About this issue: Overview
East, west and all points in between
Stephen Tompkinson has just moved back from London to Whitley Bay but he grew up on the other side of the country in Lytham St Annes. The star of Wild at Heart and Drop the Dead Donkey tells Andy Murray why he believes the north is nicer – and how it’s a privilege to be starring in a now re-scheduled theatre production of Educating Rita.
Not normal but not strange
Clare Speak has endured three weeks of lockdown in southern Italy while also reporting on it. Life is a mix of Skype conversations with officials about bureaucracy and nervous scarf-clad trips to buy food.
What’s eating them
With people suffering from eating disorders getting younger and younger, experts agree that early intervention is key. But as Saskia Murphy finds, it’s a much more complex process than simply blaming it on social media.
Shelf Life – our new anonymous column by a supermarket staff member, offering a glimpse down the now re-stocked aisles – actor and director Noel Clarke’s letter to his younger self, things to do online, crossword, Sudoku and more.
How to buy Bog Issue North
During the current crisis the magazine is available to buy and read online here:
Big Issue North is also on sale in Sainsbury’s and McColl’s stores across the north, as well as online at sainsburys.co.uk, meaning that you can now pick up a copy for £3 during your weekly shop.