Issue 1330

23 Mar 2020
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Help our vendors
Bronte Schiltz explains how hard Coronavirus will hit our vendors and how we are determined to keep supporting them. Street sales of the magazine have been suspended, but you can buy a digital copy of the magazine Issuu, or take out a longer-term print subscription here.

 

Heart and home
They’ve survived eviction, flooding on their new site from Storm Ciara and warning letters from the council. But how will the New Age travellers on a camp in Sheffield face up to their latest challenge – Coronavirus? Christian Lisseman gets a rare
glimpse into their lives. Photos and cover: Lee Brown.

An enigma unto herself
Dressing extravagantly, writing about her lesbian affairs in code and learning the classics, Anne Lister was an 18th century trailblazer. Saskia Murphy charts the achievements and heartbreak of the Halifax woman made famous by the TV series Gentleman Jack.

Plus
Our Select what’s on page moves indoors, looking at exciting online activities from across the world rather than local events in the north. Columnist Roger Ratcliffe examines supermarkets and isn’t rolling in the aisles, and actor Richard Dreyfuss writes a letter to his younger self.

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Big Issue North during the Coronavirus pandemic

We have taken the difficult decision to tell our vendors that they cannot sell Big Issue North on the streets during the Coronavirus pandemic, for the safety of the public and themselves.

This is a serious emergency for our vendors, and they need your help. There are three things you can do right now to help them get through this impossibly tough period.

  1. Buy our digital issue of this week’s magazine Buy
  2. Donate to our hardship fund, which we’ll use to help vendors in the most urgent need Donate
  3. Buy subscriptions and back issues online Shop Now