Issue 1267

31 Dec 2018
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About this issue: Overview

2018: blow by blow
Our columnists try to recover from a battering of bad news and extreme weather in the last year, and editor Kevin Gopal reviews the year through Big Issue North’s biggest stories.

A month in verse
A January selection from a new anthology offering a nature poem for each day of the year.

New Year’s walks
You’ve had your fill of turkey and chocolates. What better way of working them off than walking up a mountain, along a vast tidal estuary, through winter wildfowl centres or a scenic national park? Roger Ratcliffe has the details.

Arts and entertainment
The year in music, a look ahead to the leading theatre productions of 2019, as well as TV, on demand and books.

On the migrant trail from Honduras to the US. Plus, Tom Rhattigan, who first revealed his story of horrific sexual abuse in North West care homes to Big Issue North in 2007, has now written a memoir with even more on the harrowing story.

Plus Highlights from our weekly feature Letter to my Younger Self, columnist Saskia Murphy gets her Claus into a trivial diversion in feminism, crossword, Sudoku and more.