Latest Features

Anne Ashby: Fashion pioneer, entrepreneur and survivor

Anne Ashby, picked by Joan Bakewell to write for The Big Issue, went from homelessness to the House of Representatives.

John Bird

It’s time Westminster rule got its marching orders

John Bird

"The Union has worked well for the cliques and parties that have ruled from Westminster and the lopsided Britain we have now"

Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen: "In winter we’re cut off for six months..."

Vicky Carroll

Yorkshire’s tweeting shepherdess Amanda Owen talks big families, her farm calendar - and how Russian sanctions affect their sales

Sarah Hadland

"We were left standing there. It was quite embarrassing"

Steven MacKenzie

Sarah Hadland talks mockumentaries, the social impact of Miranda - and re-auditioning for Cats

Take out your headphones!

Guilty of being permanently plugged into your portable music player? Peter Stone is fed up. He says… Listen! LISTEN!

"The Union has worked well for the cliques and parties that have ruled from Westminster and the lopsided Britain we have now"
"This thing that has been started, a desire for greater self-determination, is reaching beyond Hadrian’s Wall"
“Sleeping rough is no fun. Nothing really terrible has happened, but I've been kicked and shouted at a bit”
The first official Big Issue vendor pitch inside a UK railway station has been unveiled at Euston Station
On the eve of Social Saturday, Big Issue vendors ask MPs to support them as small business operators
John White
Staff, customers and Edinburgh's Lord Provost pay tribute as 'exemplary vendor' John White passes away
Sir Christopher Bland
Ex-BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland on the "tragic" consequences of Scotland having a parochial broadcaster

Latest Reviews

Still Game

Still Game, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Steven MacKenzie
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Scotland may still be game for a laugh after the referendum but where is the wit and warmth that made Still Game such a success?

Film reviews: Tapping into an enigma

Edward Lawrenson

"20,000 Days On Earth is a brilliant, shimmering collage of a film, illuminating Nick Cave's creative process"

TV reviews: Under pressure... but keeping their heads

Jane Graham

"In general, this TV debate was an embarrassing and stressful experience for those who witnessed it..."

Peter Maxwell Davies

Classical music: Lord of the isles

Kate Molleson

"Peter Maxwell Davies' music has a deep connection with his home of Orkney: the stormy seas, the windswept horizons..."