the TV hit of lockdown? Normal People’s Marianne aka Daisy Edgar-Jones tells us she’s still in shock
Some of the top pearls of wisdom from a year of great Letter To My Younger Self interviews, the Covid crusaders brightening up communities – and we find out whether the Vicar of Dibley is a Satanist
Plus much more!