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Issue 1288 - James Norton

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Psycho, crime-fighting vicar, Russian prince and now mobster with James Bond pretensions. James Norton talks Britain in crisis and new thrilling-drama McMafia

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Forget Trump’s tweets, messy Brexit talks and the wild winter weather. Ditch the disappointing Christmas presents – we give you the eight big ideas set to change the world in 2018. From preventing poverty to becoming a gene genie, they’re bound to make you feel cheerful.

Introducing…The Big Issue Platform. We’re opening up The Big Issue to ideas on breaking the cycle of homelessness. It’s open to politicians, policy makers, business, third-sector leaders, readers and vendors. Anybody who has an idea that could be part of the solution – send it into us and we’ll print it.

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