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Big Issue vendors join Robert Peston and others for Dylathon

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Vendors in Wales celebrate the life of Dylan Thomas on stage with Prince Charles, Ian McKellen, Jo Brand and other A-list stars

"England's homeless are dying young and being neglected"

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Shocking statistics in St Mungo’s Broadway campaign urging local authorities to tackle the health of the homeless

Russell Brand

"You feel better after you've read The Big Issue"

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Russell Brand launches his book Revolution tonight, and has invited The Big Issue along to help spread the 'gospel of trews'

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy: "Clean-cut heroes don’t interest me"

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Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy talks British gangsters, PTSD, and the 'dark side in all of us'

Download new Mogwai track (voiced by Shirley Henderson) FREE

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New Mogwai song 'Never Come Home' - a recording of a poem that won a competition launched in The Big Issue - is free to download

Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory: “How dare you not support other women?!"

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Peaky Blinders' Helen McCrory on playing Aunt Polly, working-class Britain - and the lack of feminists in today's society

Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens: 'Books, Brooklyn and beating up Benedict'

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Dan Stevens on living in New York, the new Downton Abbey series - and fighting Benedict Cumberbatch

Big Issue vendor Lee Barnes standing outside Sainsbury's, Southampton

Celebrate your vendor for The Big Issue's birthday

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We need you to help us build a great collection that will tell the nation how important Big Issue vendors are...

John White

Much-loved Edinburgh vendor John White dies

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Staff, customers and Edinburgh's Lord Provost pay tribute as 'exemplary vendor' John White passes away

Sir Christopher Bland

"A separate Scottish Broadcasting Corporation? Disastrous"

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Ex-BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland on the "tragic" consequences of Scotland having a parochial broadcaster

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

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