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Issue 1289 - We Are Here

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Five years after two Big Issue vendors were killed as they worked, we remember their lives and ask what’s changed for homeless people since their tragic deaths.


Now, more than ever.

Also this week...

Out of sight, out of mind – with an estimated 300,000 people sleeping in hostels, temporary shelters or unsuitable and overcrowded accommodation, we delve into Britain’s hidden homelessness.

Some 50,000 people die early because of air pollution in the UK each year. But your community can feel the benefits overnight with some simple steps to cut pollution. TV medic Dr Xand van Tulleken takes a deep breath and dives in.
In Letter to My Younger Self, veteran actress Zoe Wanamaker talks art school, defying her parents to become an actress and telling her 16-year-old self to “hold on to your self-belief”.

Read ’moor with Bowie thanks to The David Bowie Book Club. Set up by his son, film direct Duncan Jones, the club uses the list of Bowie’s 100 favourite books to get people round the world reading together.

And lots more.

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The Big Issue has spent over 27 years at the helm of self-help revolution. It all began with the launch of The Big Issue magazine in 1991, which was created to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine on the streets. Since then over 200 million copies magazine have been sold by over 100,000 people. Vendors buy the magazine upfront for £1.50 and sell it on to the public for £3.00, and in doing so each runs their own micro-enterprise. In 2005 Big Issue Invest was launched, with the aim of extending The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of social enterprises and charities across the UK. To date the organisation has directly invested in over 350 such organisations, and manages or advises on more than £170 million of social funds.
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