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Issue 1405 - Joe Wicks Punching Through

The Big Issue is continuing to push the boundaries so we can find new ways to support our vendors through the Covid-19 crisis – and the latest step sees today’s launch of The Big Issue app.

We have teamed up with Joe Wicks, The Body Coach and all-round national hero, to kick off our digital revolution. The nation’s PE teacher is the cover star of this week’s magazine and speaks exclusively to The Big Issue in an interview.

Also inside…

- Legendary jazz artist Gregory Porter imparts lessons he’s learned in a Letter to My Younger Self
- Strictly star Vick Hope tells us the music, TV and food that’s getting her through lockdown for this week’s Isolation Kit
- Find out all about our brand new Spring kids’ cover competition which could see the UK’s most creative kids in with a chance of having their artwork used as a cover of The Big Issue!
- A comprehensive guide to the good people across the UK whose essential efforts are making a difference to others in these difficult times

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