Latest Features

Gabby Logan

Gabby Logan: "I never wanted to be famous..."

Jane Graham

Gabby Logan on how her family fell apart after her brother's death, spotting future pundits – and the night she met her husband

Sir Ian McKellen

"Human beings need stories to illuminate their own lives"

What happened when Sir Ian McKellen met Shakespeare? The Big Issue was there to record the words of wisdom between two theatrical giants

Gregory Fitoussi

Spinning a good tale...

Adrian Lobb

Out of Spiral and into Spin, French star Grégory Fitoussi is driving the interest in brooding foreign thrillers

Hidden Britain: Folkestone Castle, Cheriton, Kent

The Big Issue is seeking out the hidden gems of Britain, brought to you every week in association with Walkingworld.com...

National Libraries Day: If walls could talk...

Ahead of National Libraries Day, Philippa Cochrane of Scottish Book Trust writes a love letter to all the libraries in her life

"Erwin James' story proves that he bucked the madnesses of his child-rearing, that led to those ugly deaths"
"Gary Neville highlighted the issue of homelessness - and during Vendor Week, other well-known faces will be doing the same"
“Selling The Big Issue has done a lot of good for my pride and confidence. Things are going better now...”
National Housing Federation warns that welfare reform could close specialist housing for Britain's most vulnerable people
This week, a Big Issue vendor's good deed set the news agenda and swept social media...
A West Sussex vendor got served a nice surprise whilst on his pitch: lunch with waiter service...
Jarvis Cocker discusses interviewing David Bowie for The Big Issue. Guest-editor Damien Hirst suggested smoking as a conversation-starter...

Latest Reviews

Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin – review

Doug Johnstone

"The fantastic stories in Dinosaurs on Other Planets deal with universal themes of love, loss and quiet desperation"

Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt: Five books with fabulous girls

"Sophie shows you don't need superpowers to be a hero..." Will Mabbitt picks the top five books with young female heroines

Film review: Breaking news

Edward Lawrenson

The spotlight falls on an investigation by reporters which unearthed a child abuse cover-up in the Catholic Church...

And... breathe. In times of stress, I blame TV

Lucy Sweet

"The news is stressful enough. Do we need TV entertainment to bring us out in hives as well?"