Andrew Burns

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

Andrew Burns

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

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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

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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

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"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!

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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

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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

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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

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

John White

Memorial plaque for popular Big Issue vendor in Edinburgh

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Much-loved Big Issue vendor John White will have a lasting memorial at the Edinburgh pitch he spent eight years selling from

Steven Naismith

Steven Naismith: A footballer in a league of his own

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Is Steven Naismith Britain's kindest footballer? The Everton star talks motivation, raising awareness - and befriending Sir Jackie Stewart

From Big Issue vendor to Whole Foods Market chef

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Florian Ciobanu used to sell The Big Issue outside an organic supermarket. Now he wears chef whites inside the store

John Bird

John Bird to share Essential Classics on BBC Radio 3

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From 18th century masterpieces to Western film scores, discover Big Issue founder John Bird’s favourite classical music

Bristol school pupil designs The Big Issue's Christmas cover

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Budding young artist Maya Jerram, aged 8, from Bristol, wins The Big Issue's kids' Christmas cover competition with this magical design

Len Goodman

"I used to laugh at a mate for doing ballroom dancing"

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Ladies’ man, Modfather and Strictly judge Len Goodman talks wasting time, meeting girls - and avoiding punch-ups

It's Street Cat Bob fever as James Bowen welcomes vendors

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Hundreds turn out in Glasgow to meet James Bowen and Street Cat Bob - and Big Issue vendors are invited along

Street artist Stik draws attention to social housing crisis

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“I’m trying to articulate the voice of the people in a stylised way,” said artist and Big Issue collaborator Stik

Cathy Johnson

Locals help Big Issue vendor rebuild life after tragic fire

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This is Cathy Johnson. Three weeks ago she told us all her incredible story. Then, the most remarkable series of things happened...


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