Andrew Burns

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Gerald Scarfe - self-portrait

“Cameron, Clegg and Miliband really are boring”

Andrew Burns

Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe on today's breed of 'lifeless' politicians - and the cutting edge of Margaret Thatcher

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

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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

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

Westeros or Westminster? Players in a political game

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How do the powerbrokers of the Seven Kingdoms compare with our own real-life political heavyweights?

Mark Chapman

Mark Chapman: "I clattered some lad from TOWIE"

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BBC sports presenter Mark Chapman opens up about being a suffering Manchester United fan...

Joel Hodgson

Big changes: How one vendor is moving hearts and minds

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Budding Commonwealth Games runner and ex-vendor Joel Hodgson is having an impact upon the futures of more Big Issue sellers...

More celebrities don the famous red tabard!

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In the latest Big Sell-Off, comic Paul McCaffrey and designer Robyn Coles are among those selling The Big Issue

The tragic death of Tim Hetherington, three years on

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Ex-Big Issue man Hetherington, who died in Libya in 2011, was one of the world's most accomplished photographers until his untimely death

Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint

Daniel Radcliffe: "I'd love to try selling The Big Issue"

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Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint reveal why they are considering swapping the stage for the street

Istvan Kakas

Big Issue seller saves young girl from drowning

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Bath vendor Istvan Kakas helped pull a terrified young girl and her father from the River Avon – using his trusty broom!

Postcards from the edge: Vendor kick-starts his new business

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Cambridge vendor Scott McCabe's Kickstarter campaign to launch his own business breaks target in less than two weeks

Starbucks backtracks on Big Issue vendor decision

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Vendor wants apology after Edinburgh coffee shop drops ban on him using the toilet

Rufus Hound: "I'm disgusted the NHS is being sold off"

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Comedian, Scoundrel and prospective MEP Rufus Hound on saving the NHS, dieting and shaving off his moustache

"The Big Issue has always taken me seriously"

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Daniel Radcliffe and other stars at the WhatsOnStage Awards pay tribute to The Big Issue

Stage success with The Big Issue

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Daniel Radcliffe and The Book of Mormon win big at WhatsOnStage Awards, held in aid of The Big Issue Foundation...

Rufus Hound

"Our NHS is being sold off to the ultra rich"

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The comic and budding MEP fires an impassioned warning shot over the Coalition's NHS reforms. Warning: angry swear words feature (lots)

Sir Alex Ferguson and guest vendor Ross Martin

Sir Alex Ferguson picks up his Big Issue

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Across the country, TV stars, politicians and business leaders are selling The Big Issue – and attracting some famous customers too...

Simon Weston

"Today’s enemy can be tomorrow’s friend"

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Falklands survivor Simon Weston, 52, on his "amazing mother", his experiences in Northern Ireland, and finding love

Vendors selling in shopping centres - Let the public decide

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Retailers will listen to consumers, says the Big Issue editor. So get involved...

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