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Issue 1398 - Reopen For Business

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As more and more big names disappear from the high street, efforts to reclaim the heart of communities gather pace. We speak to the movers and shakers reviving the nation’s town centres.

Lawyer Rob Bilott, whose battles with US giant DuPont inspired new film Dark Waters, tells why he’s not giving up yet. And we look at how many people hit by the terrible flooding don’t have insurance because in deprived communities it’s a “luxury” some can’t afford.

Also inside…

- This week’s Letter To My Younger Self is with the only person to have won both the Turner Prize and an Oscar. Sir Steve McQueen reflects on defying expectations.
- John Bird writes about how Jane Austen’s work paradoxically helps us reflect on the ugliness of the world.
- Here For Life is a film depicting the complex lives of people who work with Cardboard Citizens. Find out more too about a special screening in London to support The Big Issue.
- Vendor Chris Clarke in Cheltenham tells us how selling the magazine is about more than paying the bills and that the social aspect has been great for his mental health.

Plus – do criminals have smaller brains than law-abiding citizens?

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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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