Our website makes use of cookies. To find out more please read our privacy policy
Close Menu

Issue 1445 - Find Love In Lockdown

Russell T Davies
The man behind Queer As Folk and the rebooted Doctor Who returns with It’s A Sin, a bold and beautiful masterpiece sure to be the next TV obsession, with clear parallels between the Aids crisis in the 1980s and the Covid one today

RORA in 2021
On the cusp of The Big Issue’s 30th birthday, our Ride Out the Recession Alliance is launching the tools needed to lead the battle and help people obtain jobs and training to secure their future

Wikipedia at 20
We speak to the people who oversee the biggest collection of knowledge in history to find out how they try to uphold the truth in the age of fake news and dangerous views

Also inside

- The truth about food parcels – after pictures of pitiful lunches for kids on free school meals went viral, we ask what went wrong
- This week’s Letter To My Younger Self is comedian and actor Andi Osho, who would go back and suggest she tried therapy sooner
- He may be best known for playing the farmer in Babe, but James Cromwell tells us he’s much more of an activist than an actor
- Kenny in Edinburgh extolls the benefit working out has on your mental health
- And we check in with Lee Welham who did a great job speaking about the importance of The Big Issue on Sky News!

Plus, of course, much more!

Social Echo


The Big Issue

The Big Issue’s own-brand products support the creation of a range of work-based opportunities for disadvantaged people.
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.
Read all about The Big Issue

The Big Issue big sellers

Support The Big Issue
Issue 1490 - The Beatles £3.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Issue 1489 - Claudia Winkleman £4.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Issue 1488 - Hounds Of Love £4.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Big Issue Christmas Baubles - Various Designs £8.00 GBP
See all The Big Issue items
Supporting the Makers (icon)


Our suppliers create opportunities for disadvantaged people

Protecting the planet (icon)


Our products are sourced with sustainability in mind

A hand up, not hand out (icon)


We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading