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Issue 1172 - Bob is Back


This week's cover star is one and only Street Cat Bob. James Bowen writes exclusively about their first appearances in Europe – our cover shows Bob at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin – latest plans for their Cat Café and their movie that's about to start filming with Luke Treadaway playing James. Find out who's playing Bob!

Scottish comic book supremo Mark Millar has drawn everything from 2000 AD to Ultimate X-Men, and is behind blockbuster movies Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman. In a revealing Letter to my Younger Self he reflects on how the loss of his parents in his teens shaped his life, and why he's doing non-sweary films his kids can watch.
Ingenious developers and housing organisations are re thinking houses for the homeless – brick by brick. On spare ground revamped shipping containers and prefab kit-homes are springing up as move-on housing. Can they crack the prohibitive cost of land to seriously tackle the housing crisis? Adam Forrest investigates.
As Labour's new leader invokes an age of coal and Keir Hardie, columnist Damian Barr, who grew up near Hardie's home in the coalfields of Lanarkshire, explains why Jeremy Corbyn could be the reason that Thatcher remains victorious.
And much, much more.....

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