Issue 1297

29 Jul 2019
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Emma Jane Unsworth, former Big Issue North columnist, is interviewed on the upcoming film adaptation of her novel Animals, which explores female friendship.

Secret social worker
When a young person in care gives birth, social workers have no legal responsibility to this child but do they have a moral obligation when the parent is at risk?

David Gower talks about on his one-man stage show, On The Front Foot, about his life in and around cricket, as well as his thoughts on England’s chances in the Ashes.

Liverpool’s Plaza Cinema
Merseyside’s Plaza offers low-cost tickets and a strong sense of community for the most vulnerable groups. With the cinema being fuelled by volunteers, we look into the positive impact it has had on the area.

Plus  Artist Sol Calero builds a bus inside Tate Liverpool, actor Rose McGowan’s letter to her younger self, life expectancy by landmark, new Kaiser Chiefs music reviewed and Saskia Murphy ponders the end of the world.