Issue 1386

21 Jun 2021
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Is life sweet?
Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are as Wigan as can be. Neil Tague catches up with the family firm’s bosses to see how they’re coping with a storm-tossed retail landscape. Photos: Howard Barlow.
Room for improvement
They’re cute and they’re popular on social media – but tiny houses could also play a role in the country’s housing crisis, writes Susan Griffin, if only access to land could be increased.
News of the end of Leeds’ pioneering managed sex workers zone, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy, the Rev Richard Coles’ letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.