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Past articles by Dionne:

This community 'take one leave one' initiative is fighting the cold snap

The founder hopes his clothes rail move will spark others to set up their own offering → Read More

Bristol held the UK’s first period poverty summit

Over 80 period poverty experts attended to discuss how Bristol could eradicate the problem → Read More

'Upskirting' is being made illegal in England and Wales

After 18 months of campaigning writer Gina Martin’s bill to see ‘upskirting’ made illegal has passed → Read More

#FreePeriods has launched a legal campaign to stop period poverty in schools

The #FreePeriods founder Anika George wants free menstrual products for all schoolchildren in England → Read More

How Big Issue Invest deals in finance, with added impact

For the past 27 years The Big Issue has been working to dismantle poverty in Britain, and since 2005 when Big Issue Invest was launched that ambition has only become bigger and bolder → Read More

Ditch the disposable coffee cup with Ecoffee and The Big Issue Shop

With plenty of colours and patterns on offer there’s no excuse for single use → Read More

Orbital: Brian Cox will help us get the monsters

It's 30 years since Orbital, AKA brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, recorded 'Chome' on their father's cassette deck. Paul tells The Big Issue why spectres on the horizon mean the time is right for a return → Read More

MPs are voting today on introducing misogyny as a hate crime

The vote would see misogyny introduced as part of the upskirting bill → Read More

The Big Issue take over Edinburgh with Corrie’s Julie Hesmondhalgh

Our vendors become the stars of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with the help of the former Coronation Street actress → Read More

Period poverty-busting Hey Girls products hit stores

Supermarket giants Waitrose and ASDA are now stocking Big Issue-backed Hey Girls period products → Read More

Railway arch businesses contribute £725m to the UK economy every year

The study from the New Economics Foundation highlights the importance of the businesses nestled in Britain’s railway arches amid Network Rail’s sell off → Read More

This all girls summer music camp is tackling mental health problems head on

With young women confronting a growing mental health crisis, could it be down to summer camps like Girls Rock to turn the tide? → Read More

Keep your cool and ride the heatwave with The Big Issue summer collection

The sun is shining and festival season is well underway – look cool and stay cool with our top summer picks from The Big Issue Shop → Read More

Scottish football is the new frontline in the fight against period poverty

Meet the women empowering Scotland's football fans to bring free period products to their clubs → Read More

Stormzy's #Merky will give young writers a much-needed break into publishing

"Reading and writing as a kid was integral to where I am today and I from the bottom of my heart can not wait to hear your stories, your poems, your novels, your sci-fis and then getting them out into the big wide world. Proper proud of this!" → Read More

Esther McVey has been accused of misleading parliament over Universal Credit

The welfare secretary has come under fire from the National Audit Office, which claims she made incorrect statements to MPs about the rollout of Universal Credit following a damning report → Read More

Scottish drug deaths hit a 22-year high

Deaths from drug misuse have been creeping higher every year in Scotland as the country struggles to deal with its opioid crisis → Read More

Why do rough sleepers return to the streets?

One in six people seen sleeping rough in the capital throughout 2017 and into this year had returned to the streets after a gap of at least one year → Read More

Displaced residents from the Glasgow School of Art fire are still homeless

Despite £3k on offer, residents expressed concerns over lack of direction and accessing help. However, Glasgow City Council says it is doing all it can with the stock of housing it has available → Read More

Scottish suicide rates are falling, but more is still needed on prevention

Campaigners are calling for a stronger prevention action plan, with men still three times more likely to take their own lives than women → Read More