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INSP News Service celebrates its 600th edition

This week marks the 600th time the INSP News Service email will drop into the inboxes of members across the global street paper network. To celebrate, we looked back at some of the stories that have spread throughout the world thanks to the service, and hear from some of the beneficiaries of this unique editorial support platform.

Second annual ONE Festival of Homeless Arts officially kicks off on World Homeless Day

The ONE Festival of Homeless Arts showcases and celebrates works of art, in a variety of mediums, imagined and created by people who have experienced homelessness. Curated and compiled by artist and campaigner David Tovey, the exhibition at the Diorama Arts Centre kicked off its second instalment on World Homeless Day.

Economist Neil McInroy: “We’re a restless species that doesn’t take things lying down. That’s what fuels my hope.”

The CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) Neil McInroy brought his outspoken and enthralling way of striving for a more progressive economy to the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit in Manchester. He spoke in greater detail with INSP about how he perceives himself, and his organization, as outside the mainstream and how the work of street papers fits in to his worldview.

2017 Global Street Paper Summit closes with raucous fundraising gig at Manchester’s O2 Ritz

Frank Turner rocked Manchester’s iconic music venue, the O2 Ritz, on the final night of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit at fundraising gig Street Noise.

Neil McInroy: “The existing economic model is failing too many people”

For the second keynote speech of the INSP 2017 Global Street Paper Summit, economist and CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies Neil McInroy addressed delegates on the social problems our failing economy has created.

Founder of The Real Junk Food Project Adam Smith brings his fight against food poverty to INSP 2017

Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, gives after dinner speech to INSP 2017 delegates at Manchester’s Victoria Baths to round off day one of this year’s Global Street Paper Summit.

Writer and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson talks social inequality at INSP 2017

Epidemiologist, and writer of the best-selling book The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson, grabs the attention of delegates with the opening keynote speech of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit.

Manchester welcomes international delegates to the 2017 INSP Global Street Paper Summit

The 2017 INSP Global Street Paper Summit kicked off on Monday at a welcome reception at Manchester Town Hall. After speeches from Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, INSP Chief Executive Maree Aldam and Chair of The Big Life Group Edna Robinson, we heard from delegates about what they expect from the week ahead.

Homeless World Cup Legacy Project: “It has completely turned my life around”

A year on from the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow, the tournament is still changing lives. The Legacy Project has helped event volunteers – all of whom had experience of homelessness or substance abuse issues – to continue improving their skills and confidence through sport. INSP met volunteer John Mooney, who is now a tennis coach.

INSP News Service hits 1 million word download milestone

INSP is very proud to announce that a ground-breaking 1 million words have been downloaded from the News Service’s updated online platform since December of last year. Here’s a look at why.

Video: challenging the fake news narrative

Watch as media experts unpick the ideas of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ at INSP’s lively debate.

“This opportunity is thrilling” – INSP’s new Intensive Learning Programme kicks off

Participants about to set off on international placement scheme to strengthen street papers and share ideas.