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Three families in Scotland richer than poorest 20 per cent

Andrew Burns

Oxfam Scotland says wealth in the country is far too concentrated - with poverty on the rise

"Without my dog I'd be dead or back in prison"

Andrew Burns

Street Cat Bob is the purrrfect example, but it’s not unusual for pets to change the lives of Big Issue vendors

Joel Hodgson

Commonwealth Games role for ex-Big Issue vendor Joel Hodgson

Andrew Burns

Joel Hodgson is set to represent Belize as an official ambassador at Glasgow 2014

Mica Levi: “Scarlett Johansson was very flattering"

Andrew Burns

Under The Skin composer on scoring Scarlett's moves and respecting the polarising film's "acceptance of anarchy"

Mavis Staples

"My greatest moment? Meeting Martin Luther King"

Andrew Burns

Mavis Staples, 74, talks presidents, the 'presence' of Martin Luther King - and Bob Dylan's marriage proposal

It's Murray Time. Let’s hear you roar!

Andrew Burns

The Big Issue is calling on you to show your support for Mighty Murray this week with our roaring cover. Andy might even see it...

Mark Cooper

BBC music chief defends sending "small army" to Glastonbury

Andrew Burns

Mark Cooper, BBC's head of music on TV, on the Beeb's small Glasto army and dates with Dolly Parton and Metallica

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis interview: "I'm in love with life"

Andrew Burns

Media tycoon Felix Dennis has died after losing a battle with cancer. He spoke to The Big Issue in 2010...

Andy McNab

Andy McNab: "The advance of ISIS could see Baghdad fall"

Andrew Burns

As the fate of Iraq hangs in the balance, former SAS man McNab fears the nation's capital could be overthrown by ISIS extremists

Camera Obscura, ABC, Glasgow - review

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Glasgow indie veterans Camera Obscura come home for their biggest headline date. Andrew Burns is pining for a smile...

Got 2,000 hours to spare?

Andrew Burns

Then settle down for the biggest TV sports schedule Britain has ever seen. It could be your last chance...

Robert Webb

Robert Webb: "Olivia Colman? I’m starting the backlash..."

Andrew Burns

Robert Webb - the new Bertie Wooster – on Peep Show's final season, Russell Brand, and why he’s not a “miserable bastard”

Future Islands on Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, March 4, 2014

Future Islands: the biggest band you’ve never heard of

Andrew Burns

Future Islands' performance on David Letterman shot them to global fame. Now they're coming to crack the UK...

Riverside Festival, Glasgow - review

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After the hiccup of 2013, Electric Frog and Pressure bring a taste of Chicago's electronic scene to Glasgow for a stellar Riverside Festival

From the pitch to the plinth

Andrew Burns

The UK has more football statues than Spain, Brazil and Holland combined. Andrew Burns kicks around this modern phenomenon

Big Issue Christmas cover shortlisted for PPA Awards

Andrew Burns

Vote for The Big Issue's vendor-centric Christmas cover, up against some strong contenders in this year's PPA Awards

Gerald Scarfe - self-portrait

"I draw what I fear... world leaders misusing their power"

Andrew Burns

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe on his childhood illness, today's breed of 'lifeless' politicians - and developing his 'dark side'

Manchester Orchestra, SWG3, Glasgow – review

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"There's no going through the motions here. This is loud, energetic and unassuming guitar rock from a band yet to release a bad album"

You'll Never Walk Alone: A Big Issue vendor's title dreams

Andrew Burns

The Liverpool-supporting Big Issue vendor who saved a young girl from drowning on what the club's anthem meant in communist Hungary

Joel Hodgson

Trailblazer: The ex-vendor aiming for the Commonwealth Games

Andrew Burns

Joel Hodgson has been abandoned, homeless, and adopted. Now he’s half a second away from the Commonwealth Games

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