The News from the Street

I didn't really want to sell newspapers, but it was either that or die on the streets," says 27-year-old Glasgow resident Stephen Strang, once a homeless alcoholic who now has a place to live, a job and a bank account — all thanks to a newspaper called The Big Issue. Newspapers like The Big Issue, sold on the street by the homeless as a way to get them back into society, are thriving. More than 40 are available in major cities in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. The Big Issue — which has five regional editions across the U.K. — has...

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