At a time of rocketing homelessness, of confusion in politics and a sense of wanting to have a positive influence in the world, we bring you The Big Issue. Every week our readers become part of a positive solution, and this week, more than ever, that is worth noting and celebrating on the cover. Inside, we bring images, words and details of films and art work our readers have created to share his message.
We also have Lord Nigel Crisp, former boss of the NHS, looking at the crisis gripping the service and laying out a radical new idea to make the NHS (to borrow a phrase) great again. Meanwhile, Alastair Campbell, a longtime advocate for better mental health provision, explains why there is a long way still to go.
Author Neil Gaiman delivers an incredible heart-breaking and life affirming Letter To My Younger Self, in which he reflects on the sudden death of his dad and how he’ll never stop being surprised by his wife Amanda Palmer.
Hollywood favourite Matthew McConaughey explains why he thinks that Trump needs to be allowed to govern.
John Bird talks about the momentous events of Jan 20 – finishing his book and trying a Segway for the first time. Oh, and Trump's inauguration.
And in My Pitch, Willie from Aberdeen who says it’s been so cold in the Granite City that he’d like to get to Amsterdam for a heat.
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