Andrew Burns

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Rick Clement

Rick Clement: "I’m giving myself every chance to walk again"

Andrew Burns

Having lost his legs in Afghanistan, Rick Clement is determined to leave his wheelchair behind - with the help of some amazing technology


Passenger: "No one recognises me, it’s brilliant!"

Andrew Burns

Passenger – aka the world's most listened-to man - talks family support, the tabloids' disinterest, and switching off from the day job

Brian May

"David Cameron stands for a return to the old barbaric ways”

Andrew Burns

Queen guitarist Brian May on why David Cameron represents privilege - and why our political system is a "disgrace"

The Big Issue nominated in Cover of the Year awards

Andrew Burns

The Big Issue's Remembrance Sunday cover is in the PPA's Cover of the Year awards - and you can vote for it to win

Campaign for homeless women to have free tampons

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#TheHomelessPeriod campaign is calling for the government to subsidise homelessness shelters to buy sanitary products

Big Issue vendors mark centenary of Celtic founder's death

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Marking 100 years since their founder died, Celtic Football Club host a lunch for Glasgow's homeless

John Bird

John Bird appearing at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival

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Big Issue founder John Bird joins debates on gender equality and altruism at HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival

Politicians reveal their true selves to The Big Issue

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From David Cameron's fratenal angst to Alan Johnson's deep regrets, the nation’s politicians open up in The Big Issue...

Vendors help mark anniversary of the death of Celtic founder

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The Glasgow club will feed 500 of the city's homeless and poorest 100 years after the death of its founding father, Brother Walfrid

Big Issue vendor Ralph saves for yacht to live life at sea

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Ralph Church saved more than £1000 from selling The Big Issue to buy a home on the water for him and his dog Jess

Game of Thrones, Season Five world premiere - review

Andrew Burns

Game of Thrones stars turned out at London's bloody Tower for the world premiere of the HBO fantasy drama

'Pee Power' toilet could soon help light refugee camps

Andrew Burns

The high-tech toilet has been launched by UWE Bristol and Oxfam to prove that urine can generate electricity

Big Issue vendor helps catch fleeing robber in Birmingham

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Andy King, a Big Issue seller in Birmingham, helped apprehend a thief who had attempted to flee past his city-centre pitch

Prison restaurant named as Cardiff’s best eatery

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Inmates at HMP Cardiff praised for "perfect service" as The Clink restaurant takes top spot in Welsh capital poll

Interpol, Barrowlands, Glasgow - review

Andrew Burns

"Melancholic tales in an unromantic venue might not be your idea idea of a Valentine’s treat. But this is a sold-out, in-demand love-in"

Twin Atlantic & Chvrches sell The Big Issue - in pictures!

Andrew Burns

Stars of music, TV & business/media folks sold The Big Issue as part of #VendorWeek

Twin Atlantic and a host of famous faces sell The Big Issue

Andrew Burns

From Twin Atlantic to Kay Burley to Gail Porter, many high-profile figures have donned the red tabard to take part in #VendorWeek

Gary Johnson

Vendor success: From streets to sweets

Andrew Burns

Former Big Issue vendor Gary Johnson sold the magazine outside Cadbury's. Now he works in the factory...

Vendor success: From pavement to yoga mat

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Former Big Issue vendor Lee Cascalini battled depression and now runs his own yoga and stress management business

Dental support and new tabards for South West vendors

Andrew Burns

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise have helped provide 100 new tabards and will support vendors in dental care


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