The Big Issue
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It was mere months before the first lockdown that audiences flocked to cinemas to watch national treasure Daniel Craig try his hand at the consulting detective archetype in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. The star-studded murder mystery saw the inception of Benoit Blanc, a witty investigator with a dramatically underlined Southern …
I’m originally from Wollongong but have been in Canberra for 20-odd years. I’ve been a labourer all my life, and when I first moved I found it a bit hard to fit in, because Canberra’s full of public servants. It’s not bad though – I’m quite happy. It’s hard to …
I had somewhat of a unique upbringing – I was a show kid. My dad ran the go-karts. I was very young, so I had a ball. I was one of the rare show kids placed into school in early primary.
'I'm concerned for the future': Beach cleaners on their battle to sort out Britain's coastline
The Big Issue speaks to Britain’s dedicated beach cleaners about clearing coastlines, sewage, plastic pollution and saving the environment.
Cornwall's second homeowners urged to donate £5.4million in energy rebates
Cornwall’s second home owners are being urged to #DonateTheRebate, as it’s revealed they will get £5.4million in energy rebates this autumn.
TUC unveils 'road map' to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy
The minimum wage can be raised by boosting greater demand across the economy rather than concentrating wealth in the hands of a minority, according to a new report.
£150 cost of living disability payment is not enough, charities warn
Charities have called on the government to double its support package for disabled people as the cost of living crisis worsens.
NHS leaders warn energy costs could create public health crisis
A government spokesperson said “we have taken action to help households with £37 billion worth of support, which includes specific support to help people through the difficult winter ahead”. But the rise in household energy costs is expected to outpace government support promised so far when prices rise in October …
Government urged to tackle violence faced by community pharmacists
A community pharmacist has launched a petition urging the government to do more in tackling rising abuse of pharmacists.
Number of universal credit claimants facing sanctions soars past 100,000
Sanctioning more than 100,000 people receiving universal credit during the cost of living crisis is “cruel”, charities say
Wildfires: Firefighters on front line of climate crisis say they don't have resources to cope
The Fire Brigades Union says crews are having to do more with less and has called for more resources and a better pay offer as the climate crisis causes increasing wildfires.
More than 70,000 people sign Gordon Brown petition calling for emergency budget
Gordon Brown has teamed up with The Big Issue to call on the government to prevent a “poverty time bomb”.
'Using less energy isn't an option': Disabled people set to be hit hardest when bills soar again
Rising energy bills, additional costs, and poor social care capacity are causing a compounded crisis for disabled people.
'You almost didn't think it could get worse. But it has': The workers on the frontline of the cost of living crisis
Three workers at charities across the UK tell us how the people they support are being affected by the cost of living crisis.
Every single day people walk past that know me and say hello. They make me feel like I’m part of the community. I grew up in Sydney but have moved a lot since then. I lived in Canberra and then spent 12 years on the Gold Coast. I’m in Brisbane …
The North East has overtaken London as the region with the highest rate of child poverty
Child poverty levels are staggeringly high across the country, but for the first time ever, it's worst in the north east.
LGBTQ+ icons including Munroe Bergdorf and Bimini Bon Boulash tackle queer homelessness through new portrait series
Drag royalty Bimini Bon Boulash and activist Lady Phyll are just some of the LGBTQ+ trailblazers featured in a new digital portrait series.
The USA has a gun obsession, and photographer Gabriele Galimberti offers us a close look at it.
Boris Johnson's no confidence vote: What happens next?
Boris Johnson might not be out the door just yet, but he’s certainly knocking on it.
Cost of living crisis: Three quarters of Britons worried about rising cost of food, study finds
One in six people are now relying on food banks to get by, up from one in 10 in 2021.
50 years of Pride: Why this year's milestone is bittersweet for LGBTQ+ people
I won’t be giving the government a pat on the back for their LGBTQ+ progress.
#DonateTheRebate campaign urges those more well off to donate their £400 energy grant
Don’t really need the £400 energy bill discount? ‘Donate the Rebate’ to support families on the lowest incomes.
Rishi Sunak's cost of living support won't be enough for struggling families, charities warn
“The measures announced today will help, but won’t fully shield families with children from the pain they’re experiencing."
Martin Lewis grills chancellor Rishi Sunak on why some people won't get additional cost of living support
Consumer expert Martin Lewis has taken chancellor Rishi Sunak to task over his cost of living support plan.
Family of 5 accused of 'deliberately' living in a tiny studio flat win High Court battle
A man living with his wife and three children in a tiny studio apartment has won a High Court battle against Southwark Council, after the local authority prevented the family from accessing priority housing.
Police anti-racism plan can't work if stop and search powers are increased, campaigners say
New plans aiming to create anti-racist police forces won’t work if Priti Patel’s proposals to increase enforcement powers go ahead, campaigners have warned.
Jake Daniels’ coming out is a ‘huge step forward’ but abuse remains an issue, say LGBTQ+ fans
Football still has a troubling relationship with LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Cost of living: Why you should check if you're eligible for free prescriptions
Health Secretary Sajid Javid recently announced a price freeze for prescriptions in England for the first time in 12 years.
Here are the charities leading the fight against LGBTQ+ homelessness in the UK
LGBTQ+ people, particularly LGBTQ+ youth, are experiencing worryingly high levels of homelessness across the UK.