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Issue 1251 - Dr Who is Back

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As the new series of Doctor Who returns, Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord is joined by Bill – The Doctor’s first openly gay companion – while foe Missy is waiting in the wings. This week, stars Michelle Gomez and Pearl Mackie tell The Big Issue why Who’s women are a force to reckon with.

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Recently we highlighted the shocking council tax debt cycle forcing people into homelessness and crippling UK courts (read more below). Barrister Alan Murdie reveals the human face of this downward spiral.

In our #WhyBooksMatter literacy campaign, Shelley Trower shines a light on how libraries shape the lives of the people who use them.

This Easter week, we look at the Clown Egg Register – a log of face designs kept since 1946 which now acts as a unique record of clowning through the ages.

In her Letter To My Younger Self, TV drama queen Keeley Hawes reflects on the defining moment that knocked her career into overdrive.

And, as always, much more...Please note once this edition is no longer on sale with Big Issue vendors (from Monday 17th April) it will be classed as a 'back issue'. All back issues are priced at £4 per copy plus P&P

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