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Issue 1444 - She's Electric

Eddie Izzard
Whenever the world’s in trouble, Eddie Izzard gets running, and the comedian is also embarking on a mammoth effort to annoy the extreme right

‘Happy’ New Year
How do we make sure 2021 will be a good one? Charities and celebrity friends give their take on the big issues

Also inside

- Suddenly I see that KT Tunstall is this week’s Letter To My Younger Self
- Johnny Flynn talks playing Bowie in a film about the story behind Ziggy Stardust
- How in the future there could be a cure for ageing and what that means for humanity
- John Bird remembers a year from hell that ended up being the making of him. The same could prove true of 2020!
- Our vendor expert Steve gives us training tips to teach young puppies and older dogs new tricks, while in My Pitch, Kenny from Edinburgh adjusts to another lockdown
- And in Fact/Fiction – is Blue Monday really bluer than any other day?

Plus much, much more!

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