Issue 1337

11 May 2020
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Curves and swerves 
Although Covid-19 has stopped Ren Harvieu from touring her new album, the fact it’s been released at all is an achievement. The Salford singer tells Gary Ryan about recovering from a life-changing injury, writing again and craving the spotlight once more.
Public service broadcasting
Jessica Brown tunes into the Leeds radio station that even a global pandemic can’t bring down.
Benchmark for rough sleeping
Could the pandemic force a long-term rethink on how to end rough sleeping? Only if the emergency funding for the short term comes through in the way it’s been promised, writes Jessica Brown.
Nightingale Hospitals news report, columnist Saskia Murphy, arts and entertainment, children’s author Julia Donaldson writes a letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.