Andrew Burns

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Stars of music & media sell The Big Issue for #VendorWeek

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Watch Owen Jones, James O'Brien and other famous faces don the Big Issue tabard to support INSP #VendorWeek 2016

Welfare cuts could close many thousands of specialist homes

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National Housing Federation warns that welfare reform could close specialist housing for Britain's most vulnerable people

Big Issue vendor gives regular customer a surprise treat

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This week, a Big Issue vendor's good deed set the news agenda and swept social media...

Roadside café: Big Issue vendor receives surprise lunch

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A West Sussex vendor got served a nice surprise whilst on his pitch: lunch with waiter service...

The Big Day: Vendor Jack and fiancée set a date

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Their engagement enchanted the world’s media - and now locals are helping Jack Richardson and his fiancée prepare for their big day

Awards success for The Big Issue

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The Big Issue enjoyed more awards success at the PPA Scotland magazine awards, winning best Feature Writer and Cover of the Year

Steven Naismith funds Christmas lunches for homeless people

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"It is both humbling and inspiring in equal measure to help those in desperate need."

Is your cat a Street Cat Bob cover moggy?

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Cats of the world – united in Bob! Street Cat Bob cover out from November 30. Is your cat in our Christmas mosaic?

Syrian refugee now serving hot meals to homeless in Berlin

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"We want to be a positive part in the German community," explains refugee Alex Assali who fled Syria eight years ago

Free Change Please coffee with your copy of The Big Issue

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A free coffee with your favourite magazine? Go on! Buy The Big Issue, take the magazine, and warm up with a Change Please coffee...

Jim Lambie among artists creating pieces for The Big Issue

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The Big Issue has teamed up with artistic collective Neu! Reekie! and Edinburgh Art Festival to give readers an early festive treat…

Rick Clement walks for fallen friends on Remembrance Sunday

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Rick Clement lost both legs in the war in Afghanistan. On Remembrance Sunday, he left his wheelchair to lay a wreath in memory of friends

TV star to sell The Big Issue to highlight homelessness

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"I’ll be totally alone and unsupported without even a change of clothes. If I don’t make enough money, I don’t eat."

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The feminist inspiration behind Mad Max: Fury Road

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Director George Miller on the feminist workshops involved in Mad Max: Fury Road - and the 'volcanic quality' of Tom Hardy

George Clooney meets ex-Big Issue vendors in Edinburgh

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Video: Hollywood superstar George Clooney visits Social Bite, an Edinburgh sandwich shop that feeds and employs homeless people

Big Issue exclusive: Pope Francis interview

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Today The Big Issue publishes a rare, exclusive conversation with Pope Francis

Rick Clement

My first walk will be made in memory of fallen friends

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His legs were blown off in Afghanistan, but Rick Clement will leave his wheelchair behind to lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday

Homeless Big Issue writer among FIVE nominations for awards

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"James does what you want your best writers to do - to present readers with a new and original window on the world"

Irvine Welsh bringing back Trainspotting hardman Begbie

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After his brief revival in an exclusive Big Issue short story, Irvine Welsh has written cult favourite Francis Begbie a novel of his own...

Thousands back charity's homeless healthcare petition

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With rough-sleeper numbers increasing, charity St Mungo’s Broadway calls on the NHS to ensure equal healthcare for the homeless

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