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Big Issue, The

The Big Issue is a street newspaper published in four continents; it is written by professional journalists and sold by homeless individuals, and was founded in September 1991. The Big Issue is one of the UK's leading social businesses and exists to offer homeless people, or individuals at risk of homelessness, the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. It is the world's most widely circulated street newspaper.

6 articles

George Michael

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, The Big Issue, 11 November 1996

In this world exclusive – his first interview in six years – George Michael talks candidly about dope, death and his sexuality ...

Spice Girls: The Spice Girls

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, The Big Issue, December 1996

THE PAY IS GOOD, the perks are fantastic, but there's one thing they never tell you about being a pop star – the hours are ...

Now That's What I Call Censorship!!

Essay by Phil Sutcliffe, The Big Issue, 23 November 1998

WHAT DO THE SEX PISTOLS, ABBA AND FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD HAVE IN COMMON? THEY’VE ALL BEEN BANNED IN BRITAIN, THAT’S WHAT. PHIL SUTCLIFFE FINDS ...

Nina Simone

Interview by Precious Williams, The Big Issue, December 1998

NINA SIMONE is furious that there is no alcohol left in the house. It's not even 11 o'clock in the morning and yet the 65-year-old ...

Menudo, Ricky Martin: Ricky Martin

Interview by Bill Brewster, The Big Issue, 5 July 1999

What were your influences growing up in Puerto Rico? ...

Rae & Christian, Bobby Womack: Rae & Christian

Profile and Interview by Bill Brewster, The Big Issue, 2001

A PAIR OF bespectacled northerners sits opposite me. If you were to formulate a picture in your mind of what hip hop producers might look ...

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