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Former England and Arsenal star turned Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright speaks candidly about his experiences growing up in a household where he suffered severe psychological abuse. This week he presents a BBC documentary, Ian Wright: Home Truths, looking into the reality of domestic abuse today, the impact it has on children and the adults they become.


The Four Horsemen

Since ancient times, humanity has been haunted by the spectres represented by the four horsemen of the apocalypse: pestilence, famine, war and death. But for the first time we're able to effectively fight back! Dr Emily Mayhew tells us about the army of heroes from the worlds of science, tech and diplomacy ready to do battle for all our sakes.


Also inside:

  • Count Binface is a novelty candidate in the London mayoral election (though not the most ridiculous) but even though he's an intergalactic space warrior with a bucket on his head, his campaign is still highlighting big issues like homelessness
  • John Bird remembers an old friend who came off the Windrush armed with wisdom. We could use a few more like him these days, he writes
  • Rising star Anthony Boyle says the role of a decorated soldier accused of war crimes in Iraq left him conflicted
  • Meet the freewheeling 98-year-old getting on her bike to raise cash to help homeless people
  • A US street paper seller shares his memories of meeting slain Illinois Black Panthers boss Fred Hampton
  • And Bournemouth vendor Rahela tells us how happy she is to be back selling to her customer

Plus much more!

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Ian Wright: 'I didn't realise the abuse you get is not your fault'

The football legend is raising awareness of domestic abuse by sharing his own childhood experiences and exploring how the trauma affected him 

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Get ready for this week's election where you are

Prepare for the big vote with The Big Issue's previews for the elections in London, Scotland and Wales as well as the local elections across England

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Aloe Blacc: 'There's no telling how a song is going to affect people'

In the second of a brand-new video series, Aloe Blacc joined The Big Issue for The Music That Made Me to reveal the moments that shaped him. Watch the video interview here

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Count Binface: 'My joke mayor bid has power main parties could only wish for'

Count Binface may not triumph in London's mayoral poll but just by standing he has raised awareness of homelessness and the unique power of humour in British politics

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This student beat her landlord in court then wrote her dissertation about it

Birmingham University student Megan Cole went viral on social media after revealing how she used her two-year rent battle to finish her degree

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Six ways to reduce food waste when you're on a budget

Cutting food waste is important, but not everyone has the resources to batch cook and store meals in freezers. Here are some ways to cut your surplus food if you're on a budget

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What is flexible working and how can you ask for it?

More of the UK's largest employers are talking about a permanent move to more flexible working and "hybrid" offices after the pandemic, but will it really be available to all?

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