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Issue 1260 - Fathers Day

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For Father's Day, read an incredible short story from Irish literary giant Colum McCann – ONLY in The Big Issue. We also carry a great piece from publishing heavyweight veteran James Brown, who writes about what he’s not keen on his son finding out about his past.

Also this week:

In 1979, 42 per cent of people in the UK lived in social housing. Today that figure is eight per cent – with a waiting list of around 1.4 million. Adrian Lobb looks at new documentary, Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle, and reports on how we got to this point.

The Magna Carta is granted; the decline of the Mayan civilisation; Sir Isaac Newton discovers the laws of gravity – these are a few of the notable moments in history that have happened during the life of a famous wedge of giant sequoia, which crowns the main hall at the Natural History Museum. Martin Bridge explains more about the fascinating field of dendrochronology.

In Letter To My Younger Self, we have guitar hero Hank Marvin. He reflects on moving from The Shadows and into the light.
And, as always, much more...

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