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Issue 1414 - The Big Heroes

Seven-year-old Aria Burn was delighted to be named the winner of our first-ever spring cover competition. It was on the theme of HEROES and head judge, illustrator Dapo Adeola said: “Of all the entries, this one shows a great sense of composition. The sense of design here speaks to a promising future in illustration.” Wow! Well done Aria. See more of the amazing entries inside.

Also inside:

- Lynval Golding is guitarist and founding member of The Specials. He is also one of the Windrush Generation. Finally, he tells us, there is hope
- Movement has shaped Earth as we know it – but we’re only now starting to understand, says science journalist Sonia Shah
- Peter Frampton tells his younger self not to worry too much about being so good looking
- Plymouth vendor Clive is using lockdown to return to education

All this, and more, only in this week’s Big Issue!

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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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