Issue 1295

15 Jul 2019
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About this issue: Overview

Apollo 11
Some of the most famous footage in the world, the images of the Moon landing 50 years ago this week, were beamed to viewers via an Australian tracking station – where an electrical engineer from Bradford led the team. Mike Dinn tells David Barnett what it was like to have played his part.

On the waterfront
One of the cities hardest hit by austerity, Liverpool nevertheless has expansive plans for regeneration. Steve Lee assesses whether all the huge waterfront buildings will benefit the city as a whole and quizzes the mayor, Joe Anderson, about sensible socialism.

The way I work: Thomas Dodson
The Knowsley Housing Trust employee helps vulnerable tenants keep on top of household bills and deal with benefits, and he occasionally comes face to face with a squawking parrot.

Plus: social worker Lila Halliday on why social workers care if your house is dirty – but only so much, Saskia Murphy’s take on the fight against air pollution, Antonia Charlesworth’s run down of family-friendly festivals, actress and Strictly champion Jill Halfpenny’s letter to her younger self, news, crossword, sudoku and more.