Big Issue Magazine London Edition
July 29 - August 04 2013
In this edition of The Big Issue:-
And In Other News...
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 07:30am: Buckingham Palace issue a 45-word statement confirming the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton, has gone into labour.
But "is she an affiliated member?" Twitter wag John Prescott wonders, supplying his own #boomtish.
Bad jokes aside, from that moment on, as far as the UK's rolling news services are concerned, little else matters. War, famine, car crashes...meh! Is it going to be a BOY or a GIRL?
So...with all eyes on THAT door of the Lindo Wing, we thought it useful to look at what else was going on...
One Mile Fresh Food Challenge
You Are What You Eat - Shop Local? For millions of Britons it's nothing to do with food miles or an ethical feel-good buzz, it's the only choice. Headlines declare 'food deserts' and the return of rickets and scurvy, while doctors recently said that British diets in 2013 are worse than during rationing at the end of WWII. So what's the real picture? We sent reporters to five areas that top experts' list for bad health and poverty. We had them walk a mile in each place and detail all the fresh food they came across. Here are the results...
REGINALD D HUNTER (Stand-up comedian) is the subject of this weeks 'Letter to my younger self'.
Labour Peer Lord Patel is our guest columnist this week discussing why we must care about society's most vulnerable.
Rachael Johnson (editor-in-chief of The Lady magazine) comments on the Royal Birth.
Plus all the usual Book, Film, Music and Art reviews.
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