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Big Issue vendors have their say on Scottish Independence

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"The gap between the Yes and No votes could be as little as 120,000 people – so it is important for as many people as possible to vote"

Indyref camps paying "lip-service" to Scotland's homeless

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Yes Scotland and Better Together must do more to connect with Scotland's poorest, says charities, politicians and political commentators

Edinburgh 2014: The Pure, The Dead and The Brilliant

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"The Pure, The Dead and The Brilliant offers an extraordinary take on the saturated referendum conversation"

Big Issue vendors polled on Scottish Independence

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Yes Scotland and Better Together want our vendors’ votes – but what are they doing about it?

Jonny Awsum

Edinburgh 2014: Jonny Awsum - Sex Noises

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“This is a fine burst of late-night slapstick goodness from promising debutant Jonny Awsum”

Christian O'Connell

Edinburgh 2014: Christian O'Connell - Breaking Dad

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"Christian O’Connell has the charisma to charm when musing about dead guinea pigs and sex with a watermelon"

Eddie Peppitone

Edinburgh 2014: Eddie Pepitone - RIP America, it’s been fun

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“Eddie Pepitone's finest moments come in the one-man sketches that merge America’s ills with its beloved cultural mainstays”

Edinburgh Rugby players sell the Big Issue

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First-team stars from Edinburgh Rugby swapped the Murrayfield green for the city streets to sell The Big Issue

Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas busks for The Big Issue

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“I am glad to be able to help draw attention to the great work The Big Issue do,” says Grant Nicholas

Eddie Peppitone

Edinburgh 2014: Eddie Pepitone says RIP to America

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US comedian Eddie Pepitone on his country's 'dead' political system, and how he would heckle Obama

Paul Weller

Live reviews: Umbria Rock Festival

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"The former Lehman Brothers director has long dreamed of channelling his inner Modfather in the rustic, spiritual home of The Godfather"

Ian Lavender

"My generation was presented with a brave new world"

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Ian Lavender, 68 – aka Private Pike - talks remakes, shyness, and the "brilliant" cast of Dad's Army

Three families in Scotland richer than poorest 20 per cent

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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"

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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

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

Mica Levi: “Scarlett Johansson was very flattering"

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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"

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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!

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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

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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"

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

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